Radical Open Innovation News week 2-2021

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 How Machine Discovery Can Accelerate Solutions to Society’s Big Problems

Machine discovery, however, starts to upend this model, as it increases both the pool of successful innovation and compresses the time to market. Many of the most exciting developments in machine discovery have a strong societal benefit — for example, fighting Alzheimer’s disease or tackling climate change. Machine discovery is not just used to find completely new treatments; it often provides faster canvassing of existing therapies to find better solutions to new diseases or medical conditions. A major challenge for machine discovery is the enormous computing power required for large-scale searching. Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” How can machine discovery help your business to better see the innovation possibilities open to it?

(MIT Sloan Management Review)

2 Anti-Aging: State of the Art

In this post, I summarise the state of the art of the anti-aging field (also known as longevity biotechnology, rejuvenation biotechnology, translational biogerontology or geroscience ). However, few members of the community seem to be aware of the current state of the anti-aging field, and how close we are to developing effective anti-aging therapies. Anti-aging is equivalent to maintaining a car, to prevent it from breaking down in the first place. Anti-aging vs current medicine Anti-aging is more feasible for extending healthy lifespan rather than solving the individual diseases of aging due to Taueber’s paradox and the highly comorbid nature of age-related diseases. Cellular reprogramming is the conversion of terminally differentiated cells (old cells) into induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) (‘young’ cells).


3 Is Computing Facing An Energy Crisis?

If the topic is energy efficiency gains in computing, the answer depends on whom you ask. Dig deeper with chip-level technologies like in-memory computing: Over 60% of total system energy gets spent moving data between main memory and compute by some estimates. At Arm, we’ve been paying particular focus on exploring the synergies that can be achieved by combining CPUs, NPUs, GPUs and networking processors or DPUs in novel ways. Many cutting edge data centers already tout Price Use Effectiveness (PUE) ratings of close to 1, meaning that almost all of the energy goes to running IT equipment. Further improvements will require innovation of core computing architecture.

(Semiconductor Engineering)

4 Software development in 2021 and beyond

Time to market was already top of mind for software development teams, but the last year ushered in urgent requests for new functionality to engage with customers and communities digitally. Leaders need to build skills training programs alongside onboarding to ensure they are preparing their employees for the tasks ahead. To help meet this demand, we must make technical learning more accessible to anyone who wants to learn to code and pursue a career in software development. It’s also an opportunity to consider how these changes will affect the future of software development and how we can play a role in building a more resilient future together. These building blocks help junior developers add value more quickly and empower citizen developers, who have domain expertise but lack formal development skills, create applications, and automation that would not have made the priority list of a central IT development team.


5 Why Open Source Was Never the Right Term for Sociocracy 3.0

Open Source The term open source means that the source code of the software is available, and nothing more. Ever since we launched Sociocracy 3.0 in 2015, we have shared resources we create under a Creative Commons License. That’s why we refer to S3 as being free, or CC-licensed instead of perpetuating the common misconception about open source software. Openness vs. That is, in a nutshell, why we’re no longer referring to S3 as “open source”, but as as open and free social technology. What people actually mean is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

(Sociocracy 3.0)

6 Reimagine Open: Building a Healthier Internet

A new paper from Mozilla seeks to answer these questions. Reimagine Open: Building Better Internet Experiences explores the evolution of the open internet and the challenges it faces today. The term “open” itself has been watered down, with open standards and open source software now supplanted by closed platforms and proprietary systems. These include new technical designs and a recommitment to open standards and open software; stronger user demand for healthier open products online; tougher, smarter government regulation; and better online governance mechanisms. As the paper outlines, the internet’s success is often attributed to a set of technical design choices commonly labelled as “the open internet.” These features – such as decentralized architectures, end-to-end networks, open standards, and open source software – powered the internet’s growth. Is an open internet inherently a haven for illegal speech, for eroding privacy and security, or for inequitable access?

(Mozilla BLOG)

7 Assurance 2.0: A Manifesto

System assurance is confronted by significant challenges. Some of these are new, for example, autonomous systems with major functions driven by machine learning and AI, and ultra-rapid system development, while others are the familiar, persistent issues of the need for efficient, effective and timely assurance. Traditional assurance is seen as a brake on innovation and often costly and time consuming. We therefore propose a modernized framework, Assurance 2.0, as an enabler that supports innovation and continuous incremental assurance. Perhaps unexpectedly, it does so by making assurance more rigorous, with increased focus on the reasoning and evidence employed, and explicit identification of defeaters and counterevidence.


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