The Why: COVID19 is currently spreading exponentially, in a mostly unchecked fashion, throughout the world. Infection doubling rates are as high as 2-3 days. Under simplistic models, such unchecked growth means the disease infects most of the world in months.
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.
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.
A cornerstone to reducing deployment friction in Smart Cities IoT networks, sensors and applications is an outreach program to Citizens and other stakeholders.
Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront.
How should the NIST Data blueprint address privacy, innovation, Open Data? Sidewalk Labs has revealed part of their plan for smart city development in Toronto.
Expansive public spaces, roads that can change in colour and use, and buildings that act as open malls are some of the design ideas Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs shared in a public meeting Tuesday evening, as part of the consultation process for its proposed “smart city” development on Toronto’s waterfront.
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It is interesting to see how concerned tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have become about user privacy. Of course, we know that the impetus for this drive for confidentiality comes primarily from the fallout surrounding the Cambridge Analytica…