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How open government can turn evil thanks to big data and machine learning

The New Yorker recently published an insightful article called „We Know How You Feel - Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait.“, which discusses the potential of machine learning and big data. The author tells the story of how advanced facial recognition has developed.

The role of data in social innovation

To get from A to B in a city the choices are stark: Public transport, taxi, your own car or bike. If you think that is a lot then skip till the end of this post. But if you are like me, always trying to find the best way to get to places and normally none of the options above satisfy you, then continue reading.

Introduction to Open and social Innovation and how to get started

This article was originally published in the GIZ publication "10 trends in open innovation - How to leverage social media for new forms of cooperation".

7 lessons learnt in five years of citizen participation & civic innovation

For the past 5 years I have been involved in a number of web civic engagement projects. I have seen as many successes as failures, which in one way or another have always been a lesson.