Innovation Intelligence Review #7

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

1987, East Berlin, computer parade

AI 1, regulation, ananlysis by Stanford Law School about the risk-based approach used by the EU in the elaboration of the Artificial Intelligence Act

AI 2, ethics, from how things are evolving within the Big Ones it seems that the ethics teams, emphasized by the communication strategies of corporate, are only revealing a facade, by The Machine, Venturebeat

AI 3, UK, update and focus of the UK AI strategy through the publication of the National Strategy Plan. The macro objective is the consolidation of medium-long term growth which saw the first half of the year close with investments in private tech companies for £ 13.5 billion, more than France and Germany combined.

Climate Intelligence, geoengineering, instead of setting unattainable goals regarding emissions, the possibilities of using different technologies to cool the planet, or limited portions of it, and their costs, by NYT

CryptoEconomy 1, DeFi, a short but good examination about how DeFi is changing financial institutions and intermediaries, by Entrepreneur Magazine

CryptoEconomy 2, IMF, the Global Financial Stability Report 2021 by IMF with a whole chapter dedicated to the crypto ecosystem: risks and suggestions (.pdf and video)

CryptoEconomy 3, governance, an extremely interesting paper by a journalist and professor at the University of Colorado, Nathan Schneider, on the forms of governance based on the blockchain. They are all based (by genesis) on economic remuneration as a form of incentive for collective participation in governance actions: it’s time to think of different forms of incentives, not related to the economic interest, for the participants in decentralized decision-making processes. To read

Individual Intelligence 1, privacy, who are, what they do and how they work the main data brokers who for years have been making revenues, with costs slim to none, on the shoulders of mobile internet users away from any control, by The Markup

Individual Intelligence 2, privacy, Swedish big-brother, the battle of the Centrum för Rättvisa, local human rights center, against the FRA (National Defense Radio Establishment) law that allows Swedish intelligence agencies to intercept all cross-border data traffic without limits, by European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Individual Intelligence 3, privacy, analysis of the plan of the Municipality of Venice for the control of tourist flows through mobile data without any guarantee of protection for either tourists or residents (off the record, its my city and inside the analysis one problem is missing, namely the professional ineptitude of those who should be concerned about the security of the others data), by NYT

Social Conflicts 1, Y-Z generations, the repudiation of wealth and capitalism by the new generations and the usual (generational) lack of ideas on how to replace them, by The Guardian and The Conversation

Social Conflicts 2, Facebook, with all the etceteras the group headed by Zuckerberg has all the characteristics, qualitative and quantitative, to be considered a separate political power and the main autocracy on earth: it is time to consider it as a potentially hostile foreign power from a state perspective and a potentially hostile power from a private perspective, by The Atlantic

Warfare, seamless citizen soldiers, how the internet, information technologies and the predominance of hybrid conflicts have changed citizen participation in conflicts. From the past, in which the difference between periods of emergency and periods without conflict marked the moment in which the citizen also became a soldier, to the current situation in which the citizen is always required to fill the role envisaged by the various theaters of conflict in place, by Media, War & Conflict

Essay 🧐

Information (today), the art exibition at Kunsthalle Basel about te age of information. It is the ideal continuation of the MOMA’s one of the early ‘970s through artists all born after those years

Math universes and infinites: their magnitudes, differences, negligibility and curiosity, by Scientific American

Funny 🙂

Most hated brand, for countries and sectors, by Rave

The Spanish flu epidemic was followed by the ‘Roaring 20s’ (for the one who writes this newsletter the best time in the world, after the Italian renaissance, for a variety of reasons): The New Yorker imagines how the new roaring twenties will be. It seems no good…


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