Collaboration and the globalized world

Guest: Maria Farrell To what extent does the political climate and the favored geopolitical model du jour impact internet and technology development?  Many would argue globalization is either dead or in the early stage of demise as evidenced by the

Facial Recognition — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Guest: Dahlia Peterson If you have been hearing about facial recognition technology more and more lately, it is not a coincidence.  It is pervasive and embedded in technology and applications we rely on every day, and it is improving …

Internet Adoption and Tech Development in Africa

Guest: Karen Rose Internet and Internet-related technologies have not had the same adoption cycle in the US as elsewhere in the world. Nowhere is this gap wider than in Africa.  According to a 2019 ITU report, 28.2% of Africa’s population is

Internet Consolidation — Who Is Resolving Your Query?

Guests: Roxana Radu and Michael Hausding The first step of the process of accessing resources on the internet is called “DNS resolution” and it involves a multi-tiered, hierarchical and distributed architecture. One of the first steps in that process is

Internet Consolidation and the Rise of Content Distribution Networks

Guest: Russ White Did you know that today Video, gaming and social media account for almost 80% of the world’s internet traffic? The change in the composition of traffic has been accompanied by a  dramatic change in the way content is delivered

Internet Consolidation and the need for diversity

Guest: Paul Vixie We know you will agree that the Internet has changed quite a bit from its early days,  and no we aren’t just talking about innovation and new services.  We are talking about the consolidation of everything from

A Zen Approach to Making AI Work for All of Us

Guest: Dr. Colin Shunryu Garvey Stephen Hawking’s final message in posthumously published book called Brief Answers To The Big Questions, was this: If robots don’t get us, climate change will. Some big companies such as Amazon and Google are calling for the democratization of AI, not just to

Artificial Intelligence and Sentient bots

Our guest is professor, author, researcher and psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein. Dr. Epstein is the co-founder of The Loebner Prize . In this episode we examine the cognitive and psychological aspects of our interaction with bots today. How do they fool us into thinking they are human

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

A Conversation with Lee Rainie of Pew Research Some of the world’s most visible tech leaders are divided on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its purported benefits and risks. For example, Mark Zuckerberg is a vocal advocate whereas Elon Musk believes with advances in AI we

The 411 on Contact Tracing Apps

Guest: Patrick Howell O’Neill In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, identifying and isolating potentially exposed or infected individuals is a vital  strategy of slowing down and preventing the spread of the disease.  Governments, private enterprises and public health administrations