“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Or, do we also need social policies to promote job creation and assist workers who’ve lost their jobs? One of the Foreign Affairs articles, - The Next Safety Net: Social Policy for a Digital Age by Nicolas Colin and Bruno Palier , - offers some answers to these questions. “As

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections: Section I described the key research trends influencing AI’s future; Section II examined the key economic sectors that are most likely to be impacted by AI; and Section III looked into issues surrounding AI and public policy.

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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.

Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. Technological advancement is outpacing security and will continue to do so unless we change how we approach and implement cybersecurity strategies and practices.

We know we’ve traded away privacy. But for exactly what security?

Doc Searls

Not everyone, nor every culture, will find the same point of equilibrium. It has been said that “security” is not found in apprehending a guilty party but in preventing the harm from occurring. While this notion can surely be overextended, it can also be understood to justify a certain degree of intelligence gathering in the service of safety and security.

Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I I think the aspect of IBM’s culture that was the most remarkable to me was the ability of any individual, any team, any division to block agreement or action. Effective governances requires a culture of pragmatism over ideology.

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. They need to make the next-wave digital evolution a central policy goal. Support policies where the benefits are largely unequivocal.

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The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is divided into two sections: The Case for Action , which explores how automation impacts the economic security and opportunity of American workers, and Policies for Shared Prosperity , which outlines a policy agenda for addressing automation’s challenges and opportunities.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report outlines a policy agenda for improving the privacy and security of digital systems and help combat identity fraud. Change the way America uses the Social Security Number.

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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. Adoption depends on having certain technologies, organizational capabilities, and policies in place.

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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the economy and society move toward a world where interactions are primarily governed by digital data and transactions, our existing methods of managing identity and data security are proving inadequate.

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The World Bank’s Human Capital Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Improvements in human capital do not depend exclusively on social sector policies. It will put security at risk, too, as unmet aspirations can lead to unrest.”. Last week I wrote about a recently published World Bank report, The Changing Nature of Work.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This problem is now being addressed by companies like Chainlink , a startup that’s developed a tamper-proof system that securely feeds the necessary data to smart contracts on a blockchain.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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 Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s broad public support for policies that limit the scope of automation technologies and bring humans more fully into the process. A 2016 Pew Research study , The State of American Jobs , found that most Americans were happy and secure in their jobs.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These managerial elites have effectively controlled the major means of production in their economies as well as key policy planning institutions in government. Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include data analysts and scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, software and application developers, big data specialists, IT services, process automation, information security analysts, robotics engineers, and e-commerce and social media specialists.

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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. Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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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.

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web brought a badly needed culture of collaboration and standards to the IT industry. payments, smart contracts, securities clearance, insurance, etc.).

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Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership in the Twenty-First Century , a report by a CFR-sponsored Task Force to assess the future of work and its implications for the US economy and national security. A few weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) released The Work Ahead - Machines, Skills, and U.S.

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.”. Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture

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Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Countries that are deeply connected to international information flows are less likely to view their cultures as superior. Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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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?

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.” .

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational forms - Company structures and culture must be rethought to better deal with new market environments and business models. Support from policy makers is also required to help address job creation , - one of the toughest challenges facing nations around the world.

The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public policy interventions are required to help address these New World Order challenges, including: . Public provision of high-quality basic services, including education, health and retirement security.

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Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of its key conclusions was that “Educational attainment is a clear and consistent marker when it comes to feelings about job security and future prospects.” . Most Americans are happy and secure in their jobs.

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A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in the performance, costs, reliability and security of a cloud infrastructure benefit not only the cloud company making the investments but all its users regardless of industry.

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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. .

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyThe June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence. AI has been making extraordinary progress in the past few years.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It would then use machine-learning-like AI algorithms to assemble the appropriate teams with the expertise required to address a particular complex problem, and provide them with the right tools to securely share data and ideas.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. I really liked how Johnson explained the fundamental problem with the Internet that blockchain is helping us address: identity and security.

The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization that aims “to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.” Firms will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace.

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How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract

For comparison sake, according to the United States Social Security Administration, the median wage in the U.S. In Canada, and according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), it’s no different from the data points I outlined above regarding America.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime.

Reshaping Business and Capitalism for the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This diminished trust in business leads political leaders to set policies that undermine competitiveness and sap economic growth. Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These managerial elites have effectively controlled the major means of production in their economies as well as key policy planning institutions in government. Transnational elites used “their near-monopoly of power and influence in all sectors - private, public, and nonprofit - to enact policies that advantage their members to the detriment of their fellow citizens. Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership in the Twenty-First Century , a report by a CFR-sponsored Task Force to assess the future of work and its implications for the US economy and national security. The country’s future as a stable, strong nation willing and able to devote the necessary resources and attention to meeting international challenges depends on rebuilding the links among work, opportunity, and economic security.”.

The Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. A 2016 Pew Research study , The State of American Jobs , found that most Americans were happy and secure in their jobs.

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Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is safe and secure, but largely stagnant and underutilized.”. But, personal data lacks the trading rules and policy frameworks that exist for widely traded physical assets. They rarely read the privacy policies of the organizations providing these services, which are usually written in hard-to-comprehend legal language. Protection and Security : How can personal data be protected and secured against intentional and unintentional security breach and misuse? .

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Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AIL was founded in 2010 as part of USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism to study the transformational impact of technology and cultural changes on the media industry. First, the AIL team has to secure the support of the right sponsors and partners for the study.

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