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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.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy? In fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery. It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. While your systems may vary, your results should be sources for you to find information, present yourself in your various communities, and to share your thoughts. Let’s do this by platform. Facebook, is for me, the place I be me. Clark Quinn, not Quinnovation.

“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

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Last week I was part of a panel on the SkyBusiness Technology Behind Business program discussing corporate social media policies, comprised of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Adrienne Unkovitch of Workplace Guardian, and myself. Social media policy is not different from HR or other policies.

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?

What the Internet actually is: A reminder for policy-makers

David Weinberger

EFF explains Twitter’s new take-down policy

David Weinberger

There’s a good explainer by Eva Galperin of Twitter’s new policy on censoring tweets within countries that demand it, At BoingBoing, Xeni Jardin points to one particularly relevant fact: this applies to countries whwere Twitter is establishing physical offices

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. Companies need a policy. I think IBM's policy is a pretty good starting point: IBM Social Computing Guidelines Other company policies or discussions of guidelines I've seen around blogging, social media, web 2.0: Is it worth our time to try to push for getting a policy established

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

Dion Hinchcliffe

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. That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation. But for proactive organizations, it doesn''t have to be that way.

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.

People Policy at IDEO

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

John Foster describes human resources at IDEO during the Future of Talent Retreat at Asilomar.

Make policies, not deals

David Weinberger

But our real concern should be about deals substituting for policy. Policies result from decision-making processes by an institution that does not directly benefit or suffer from the outcome; those who do are supposed to recuse themselves. Policies are the same for all concerned. ” Policies aim at predictability. Because policies apply more broadly, they are not predicated on individual weaknesses, although the tactics used for achieving policy objectives might.

The psychophysics of policy positions

Mind Hacks

My way of testing and tracking the difference in the stated policy positions of the parties would work like this: you take a standard public expression of party positions (election manifestos?) and sample policy statements (size of sample to be decided, somewhere between individual sentences and paragraphs). My psychophysics approach tests directly the ability of voters to discriminate between stated policy positions.

Party tech policies

David Weinberger

Clinton policy page home page. Clinton Tech and Innovation policy. Trump policy home page. Trump’s Tech and Innovation policy. I did a Google search on “site:donaldjtrump.com technology” and likewise for innovation and couldn’t find a tech policy on his site, although he does support the GOP platform which mentions innovation: https://action.donaldjtrump.com/issue/economy/canonical/. https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/.

HTLGI2013 Quack Policy

Dave Snowden

There is a lot of nonsense in so called evidence based policy but it will be be countered by libertarian (my judgement) nonsense in response. Looking at one piece of evidence based policy. Minimum alcohol pricing is considered as a perfect example of evidence based policy.

Clinton's tech policy in five tweets

David Weinberger

Hillary Clinton’s tech policy is progressive. Her policy brief , however, is long and detailed. So I decided to try to reduce the policy down to a more manageable scale, starting with a bumpersticker and working my way up. The post Clinton's tech policy in five tweets appeared first on Joho the Blog

Have The Bernie Sanders Policies Won Already?

Nine Shift

Win or lose, have the policies of Bernie Sanders won already? . But many of the socialist policies won. 100 years ago the socialist Eugene Debs ran for president, and of course never won. Some things socialists supported back then: 1.Free City parks 2.Free public schools 3.40 Hour Work Week 4.8 Hour Work Day 5.Elimination of child labor. We have them all today. Most all of us like them. And it's hard to see society going back.

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 That’s why it is good to have an going relationship and a policy group.

The (slightly) surprising truth about family-friendly workplaces.

Dan Pink

The (slightly) surprising truth about family-friendly workplaces Do family-friendly policies like childcare subsidies and job sharing increase productivity and profits? It has had this policy for quite sometime. Comment Policy: First time comments are moderated. Dan Pink.

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. It was fed by a policy that had nothing to do with education. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles.

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Medicare: Does Policy Trump Politics?

Nine Shift

The new infrastructure of the 21st century will gain political consensus. But did that consensus begin this week with Paul Ryan's new Medicare plan that includes saving the traditional federal plan? Health insurance, Medicare, trains, unions, taxes - - all are being fought over by politicians. But they will all be agreed upon by both Democrats and Republicans over the next decade or so.

Corporate Social Media Policies

Tony Karrer

I've posted before a list of Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Corporate Access that shows that a significant number of corporate policies are to shut down access to the tools. There's a very interesting set of questions in the post Happy New Year! AND do you have opinions about social media governance? This is by an IBM employee, Jen Okimoto, who works in the domain of Web 2.0 and is asking about a very important issue.

