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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…

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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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…
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Fiber-optic Transmission and Networking: The Previous 20 and the Next 20 Years

By Andrew R. Chraplyvy Re-printed from Optics Express, a publication of OSA Publishing Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Optics Express, this paper reviews the evolution of optical fiber communication systems, and through a look at…

Marconi Fellow Ron Rivest on How to Hack an Election—and What States Should Do to Prevent Fake Votes

Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities. by Charlotte Jee, TechnologyReview.com Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election thanks to the votes of just 107,000 people in three states. The…

Strong History of Generosity Has Helped the Marconi Society Flourish

By Hatti Hamlin As the Marconi Society approaches its 44thAwards Ceremony this fall in Bologna, we want to honor the long history of generous donations that has sustained and grown our organization’s mission. The Marconi Society, originally…
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Around Our Connected World

I have been traveling a lot this year and would like to share some observations. I was in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for two days each in May. China is serious about its push to extend knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence…

$5 Million Gift Will Establish UCLA Center on the Future of Computer Networking

Original Article from UCLA Newsroom Matthew Chin | July 11, 2018 UCLA Connection Lab is inspired by Professor Leonard Kleinrock’s role as a founding father of the internet A $5 million gift to the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering in honor…
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The Fundamental Differences Between Artificial and Human Intelligence

By Federico Faggin (Paper presented at the V Congress of the Future, Santiago, Chile) There is much speculation today about a possible future where mankind will be surpassed, perhaps even destroyed by machines. We hear of self-driving…