Article: 16 Premises for the Decentralized Web

Civil Society, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

16 Premises for the Decentralized Web

The domain name com was added to the domain name system of the internet in 1985. Its name is derived from the word commercial, indicating its intended purpose for domains registered by commercial organizations. Later, the domain was tragically opened to general purpose use.

The following outlines premises required for a sustainable information management strategy in service of returning the World Wide Web from
the tragedy of the commons to a utility for the exchange of knowledge.

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Article: Democratising AI: Is the future of AI open source?

Digital Content, Open Source, Software

Artificial intelligence: an open source future | ITProPortalDemocratising AI: Is the future of AI open source?

To overcome the challenges posed by proprietary software, more and more AI solution providers are embracing an open-source culture. Making software freely available to a wide number of users has advantages that, over time, can make this model more profitable than keeping algorithms and data protected by copyright.

For example, in 2019 Goldman Sachs released some of the code that its traders use to analyse and manage risk on GitHub and offered additional funding to engineers who managed to build new applications using the code. The benefits of making the code available to the public far outweighed those of keeping it secret — not only can users help improve and finetune the code, Goldman Sachs will also own the intellectual property of any application built using it. It will also have the chance to be an early investor in new and promising technology.

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