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.

WEF: Flood Data, Sensors and Disaster Mitigation

Crucial to good planning for coastal flooding is good data on existing flood routes, risks and built and natural mitigation.

Taking a lesson from nature by expanding coastal areas where flooding is likely has been proven. How data plays an essential role in evaluating and planning is the discussion intent of this posting.

These US cities are copying the Dutch approach to stopping flooding

Several US cities are building waterfront parks rather than solid sea defences to try and prevent flooding.

Amsterdam: B. Smart City Hub Opens January 2019

B. Smart City Hub plans to serve those in the waste, water, energy, last-mile delivery, smart storage, food and mobility sectors, with affordable space for assembly, packaging and distribution, according to “Silicon Canals”. Read more here.

Dutch coworking space B. Amsterdam launches B. Smart City Hub

This article will take you 2 minute(s) to read As the largest startup ecosystem in Europe for corporates, startups, entrepreneurs and educators together in both digital and physical spaces, B. Amsterdam is set to inaugurate one of a kind innovative working space called B. Smart City Hub for its members.


Energy Management with Machine Learning and Data

Machine learning, IoT and big data for energy efficiency: a use case

Cutting past the hype to the real use cases of the internet of things (IoT), big data and machine learning for the energy sector is of increasing importance. By now, stakeholders and energy market players should know the technologies are coming – re-imagining their uses to solve crucial energy challenges is the next step.