On November 13, entrepreneurs, government and civil society came together in London at Open Up!, an open government conference sponsored by the Omidyar Network and the UK Department for International Development, in association with Wired magazine. Omidyar Network partner Stephen King views the conference as an opportunity for thought leaders from different sectors “to discuss […]
IN BRIEF: The collection and combination of massive datasets is revolutionizing our ability to model and predict individual human behavior. On the whole, such analyses hold promise for improving global socioeconomic outcomes but also raise troublesome privacy and civil liberty concerns.
Clay Shirky – social media theorist – reflecting on applying open source organizing and version-ing control tools like GitHub to further democratic participation or to write parliamentary bills: “I’d love to tell you that the fact that open-source programmers have worked this out means that innovation is inevitable. …It’s not. Part of the problem is […]