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In Memoriam Peter T. Kirstein: 1933-2020

Link to original article by Lawrence M. Fisher from ACM News. Peter T. Kirstein, a British computer scientist whose advocacy and technical contributions to computer networking helped establish and expand the Internet in Europe and other parts…
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Marconi Fellow, Len Kleinrock, Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Four professors from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization announced its 2019 class of 168 fellows today. According to the academy, the honor recognizes…

Nominations for the 45th Marconi Prize Are Open

By John Cioffi What do legendary innovators like Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Vint Cerf, Paul Baran and Sir Arthur C. Clark have in common? Not only have they changed the lives of billions of people – they have been recognized with the Marconi…
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Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

By Leonard Kleinrock Link to the original article. When I was a young scientist working on the fledgling creation that came to be known as the internet, the ethos that defined the culture we were building was characterized by words…
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Digital Inclusivity: Our New Strategic Direction

  By Vint Cerf I am proud to share some important news about the Marconi Society and to tell you about our expanded mission: To celebrate, inspire, and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally…
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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business…
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The Technological Imperative for Ethical Evolution

By Martin Hellman Almost overnight, the Manhattan Project transformed ethical decision making from a purely moral concern into one that is essential for human survival. Recent technological advances, including genetic engineering, AI, and…
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Marconi Chair Vint Cerf on Education, Smart Regulation Needed for Digital Future

Senior Google executive and internet pioneer, Vint Cerf, has called for the introduction of smart regulation “guard rails”, and improved digital education for tech professionals and the general public, as the UN published a landmark report…
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Building the Sustainable Internet with a Spirit of Cooperation

By Vint Cerf While much has been written about bridging the digital chasm and connecting the next billion to the Internet, it is slow going to make it happen.  Currently, 3.4 billion people do not have access to the Internet and the…
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Welcoming Our 2019 Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars

  By Vint Cerf Last week we hosted our 2019 Young Scholar Symposium and Awards Gala. I left as impressed as ever with the unique talent, technical expertise and commitment to social impact that we have in the Marconi Society. For…