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    Leveraging Global Standards in Policy Making: Interviewing an IEEE GEPS Representative

    IEEE Standards have long been leveraged by the public sector around the world as powerful instruments to support public policy initiatives, provide modern infrastructure, and advance humanity. To help governments better understand and utilize IEEE standards and related services, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has the IEEE Government Engagement…

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    Internet of Things: Understanding Core Challenges for Gen Z and Gen Alpha Consumers

    While emerging Internet of Things (IoT) innovations offer consumers valuable benefits in areas such as assistance, efficiency, comfort, connectivity, and entertainment, there is a need to understand the issues around trust, identity, privacy, protection, security, and safety (TIPPSS) also introduced by these systems. The Internet of Things: Understanding the Core…

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    2020 IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program: Join The Global Community

    Every year, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) welcomes staff from national/regional standards bodies or affiliated government ministries to join its Standards Fellowship Program, which happens alongside the IEEE SA Standards Board (SASB) meeting series. The program facilitates ongoing interaction and cooperation between IEEE SA and the participating National/Regional Standards Bodies/Government…

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    Evolving Procurement for Artificial Intelligence Systems in Cities and Beyond

    As Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) technology is increasingly sourced from private companies for public use, existing procurement standards may fall short in proactively identifying harm or mitigating risks for citizens or users due to timing or budget constraints. Unfortunately, little research and interdisciplinary exchange exists to date on issues pertaining…

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    SDGs and Personal Sovereignty: Digital Trust in the Algorithmic Age

    In the wake of COVID-19, with increased need for location tracking and the sharing of biometric and medical data to combat the pandemic, a dialogue has emerged in governmental, commercial, and civil societies debating the balance between personal privacy and the protection of the public. Calls for personal data sovereignty–the…

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    Announcing the Winner of 2020 Retail Digital Transformation Grand Challenge

    The retail industry is in rapid transformation, accelerated by COVID-19. As consumers expect personalized products and experiences, as well as full transparency to responsible sourcing and sustainable practices, digital product creation (DPC) technologies are emerging as a valuable solution enabling companies to reimagine their business models while advancing both sustainability…

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    New Creative Commons Paper Addresses Ethical Hurdles to Contact Tracing Adoption

    Contact tracing applications and technologies (CTA/CTT), which often leverage phone-location data, hold tremendous potential to help mitigate COVID-19’s spread. But it is clear now that we were not ready—from multi-faceted business, operational, legal, technical and social perspectives—to embrace CTA/CTT quickly and widely enough to maximize their effectiveness. How could these…

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    City AI and IEEE SA Join Forces to Foster Diversity by Design

    By definition, diversity implies active and inclusive participation. When it comes to Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS), it’s even more critical to establish strategies and partnerships that can foster genuine and holistic inclusion regarding design for these important technologies. Since 2016, City AI has become the world’s leading non-profit connecting the…

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    Introducing the 2020 World Standards Day Video Contest Winners

    Over the last century, large-scale industrial activities, rapid population growth, urbanization, and inequality have had adverse effects on the earth, our lives, and the well-being of future generations. Sustainable development has become more important than ever, and global standards play a key role in supporting the environmental, social, and economic…

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    WSIS Forum 2020: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through ICTs

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) form the backbone of today's digital economy, with an enormous potential to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve people's lives in fundamental ways—from providing access to education resources and healthcare, and fostering digital services and inclusion, to making communities…

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