Innovation Intelligence Review #5

Short weekly review to facilitate deepening about innovative medium-term themes and scenarios in the social-tech fields

AI 1, debiasing, the incorrect approach of European regulators’ policies to the problem of debiasing — i.e., the containment of cognitive biases — in AI discriminatory processes. The mere correctness of datasets, from the perspective of fairness, equality and discriminatory differences, does not preserve or mitigate the discriminatory power implemented by the algorithm, which remains a weapon in the hands of those who manage it, by European Digital Rights (EDRi) by Delft University of Technology

AI 2, taxonomies, document of JRC of EU to harmonize in an introductory way (and not always precise) definitions and classifications regarding the topic AI

Crypto Intelligence 1, analysis of social distributions of cryptocurrency investors in the USA, by BSI

Crypto Intelligence 2, scalability of public blockchain, excellent analysis on the trilemma of scalability of Etherum and its possible solutions, by Tobias Schaffner, Master’s Thesis, University of Basel

Competitive Intelligence and digital rights, with the contracting of the control over digital rights from states to service providers, due to the inability of authorities to cope with the problem, privacy protection has become in words a competitive factor and is changing the market for advertisers, by The New York Times

Geospatial Intelligence, the proliferation of private companies operating satellite detection networks is a double-edged sword for government intelligence: on the one hand they have resources at their disposal that were previously unthinkable; on the other, the same resources are available to everyone, by Foreign Affairs

Health Intelligence 1, in the world there are a lot of centers for detection and processing of first response scenario with reference to pathogens: two new ones are now added to the existing ones. The first, governmental, in the UK and the second of WHO in Berlin. The weak link, as often happens in the intelligence cycle, is not the collection of information but the phases of collection and processing/exploitation: this happened in the field of heath intelligence both before Covid-19 and for Covid-19 itself, as the facts have shown. So in a smart way both the new UK initiative and the Pandemic Prevention Institute of the Rockefeller Foundation aim to become global aggregator hubs in order to efficiently detect alarms and develop scenarios with acceptable timing, by WIRED

Health Intelligence 2, a new and large study — in terms of number of authors, statistical population and observation time — on how human metabolism changes with age leads to the need to revise all previous knowledge, on Science

Neuro Intelligence, theory of mind and metacognitive processes as a basis for recognizing one’s own biases in processing analyses, by Psyche Aeon Magazine

Social Intelligence 1, the race has begun in the 2C market to use vision as an interface between real and virtual through smart glasses. In design and business models by big-ones for more than a decade, the technology is now available to go beyond 2B industrial and military applications. From Facebook/Ray-Ban’s handheld camera to the upcoming release of Xiaomi Smart Glasses, which picks up where Google Glass left off. The cell phone will become a remote control for the glasses, by The New York Times

Social Intelligence 2, privacy and digital identity, despite The World Bank says that digital identification “can unlock opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable,…” there are big problems of privacy violation in the various projects and they are showing themselves more in countries where the population is less aware of them and protected at the level of internal activism. The example of Jamaica but not only, by .Coda

Social Intelligence 3, smart toilet, the digital revolution also arrives here and nothing gets by big-bro, by The Guardian

Funny 🙂

The percentage of the population that in every European state would be willing to fight for their nation

Essay 🧐

How new approaches to thermodynamics are changing the study of how watches work, by Quanta

Digital finance as a system for controlling social merit in the US: the American system and the risk of centralization and delegation of decision-making power, based on individual social merit, to financial agglomerations: cryptocurrency as a regulatory solution, by The New York Times


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