Collaborative Intelligence – Knowledge Visualization, IBM Manay Eyes, visual analytics, Katy Borner, Zann Gill. Collaborative Intelligence in Ecosystem Forecasting Ecosystem forecasting is supported by information visualization, e.g.
Visualization of Data, Indicators, and Thresholds Collaborative Problem-Solving — Process Visualization & Management Navigation and Search — User Interface & Knowledge Management Frameworks Geospatial Visualization — Spatio-Temporal Representations. 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. Andrew Ng, newly appointed chief scientist at Baidu, China’s dominant search company, is here to talk about his plans to advance deep learning, a powerful new approach to artificial intelligence loosely modeled on the way the brain works.
It has already made computers vastly better at recognizing speech, translating languages, and identifying images—and Ng’s work at Google and Stanford University, where he was a professor of computer science, is behind some of the biggest breakthroughs. 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. Cultural Creatives 1.0: The (R)evolution. 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.
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. But Wikipedia made me think about knowledge in different ways. Here’s five possibilities for the future of Wikipedia and maybe of the university: 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 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. The study's authors said employees should reconsider and be careful about hiding knowledge from their peers, because what goes around comes around. "More specifically, employees who intentionally hide more knowledge seem bound to receive such selfish behavior in return from their co-workers, which will ultimately hurt them and decrease their creativity," the researchers wrote in the study.
Peter Senge - Navigating Webs of Interdependence. Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond. A Closer Look at Transformation: Collective Intelligence. 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. Though teams from computational big hitters like IBM were early leaders, the winners were a small group from Columbia University’s School of Engineering led by electrical engineer turned computational biologist Dimitris Anastassiou. New presentation: Wisdom Networks crowd create the Network Society - imaginedpm - Gmail.
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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). In one work session in Burkina Faso a few days ago two colleagues from CREPA Burkina Faso and I discussed the difference between ‘capitalisation’ (a learning approach almost exclusively referred to in French) and ‘process documentation’ (2). 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.
Collective Wisdom Initiative home page. Mapping Science. Blog. What is Web 3.0? Semantic Web & other Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English. MINDSPACE Behavioural Economics. Update: Professor Cass Sunstein, co-author of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, will speak at the Institute for Government on 22 March 2013. Background New insights from science and behaviour change could lead to significantly improved outcomes, and at a lower cost, than the way many conventional policy tools are used. MINDSPACE: Influencing behaviour through public policy was published by the Institute for Government and the Cabinet Office on 2 March 2010.
Default. July 2012. The Manager's Role in Agile. What role does management play in the agile world of self-organizing teams? An interview with Don Tapscott - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization. Video. Cci.mit.edu. Blogofcollectiveintelligence.com. Program in Open Innovation (formerly Center for Open Innovation) Staying in Touch. Searching for life beyond our teeming planet has led to some innovative collaborative approaches to generating knowledge right here at home.
Dr. Quantum Visits Flatland - Free Science Videos and Lectures. Dr. Content-Based VLE Designs Improve Learning Efficiency in Constructivist Statistics Education. Background We introduced a series of computer-supported workshops in our undergraduate statistics courses, in the hope that it would help students to gain a deeper understanding of statistical concepts. Kristo Ivanov. Kristo Ivanov (born in 1937) is a Swedish-Brazilian information scientist and systems scientist of ethnic Bulgarian origin. He is professor emeritus at the Department of informatics of Umeå University in Sweden. Man charged with rape, murder of Jill Meagher. Updated 1 hour 29 minutes ago A 41-year-old man will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court today charged with the rape and murder of ABC employee Jill Meagher. Police investigating the disappearance of Ms Meagher found her body at the side of a road at Gisborne South, about 50km north-west of Melbourne.
The One Startup That Should Strike Fear In The Heart Of Every Journalist.