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The NGI consultation will ultimately contribute to determine shared opinions and consolidated views of what the next generation internet should look like and which research and innovation paths Europeans shall follow to contribute achieving that goal.

This section of the public consultation platform contains analyses of what is being discussed and synthesis views of the outcomes of such discussions are going to be published, for interested readers to quickly grasp strategic elements of the process.

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Game of Nodes: The Rise of the Regional Internet Blocs (Help us start the conversation) (Discussion)

In 2016, Joshua Cooper Ramo hypothesized the shift from one global Internet to a system of regional Internet blocs, each with distinct characteristics and values, in his book The Seventh Sense (https://ww

Internet Society Global Internet Report 2019 (Discussion)

ISOC has issued its Global Internet Report. It focusses in particular on the issues around service provider consolidation and flattening of the Internet.

In a world of crowdsourced moderation, how do you fact-check the fact checks? (Discussion)

Modern news publishers have a big problem.

Industry standard is to publish reports -- even when incomplete -- within minutes of critical events.

However, today's fact-checking processes take up to *13 hours* to correct information in those rushed reports.

Data Mining: How Companies Now Know Everything About You (Discussion)

Though a bit old but very relevant and worth reading article about an enormous multibillion-dollar industry based on the collection and sale of our personal and behavioral data:

No AI without language at its heart (Discussion)

Natural Language Processing has seen quite a revival with Internet giants putting a lot of smart heads at solving NLP’s toughest problems. Incredible progress in processor speed allows to stack neural networks so deep that the successes in computer vision are repeated in NLP.

New EU Funding and Coordinated Plan for AI (Discussion)

Artificial intelligence, or AI for short, has the potential to revolutionise our lives but we need to understand its real-world benefits and plan its usage carefully in Europe.

That’s why the European Commission has published two important reports:

Standards setting for blockchain: permissioned distributed ledgers (Discussion)

A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, linked together with cryptography. By design, the data from a blockchain cannot be modified. It is an open distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties in an efficient and secure manner.

ACCESSIBLE EUROPE: Bridging the Digital Divide (Discussion)

The digital world needs to be accessible to everyone. We can bridge the digital divide and equip all groups of society, including persons with disabilities and specific needs, by taking advantage of ICT, and by enabling capacity building in digital skills. 

User control and privacy in the global App market (Discussion)

It’s Saturday night and you’re just getting home after a great night out. To get your keys you turn on your Apple flash light. Nothing could be simpler, after all you're just opening your front door, right?