Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Task Force noted that leadership in innovation, research and technology since World War II has made the US the most secure and economically prosperous nation on earth. However, “Chinese theft of intellectual property (IP) and its market-manipulating industrial policies threaten U.S.

Privacy, Security and Trust: Challenges for the Intangible Economy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How do I as a paranoid security person deal with all the baggage I bring to the discussion? I see identity management as the real issue that is going to link security and privacy. I cannot engage most security professionals in discussions about privacy. And vice versa. -- Part One Personal baggage - I have a defence and security background. The real advancement in the discussion is going to come from the privacy advocates, not the security advocates.

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The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Better Identity in America , a report by the Better Identity Coalition , an organization launched earlier this year to focus on promoting the development and adoption of solutions for identity verification and authentication.

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Offices - Organizational and personal productivity, training, energy monitoring, building security. The estimate is based on the likely evolution of technology over the next 10 years, the rates of IoT adoption, economic and demographic trends, and several other factors. Adoption depends on having certain technologies, organizational capabilities, and policies in place. Public Policy.

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The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These included a significant expansion of government support for scientific research in universities and R&D labs, leading to product innovations from the private sector and better weapons from the defense industry, - and making the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world. A recent task force on Innovation and National Security noted that “Washington has failed to maintain adequate levels of public support and funding for basic science.

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Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. A larger number of followers are waiting to learn from the early adopters’ experiences, while the laggards are not yet sure what the technology is about or if it applies to them. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

A Nonprofit’s Legal Counsel Is The Social Media Manager’s Best Friend!

Beth Kanter

The session will focus on exploring how nonprofits are expanding their efforts to influence public policy through social channels and understanding the legal issues and how to evaluate the work. (I’ll The “ Influencing Public Policy in A Digital Age ” is their comprehensive guide. She works in partnership to vet issues that arise from their social media policy and online community management. Social Media Work Flow for your Social Media Policy.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. Their deployment time-lags are longer because attaining their full benefits requires a number of complementary co-inventions and investments, including additional technologies, applications, processes, business models, and regulatory policies.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most potentially transformative technologies go through the kind of adoption cycles that Orcutt has (metaphorically) compressed into three years. Quite a bit of that hype has now turned into disappointment, - perhaps outright disillusionment, - as people realize that blockchain is still in its early phases of adoption, and much remains to be done if it’s to successfully transition from early adopters to mainstream markets.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I said that I look at the value of blockchain through two complementary lenses: enhancing the security of the Internet, and reducing the inefficiencies and overheads in applications, like supply chains, involving multiple institutions. In particular, t he design decisions that shaped the Internet back in the mid-late 1980s didn’t optimize for secure, trustworthy operations.

The Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recent studies suggest that this transparency can improve user trust and automation adoption.”. There’s broad public support for policies that limit the scope of automation technologies and bring humans more fully into the process. The vast majority of respondents would support policies that limit these advanced technologies to specific situation, while bringing humans more fully into their operations.

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Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This unclassified strategic report is intended to provide the incoming administration and other senior leaders with a framework for long-range policy assessment. Governments will find it harder to satisfy the growing demands of their citizens, especially greater security and a higher standard of living.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. Their deployment time-lags are longer because attaining their full benefits requires a number of complementary co-inventions and investments, including additional technologies, applications, processes, business models, and regulatory policies.

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey identified four specific technology advances that are set to dominate business growth over the next five years: ubiquitous, high speed mobile Internet; widespread adoption of big data analytics; artificial intelligence; and cloud computing.

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The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I said that I look at the value of blockchain through two complementary lenses: enhancing the security of the Internet, and reducing the inefficiencies and overheads in applications, like supply chains, involving multiple institutions. In particular, t he design decisions that shaped the Internet back in the mid-late 1980s didn’t optimize for secure, trustworthy operations.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition to developing standards and organizing technical, industry and policy activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation. e-mail in the mid-late 1980s and the Web a few years later played a crucial role in the widespread commercial adoption of the Internet. payments, smart contracts, securities clearance, insurance, etc.).

Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are important issues of privacy, cyber-security, but it would certainly have big advantages.”. But, in addition, “phasing out paper currency is arguably the simplest and most elegant approach to creating the path for central banks to invoke unfettered negative interest rate policies should they bump against the zero lower bound on interest rates.

The USAID-Citi Mobile Money Alliance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Citi announced a partnership aimed at accelerating mobile money adoption in developing countries. USAID and Citi share a common belief that expanding the adoption of mobile financial solutions is a critical economic development strategy with the potential to drive growth and increase financial access and security for the developing world’s poor population.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Section II looks into AI’s overall impact on various sectors of the economy, while the third Section, examines AI issues related to public policy. Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030.

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement. IBM MobileFirst gives an excellent definition of BYOD: “ Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices—and, increasingly, notebook PCs—to access enterprise data and systems.

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Measurements include available bandwidth, access to digital content, security of transactions, business use of IT, consumer financial services, and quality of roads. Institutional Environment : Are government policies and regulations facilitating the creation of digital ecosystems? Indicators include investment in digital ecosystems, business focus on customer service, adoption of new technologies, ease of creating startups, and venture capital availability. .

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Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Overall this proposed policy represents well the state of the art in open educational resources (OER) and would serve to further the aims and objectives of open online education. ii) Developing supportive policy 12. I think there’s an important policy point here.

