IEEE Affirms Adherence to WTO Standardization Principles

On 22 May 2017, the IEEE Board of Directors adopted a position statement outlining IEEE’s adherence to the World Trade Organization’s standardization principles.  The statement describes how IEEE satisfies the WTO six principles of transparency, openness, impartiality and consensus, effectiveness and relevance, coherence, and consideration of constraints on developing countries. Review the statement, which is… Read more

ETAP Forum to Explore Cybersecurity Challenges in Africa

  Organized as part of IST-Africa Week 2017 (30 May – 02 June), the IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) will convene a Forum in Namibia (30 May) to Explore Cybersecurity-related Challenges and Solutions in an African Context.   ETAP Forums convene technology and policy experts to discuss technology issues with representatives of the public, private, resaerch… Read more

IEEE President to Address Transform Africa Summit

  2017 IEEE President & CEO Karen Bartleson will address African government, industry and academic leaders on the subject of digital transformation within Africa at the Transform Africa Summit, set for 10-12 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. She is also slated to deliver a plenary speech at the affiliated Smart Africa Women’s Summit, where she will address the need to engage… Read more

Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions Event Set for 24-25 April in Washington, DC

IEEE will host Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions in Washington, D.C., at the Park Hyatt Washington during two days of events on 24 April and 25 April. IEEE’s collaborating partners for the event include:, Internet Society, ITU, 1 World Connected, Partnership for Public Access, People Centered Internet, USAID, World Bank Group and World Economic Forum.  The… Read more

IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter (March 2017) Now Available

The March 2017 issue of IEEE’s Internet Policy Newsletter features articles on trust or credibility standards for online health information, the importance of evidence-based research on Internet connectivity, future usage of Smart Phones, and the so-called “Internet of Threats” and the importance of context awareness security.  Published by IEEE’s Internet Initiative, you can access the… Read more

Special Message From IEEE President

IEEE, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated, believes that governments of all countries must recognize that, in a world of increasing global connectivity, science and engineering are fundamental enterprises, for which openness, international collaboration, and the free flow of ideas and talented individuals are essential to advancement. Read full text. President Bartleson’s Special… Read more

IEEE Participates in 11th Annual Internet Governance Forum

Representatives of IEEE’s Internet Initiative participated in the 11th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Mexico on 5-9 December 2016. “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth” was the theme for this years multi-stakeholder event.  For IEEE’s take on IGF 2016, see Karen McCabe’s report for the IEEE Institute.

Responses to IEEE Initiative on Ethical Design of AI

With the release of  “Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AI/AS),” IEEE and its Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems has positioned itself as a thoughtful contributor to the growing public dialog on artificial intelligence and the importance of human-centric approaches… Read more

IEEE Seeks Public Comment on Proposals for Ethical Design of AI and Autonomous Systems

On 13 Dec., IEEE announced the publication of the first version of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, which provides a series of draft recommendations intended to promote incorporation of ethical considerations in the design and creation of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence technologies.  The Public Discussion Draft… Read more