Global Digital News

By GDF | A curation of articles and research on digital society issues edited by the Global Digital Foundation

Benchmarking Digital Government Strategies in MENA Countries - en

Foreword and Acknowledgements<p>Executive summary<p>Assessment and recommendations<p>Background and methodological considerations<p>An overview of the digital …

eGovernment

The Making of Nadia

Paul Shetler: master of the mainframe

Joel Tito<p>Senior Research Associate<p>Share This<p>Delivering digital government in Australia is more complex than in the UK, says @paul_shetler<br>• AI shouldn't …

Innovation

What is the role of government in the digital age?

Yasar Jarrar, Professor of Business and Global Society, Hult International Business School<p>Innovations have swept the government nomenclature over the …

Big Data

This is the technology that could help us make globalization work for everyone

Last month, global leaders in business, government, media, and technology made their annual pilgrimage to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic …

Globalization

Oracle refuses to accept pro-Google “fair use” verdict in API battle

Oracle insinuates Google was “a plagiarist” that committed “classic unfair use.”<p>Google successfully made its case to a jury last year that its use of …

Intellectual Property

The government has launched its strategy today to change the way it works. There's lots to welcome in the strategy but we believe that for the internet to work for everyone, our public, civic and business leaders need to become digital leaders.

The government has launched its strategy today to change the way it works. There is lots in the strategy to welcome, think about and debate, but at …

Leadership

Trump Can’t Stop the Globalization of Work—the Internet Will See to That

Donald Trump is promising to make America great again by keeping others out. That approach is already undermining the smidgen of tentative good will …

Here's how robots are going to change employment

ManpowerGroup, one of the world's largest jobs companies, released a report detailing how the technological revolution is going to change the …

Robots

Alibaba Group expands presence in Australia, New Zealand

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne on Saturday, its first expansion in the region as it seeks to tap growing global demand for products from the two countries.<p>The group's billionaire founder Jack Ma, who spent …

China

Only one cheer for the government’s public cloud endorsement

Last week the Government Digital Service (GDS) issued Technology Code of Practice guidance that well-executed use of public cloud services is …

Cloud Computing

Which Is Better in Class: Teacher or Machine?

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Last fall, the public school district here in Silicon Valley’s epicenter ditched its conventional sixth-grade math curriculum for a course that relied on software.<p>Behind the new program, which students accessed from Chromebooks provided by the school, was New Classrooms, a …

Education

What Happens If Net Neutrality Goes Away?

We’ll likely see new business models and video streaming products from the big ISPs if Trump removes net neutrality rules, and upstart content …

Net Neutrality

Help Us Answer: What Will the Internet Look Like in 10 Years?

What will the Internet look like in the next seven to 10 years? How will things like marketplace consolidation, changes to regulation, increases in …

Internet of Things

Data Breaches Reported During 2016 Exposed Over 4.2 Billion Records

<b>2016 broke the previous all-time high, set back in 2013, for the number of records exposed from reported data breaches.</b> Security firm, Risk Based …

Data Breach

How Technology Can Help Close the Gender Gap

What is the experience of a woman in corporate America today? She probably hears a lot about diversity initiatives from the leadership of her company, but she probably has precious little to show it, save a smattering of diversity days, mentoring programs, employee advocacy groups, and other gender …

Gender

A Good Digital Strategy Creates a Gravitational Pull

Thanks to social media, businesses need to change how they think about influence. You can control what you say in an ad, sales meeting, or company memo, but when people connect peer-to-peer, you lose direct control over what is said or done. The new challenge is how to have influence from a …

Physics

The Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People

You can be a good data scientist by sitting at your computer. After all, the job description involves poring through huge quantities of often disparate data to find insights that may prove helpful in every aspect of a business, including marketing, logistics, and human resources. It also includes …

Harvard Business Review

4 Models for Using AI to Make Decisions

Charismatic CEOs enjoy leading and inspiring people, so they don’t like delegating critical business decisions to smart algorithms. Who wants clever code bossing them around? But that future’s already arrived. At some of the world’s most successful enterprises — Google, Netflix, Amazon, Alibaba, …

Machine Learning

Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence Go Hand in Hand and Here’s Why

While many people still view artificial intelligence (AI) as just walking, talking, robots that will go around and do all your housework for you, …

Artificial Intelligence

Theresa May’s long-awaited “industrial strategy” looks a bit thin

But given some of the bad ideas that were floating around before, that may be for the best<p>SINCE standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party …

UK Politics

Internet Service Providers, Studios and Record Labels Call It Quits on Copyright Alert System

Major internet providers are ending a four-year-old system in which consumers received “copyright alerts” when they viewed peer-to-peer pirated …

Net Neutrality

Silicon Valley puts money and muscle into fighting Trump immigrant curbs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley took the lead over the weekend in corporate resistance to President Donald Trump's clampdown on immigration, financing legal opposition, criticizing the plan, as well as helping employees ensnared by his executive order.<p>In an industry that has long depended …

Silicon Valley

Forrester’s Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: 2017-2021

Forrester:As a refresh to my 2014 blog and report, here are the next 15 emerging technologies Forrester thinks you need to follow closely. We …

Innovation

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world

The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting businesses, governments, and consumers and transforming how they interact with the world. Companies are going to spend almost $5 trillion on the IoT in the next five years — and the proliferation of connected devices and massive increase in data has …

Internet of Things

Uber pays hacker US$9,000 for partner firm's bug

Russian penetration tester Vladimir Ivanov has reported a bug in anti-ransomware backup service Code42 that could have seen attackers pilfer data …

When Technology Can’t Replace Humans?!…

It’s inevitable that a machine will do most tasks, quicker, more accurately, and more cost-effective than humans, but they will always lack the human …

Robotics

AI watchdog needed to regulate automated decision-making, say experts

Algorithms can make bad decisions that have serious impacts on people’s lives, leading to calls for a third party body to ensure transparency and fairness<p>An artificial intelligence watchdog should be set up to make sure people are not discriminated against by the automated computer systems making …

Computer Science

The future of American jobs lies with the tech industry

When Donald Trump won the election, many in Silicon Valley were flummoxed: “How could a bigoted billionaire with no government experience and a twitchy Twitter trigger finger win the U.S. presidential election?” they asked themselves.<p>Liberal outlets have tried to make sense of the massive divide …

Silicon Valley