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Intermedia, January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 04

Intermedia, January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 04

Taming Global Forces

Chris ChapmanWe saw a diverse range of issues rise up the agenda in 2017 and they all look set to dominate this year. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and algorithms (which our editor looks at in the issue) have polarised opinion – some see AI as an existential threat, others see only a boon to humanity. My view is that while out-of-control robots are far-fetched, there are certainly concerns about data manipulation, discrimination and privacy and our challenge is to resist the idea that “being mastered by technology is inevitable” – these systems and their developers must be accountable. It’s not negotiable. Then there is the allied concern of fake news, plus all things “cyber” – security, data protection and cryptocurrencies among them; and an old favourite has returned – net neutrality, thanks to the FCC overturning the US Open Internet Order, which could have global effects and complicates the over the top (OTT) picture still further. More than ever, as Kim Mallalieu and Nievia Ramsundar discuss in their article, we need global collaboration on these big issues – they opine that it is critical that OTT players are placed within a framework of governance. Finally, we must not take our eye off the ball of local access issues. It’s a tall order – but one we relish at the IIC. Chris Chapman, President, IIC

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Illicit streaming devices: time to act

Illicit streaming devices: time to act

Illicit streaming devices have become the latest mainstream content piracy threat. CASBAA’s JOHN MEDEIROS says that policymakers need to act now

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Is it time to regulate AI?

Is it time to regulate AI?

Thanks to big increases in computing power, artificial intelligence has now become a legal and regulatory concern. MARC BEISHON weighs up the evidence for intervention.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Connected car agenda

Connected car agenda

The Brussels IIC chapter held an event on global policies for smart cars during Communications and Regulation Week. 

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Going for an Asia-Pacific agenda

Going for an Asia-Pacific agenda

How should we define the digital economy and what are its policy implications? MARI PANGESTU and PETER LOVELOCK provide an Asia-Pacific perspective.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Lessons from the US Incentive Auction

Lessons from the US Incentive Auction

The dust has settled on the world’s first auction that incentivised broadcasters to relinquish spectrum for wireless use. HOWARD SYMONS and PAUL MILGROM, who were part of the auction team, reflect on the process and the implications.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Meeting in the heart of Europe

Meeting in the heart of Europe

The IIC’s annual conference in 2017 was held in Brussels at a key time in the developments in Europe and beyond. Report by Intermedia editor, MARC BEISHON.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe

Students learn with the help of tablets provided by UNICEF at a school in Baigai, northern Cameroon. Despite children’s online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them and increase their access to safe online content, UNICEF says in its annual report, “The state of the world’s children 2017: children in a digital world”.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Piecing together the digital age

Piecing together the digital age

The wave of digital destruction wrought by fragmentation and OTT is repaired by KIM MALLALIEU and NIEVIA RAMSUNDAR in an analysis of regulatory priorities.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Shortcomings of the EU proposal for free flow of data

Shortcomings of the EU proposal for free flow of data

The EU legislator has proposed banning mandatory non-personal data localisation to help unlock the data economy. While facilitating the free flow of such data within the EU is laudable, the proposal has a number of shortcomings, writes CATHAL FLYNN.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

Signals for Latin America

Signals for Latin America

ANTONIO GARCIA ZABALLOS of the Inter-American Development Bank discusses shortcomings in Latin America and the Caribbean that could hold up investment.

January 2018, Volume 45 Issue 4

 


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