How information flows during emergencies

What could we learn from special events?

Mining the mobile phone data from 10 million people over 4 years reveals the subtle changes …. continue reading http://www.technologyreview.com/view/523711/how-information-flows-during-emergencies/

 

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Cognition as a Service?

 

Cognivie models are expected to enable smarter and more helpful products, addressing private and business appliances – see

http://gigaom.com/2013/12/07/why-cognition-as-a-service-is-the-next-operating-system-battlefield/#!

 

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New forms of democracy?

Searching for new ways of democratic governance:

Building a Citizens’ Partnership in Democratic Governance. The Delhi Bhagidari Process through Large-Group Dynamics, by George Koreth and Kiron Wadhera

Read more here: http://www.cos-journal.com/blog/

 

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Collective Decision Making?

Software takes advantage of collective intelligence to improce company decision making – see http://phys.org/news/2013-10-software-advantage-intelligence-decision-making.html

 

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Big Data

Big Data Headed For ‘Hellabyte’ Metric:

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/10/07/big-data-headed-for-hellabyte-metric-says-andrew-mcafee/

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Artificial Intelligence Revisited

Making artificial intelligence more human

MIT center, backed by $25m federal grant, learning from infant brain research

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2013/10/06/mit-artificial-intelligence-center-backed-federal-grant-learning-from-infant-brain-research/MdPnWBnGv7KA1N3CVssKEO/story.html

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Research and Education

First MOOC including research questions:

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/is_massive_open_online_research_the_next_wi_for_education

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Otto Scharmer

A blogpost that offers 10 insights for change:

http://www.blog.ottoscharmer.com/?p=557

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Blueprints for Brain-like Computing

IBM moves forward. Read under

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/517876/ibm-scientists-show-blueprints-for-brain-like-computing/

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Watson

“Watson learns through a combination of training via machine learning, adapting for features of the language that are new to a particular domain, and ingesting all the information it can find on the domain.”  (IBM Research-Australia director Glenn Wightwick)

Read more:

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/522302/watson_future_cognitive_computing/

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