Radical Open Innovation News week 10-2021

Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.

1 Not the Encryption Apocalypse…Yet

Essentially the method allows someone to guess the secret encryption keys being used in a given communication. Algorithm agility is the ability to swap one cryptographic method for another, allowing a seamless transition between different types of cryptographic methods for encrypting things. If Schnorr’s method works, it might enable factorization of RSA by actors with fewer resources. Schnorr’s method supposedly makes these systems vulnerable. In the meantime, we must wait and see if the assertions in Schnorr’s paper hold up to the mathematical community’s challenges.

(The Internet Society)

2 Medical innovations fueled by COVID-19 that will outlast the pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, we knew we had to try this approach and see if it could be used to rapidly find a treatment for this emerging threat. When COVID-19 struck, mRNA vaccines in particular were ready to be put to a real-world test. DNA vaccines were more stable but weren’t efficient at getting into the cell’s nucleus, so they failed to produce sufficient immunity.

(Mapping Ignorance)

3 The case for aligning narrowly superhuman models

Aligning narrowly superhuman models today could help build up tools, infrastructure, best practices, and tricks of the trade. First of all, it’s important to note that not all narrowly superhuman models are going to be equally interesting as alignment case studies. What happens when language models and other models get narrowly superhuman in a strong sense — better than all humans in some fuzzy domain, e.g. stock-picking? When it’s possible to demonstrate an issue at scale, I think that’s usually a pretty clear win. * Compared to mainstream ML safety, aligning narrowly superhuman models has some of the “discipline” advantages mentioned above of focusing on situations where models are more capable than humans. Right now, models like GPT-3 are not “superhuman” at fuzzy tasks in the sense that AlphaGoZero is “superhuman” at playing Go.

(LessWrong)

4 Innovation adoption: Broadcasting vs. Virality

Diffusion channels are critical to determining the adoption scale which leads to the ultimate impact of an innovation. The aim of this study is to develop an integrative understanding of the impact of two diffusion channels (i.e., broadcasting vs virality) on innovation adoption. Using citations of a series of classic algorithms and the time series of co-authorship as the footprints of their diffusion trajectories, we propose a novel method to analyze the intertwining relationships between broadcasting and virality in the innovation diffusion process. Broadcasting is more powerful in the early stages but may be gradually caught up or even surpassed by virality in the later period. Meanwhile, diffusion speed in virality is significantly faster than broadcasting and members from virality channels tend to adopt the same innovation repetitively.

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5 Open, Programmable, and Virtualized 5G Networks: State-of-the-Art and the Road Ahead

Fifth generation (5G) cellular networks will serve a wide variety of heterogeneous use cases, including mobile broadband users, ultra-low latency services and massively dense connectivity scenarios. The resulting diverse communication requirements will demand networking with unprecedented flexibility, not currently provided by the monolithic black-box approach of 4G cellular networks. The research community and an increasing number of standardization bodies and industry coalitions have recognized softwarization, virtualization, and disaggregation of networking functionalities as the key enablers of the needed shift to flexibility. This article provides the first cohesive and exhaustive compendium of recent open source software and frameworks for 5G cellular networks, with a full stack and end-to-end perspective.

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