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Distinguished Speaker Series with Brewster Kahle

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  • Universal Access to all Knowledge

    Join us between from 6:00-7:00pm for light snacks and a networking reception.

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    Speaker

    Brewster Kahle, Founder of Internet Archives,WAIS and Alexa Internet

    Introduction By

    Anna Patterson, Google

    Co-hosted by the Computer History Museum, The Institute for the Future, ACM San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and CSPA


    Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. By mostly using existing institutions and funding sources, we can build this as well as compensate authors within what is the current worldwide library budget. The talk offers an update on the current state of progress towards that ideal, which would allow us to bequeath an accessible record of our cultural heritage to our descendants.

    Read more on the SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series and see a list of upcoming speakers!

    Speaker Bio: Brewster Kahle

    Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian, Director and Co-founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all human knowledge for more than fifteen years.

    Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing transformational technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet’s first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive, the largest publicly accessible, privately funded digital archive in the world. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet in April 1996, which was sold to Amazon.com in 1999. Alexa's services are bundled into more than 80% of Web browsers.

    Kahle earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. As a student, he studied artificial intelligence with Marvin Minsky and W. Daniel Hillis. In 1983, Kahle helped start Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker, serving there as lead engineer for six years. He is profiled in Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite (HardWired, 1996). He was selected as a member of the Upside 100 in 1997, Micro Times 100 in 1996 and 1997, and Computer Week 100 in 1995.

    Event Logistics

    Location

    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium
    3333 Coyote Hill Road
    Palo Alto, CA

    Agenda

    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking & Light Snacks
    7:00-9:00pm Program


     

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