The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
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Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data. Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning, neural networks, internet of things, smart cities, cryptocurrencies...
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Four and a Half Types of NoSQL Databases

Four and a Half Types of NoSQL Databases | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Relational database management systems (RDBMSs) have essentially obliterated every other database technology along the way, including object-oriented, Information Management System (IMS) and object-relational. But NoSQL continues to persist, because there is clearer differentiation and benefits for workloads that RDBMS offerings can’t handle well.
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Instrumenting the #smartcity, one parking space at a time

Instrumenting the #smartcity, one parking space at a time | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Adding sensors to a city can make living there easier, as Xerox and Los Angeles found when they developed a dynamic pricing tool for on-street parking.

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luiy's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:12 AM

Instrumented cities are about a lot more than using CCTV to monitor streets. They're about using technology to make peoples' lives easier: making cities attractive places to live. In my home city of London I use the sensor network built into its public transport system to know when the next train or bus is due - and to navigate alternate routes in the event of traffic disruption.


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Where next for the programme? Once you've got the data, it needs to be more widely available - and if you're trying to encourage improved parking usage it needs to be in the hands of the people trying to park. There's no point having to look at a meter to see how much it will cost, you need to be able to plan where to park in advance if you're going to encourage sustainable use of the system. That's why the next step is a parking app for smartphones and the web; with a longer term vision of merged parking and traffic information.

 

That's the future of the instrumented smart city: making the information it gathers available to citizens, to help them make better decisions, not leaving it in silos that might get analyzed someday. It's all part of the other side of the ubiquitous computing future: access to contextual information (or as I often call it, 'right time information'; the right information to the right person at the right time so they can make the right decision for the right outcome.).


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Affinitomics

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(Replaced by ai•mojo™) Transforms WordPress into a hyper-relevant, context aware and intelligent powerhouse.
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