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By Dane Burkholder on 29 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy

In the coming years, increasingly sophisticated big data analytics techniques will enable advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies. However, at least in the short term, AI and big data analytics (BDA) will not completely replace the need for humans in business or finance.

By Dane Burkholder on 22 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, E-tools

Big data is high-volume, high-velocity, high-variety, and high-veracity data generated by digital devices. Over the past decade, efforts to harness this data for predictive purposes have increased dramatically in all areas of society, including the private, public, and civil sectors. Big data analytics has largely been used for three main goals: more effective marketing, increased internal connectivity, and enhanced efficiency.

By on 16 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

Digital devices play an increasingly central role in many people's lives and analogue tools are becoming quickly outdated. Phone books, travel agencies, and taxi companies are becoming obsolete with the advent of mobile phones, Airbnb, Uber, and countless other online solutions. With the advent of the Internet of Things, not only are our obvious digital devices – phones, tablets, and laptops – becoming linked to the Internet, but so are our formerly analogue tools – doors, fridges, and thermostats.

By on 09 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy

Throughout history, humanity has relied on different critical resources. Oil was one such resource, which spurred economic growth, as well as conflicts over access and control.

By on 10 Jan, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Internet Governance

...the coming year may well be remembered
as a turning point in US and world history.
Joseph Stiglitz

 

By on 16 Dec, 2016 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, Webinars

Our December WebDebate focused on knowledge management and data diplomacy and the mind-set and skills that the next generation of diplomats needs in order to be effective in these areas. One of the key functions of diplomacy is to generate, manage, and use knowledge (Hocking & Melissen, 2015, p. 34).

By on 15 Oct, 2013 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, E-Diplomacy, Webinars

This is a digest of the advanced diplomatic webinar: 'Big data and cyberdiplomats: 'Big opportunities or big problems?' held on October 10, 2013 by Mr. Francesco Vitali.

By on 10 Jun, 2013 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, E-Diplomacy

"Open Data is a simple concept. Organisations holding datasets should place them online, in machine-readable formats, and under licenses that let anyone re-use them. Advocates explain that this brings a myriad of benefits.

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