On the Nature of Intelligence and AI

Guest: Joanna Bryson Artificial intelligence and machine learning and data are inextricably linked.  Yet common misconceptions persist. What is intelligence and is machine intelligence same or better than human intelligence? What are implicit biases and can we eliminate them from

Real world retail comes with a side of digital surveillance

Guest: Keith Kirkpatrick Today, retailers collect a wealth of data on consumers, both online and offline. And consumers hand it over, sometimes willingly and sometimes unwittingly. In retail locations surveillance cameras have given way to unobtrusive “beacons” spaced out in

How your digital footprint makes you the product

Guest: Bruce Schneier You have probably heard the saying: “If you are not paying for the product, you ARE the product”.  Nowhere is this more acute than on the internet when our personal data is collected, analyzed and used to persuade

Digital Footprints on Foreign Soil

Guest: Aynne Kokas Chances are, by now you have heard about the controversy surrounding TikTok, the popular social media video app.  The controversy stems from allegations that TikTok complies with Chinese Communist Party’s request to provide user data for purposes of

Economics of Collaborative Innovation

Guest: Konstantinos Komaitis The Internet is the quintessential example of collaboration across stakeholders and geographic boundaries resulting in both economic gain and seismic innovations.  Yet as the Internet  evolves it is increasingly regulated by nation states as they claim sovereignty

Open Standards and Collaboration among Competitors

Or: The business of competition and the future of the Internet. Guest: Patrik Fältström A company’s business development tactics are usually about getting a bigger slice of the market “pie” for themselves through successful competition against other companies. However, the

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