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Innovation Intelligence Review #55

AI: 1️⃣ 2022 AI Index Report By Stanford; 2️⃣ Deep Learning Papers Review; 3️⃣ AI Colonialism-CBDC US: 1️⃣ OpenCBDC By DCI-MIT; 2️⃣ A…

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This Week:

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  • AI: 1️⃣ 2022 AI Index Report By Stanford; 2️⃣ Deep Learning Papers Review; 3️⃣ AI Colonialism
  • CBDC US: 1️⃣ OpenCBDC By DCI-MIT; 2️⃣ A Proposal By Congressman Jim Himes
  • Crypto: 1️⃣ Montenegro Rules; 2️⃣ 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index; 3️⃣ White House Fact Sheet
  • Geoengineering And The Technopolitics: An Approach Of Crises For The Benefit Of A Few
  • Micro SaaS Subscription, Better Few But Now: For What?

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  • Essay 🧐: 1️⃣ Because We Use Today’s Keypads; 2️⃣ The Physicality of the Cloud;
  • Funny 😀, Yandex Taxi Hacked In Moscow: Conseguences

AI 1️⃣, the 2022 edition of HAI index report, one of the industry ‘bibles’ for technical and market trends, is out, market intelligence by HAI

https://aiindex.stanford.edu/report/

AI 2️⃣, a good and indicative selection of papers about deep learning, AI intelligence by Andre Ye

AI 3️⃣, the idea of AI as a modern means of colonialism is addressed by MIT in an interesting series of 4 articles subtitles as ‘Racial Control’, ‘Exploitation’, ‘Resistance’ and ‘Liberation’. The parallel is between the violence of European colonialism in the sphere of land and the current one in the sphere of data to the detriment, ultimately, of the same social classes (with respect to the mutations that have characterized them over 5 centuries). Also interesting is the nod to a movement that proposes the decolonization of AI from a feminist perspective, social intelligence by MIT

CBDC US 1️⃣, the Halminton project, aimed at providing a viable and reliable USD-CBDC proposal, undertaken years ago by DCI-MIT together with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston continues to produce possible solutions. Now it is the turn of OpenCBDC, in collaboration with the central banks of the United Kingdom and Canada, an open source project released and available on a trial basis, financial intelligence by DCI-MIT

CBDC US 2️⃣, after the March 9 presidential order, as reported below, US policymakers also began to move in addressing the various issues. Here is the (not bad) proposal from a Connecticut representative, financial intelligence

Crypto 1️⃣, Montenegro drafted a final version of a draft law to regulate the crypto ecosystem earlier this year. The recent government crisis then blocked its enactment: it is expected to be enacted into law between the end of the year and early next year. The Balkan country has moved smartly: first it convened a study group composed of inernaational experts in the field and then proceeded with the regulatory framework. The result, which I have read, is in the different aspects quite good: as natural, the implementing regulations that will define and articulate the authorization process are not yet in place. Excellent is the tax treatment provided for sector companies, crypto intelligence

Crypto 2️⃣, the 2022 new edition of the index on cryptocurrency adoption around the world reflects what I have been saying for some time in this newsletter. If you look at the top 20 countries by adoption, it is clear that most of them are countries where the traditional payments system is not working at a massive level. Whether the causes are for market inefficiency, control, inflation, or embargoes does not matter: what matters is that cryptocurrencies (stable and no-stable) are currently providing a payment service to the poorest and largest strata of populations that would otherwise not be possible. The advent of CBDCs, given their nature, will not improve the situation. This is a factual situation that has been self-evident for years and belies the claims of most central banks and certain supranational institutions on the subject, crypto intelligence by Chainalysis

Crypto 3️⃣ after the March 9 executive order, the agencies produced their analyses of the crypto ecosystem to Potus. From them, the White House has in recent days compiled a fact-sheet with headlines of interest and the intentions, and the ‘mood’, of the Biden-Harris administration in addressing the various issues, crypto intelligence

Geoengineering and technopolitics, this paper from last year addresses the problem of how the climate crisis, under the aspect of the geoengineering solutions proposed by scientists and implemented by politicians, is currently being tackled with a view to perpetuating the current capitalist and financial systems. Both assumptions, such as the pandemic and the Ukrainian / Russian war have helped to highlight, are anything but fixed points in the long term and with a view to global emergency. In other words, ‘In today’s Anthropocene, the affluent experience the future in the form of technology, while the poor experience the future in the form of calamity.’ is a situation not taken for granted in the medium-long term. It should give rise to solutions and decisions pragmatic and not dictated only by myopia of assume challenges to the assurance of continuing climatic conditions for the perpetuation of ‘global’ modernity, rather than planetary security, climatic intelligence by Globalization

Micro SaaS Subscription, maximizing monetization is the mantra of platforms and sw producers so what better solution than micro-subscriptions: little money but recurring, so consumers tend not to pay attention to the issue. The problem is that, more often than not, you pay for services that until yesterday were free. Another face of shrinkflation, markets intelligence by Protocol

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