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    Technology’s Essential Ingredient: Measurement Standardization

    Why Is Standardized Measurement Important? There are currently nearly 1,200 IEEE standards and more than 900 projects under development that impact our everyday life across the world. And behind these critical technical standards is an ongoing effort to ensure a uniform, fundamental, and consistent measurement system needed for them to…

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    Designing a More Sustainable Future Through Technology and Standards

    During the past several months, IEEE has been taking part in The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum. The WSIS Forum serves as a platform for a global discussion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and how they can be a means to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,…

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    Four IEEE Standards to Guide the Future of Online Gaming and Esports

    Why Are Gaming and Esports Industry Standards Needed? Online gaming is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries, with 2.7 billion global participants in 2020 (up from 2.2 billion two years earlier), and an estimated $180 billion in revenues in 2020 expected to nearly double by 2026. This growth…

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    How Can We Use ICT Standards For Sustainable Development?

    What is Sustainable Development? Why is it Important? Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. When considering and discussing sustainability, people often first think of the environment – saving energy, reducing carbon footprints,…

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    Building Customer Confidence in Artificial Intelligence Systems for the Financial Industry

    The Importance of Applied Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Human data, the fundamental building block for artificial intelligent systems, is currently being accessed and shared in multiple ways across the world without unified policy, technology, or cultural guidelines. For industries like financial services — which is second only to the technology…

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    How Standards Help Make Smart Cities a Reality

    Smart Cities in India India is expected to witness an increase in urban population from 377 million in 2011 to 600 million in 2031 — roughly twice the current population of the United States, according to a UN-backed report published in 2014. Given the growth, the country is expected to…

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    Raising Safety Standards in Energy and Engineering

    This post is an adaptation of the article by the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. For those of us who have ever watched TV, talked on a cellphone, enjoyed listening to AM/FM radio broadcasts, or received an MRI scan, we can confidently do so with the…

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    Bringing New Voices to Nanotechnology Standards Development

    When the renowned physicist Richard Feynman gave a talk titled There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom at a meeting of the American Physical Society in 1959, little did anyone know that his presentation would come to be seen as the world’s seminal talk on nanotechnology. In fact, the word…

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    2021 IEEE Standards Association Awards Nominations Are Open

    IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recognizes outstanding standards development participation through various award categories. Nominations for the 2021 IEEE SA Awards are now open until 31 July. Nominations can be made for the following awards: IEEE SA Standards Medallion For major contributions to standards development, e.g., leadership in standardization of new…

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    Introducing the Measurementality Series on Artificial Intelligence Systems

    Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks with John C. Havens of IEEE SA in the first official video interview for Measurementality, describing how our metrics of success need to include a more holistic set of Indicators than they do today. Sandy directs MIT Connection Science and previously helped create and direct…

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