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30/10/2019 - 11:21
Registration of people in China started 278 BC with the first Emperor. In Europe Napoleon started this process in 1800 with the Code Civil. These two cultural trajectories are important to understand the current digital transition in which politics and technology are deeply intertwined. In the old analogue days this hard relationship between a...
30/10/2019 - 09:21
To the leaders of International Development Banks, the United Nations, International Aid Organisations, Funding Agencies, and National Governments: We are a group of civil society organisations, technologists, and experts who work on digital identity developments across the world. We have worked directly with vulnerable populations, and...
30/10/2019 - 09:16
Societies strive to produce what they perceive as valuable. Our own only perceives what can be traded on markets as valuable. As a result, we strive to produce cars, phones, and financial derivatives. But we don’t strive to ensure biodiversity, clean air, and social inclusion. Contemporary economics has produced a way of thinking underwriting...
29/10/2019 - 10:21
The Internet of Things (IoT) is at last becoming a practical reality at scale – but only when approached with a clear strategy and the right partners. John Gordon, President of the Commercial Internet of Things group at Lenovo, presented his view for the future of the Internet of things at this year’s IoT Impact conference in Sydney.
29/10/2019 - 10:19
Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 28, 2019) – Experts say digital life will mostly bring positive changes over the next 50 years, but they warn these benefits will only happen if people embrace reforms allowing better cooperation, security, basic rights and economic fairness, according to a new report by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s...
29/10/2019 - 10:17
On this week’s episode of Primed, we explore how smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo fit into the lives of older people. Some elders find Alexa annoying or intrusive. But others interact with the technology in practical, creative ways. Here are a few of their stories. As people get older, Alexa’s voice-responsive capabilities can be...
29/10/2019 - 10:16
Power failures are supposed to be part of a good IT disaster plan. But having a redundant power source doesn’t matter when they both get intentionally shut down. Many businesses can mitigate an extended outage with generators and a good supply of gasoline. Business can continue, mostly as usual. Unless access to the Internet is essential to...
28/10/2019 - 05:32
Oct 27, 2019—Managing identities and access during digital transformation is the key to a seamless user experience, as well as security, governance and audit at scale. However, the challenges for identity-driven security across all devices creates complex challenges, especially since IDC forecasts that there will be approximately 41.6 billion...
28/10/2019 - 05:30
American cities deal with challenges that resemble those in the Netherlands: climate change, energy transition, polluted industrial buildings, inclusiveness, traffic congestion etc. By finding common ground and defining mutual interests, we discovered that there are many opportunities to strengthen each other's ambitions, capabilities and...
28/10/2019 - 05:27
The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of performance measurement systems as technologies of government in the operationalisation of smart city programmes. It answers the research question: how do the development and use of performance measurement systems support smart cities in the achievement of their goals?
27/10/2019 - 11:35
China has unveiled an ambitious plan to establish a nationwide smart power grid employing internet technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence, with the first phase to be completed within two years. The scheme was outlined in a recent white paper by the State Grid Corporation, China’s largest utility company, which operates roughly 90...
27/10/2019 - 11:27
Our world is now filled with "smart" devices that promise to make our lives more connected and convenient. From digital assistants like Alexa to home appliances that are controlled by our iPhones, the "Internet of Things" is expanding by the day. But these days, a more connected lifestyle also comes with a hidden price—the loss of our privacy and...
27/10/2019 - 11:24
Artificial intelligence is a huge buzzword these days, especially in the automotive industry. AI has many applications and can mean different things, even within the automotive world. But the general concept can be imagined as a future where human beings have been completely removed from the entire driving equation. This could lead to a...
26/10/2019 - 09:10
What are the challenges posing data scientists and how are researchers tackling them? In this article, I will discuss the current challenges and expected future trends in computational science with a bent towards their impacts on the fields of data science and machine learning. This includes the breakdown of Dennard scaling — the slowdown of...
26/10/2019 - 09:08
Who will ensure devices have been tested thoroughly and are secure? Who will ensure our privacy is protected? Back in the early 1990s, I came across a story about a Coke machine that you could query from anywhere on the Internet and it would tell you the temperature of the drinks, the last time it was stocked and how full it was. The...