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 Common Voice teach machines how real people speak
Common Voice is part of Mozilla’s initiative to help teach machines how real people speak. When building speech recognition machine learning applications you will find out that data needed for speech recognition is not quite open. Most of the data used by large companies isn’t available to the majority of people. E.g. Amazone , Microsoft and Google offer great APIs but you interact with a black-box model. Also speech recognition needs openness and freedom. Mozilla launched Common Voice project in 2017. A project to make voice recognition data and APIs open and accessible to everyone. Contributing to this great project is simple: Go to https://voice.mozilla.org/ and speak some sentences and validate some. All you need is a browser and a few minutes to contribute so everyone can make use of this technology in the future.
2 Svelte is a radical new approach to building user interfaces
Svelte is a component framework — like React or Vue — but with an important difference. Svelte runs at build time, converting your components into highly efficient imperative code that surgically updates the DOM. As a result, you’re able to write ambitious applications with excellent performance characteristics. Version 3 is now out and stable:’we are over the moon to announce the stable release of Svelte 3.’ In the fully filled arena of front-end frameworks Svelte is a radical different approach.
3 The 11 Sources of Disruption Every Company Must Monitor
I use a simple tool to apply the future forces theory to organizations as they are developing strategic thinking. It lists 11 sources of macro change that are typically outside a leader’s control. In 15 years of quantitative foresight research, I have discovered that all change is the result of disruption in one or more of these 11 sources. This simple tool shows the 11 sources of macro change that are typically outside a leader’s control.
4 Big Problems In A Little Data World
Titled “I’m Living in a Little Data World, but I Have a Big Problem,” Rick talked about the challenges faced by the “little data world” of process development and the potential for new solutions on the horizon. The availability of direct-to- consumer genetics testing kits have created big data pools from a large population. Unlike production, R&D; has nearly an infinite number of choices and little data. Wearables generate lots of data for little cost.
5 The TARS Foundation: The Formation of a Microservices Ecosystem
Interest in microservices has grown exponentially, as demonstrated by search trends on Google. Introducing the TARS Foundation Today, on March 10th, 2020, The Linux Foundation is excited to announce that the TARS project has transitioned into the TARS Foundation. TARS became a Linux Foundation project in 2018.
6 A Checklist for Evaluating New Technology
New technology often comes along with a lot of promises. We’ve created a checklist for evaluating the pros/cons of new technology and I’ve added my personal thoughts about each point. If you’re evaluating a new templating language, you can reasonably quickly determine whether it’ll do the things you need. Does it solve a problem you’re actually having right now? All the hard things?
7 The 1% rule
In Internet culture, the 1% rule is a rule of thumb pertaining to participation in an internet community, stating that only 1% of the users of a website add content, while the other 99% of the participants only lurk. Variants include the 1–9–90 rule (sometimes 90–9–1 principle or the 89:10:1 ratio), which states that in a collaborative website such as a wiki, 90% of the participants of a community only consume content, 9% of the participants change or update content, and 1% of the participants add content.
8 COVID-19 projects looking for volunteers
New or established projects helping with the COVID-19 crisis that need help. Volunteer yourself or create a new one.
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