Chinese Search Giant Baidu Thinks AI Pioneer Andrew Ng Can Help It Challenge Google and Become a Global Power. Punk bands from Blondie to the Ramones once played in Broadway Studios, an age-worn 95-year-old neoclassical building surrounded by strip clubs in San Francisco’s North Beach.
But early on this bright June morning, a different sort of rock star arrives. A small crowd attending a tech startup conference swarms around a tall, soft-spoken man in a blue dress shirt and navy suit who politely poses for photos. The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It. The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10.
It is not operated by a sophisticated corporation but by a leaderless collection of volunteers who generally work under pseudonyms and habitually bicker with each other. It rarely tries new things in the hope of luring visitors; in fact, it has changed little in a decade. And yet every month 10 billion pages are viewed on the English version of Wikipedia alone. When a major news event takes place, such as the Boston Marathon bombings, complex, widely sourced entries spring up within hours and evolve by the minute.
Because there is no other free information source like it, many online services rely on Wikipedia. Cultural Creatives 1.0: The (R)evolution | Watch the Full Documentary Online. Featuring many key figures from Europe and the U.S., this is the first documentary film to look with scientific thoroughness at the world of Cultural Creatives.
It shows that a great mass of people think differently from the way propagated by the media and promoted by the establishment. By the end of the film it becomes evident that this huge mass, were it to become aware of its power, could change the world. Because Cultural Creatives are unstoppable and their number is continuously rising, the values they champion could soon become core values for human civilization generally. What if Universities were like Wikipedia? – Managing Turbulence. A recent session at Educause apparently invoked Wikipedia and spoke to universities as agile organizations.
The speaker wasn’t really suggesting that Wikipedia should be the model for the university of the future, but the abstracted concept was a little intriguing. Of course, Peter Drucker foretold the knowledge economy built with knowledge workers long before some of us were born, and I suspect his agile brain had glimmers of the knowledge management implications of Wikipedia around the same time. And, understandably, most academics keep their distance and steer toward more critically-accepted and stringently peer-reviewed resources.
The Rise of the Sharing Economy- PapyrusEditor. By Lonnie Shekhtman Governments have their work cut out for them in keeping pace with innovation, especially as mobile, social and cloud technologies allow for new business models that, in the eyes of regulators, threaten consumer safety and incumbent industries.
The most poignant current-day example of the tug-of-war between government and technology entrepreneurs is the legal quagmire many “sharing,” or “collaborative consumption,” companies face in the cities they operate. The problem, at least for home- and car-sharing services, is multifaceted: they’re agitating dozens of stakeholders, operating in uncharted territories, and legally indefinable. The Programmer Behind Heartbleed Speaks Out: It Was an Accident. The Internet bug known as Heartbleed was introduced to the world on New Year's Eve in December 2011.
Now, one of the people involved is sharing his side of the story. Programmer Robin Seggelmann says he wrote the code for the part of OpenSSL that led to Heartbleed. But it was an accident. He submitted the code to the OpenSSL project and other members reviewed it. Seggelmann later added another piece of code for a new feature, which the members then added. Who Really Suffers When You Don't Share Your Ideas at Work. Worried that someone at work might be stealing your good ideas?
Relax. It doesn't happen as often as you think. A study in the current issue of the Academy of Management Journal discovered employees have nothing to gain from hiding their insights from co-workers, and just end up hurting themselves by doing so. Peter Senge - Navigating Webs of Interdependence. Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond. A Closer Look at Transformation: Collective Intelligence | Frank Diana's Blog. Next up in this transformation series is the seventh enabler: Collective Intelligence.
One of the key themes throughout this transformation series is the clear movement from an enterprise entity to an extended enterprise of stakeholders. This extended enterprise – or what I alternatively call value ecosystem – increases complexity and requires a new management approach to be effective. CIEL – May the Best Model Win. WIKIMEDIA, W.REBELA little friendly competition never hurt anyone, right?
But can a healthy dose of rivalry actually solve major medical conundrums and, ultimately, spur innovation? That’s the motivating idea behind a series of open-source, Big Data computational challenges hosted by Sage Bionetworks and DREAM (Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods) and an ever-increasing number of other companies looking to crowdsource the brightest minds in statistics, machine learning, and computational biology to develop better predictive models of disease.
Though teams are pitted against each other in individual competitions, organizers say the challenges promote the kind of collaboration necessary to solve massive biological quandaries. B2B Technology Guide: The Content Delivery Funnel :: Demandbase :: B2B Marketing, Account-Based Targeting and Personalization Platform. Posted by Jason Stewart on June 26, 2012 in Marketing Content marketing is now a critical component in marketing today as brands focus more of their investment on earning attention through relevant and valuable information and less on interruption through advertising.
And technology has become such a driver in the program and strategy choices that marketers make, and the need to understand this ecosystem and how to apply it to their content strategy is vitally important. Demandbase is releasing a new, exciting piece of content today in conjunction with the Content Marketing Institute . New presentation: Wisdom Networks crowd create the Network Society - imaginedpm - Gmail. Human Resources & Training. Loading recent job postings... The Human Resources Council A partnership between private companies and the government GovLoop community who are focused on researching, collaborating and improving human resources processes and services.
Human Resources HR folks need space too. Please have fun. Welcome to Knowledge Exchange - Knowledge Exchange. The power of three learning approaches and their combination? Capitalising, systematising, documenting processes and experiences. Working with partners in Francophone West Africa always feels to me as a refreshing experience – except perhaps in a meteorological sense. It puts the concepts, approaches and tools we play with from my IRC base in the Netherlands in stark contrast with the local reality on the technological, conceptual and linguistic side of things.
As such it invites me to explore my own mental models again and to ponder about different linguistic traditions of learning and knowledge management (1). Living cells captured in pyramid cages. Joanna Carver, reporter (Image: University of Twente, The Netherlands) This microscopic pyramid is actually a cage for a living cell, constructed to better observe cells in their natural 3D environment, as opposed to the usual flat plane of a Petri dish.
Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands made the cage by depositing nitrides over silicon pits. When most of the material is peeled away, a small amount of material remains in the corners to create a pyramid. Because the pyramids have holes in the sides and are close together, the cells can interact for the most part as they naturally do. Collective Wisdom Initiative home page. Mapping Science. During the month of June of the year 1812, at the border between Russia and Poland, a group of men begin a singular march. It is the Grande Armée of Napoleon Bonaparte. Their goal is to invade Russia — a task for which 422,000 men have been summoned. Blog. What is Web 3.0? Semantic Web & other Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English. 30 May 2009 Web 3.0 will be about semantic web, personalization (e.g. iGoogle), intelligent search and behavioral advertising among other things. couch mode print story.
MINDSPACE Behavioural Economics. Default::search::index. July 2012. The Manager's Role in Agile. An interview with Don Tapscott - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization. Cci.mit.edu. Blogofcollectiveintelligence.com. Program in Open Innovation (formerly Center for Open Innovation) Staying in Touch. Dr. Quantum Visits Flatland - Free Science Videos and Lectures. Content-Based VLE Designs Improve Learning Efficiency in Constructivist Statistics Education.
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