Marconi Society Blog

Connecting the Next Billion: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help

Amazing conversations happen when Marconi Society Chair and Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf gets together with Nokia Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon. Their discussion about using artificial intelligence (AI) to connect the next…
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Can You Help Prevent Another Korean War?

By Martin E. Hellman Underlying the current risk of war with North Korea is the common misconception that diplomacy with North Korea has not worked in the past, so it will not work now. Secretary of State Tillerson has cautioned that “North…

Internet Pioneers and Leaders Tell the FCC: You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Internet creators and leading figures ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality protections The Honorable Roger Wicker Chair, Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet The…
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The Beautiful Mind of Neural Networks

A “second-best” technology moves to the center of our lives By Robert W. Lucky I was telling someone how intelligent my dog was. He shrugged dismissively and said, “Dogs are just really good pattern detectors.” Afterward,…

Building Tomorrow’s Wireless World

2018 is already shaping up to be the year of wireless. 5G is all the rage, from skepticism about the economic viability of scale deployment to the inevitable technology showcase at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February. As a key component…
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On the Simulation of Everything

By Vinton G. Cerf Originally published by the IEEE Computer Society. I recently visited Singapore, where I met with a team from the Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland. The team is working on a detailed simulation…
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The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic…
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Radio: The Invention That Keeps on Giving

121 years ago, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor.” This was the first description in print of a wireless telegraphy device – in other words,…
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Young Scholars Give Back: The Celestini Project

By Paula Reinman The Marconi Society exists to support scientific achievements in communications and the Internet that significantly benefit mankind. We are extremely proud of our Young Scholars for taking this mission to heart and creating…
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Vint Cerf – What is acceptable and what is not acceptable use of the Internet?

There's no charge to hear Marconi Vice-Chairman at George Washington University in D.C. at Internet Governance Forum 2015 but do register in advance. Or watch the webcast. Vint's on at 10 a.m. Washington time. Vint emails "The topic is plainly…