Innochat Archive

Organization for Innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

If innovation is so important, how do we organize ourselves to enable innovation to happen effectively?

How Safe Are Your Algorithms?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

In a Turing Lecture earlier this year, Ben Shneiderman described the problems cause by unsafe algorithms, and proposed a solution. Let's discuss this issue and whether this solution makes sense in the context of how safety issues are handled.

Automation in Journalism

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Recently, Ken Gordon, @quickmuse, of this chat wrote about the uptake of Artificial Intelligence in journalism, in this post on the innochat Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/innochat/permalink/664823340370019/

The Bicycle is 200!

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

It is 200 years (and 3 days) since the first reported ride on the invention which became known as the bicycle. Its adoption has been extremely widespread. What can we learn from the bicycle as an innovation?

Electronic voting - why not.

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Why not vote over the Internet? As digital facilities are available for increasing numbers of purposes, why not vote electronically in elections? Or is voting on area that requires special consideration.

Digital Systems Maturity

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Are digital systems ready for the purposes to which they are being put? Is their capability, including their range of behaviour, their resilience, functionality, performance, security, etc. up to the tasks for which they are being used?

What happens without innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 25, 2017

"Innovation is essential", we hear! But is it? How important can innovation be when many people seem to think of it as optional?

Responsibilities for Risks of Innovations

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 18, 2017

Any innovation has risks. Who is responsible for managing them?

Recent ransomware attacks have illustrated the risks of operating information systems connected to the Internet. Operation of safe systems requires customers to follow procedures, including management of passwords and updating products to maintain their effectiveness, including their safety.

How are the responsibilities for managing the risks of innovations split between vendor and customer?

Adoption of Digital Currencies

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 11, 2017

The developments in applications of technology to payments, accounting, and finance are many and various. Some are replacements of existing necessary facilities with their digital equivalents by existing vendors. But others are more exotic and attract new vendors. Among those, digital currencies have attracted much interest.

Innovation existentialist and/or essentialist

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, May 04, 2017

Apple is frequently identified as one of the most innovative companies, but different organizations organize their innovation in different ways.

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