In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Michael Bernstein, a computer scientist at Stanford University, explores how to harness crowdsourcing to tackle daunting challenges.
Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? is a report published by Federal Trade Commission on January 2016, based on the information collected during a public workshop which was held on September 2014.
According to this report, four discrete phases can be identified during the transformation process of “little” data to “big” data: (1) collection; (2) compilation and consolidation; (3) analysis; and (4) use.
As part of the US National Day of Civic Hacking, the Institute for the Future (IFTF) created Citizens Make the Future, a map to help frame the conversation around the next decade’s most significant opportunities and challenges in civic governance.
SciCast is a research project run by George Mason University to forecast the outcomes of key issues in science and technology. SciCast is based on the idea that the collective wisdom of an informed and diverse group is often more accurate at forecasting the outcome of events than that of one individual expert.
A new report by Professor Brabham, for IBM Center for The Business of Government, tries to categorize some of the new government crowdsourcing cases into a four-part, problem-based typology, encouraging government leaders and public administrators to consider these open problem-solving techniques as a way to engage the public and tackle difficult policy and administrative tasks more effectively and efficiently using online communities.
“The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming up To Solve Society’s Toughest Problems,” (September 17, 2013; Harvard Business Review Press) by Deloitte’s William Eggers and Paul Macmillan explores how public and private sectors are converging to solve today’s most urgent social problems.
Warren Karlenzig, President of Common Current, a company which is working on urban sustainability master planning and similar issues, spoke at TEDx Mission on how cities are using collective intelligence approaches to address climate change and climate change adaptation.