Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Future of Cyber Technology

Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and cyber threats are among the biggest forces that will impact the internet over the next five to seven years, according to a new report from the Internet Society, a nonprofit focused on the open development, evolution and use of the internet. The organization's 2017 Global Internet Report predicts a mix of promise and uncertainty as we move toward the digital future, and makes recommendations for safeguarding the internet for the next generation. The report identifies six key "drivers of change," emphasizing that the forces are highly interconnected:

·       The Internet & the Physical World 
·       Artificial Intelligence
·       Cyber Threats
·       The Internet Economy
·       Networks, Standards & Interoperability
·       The Role of Government

Some of the report's recommendations include: put users' interests first with respect to their own data; act now to close digital divides; take a collaborative approach to security; build strong, secure, resilient networks; address the need for online social norms; and empower people to shape their own future.

Internet Society (2017). 2017 Internet society global internet report: Paths to our digital future. Reston, VA: Internet Society.

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