democracy

DAOs can Scale to Meet Our Challenges

After corporations and our democracies, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) promise to scale even further our ability to coordinate and to organize. The objective is to achieve our goals in a transparent and accountable manner, and in a flat partecipative structure that doesn’t depend on the infallibility of anyone at the top. The concept of DAO …

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Collective Intelligence

We take advantage every day of our collective intelligence in order to keep pace with the evolution of a complex world, using the tools that civilization has built over thousands of years. These tools allowed us to organize ever larger groups of people in ways that increasingly leverage their best abilities, instead of just ordering …

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Democratizing Access to Artificial Intelligence

The benefits of AI can spread widely through a novel approach by Neuromation, leveraging the decentralized hardware infrastructure of blockchain to generate data for deep learning applications. The recent explosion of concrete and widespread applications of Artificial Intelligence is due to the availability of ever more powerful hardware platforms and sophisticated algorithms, coupled with very …

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Larry Lessig on Barack Obama and the Architecture of Participation

At ETech last week in San Diego I had the privilege to sit down with Larry Lessig after his keynote, and chat about his endorsement of Barack Obama, why he thinks he will be a great President, and about the best use of technology to enhance active participation in the political process. Here is the …

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Endorsing Barack Obama

The changes necessary to keep our societies aligned with the needs of a desirable future can only be accomplished by those who belong to that future. Barack Obama is a choice for a desirable future. It also helps that, according to the Washington Post’s political compass survey, my views are strongly aligned with his. The …

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Vodafone’s censorware hits Italian political discourse

The printed edition of the ‘Corriere della Sera‘ has an article today about the unintended side effects of the site filtering system that Vodafone put in place recently to supposedly protect minors from adult materials while browsing the web using the Vodafone Live! application suite. As reported in Italian by Stefano, the author of Quinta’s …

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