Predictive policing is a concept that has been emerging over the course of the last few years that brings together crime analytics tools, crime fighting technology, intelligence-lead policing, etc. to provide agencies with the insights they need to develop strategies and tactics to reduce crime. It’s about centralizing what they already know about crime and coupling that with other information (including an officer’s experience and knowledge) and analyzing it to be able to “predict” where and when crime is likely to occur.
Wagner Philanthropy and Wagner+ invite you to learn how the intersection between technology and philanthropy is transforming public service! Join the discussion with our panelists:
- Ben Lamson, Co-founder, We Did It
- Miriam Altman, Co-founder, Kinvolved
Tuesday, November 19th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Mulberry Conference Room - Puck Building
Research for a brainstorming session? Yes. Good ideas are worth their weight in gold. So let’s get rich.
Which is not quite a floating data center for the dystopian future we hoped it would be.
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You’re probably used to hearing about drones as these scary, deadly things causing chaos in Pakistan, but the scientific community is actually pretty pumped up about the technology. Why wouldn’t they be? Drones can makes 3D maps of mountains.
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In this way we get “brain hubs,” places that contribute an outsized portion of the GDP and generate an unreasonable number of patents. This capital-ization has pretty far-reaching effects: the more high-tech, high-powered folks you have in a place, the more similarly gifted people will be attracted to moving there—and all these jobs actually generate more jobs. Moretti says that a high-tech job actually creates something like 10 service sector gigs.
Bad habits are not only detrimental to the people that are chained to them, but can also be annoying for others. Acting as a digital swear jar, a new app from Romania — Social Rehub — collects money every time users blaspheme, or commit any other bad habit decided by their friends. READ MORE…
Technology to me does two things: it increases the velocity of communication and increases the number of people who can participate. That’s it. That’s really all technology for our entire history has ever done.
Organized by LinkedIn, DevelopHer is the only Silicon Valley hackathon that is exclusively for women. Now in its second year, DevelopHer sprung out of LinkedIn’s Hackdays, which bring engineers in cities across the country together for coding competitions. The first DevelopHer had about 70 participants—this year, the number jumped dramatically because the event (held October 25th and 26th) was timed to coincide with TechWomen, a U.S. State Department mentorship initiative that brings female STEM leaders from Africa and the Middle East to the U.S.