The MIT Intelligence Quest

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI was reborn in the 1990s when it adopted a more applied, engineering-oriented paradigm. In addition, the initiative will explore the societal and ethical implications of AI, including the impact of AI on the future of work and on public policy. It includes the use of machine-learning models for consumer credit risk management and applications of secure multi-party computation to financial regulation.

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The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. Skeptics are still not convinced that cloud can provide the necessary security, reliability, privacy and governance. So now when we ask about cloud, most companies say that their cloud environment is as secure, if not more secure, than their traditional infrastructure.” . I’ve been closely following cloud computing for a number of years, having posted my first cloud blog in March of 2008.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. . transactions and investments) kept in­-house… These ecosystems apply new technologies to take care of most domestic and commercial needs… Customers prefer to remain as passive consumers,… The ecosystem owners manage security and regulation.” . Privacy and security become key competitive advantages.

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The Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recent studies suggest that this transparency can improve user trust and automation adoption.”. There’s broad public support for policies that limit the scope of automation technologies and bring humans more fully into the process. The vast majority of respondents would support policies that limit these advanced technologies to specific situation, while bringing humans more fully into their operations.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Realizing the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, - e.g., Internet of Things , health analytics , smart cities , autonomous vehicles , - requires considerable support and actions from policy makers. Support from policy makers is also required to help address job creation , - one of the toughest challenges facing nations around the world.

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Secure America’s Leadership in Science and Engineering Research – Especially Basic Research – by Providing Sustainable Federal Funding and Setting Long-Term Investment Goals. . In addition, it recommends that the federal government should adopt multiyear appropriations for agencies that primarily support basic research and graduate STEM education. .

Being There: What Presence Means in a Digital World.

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another type of presence and this is one that was actually adopted by the authors it was proposed by Marty Cleveland in this and Prisca Campbell. Security. These are their things that are adopted. And part of promoting this is also creating a critical mass of adoption.

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The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Atkinson is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank focused on science and technology policy. Building and adopting the new connected, automated, and intelligent technology system will lead to enormous benefits globally, not least of which will be robust rates of productivity growth and improvements in living standards. They need to make the next-wave digital evolution a central policy goal.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the security camera industry, [deep learning networks] are making it possible to understanding crowd behavior, which will make public places and airports safer. The interview covered a variety of topics, including the value of empathy in business, the perils of automation, immigration policy and even cricket. Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017.

New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The relation between OER and wider social-economic-political issues - not just inclusivity and access (mentioned above) but the role of OERs in promoting individual security, identity, voice, opportunity - is it an educational resource if it doesn’t advance the learner? Encouraging faculty use and creation of OER by changing promotion/tenure policies so that faculty “get credit” for OER Better support for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy (e.g.,

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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

A senior education administrator meekly suggests the adoption of international standards, PISA , as a baseline for common standards only to be scolded by a peer; “But this is America!” in Public Policy, which focused on Organizational Informatics.

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Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Given the need for enterprise adoption, Forrester reports two key criteria that organizations need to look for in their community platform vendors: Full solution services: In addition to the technology, they must bring experience branding in this new medium and deploying communities, strategy & education services, and community management services. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The MIT Intelligence Quest

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI was reborn in the 1990s when it adopted a more applied, engineering-oriented paradigm. In addition, the initiative will explore the societal and ethical implications of AI, including the impact of AI on the future of work and on public policy. It includes the use of machine-learning models for consumer credit risk management and applications of secure multi-party computation to financial regulation.

Evolve, Dammit!

Martijn Linssen

military adopted ancient models when it structured decision making as a distributed function, within established rules and roles. About John Dr. John Bordeaux brings 28 years’ experience working issues of national security and knowledge management.

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OER Lebanon - "Our mission is to ensure that the benefits of open educational resources reach every school and university in Lebanon and to foster equal access to quality education through the adoption of OER." He writes: "In the new context of inclusive access models, arguments about 'reducing the cost of college' and providing students with 'day one access' are increasingly ineffective at persuading faculty to adopt OER because publishers have completely co-opted these messages."

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) was launched by the White House earlier this year to enable “Individuals and organizations [to] utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation.” Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change.

Revolution from the Edge

John Hagel

And that leads to a third item, how would we re-think public policy - all public policy, not just education - through the lens of talent development?    What public policies would we adopt in areas like immigration, trade, financial regulation, intellectual property, etc.   As flow gains momentum, it underdemines the precious knowledge stocks that in the past gave us security and wealth. What fills you with wonder? What do you wonder about?

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Do you Fear the End-Of-Year.

Martijn Linssen

Is all of that fixed and clearly regulated via written-down company policies, or does most depend on your managers opinion - or, lets say, mood? Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

Whence the Virtue of Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One good example ( page 20 ) is sufficient to make the point: On the one hand, the government's open data policy says, "The information provider grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the information, including for commercial purposes.” On the other hand, the First Nations Governance Information Centre's policy vision is that "every First Nation will achieve data sovereignty in alignment with its distinct worldview."

[berkman] Miriam Meckel on communicating trustworthiness

David Weinberger

Trust enables us to manage the complexity of our social world, reduces the cost of negotiations, facilitates the adoption of new technologies, and reduces perceived risks. A: People don’t read privacy policies when they’re changed. Q: Maybe it’s that when the privacy policy looks impressive, it’s a signal of the quality of the service. But, the key question is whether people who say privacy policies are a trust driver actually read them.

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