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AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I now would like to turn my attention to Section III: Prospects and Recommendations for AI Public Policy. Hype vs reality. AI vs humans.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.

Uber’s pending sale of your personal data

Doc Searls

Interesting legal hack there: you own your data, but you license it to them, on terms that grant you nothing and grant them everything. As I read that, they have sale on personal data pending until that time. For what it’s worth (nothing, given the above), here’s Uber’s privacy policy. The emphasis is mine.

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The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

During the meeting, the TRB Executive Committee held a policy session on the impact of big data on transportation systems. Privacy. “We

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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity. The U.S.

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Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, data science should be viewed as a multidisciplinary evolution from business intelligence and analytics.

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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth Kanter

List: View and sort foundation, recipients and grants data in table form. Media Access and Policy. Journalism News and Information.

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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

We can look to theories, i.e., this ‘should’ work; or we can look to data. The answer, I believe, comes from data. But not just any data.

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Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

It’s difficult to escape the growing attention being paid to data and analytics. Ok, so data is the new foundation of business.

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[2b2k][everythingismisc]“Big data for books”: Harvard puts metadata for 12M library items into the public domain

David Weinberger

Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. The University also provided the data to the Digital Public Library of America’s prototype platform for programmatic access via an API. Harvard’s Open Metadata policy.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

Alternatively, there may bean emphasis on collecting more data than is necessary, but no one relates it to decision making. Cultural Indicators.

Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2010, the World Economic Forum (WEF), launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data. The project brought together experts from business, government, academia and end user privacy and rights groups to examine the challenges and opportunities involved in properly managing the explosive growth of personal data in the digital world.

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Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils

Beth Kanter

” The Jawbone has previously put out aggregate data reports around sleep habits of those that wear its device. Data Walking

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The massive impact on economic growth of open data in government

Ross Dawson

The report looks at the massive positive economic impact of governments adopting open data policies. Source : Open for Business.

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Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The panel examined key AI research trends, AI’s impact on various sectors of the economy, and major issues concerning AI public policy.

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NTC: Data Visualization Panel

Beth Kanter

NTC 2012: Data Visualizaiton Panel. Are you interested in what it takes for an organization to systematically use data? Resources. link].

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Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The emergence of data science is closely intertwined with the explosive growth of big data over the past several years.

[berkman] From Freedom of Information to Open data … for open accountability

David Weinberger

Heusser [ pdf ] is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk called “Open Data for Open Accountability.” Omitting key information. The Web is making the Freedom of Information Act (FOIOA) obsolete. An open data policy is necessary to keep freedom of information up to date, and to move toward open accountability.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures.

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

I went to cover one session, “ Building An Information Infrastructure: Unlocking Data for Philanthropy.”

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart mobile devices, broadband wireless networks, cloud-based services and big data are now ushering the next major phase in the evolution of FS.

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

I’m at the Engaging Data 2013 conference where Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer Prize winner (twice!) Barton Gellman are going to talk about Big Data in the Snowden Age, moderated by Ludwig Siegele of the Economist. The conference aims at having us rethink how we use Big Data and how it’s used. Omitting key information.

Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Large-scale fraud, data breaches, and identity thefts are becoming more common. At the same time, Internet threats have been growing.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. of Commerce. FitBit).

The Public Face of Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How well informed is the general public on science-related issues? In its Summary of Findings, the report highlights four major results.

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Institutional Environment : Are government policies and regulations facilitating the creation of digital ecosystems? Neighborhoods matter.

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year. Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?”.

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He pointed out that in many situations, computers will be able to gather information and process it really fast, thus responding like System 1.

Does giving teachers bonuses improve student performance.

Dan Pink

One of the hottest ideas in education policy these days is tying teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. Dan Pink. Contact.

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Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Prior to the event, the Brookings Institution commissioned a policy brief for each session to help set the stage for the ensuing discussions.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our work as we become more connected to information and each other. Informal Learning Blog.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. In business, this means that salespeople and customer service representatives must determine marketing policy. Why is this necessary? 2007).

[liveblog][bkc] Paola Villarreal on Public Interest in Data Science

David Weinberger

I’m at a Berkman Klein Center lunch time talk by Paola Villarreal [twitter: paw ], a BKC fellow, on “Public Interest in Data Science.” Omitting key information. Public interest, she says, is the effecting of changes in social policies in the interest of the public, especially for the underdog. Missing points.

Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research

Beth Kanter

Nancy said, “Bob, show her the crisis text line data set.” But today, Crisis Text Line reached another huge milestone to celebrate!

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

Mobile is carried around and dependent on having the information in the moment. Being Data Informed. Digital Trends. More here.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

— Why you need to understand political policy by @cognitivepolicy via@drmcewan. This reminds me how important it is to own your data , and the following show two open source options to Ning’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform: @elggdotcom “there is a hosted version of Elgg coming in May&#. via @ jonhusband.

From facts to data to commons

David Weinberger

Im keynoting a conference at the Princeton Center for Internet Polic on Big Data on Tuesday. We were enamored with facts in the 19th century, when facts were used to nail down social policy debates. This was true all the way through the Information Age. Our fear of information overload now seems antiquated.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

I see two reasons why privacy is now under extreme threat in the digital world — and the physical one to, as surveillance cameras bloom like flowers in public spaces, and as marketers and spooks together look toward the “Internet of Things” for ways to harvest an infinitude of personal data. the EU Data Protection Directive).

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices.