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    Video Q&A: Accelerating Africa’s Digital Transformation Through ICTs

    Africa has the lowest number of Internet connections — many countries still have less than 20 percent broadband penetration rate, which is compounded by lack of access to reliable and affordable electricity. Beyond infrastructure, the need for improving access to training and education, healthcare, financial inclusion, food security, and other…

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    Video Q&A: Protecting Data Privacy in the Use of ICTs in Indonesia

    The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the need for data governance in order to enable universal connectivity and data sharing for efficient public services. In Indonesia, for example, many users lack confidence in the use of cell phones or ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) because the data they generate are owned by…

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    Video Q&A: Bridging Digital Divide in Mexico Through Collaborative Regulation

    Mexico has seen steady growth in internet connectivity since its constitutional reform in 2013. Today, about 70 percent of Mexicans have access to wired or wireless internet. Yet only 47 percent of the rural population has internet access, compared to 76 percent of the urban population who are online. The…

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    Video Q&A: Connecting Rural India Through Technology Standards

    In India, government-funded programs such as the National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) have helped more than half of the rural areas gain access to reliable network infrastructure. As India works to speed up internet coverage in the rest of the nation, however, the digital infrastructure remains under-utilized by end users.…

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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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    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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    IEEE Standards Used in Your Everyday Life

    Technology has become an integral aspect of our everyday lives. From the internet to smart grid, and health care to transportation, technology standards are used in a variety of ways. IEEE standards enable many of these technologies, as well as those that have helped people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic…

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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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    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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