The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

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Giulio Coraggio: Who is liable for blockchain?

26/05/2016 - 09:05
Blockchain is “the most important invention since the Internet itself” according to Marc Andreeseen, but if illegal activities are perpetrated through blockchain, who is liable? According to the Bank of England, blockchain is “a technology that allows people who don’t know each other to trust a shared record of events“. The main peculiarity...

Vain Srimaneekulroj: he Internet of Things Hack Day, a 12-hour marathon, saw the most innovative IT solutions this side of the globe

26/05/2016 - 07:25
The words "everything is connected" has never been quite as literal or accurate as at the Amazon Web Services Internet of Things Hack Day, a 12-hour tech marathon that saw teams of skilled programmers...

Megan Crouse: The Ethics Of Design And The Internet Of Things

26/05/2016 - 07:22
Imagine a smart city. Maybe you have a favorite city in mind that could manage its traffic in a better. Maybe the smart city you imagine is more futuristic, inspired by a video game. As real-world artificial intelligence becomes more heavily discussed (and, for some, closer to reality), people begin to ask: where is the “soul” in the...

Bruce Harpham: How the Internet of Things improves air travel

26/05/2016 - 07:20
Air travel has come a long way since the dark days of 2001. Security remains a concern, but the industry is paying increasing attention to innovation and customer service, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are playing a big role in efforts to make aviation more efficient and improve the passenger experience. As the...

Luciano Floridi: On Human Dignity as a Foundation for the Right to Privacy

25/05/2016 - 15:51
On 14 April 2016, the European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The expression “human dignity” appears only once, in Article 88, which indicates that rules “shall include suitable and specific measures to safeguard the data subject’s human dignity [my italics], legitimate...

Workshop on: Collective Adaptation in Very Large Scale Ubicomp: Towards a Superorganism of Wearables

25/05/2016 - 13:36
Workshop at Ubicomp 2016: September 13, 2016 • Submission Deadline: June 7th, 2016 • Notification of Acceptance: June 21st, 2016 • Camera Ready Version: June 28th, 2016 The 3rd workshop (after the 2014 WS in Seattle and the 2015 WS in Osaka...

Charlotte Macken: Calling all makers, hackers and users: help create the world’s first open source wheelchair

25/05/2016 - 11:52
Across the globe, millions of people who need wheelchairs don’t have one or don’t have one that’s suitable for their needs. Hack On Wheels is building an online community to fix this problem by creating open source designs focused on...

Niall Hunt:The benefit of human experience

25/05/2016 - 11:47
Putting a sensor on something doesn’t make it an IoT product, says Claro Partners’ Chris Massot. Instead, you need to focus on the benefits and experience it brings to a customer today. “We should be focusing on technology as an enabler for an experience and not just technology for technology’s sake,” Claro Partners partner Chris Massot says. “Engineers,...

Come Carpentier: ‘Must decolonise scientific education for progress’

25/05/2016 - 10:24
...Things flow through time, which, as the Indian medieval scholar Sriharsha pointed out, cannot itself flow unless there is a second time to flow into and so on ad infinitum.  The replacement of Newton’s metaphysics by Indic epistemological categories leads to a reformulation of the...

Thinfilm and Hopsy Deliver “Smart Beer” to the Craft Brew Market

25/05/2016 - 10:18
OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) (OSE: THIN.OL; OTCQX: TFECY), a global leader in printed electronics and smart systems, today announced a partnership with Hopsy, the USA’s first local craft beer marketplace and beer delivery service. The two companies will...

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