Rebooting the Internet – by David Faber and Joe Touch

“Build one and throw it out,” so the adage goes.

Professor David Farber and Joe Touch, Independent Consultant, gave a remote video presentation on March 11 at Stanford University.

This talk explored the argument for systems architecture revision, including processors, operating systems, and networking–both as a general principle and the ways the Internet, in particular, is currently in need of a reboot. Assumptions, resources, and goals change with time and experience, and so too does our understanding of architectural principles. Through the eyes of the Internet and other examples, we review what we got right (one ring to rule them all, good enough rather than perfect), what we got wrong (7 layers, name resolution as an afterthought), and what we only now are beginning to appreciate (layering and forwarding as one thing). Challenge cases are presented that can help drive this redesign, including single-packet exchanges and recursive layering, and an example is given of one direction this approach can lead. Finally, we explore the challenges of evolution and transition to help us prepare for giving the Internet a well-deserved reset.


AI For Everyone: New Open Access Book

This post is originally published on AI For Everyone: New Open Access Book at Association of Pacific Rim Universities

APRU is pleased to announce the new release of the book “AI for Everyone: benefitting from and building trust in the technology.” Published on January 28, 2020, the book was written by Jiro Kokuryo, Catharina Maracke, and Toby Walsh.  The project was led by project co-chairs and AI-experts Professors Jiro Kokuryo (Keio University) and Toby Walsh (UNSW). The open-access book features APRU’s project and introduces its findings. The project is the result of a discussion series organized by APRU and Google.

“Experts from APRU universities greatly contributed to this foundational project in which we built upon for projects such as the Transformation of Work and AI for Social Good,” said Christina Schönleber, APRU Senior Director (Policy and Programs).

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KGRI Great Thinker Series: Collaborative Pathways to Securing the Cyber Ecosystem

Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) will host a public lecture on the Collaborative Pathways to Securing the Cyber Ecosystem on Jan 24 at North Hall, Mita Campus, Keio University. This time, we invited Dr. Gregory J. Rattray, Senior Research Professor from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University to give us the lecture and join the panel discussion together with a range of experts from the social and computer sciences.

Event Title: KGRI Great Thinker Series: Collaborative Pathways to Securing the Cyber Ecosystem
Date: Friday, Jan 24, 2020
Time: 14:00-16:00 (Registration starts at 13:30)
Venue: North Hall, Mita Campus, Keio University
The event will be conducted in English. Concurrent translation from English to Japanese will be provided.

日時: 2020年1月24日(金) 14:00-16:00 (開場: 13:30)
場所: 慶應義塾大学三田キャンパス 北館1階 北館ホール
使用言語: 英語・同時通訳有り

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CCRC NEW Working Paper Published: Quest for Broadly Acceptable Architecture for Data Governance -A Man-Machine Conviviality Approach-

Professor Jiro Kokuryo, together with five CCRC embers, Professor David Farber, Professor Hiroaki Miyata, Professor Jun Murai, Professor Takehiro Ohya, and Professor Tatsuhiko Yamamoto, and CCRC Advisory Board member, Professor Jonathan Cave, published a new working paper titled “Quest for Broadly Acceptable Architecture for Data Governance -A Man-Machine Conviviality Approach-“ in November 2019.

The paper illustrated a new approach to maintain the balance between the use of data and the protection of human dignity. Four principles are proposed to be considered in the design of an architecture that allows individuals to entrust their data to the personal data agent.

Here is the abstract of the paper:

In order to protect human dignity given the ever-growing power of computers and data aggregation, we must adopt a new philosophy and architecture for the governance of data. We step beyond the conventional assumption of human monopoly of intelligence and envision integrated man-machine agents that will emerge to safeguard personal data on a firm basis of trust. A new “cyber civilization” is dawning, in which humans live with machines in conviviality, and we must develop governance structures that address this reality. A few guiding principles for the design of the architecture are proposed.


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