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Main conclusions of the “A secure, decentralised Internet” session at the NGI Forum 2018. Balancing blockchain, governance and business models for a fairer Internetread more
Europe has finally a united and official position about Artificial Intelligence. On April 25 the European Commission released the communication Artificial Intelligence for Europe, outlining the plans for the coming years and finally breaking the embarrassing silence...read more
Europe is losing the AI train. While Brussels dispenses politically correct statements about human-centric AI, other zones of the world are headed undisturbed towards supremacy in Artificial (non-human, by the way) Intelligence. China is leading the race: its AI plan...read more
In the ‘80s the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Félix Guattari coined the concept of minor literature. They defined it not only as the expression of a minority, but as a literature capable of revolutionising a mainstream conversation from...read more
Value, explore, include, communicate: four considerations from the Next Generation Internet initiative mission at 4YFN
Last week a great delegation representing the Next Generation Internet initiative made it through the European blizzard to Barcelona. The occasion was 4YFN, the startup branch of the Mobile World Congress. The vision we are advocating for is that of the Internet as an...read more
In his recent contribution to the Pervasive Labour Union special issue about Entreprecariat, "All things optimal", Michael Dieter elaborates the concept with respect to optimisation dominant paradigm. In his view, "optimization links the axiomatic neo-classical actor...read more
Europe’s economic prosperity and social model rely on its ability to create and disseminate innovation
The recent report "Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2018 - Strengthening the foundations for Europe's future" insists on the relevance of science research and innovation as key drivers for prosperity. The report analyses the state of innovation...read more
“Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed”. (Tommaso Marinetti, the Futurist Manifesto, 1909) In the richest parts of the world, connectivity is no longer a task enabler, but a...read more
(This post originally appeared on the Music Tech Fest blog) New technologies are often blamed for an array of societal problems including precarious employment, economic exclusion and social division. But technologies do not simply happen to us – we create them....read more
Some thoughts in the run up to the DSI Manifesto Getting Digital Social Innovation Out of the Information Age Despite the recent progress and diffusion of concepts such as social entrepreneurship, digital social innovation, impact investing and all their possible...read more