Radical Open Innovation News week 21-2019

Welcome to our weekly selection of digital innovation news. Created using our opinionated automated selection algorithm with a twisted text rank summary creator. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world even better.

1 Cyber Intelligence Report:Best Practices and Biggest Challenges

Cybersecurity is not cyber intelligence, and many organizations lack the people, time, and funding to build a cyber intelligence team. These are among the top findings in a report on cyber intelligence practices released by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI conducted the study on behalf of the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

(SEI Cyber report)

2 Building better minds together

OpenCog is a framework for developing AI systems, especially appropriate for integrative multi-algorithm systems, and artificial general intelligence systems. Though much work remains to be done, it currently contains a functional core framework, and a number of cognitive agents at varying levels of completion, some already displaying interesting and useful functionalities alone and in combination. And all open source!


3 Free Information Infrastructure

The FFII is a global network of associations dedicated to information about free and competitive software markets, genuine open standards and patent systems with lesser barriers to competition. The FFII continues to defend your right to a free and competitive software market by working towards genuine open standards, exclusion of software patents and informational freedom.


4 Pythia

Pythia is a modular framework for supercharging vision and language research built on top of PyTorch created by Facebook.

You can use Pythia to bootstrap for your next vision and language multimodal research project. Pythia can also act as starter codebase for challenges around vision and language datasets (TextVQA challenge, VQA challenge).


5 Openpilot:upgrade your car

Openpilot is an open source driving agent. Currently, it performs the functions of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) for selected Honda, Toyota, Acura, Lexus, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia. It’s about on par with Tesla Autopilot and GM Super Cruise, and better than all other manufacturers. The openpilot codebase has been written to be concise and to enable rapid prototyping. Openpilot has a large network of driving futurists. Your car is yours. No longer do you have to wait for the slow development cycle of automakers.


6 Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies

Publics see mobile phones and social media bringing certain benefits to them and their societies. But these views are paired with widespread concerns about their impact on children. Check this great report of the Pew Research Center. The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.


7 A license to write critical code

What Should We Do to Prevent Software From Failing? Even industries that require higher levels of regulation and certification can face catastrophic consequences of software design flaws. But what about the software platforms and machine learning tools that have become crucial components of the world’s financial, military, medical, and communications ecosystems? Design flaws are introduced into software systems around the world every day, but the most serious errors can have widespread and costly effects. When it comes to software and hardware design and development, the requirements are far less formalized. Such consequences have been in the spotlight in recent months, as Boeing has faced sharp scrutiny over whether software design flaws were a factor in two back-to-back fatal crashes of 737 Max jets — and if these errors were preventable.

(MIT Sloan Management Review)

8 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Dubbo™ as a Top-Level Project

Popular Open Source Remote Procedure Call framework are in use at dozens of companies, including Alibaba Group, China Life, China Telecom, Dangdang, Didi Chuxing, Haier, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, among others. Apache Dubbo is a high-performance, Java based RPC (remote procedure call) framework. The project was originally developed at Alibaba and open-sourced in 2011, and entered the Apache Incubator in February 2018. The Dubbo framework specifies the methods that can be called remotely across distributed and microservice systems. Its primary functionalities are: interface based remote call; fault tolerance and load balancing; and automatic service registration and discovery.

(Apache Dubbo)

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