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G20/OECD Compendium of good practices on the use of open data for Anti-corruption – The Living Library
OECD: “This compendium of good practices was prepared by the OECD at the request of the G20 Anti-corruption Working Group (ACWG), to raise awareness of the benefits of open data policies and initiatives in:  fighting corruption, increasing public sector transparency and integrity, fostering econ
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Data Flow in the Smart City: Open Data Versus the Commons – The Living Library
Chapter by Richard Beckwith, John Sherry and David Prendergast in The Hackable City: “Much of the recent excitement around data, especially ‘Big Data,’ focuses on the potential commercial or economic value of data. How that data will affect people isn’t much discussed.
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The Seductive Diversion of ‘Solving’ Bias in Artificial Intelligence – The Living Library
Blog by Julia Powles and Helen Nissenbaum: “Serious thinkers in academia and business have swarmed to the A.I. bias problem, eager to tweak and improve the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence.
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When a Nudge Backfires: Using Observation with Social and Economic Incentives to Promote Pro-Social Behavior – The Living Library
Paper by Gary Bolton, Eugen Dimant and Ulrich Schmidt: “Both theory and recent empirical evidence on nudging suggests that observability of behavior acts as an instrument for promoting (discouraging) pro-social (anti-social) behavior. Our study questions the universality of these claims.
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3 days ago by marshallk
Fostering innovation in public procurement through public private partnerships – The Living Library
Paper by Nunzia Carbonara in the Journal of Public Procurement: “The prevailing view in the studies on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) is that PPPs can improve the quality and efficiency of infrastructure services and facilitates innovation in infrastructure developments.
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New possibilities for cutting corruption in the public sector – The Living Library
Rema Hanna and Vestal McIntyre at VoxDev: “In their day-to-day dealings with the government, citizens of developing countries frequently encounter absenteeism, demands for bribes, and other forms of low-level corruption.
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Library of Congress Launches Crowdsourcing Platform – The Living Library
Matt Enis at the Library Journal: “The Library of Congress (LC) last month launched crowd.loc.gov, a new crowdsourcing platform that will improve discovery and access to the Library’s digital collections with the help of volunteer transcription and tagging.
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Artificial Intelligence: Public-Private Partnerships join forces to boost AI progress in Europe – The Living Library
European Commission Press Release: “…the Big Data Value Association and euRobotics agreed to cooperate more in order to boost the advancement of artificial intelligence’s (AI) in Europe. Both associations want to strengthen their collaboration on AI in the future. Specifically by:
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Time to step away from the ‘bright, shiny things’? Towards a sustainable model of journalism innovation in an era of perpetual change – The Living Library
Paper by Julie Posetti: “The news industry has a focus problem. ‘Shiny Things Syndrome’ –obsessive pursuit of technology in the absence of clear and research-informed strategies – is the diagnosis offered by participants in this research.
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To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data – The Living Library
Mark Hansen at the New York Times: “When the Census Bureau gathered data in 2010, it made two promises. The form would be “quick and easy,” it said. And “your answers are protected by law.”
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Our bold vision for Australia’s digital future – The Living Library
Speech by Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation, Michael Keenan: ” …The job of the Australian Government is to keep Australia at the forefront of these changes and work to utilise digital advances for the good of the whole population…. This is the most exciting story in town.
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Motivating Participation in Crowdsourced Policymaking: The Interplay of Epistemic and Interactive Aspects – The Living Library
Paper by  Tanja Aitamurto and Jorge Saldivar in Proceedings of ACM Human-Computer Interaction (CSCW ’18):  “…we examine the changes in motivation factors in crowdsourced policymaking.
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