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.

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation - identified by MIT economist and Nobel laureate Robert Solow as the driver of long-term, sustainable economic growth and prosperity - has been a hallmark of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since its inception.” The innovation paradigm has changed.

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[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Karim has been thinking about how crowds can contribute to innovation for 17 years, since he was at GE. There is a false debate between closed and open innovation.

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. These innovations, first developed in the late 19th and early 20th century, have long been transforming the lives of billions. Innovation may be hitting a wall of diminishing returns.

“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

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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. A major new wave of innovation is characterized by speed, disruption, and scale.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon. He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council.

Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Part II of the paper deals with the economic and policy implication of this ICT-based production transformation. . Disruptive innovations, - like the power looms allegedly smashed by protesting Luddites, - have been displacing human labor for the past two centuries.

Hillary Clinton’s Internet policy speech

David Weinberger

believes that open access to info enables citizens to hold their gov’ts accountability, increase innovation, etc. Also, an innovation contest. “Information freedom&# is not just good policy, but it’s a universal value and good for business. First, my overall reaction to Hillary Clinton’s speech: It’s thrilling that a Secretary of State would claim “freedom to connect&# as a basic human right. That’s a very bit stake in the ground.

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. These innovations, first developed in the late 19th and early 20th century, have long been transforming the lives of billions. Innovation may be hitting a wall of diminishing returns. In a 2009 paper, The Burden of Knowledge and the ‘Death of the Renaissance Man’: Is Innovation Getting Harder? Innovators can compensate for this increasing knowledge burden in two key ways.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. This is the main space to watch in identifying which innovations will have legs and which ones will fail to get traction.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We need to look at higher education through the lens of disruptive innovation, argues a report published last February, - Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education. Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen is one of the world's foremost experts in strategy and innovation. In his seminal book, The Innovator’s Dilemma , Professor Christensen articulated his theory of disruptive innovation.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh?

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) released the results of a new study, ARISE II: Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise. reorganization of the research and innovation enterprise proposed by the ARISE II study.

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Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The column addresses a fundamental question that those studying innovation have been wrestling with for years: “Are big companies the best catalysts of innovation, or are small ones better?” The column is based on a recent study - Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy - by Michael Mandel , chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute. As a result, there are reasons to believe that scale may be a plus for innovation in today’s economy, not a minus.”

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The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

Innovation at the State Dept.

David Weinberger

I just read Revolution@State , a pretty amazing report by the Lowy Institute , an independent policy think tank, about the extent and depth of e-diplomacy initiatives at the State Department. Policy guidane was barely mentioned. Implicit in many of the initiatives, there is new emphasis on Need to Share rather than Need to Know; the latter policy optimizes for security at the cost of intelligence.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article takes a look at what it calls innovation pessimism , - the notion that we are in a long-term period of slow innovation and growth despite our rapidly advancing technologies and hyperconnected economies. Has the ideas machine broken down?

A Conversation on Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: the negative side of innovation, there's a prettyconsistent assessment of innovation & technology, a pretty consistentstatement, by the youth in the occupy movement. If we go one step beyond innovation, we have actuallyreached a cusp in the west. Does the general population support innovation? We need to start thinking about 'innovation' and'Innovation'. Andas long as innovation is tech development, not social development, we willleave them behind.

Challenging Mindsets: From Reverse Innovation to Innovation Blowback

John Hagel

Views on innovation in developing economies are evolving rapidly, yet they still do not capture the full significance of what is going on. Executives in the West are still prisoners of a mindset that equates innovation with technology and product innovation. This blinds them to significant alternative forms of innovation that can profoundly disrupt their businesses in the years ahead. Early view of innovation. Reverse innovation. Innovation blowback.

Party tech policies

David Weinberger

Clinton policy page home page. Clinton Tech and Innovation policy. https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/technology-and-innovation/. Trump policy home page. Trump’s Tech and Innovation policy. I couldn’t find a tech policy per se, but their platform mentions supporting uncensored and unregulated media and tech, privacy, and the use of innovative tech to protect the environment. https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. While incentives have their place, its unlikely that financial incentives will stimulate innovation per se.

Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation

Ross Dawson

Last Friday, after delivering the breakfast keynote at CPA Congress in Brisbane (more on that in another post), I ran a half-day workshop at the partner offsite of a national accounting firm network on the theme of Disruption and Innovation in Professional Services. However in professional services probably the most important domain is service delivery, in which extraordinary possibilities for innovation have opened up in the network economy. Continuous innovation.

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge. The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.” These include leadership, investments and policies.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Evolution of Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why is it that only a few cities and regions around the world have become successful innovation hubs, even though many have tried? Silicon Valley and the Boston-Cambridge area are among the most prominent such innovation hubs in the world. Their leading positions as technology-based innovation centers have been near impossible to replicate. How did New York lose its innovation edge? Why did it cede its innovation leadership to Silicon Valley and similar such centers?

Innovation in China

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to China Is Not About to Out-Innovate the U.S. Patents are a poor standard for measuring innovation, agreed. But while this article successfully refutes the point about patents (the focus of the Economist article , but which takes up less than one paragraph of the longer WSJ article ) it does not establish its main point, that China will not overtake the US in innovation. in Harvard Business School Blogs.

Innovation Teams 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was not all that long ago that innovation was viewed as something that took place almost exclusively in academia, as well as in R&D labs in the private and public sectors. Such a lab-centric model of knowledge and innovation, relied primarily on the scientists and technologists working in the labs to come up with new ideas and products, which they then threw over the transom to those responsible for marketing, selling and customer support.

Innovate? Not Here, Not Now.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Innovate? by Kevin Wheeler on March 23, 2010 The cry has gone out in almost every organization I work with for more innovation. CEOs decry the lack of innovative people and CFOs wring their hands over lost potential revenue. Academics and consultants toil to find out why people in medium and large organization are not innovative.

The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it

Dion Hinchcliffe

That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation. Apps Cloud Priorities Leadership IT Policies Software Servers Networking IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Data Management Data Centers Consumerization Cloud Big Data Innovation It''s no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was. But for proactive organizations, it doesn''t have to be that way.

Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of January I gave a half-day seminar at MIT on Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy. For a while now, I have been thinking about how technology and innovation can best be applied to services. My interest in technology-based services innovation was heightened last summer when I read an excellent report, Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service innovation , based upon a study sponsored by the UK Royal Society.

How Will Covid-19 Transform Urban Life?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, instead of declining, megacities have continued to generate the greatest levels of innovation and good jobs, and thus attract a disproportionate share of the world’s talent.

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How the Head of UNDP Uses Twitter To Engage Around Development Policy Goals

Beth Kanter

Love this! RT @CMLoNigro : @HelenClarkUNDP now taking questions on #post2015 – use #2030Now in your tweets! pic.twitter.com/W25OihgjEz #WEF. Caleb Tiller (@CMTiller) January 14, 2014.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Talent, Innovation and Competitiveness

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. I think it is primarily due to the changing nature of innovation in the 21st century.

How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

How to deliver innovation overnight One of the ideas in Drive that has spread the fastest and the widest is the FedEx Day. Atlassian dubbed these innovation jamborees FedEx Days because participants have to deliver something overnight. Comment Policy: First time comments are moderated.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style? " "What is innovation?,"

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and R&D

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Ingenuity, invention and innovation are rarely functions of budgetary investment.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The next wave of digital innovation is coming. Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Professors Lester and Piore describe two kinds of innovation, which they call analysis and interpretation.

The Coming Era of Decision Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop brought together researchers with backgrounds in algorithmic decision making, machine learning, and data science with policy makers, legal experts, economists, and business leaders.

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Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Royal Society , - the UK’s national academy of science, - recently released a report: Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service sector innovation. This excellent report represents the findings of a major study on the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovation in the services sector. It is one of the most comprehensive investigations of the impact of services innovation in the 21st century.

Innovation for those who hate meeces to pieces | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Innovation for those who hate meeces to pieces If you “build a better mousetrap,” Ralph Waldo Emerson supposedly told us, “the world will beat a path to your door.” This trap is a great innovation (and good use of old, inefficient light bulbs). Dan Pink. Contact.

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.

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