Radical Open Innovation News week 24-2020

Welcome to our 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 Rapid implementation of policy as code

ROI and governmental organisations never worked. But with more makers and less policy makers ROI in governmental organisations is possible. The beauty of 18F is the full openness. So every government and all organisation can benefit of (working)code and ideas.


2 Enabling Social Learning for Large Classes: Annotating in Sections

Hypothesis is free and open to use, for everyone. Its advertised as an open project. It can be seen as a real open innovation project. Hypothesis is a mission-driven organization dedicated to the development and spread of open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices that enable anyone to annotate anywhere, helping humans reason more effectively together through a shared, collaborative discussion layer over all knowledge. Give the product a try. Maybe it will make the web of social discussions a bit more open and again.


3 The Open Science Training Handbook

A great (free) handbook to get more familiar with terms like open access, open science, open data, and other must known open concepts. I give you the hypothes link below. So you can try it out (see the other news item in this newsletter). If you get sea sick, just stick with reading the gitbook version.


4 AI, 5G, IoT Combine In The Fifth Wave Of Computing

We must also think carefully about the infrastructure the Fifth Wave of Computing needs so there’s a solid base for future growth. Something hugely positive is happening as a result of AI, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) reaching maturity at the same time. So, while we may not be standing at full height on our Fifth Wave surfboard yet, we’re already seeing what a combination of AI, secure IoT and 5G can bring. When the Fifth Wave of Computing reaches full maturity, it will drive learning and AI inference everywhere.

(Semiconductor Engineering)

5 In a Time of Crisis, A Global Lockdown Needs a Digital Unlocking

This means that, today, lockdown does not necessarily need to mean shut down. Digital applications are key to enduring the crisis. Digital communication is vital to this. The Corona crisis throws into stark relief the regions that have solid, reliable digital infrastructure, and those regions of the globe that remain underserved. Everywhere, we see a similar demand for reliable digital infrastructure. Communication behavior will significantly change in the long term. Many business decision-makers are beginning to recognize the long-term benefits of profound digital transformation. One saving grace of this crisis is that the global digital infrastructure – the terrestrial and mobile networks, the data centers, the undersea cables, and the satellite connections that support the global Internet – is by now well enough developed for people in many countries to stay in constant contact despite isolation. It is essential that this digital infrastructure is as global, open (neutral), resilient, scalable, and secure as possible, in order to deliver the many and varied services needed by people, institutions, and businesses.

(The Internet Society)

6 What’s the deal with edge computing?

There are three key reasons why edge computing has become so popular in tech circles. Furiously fast .The biggest advantage of an edge computing architecture is speed. But like many buzzwords, edge computing repackages a mature technical concept into a fashionable soundbite. And the cost characteristics of edge computing allow companies to economically maximise the increase in connections that 5G networks can handle. Edge computing remains a fundamental enabler of 5G, and is one of the rare mechanisms that can viably meet the speed, scale and safety requirements of 5G standards. This is in contrast to cloud computing, where data is sent to massive, far-away compute warehouses for processing. Despite steady innovation in communication technology, traditional cloud computing is struggling to cater acceptable response times for devices operating at the fringes of a network.

(Ubuntu Blog)

7 Leaders Must Have the Courage to Choose the Future

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has contrasted what he calls Type 1 and Type 2 decisions. Type 1 are irreversible. Type 2 are like “walking through a door,” meaning you can always go back. Innovators can ride trends to create growth, but doing so requires that leaders show the courage to consciously choose their futures. Where Do You Want to Go? Have the courage to consciously choose to navigate disruptive change. Leaders convince themselves that current data shows that they are safe, even though that data lags behind the impact of in-process disruptions.

(MIT Sloan Management Review)

8 Best practices for governments reporting COVID-19 testing data

Data on COVID-19 testing is crucial. But not all countries report their data in a helpful way. To help official providers of testing data, we set out some simple recommendations based the best reporting practices across the countries included in our testing dataset.

(Our World in Data)

9 The best way to forget is to never know

In About face, I went on the record (while it lasts, anyway) in opposition to facial recognition by machines. I summed up my case this way: The only entities that should be able to recognize people’s faces are other people. And maybe their pets. But not machines.

(Doc Searls Weblog)

10 A Standard-based Open Source IoT Platform: FIWARE

The ever-increasing acceleration of technology evolution in all fields is rapidly changing the architectures of data-driven systems towards the Internet-of-Things concept. Many general and specific-purpose IoT platforms are already available. This article introduces the capabilities of the FIWARE framework that is transitioning from a research to a commercial level. FIWARE still maintains openness to innovation: semantics and privacy.


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