Data Exchanges

Should Data Exchanges be based on free or open data? As many of you may know, Open is different from Free. Open software, for example, refers to reading software source code. Free software allows you to use the software for free.  Data can be Open or Free, or both.

We discuss the cost of providing Free data in a world where more and more data is being produced. New business models are evolving for Open Data that encourage use, innovation, and business model development and preserve the rights of innovators and data users as well as those who provide the data.

Smart Data Exchange Will Enhance Smart Cities – DZone IoT

When it comes to smart city innovation, it’s arguable that most use cases are not that exciting to the average resident. A connected garbage bin, traffic light or parking meter is not going to cause applause and adoration for city officials at least in the first instance.

Parking Policy is Hot

Suddenly, Everyone Wants to Talk About Parking

What’s the most emotional topic in transportation? According to Donald Shoup, it’s parking. “Thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex, the most primitive part of the brain responsible for making snap judgments about flight-or-flight issues, such as how to avoid being eaten,” Shoup writes in the introduction to his new book, Parking and the City (Planner’s Press, Routledge, 2018).

Innovation and Investment in Startups: Innovators Needed

Today’s investment and innovation environment in the US is not producing business startups. The US is in a 13 year slump. Tap into Innovation at the GCTC Expo this year in July and network with some of the most inspired people.

U.S. startups are in a surprising 13-year slump

The decline has stripped the economy of one of its most vibrant engines of wage and productivity growth.

 

NIST GCTC Expo Registration Available

We’re on track in the Data Supercluster for an exciting Expo event. Check out the details at the NIST GCTC Expo web site and sign up. Its free to attend, but you must register.

Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo

In 2019, Global City Teams Challenge brings you the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3) Expo, co-hosted by NIST and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).

Data Care Act of 2018

Recent work at the US National Congressional level to ‘establish duties for online service providers with respect to end-user data that such providers collect and use’.

Consider the statement by Facebook: you “own all of the contact and information you post on Facebook” and “can control how it is shared.” Do you? The statement implies Facebook enacts how you’d like to share your data on your behalf – they have primary control over how your data is shared. Does this imply accountability on Facebook’s part? How is that measured? Proven? Are derivative data defined? Do you control derived data on your interaction with Social Media companies?

Smart City Feature: “New York City Data At Work” article

As we deep-dive global cities working to create value from data, we’re sharing city data portals among the Data Supercluster membership. Community leaders and other stakeholders may find key metrics to refine products, form Action Clusters, rally and reach out to Citizens.

Introduction – NYC Data at Work: 2018 Open Data for All Report

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Action Cluster Smart City Challenge: Mitigating Food Waste

In America, 40% of food is wasted. This is an astounding number. The Data Supercluster is examining how today’s waste stream management build environment might share data relevant to food waste. Is enough data available but hidden today? Can inferences from grocery and restaurant purchases drive data models that support food waste metrology?

A call for an Action Cluster to investigate methods to measure food waste, take action to mitigate food waste and measure results will be announced soon. To create your own Action Cluster in the Data Supercluster, use the NIST GCTC Action Cluster worksheet/application form.

Acton Clusters will have an opportunity to present periodically to the broader membership of the GCTC, Community Leaders and other stakeholders. EPA Information on Food Waste

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste [Official Trailer]

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

AI/Machine Learning Quality Improvements for Conferencing

The Data Supercluster uses several teleconferencing packages. We’ll be using the excellent free Mac app from Krisp. The system respects privacy by processing audio at your local computer, not in the cloud, breaking an on-going tradition. We talk about risks to privacy in cloud-based services, elsewhere on this website.

Kiisp free download for Mac can be found here, along with a guide to integrating it with conferencing package ‘Zoom’.

How to Get Started with Zoom for Mac Users – krisp blog

Hey Mac user, wanna get started with Zoom? You’re in the right place! Zoom claims to be the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. So no wonder you will get an invitation from a colleague.