Skender Kollcaku

541 Added | 9 Magazines | 2,705 Likes | 4 Following | 13 Followers | @skenderkollcaku | Since 2002, my background is Computer Science. I am interested in understanding how Technology and related issues interacts with us.

What Would a More Ethical City Look Like?

Being a city dweller in an increasingly urbanized world will mean learning how to share space with very different people, says planner and urban scholar Richard Sennett.<p>Is your subway car packed like sardines? Does your city feel like a shopping mall? Is your community, well, not all it could be? …

Urbanism

Sensors in public spaces can help create cities that are both smart and sociable

How are smart cities meant to meet citizen needs? Big data from a network of sensors can give managers and planners a real-time, big-picture overview …

Urbanism

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

IDG Contributor Network: Natural language processing and the promise of limitless knowledge management

The significance of natural language processingNatural language processing (NLP) is currently gaining and maintaining widespread attention, generally …

Natural Language Processing

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

A hippocratic oath for artificial intelligence practitioners

Oren Etzioni Contributor<p>Oren Etzioni is CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and has been a professor at the University of Washington’s Computer Science department since 1991. He has also founded or co-founded several companies, including Farecast (sold to Microsoft in 2008) and …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t believe the hype about AI in business

To borrow a punch line from Duke professor Dan Ariely, artificial intelligence is like teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” Even though AI systems can now learn a game and beat …

Citizens must be involved and accountable in Smart Cities

<p>The Smart Cities Mission has redefined the way cities are planned and governed. For the success of the smart cities mission, it is important that …

Smart Cities
Big Data

How Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Saw Into the Future

Now 50 years old, the famously opaque science-fiction classic anticipated flat-screen technology and artificial intelligence (but no, HAL was not a spoof of IBM).<p>Fifty years ago next month, invitation-only audiences gathered in specially equipped Cinerama theaters in Washington, New York and Los …

Artificial Intelligence

We should be getting paid to use Facebook and Google

Humans generate more data on Facebook in a single day than exists in all the books ever written combined. That’s not even counting Google Search trends, Amazon and Alibaba’s shopping insights, and Microsoft’s gleanings from having Windows installed on a gazillion devices. Data, unlike gold and oil, …

'Dehumanising, impenetrable, frustrating': the grim reality of job hunting in the age of AI

The automation revolution has hit recruitment, with everything from facial expressions to vocal tone now analysed by algorithms and artificial intelligence. But what’s the cost to workforce diversity – and workers themselves?<p>According to Nathan Mondragon, finding the right employee is all about …

Artificial Intelligence

German Cities To Trial Ambitious Free Public Transport Plans

The university city of Tübingen, in southwest Germany, is testing free public transportation for all residents. Two weeks ago, the city began a two-year pilot project using its own funds to provide free rides on Saturdays.<p>For seven years, local authorities have been trying to provide unlimited …

Introducing CloudMapper: An AWS Visualization Tool

Today we are pleased to announce a new open-source tool from Duo Security for visualizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environments!Duo has a …

Cloud Computing

Government Digital Transformation: From Systems of Record to Systems of Innovation

February 14, 2018<p>Government and the digital cyclone of change<p>How can governments harness the power of digital, while mitigating risks? We identified …

Can free public transport really reduce pollution?

Germany is reportedly mulling plans for fare-free public transport. But to reduce pollution, it might be better off investing in improved services …

Can an Entire City Run on the Blockchain?

By Samantha Radocchia, Co-Founder at Chronicled (2015-present). Originally published on Quora.<p>With over 83 million passengers traveling through Dubai …

Smart Cities

Can Big Tech Companies Find A Way To Reward Users For Their Data?

Our input is what enables technologists to build AI systems. So instead of the Googles and Facebooks of the world mining our data for free, can we create an open marketplace that rewards our contributions?<p>If you think online services like Facebook and Google are really free, think again. They come …

Artificial Intelligence

The Importance Of Humans In Digital Transformation

A few years ago, experts were trumpeting that the future is mobile, and they weren’t wrong. Some of the world’s most successful new apps and business …

Artificial Intelligence

Designing vehicle-sharing networks

The proliferation of smartphones, vehicle-sharing apps, and traffic sensors has amounted to a wealth of data that can be used to provide insight for …

Carsharing

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

Internet of Things
Microservices

The Connected Street of the Future

In a recent conversation with New York City's chief technology officer, Miguel Gamiño, I asked, "What's your vision for a truly smart city? What will …

Smart Cities

Unifying the Data Warehouse, Data Lake, and Data Marketplace

There was a time when developing a data warehouse was sufficient to quench the thirst for data, reporting, and analytics of most business users. Not …

Have a case of dirty data? Treat it with a dose of Data Transformation

What great terms – “Dirty” and “Ugly” data. The descriptions are damning, suggesting something that should never be seen, let alone experienced. If …

MicroStrategy puts organizations on the Intelligent Enterprise path

MicroStrategy unveiled the Intelligent Enterprise map at its annual user conference taking place in Las Vegas this week. The map is designed to put …

Big Data

Deep Inside the Global City - e-flux Architecture - e-flux

1<p>See, for instance, in major cities, the aggressive buying of property, often left unused. Saskia Sassen, "Who owns our cities – and why this urban …

Urbanism

How smart cities can create smarter societies

THE concept of a smart city is one that is emerging gradually as the technologies which make up the whole become more widespread, better understood, …

Smart Cities

The Most Important Skill In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

No doubt each of us has come in contact with Artificial Intelligence (AI) — whether it is by shopping online and seeing ‘suggested for you’ products, or ads popping up in your Facebook feed, or at the bank when we are making a check deposit at the ATM. Other industries, ranging from health to …

Artificial Intelligence