Internet policy, domestic and international

David Weinberger

Even as the FCC is holding hearings about the value of an open Internet , Secretary Hillary Clinton is preparing a “ major policy address on Internet Freedom &# to be delivered on Jan. Maybe her statement will provide some framing the FCC could use — it’d be awkward if our international Internet policy were more progressive than our domestic policy…not to mention Google’s international policy.

Wikipedia’s bio policy explained

David Weinberger

Billy Barnes explains what’s really going on with Wikipedia’s new process for editing the biographies of living people. What the media reported: In response to vandalism of bios, Wikipedia is not allowing any edits to bios of living people to be posted before they have been reviewed by trusted editors. Implication: Wikipedia has failed at its mission of completely open, ungoverned editing [which of course isn't Wikipedia's mission].).

[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.

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice

Nancy White

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice – is a paper that Simon Hearn from the Overseas Development Institute and I have been puttering on for quite some months. Communities of Practice: linking knowledge, policy and practice PDF.

Hillary Clinton’s Internet policy speech

David Weinberger

“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. Likewise, it’s sort of amazing that the State Department is funding the development of tools to help users circumvent government restrictions on access.

Verizon’s Director of Internet Policy: Stay the course

David Weinberger

Paul Brigner, Executive Director of Internet and Technology Policy at Verizon, says what he would tell the Broadband Strategy Initiative: Build on our this country’s current success providing access to the Internet. Do no harm (= beware of Net Neutrality). And question the research that shows that America has fallen behind other countries in the ubiquity, price, and speed of broadband. More at Broadband Strategy Week

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

Beth Kanter

There were 2o people in the dining party, and AppleBee’s policy is to add the 18% tip automatically to any parties over 6. The bill was divided up and Alois Bell wrote on her receipt, “I give God 10% why do you get 18%?”

First comprehensive global study of broadband says USA is kept behind by closed access policies

David Weinberger

The second responds to the question: “what policies and practices worked for countries that have done well?&# , and the answer to that is: there is good evidence to support the proposition that a family of policies called “open access,&# that encourage competition, played an important role. The Berkman Center’s study of broadband around the world finds pretty clear correlation between successful broadband access and openness.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 20, the White House released Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy , a new report that investigates how AI will likely transform job markets over time, and recommends policy responses to address AI’s impact on the US economy.

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Some context on privacy

Doc Searls

privacy+policy : 3,400,000,000 results. “privacy policy&# : 837,000,000 results. So if you’re looking for something about privacy that’s not a site with a privacy policy, you’re also looking at a high haystack/needle ratio. Business Research Strange stuff Technology VRM problems policy privacy privacy policy searchSearches: privacy : 1,390,000,000.

Policy Change for the Better: Eligibility Requirements for Accommodations on the SAT

Eide Neurolearning

Until recently, college-bound students with learning difficulties faced a huge obstacle qualifying for accommodations for the SAT (much better for the ACT - so we generally recommended students choose that test over the SAT, all other issues being equal).

Social media for privacy officers

Harold Jarche

The presentation includes examples and links to social media policies. Tweet This morning I am presenting to the Council of Chief Privacy Officers in Montreal. My subject is social media in the enterprise and particularly why they are good for business.

A way to see what you get

Doc Searls

According to The Cost of Reading Privacy Policies , a paper by Aleecia M. McDonald and Lorrie Faith Cranor of Carnegie Mellon University, “national opportunity cost for just the time to read policies is on the order of $781 billion.”

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.

… and nearer to the Dust

Dave Snowden

Policy determines evidence more than evidence creating policy. One of the deeply negative aspects of the knowledge management period of a decade or more ago was the gross confusion of information with knowledge.

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

David Weinberger

This is part of Harvard’s new Open Metadata policy which is VERY COOL. Harvard’s Open Metadata policy. (Here’s a version of the text of a submission I just made to BoingBong through their “Submitterator”). Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. This is (I believe) the largest and most comprehensive such contribution.

Uber’s pending sale of your personal data

Doc Searls

For what it’s worth (nothing, given the above), here’s Uber’s privacy policy. Meanwhile, here are Lyft’s terms : Its privacy policy is on the same page, but here’s a direct link. Uber has new terms for you : User Provided Content.

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the neo-generalist

Harold Jarche

A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist. One metaphor used by the authors of The Neo-Generalist is ‘frequency hopping’, “wandering, accumulating, sampling, mixing, putting into practice what they learn.”

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