LWL #19 The Dispute Over 5G

Andrés Lozano, Maria Antonia Bravo, Maria Camila Gomez Sep 12 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #19 China and the United States are the biggest adversaries on the dispute over who will control one of the main technological advances in recent history: 5G, or fifth generation cellular network technology. 5G promises to connect everything. As Will Knight from the MIT Technology Review points out, these technologies “will replace cable connections and open the … Read More

Partnership Announcement: Data-Pop Alliance and CIAT

Maria Antonia Bravo, Valentina Casasbuenas Aug 13 2019 News

Partnership Announcement: Data-Pop Alliance and CIAT The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the  world’s leading research consortium in agri-food systems, nutrition security, and the reduction of poverty, has partnered with Data-Pop Alliance to explore  how e-learning and Big Data can be leveraged for digital agriculture and climate change. Through … Read More

LWL #18 Algorithmic Bias and the Gender Gap

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Jul 02 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #18 A recent article by Wang et al studies gender trends in computer science authorship, revealing that, “if current trends continue, parity between the number of male and female authors will not be reached in this century”. Although examining the proportion of female authorship over time only captures one of the many facets of representation in academia, … Read More

Resumen del curso de capacitación DPA y CEPAL, “Big data, economía digital y desarrollo sostenible” realizado en Santo Domingo, RD, 9-11 de abril, 2019

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Apr 15 2019 Blog

Data-Pop Alliance dirigió un taller de formación profesional sobre “Big Data, Economía Digital y Desarrollo Sostenible” en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana del 9 al 11 de abril, 2019, en alianza con la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe de las Naciones Unidas (NU CEPAL) y la Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). Este taller hizo parte de un programa … Read More

Transformando país a través del Big Data

Maria Antonia Bravo, Valentina Casasbuenas Apr 02 2019 Blog

A continuación presentamos el proyecto de Diseño e Implementación de la Estrategia de Big Data para el Estado Colombiano realizado por MIT y Data-Pop Alliance desde el 2017, para la Dirección de Proyectos Estratégicos de iNNpulsa, entidad que promueve la innovación, el emprendimiento y el desarrollo empresarial para el fortalecimiento de la competitividad en Colombia. El surgimiento de tecnologías como … Read More

LWL #17 Green Tech: The Sustainability Conundrum

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Mar 14 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #17 As a data-driven organization, we dwell in the techno-scientific world, leveraging research, capacity building and community engagement around topics such as machine learning and AI to drive a people-centered Big Data revolution. Although sustainable development is one of the main drivers of our work, we know how large the environmental footprint of technology can be. Technology … Read More

World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18)

Maria Antonia Bravo Feb 05 2019 News

“Making Measurement Matter” Dr. Emmanuel Letouzé World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-18) December 10-12, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland In the presentation titled “Making Measurement Matter”, Emmanuel Letouzé, Director of Data-Pop Alliance and of the OPAL project, discusses the role, limits and requirements of measurement for development. In particular, he asks whether – and how much impact – measuring has … Read More

LWL #16 AI For Social Good

Maria Antonia Bravo, Natalie Grover Feb 05 2019 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #16 Google’s “AI for Social Good” initiative launched on October 2018, aiming to drive the adoption of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for public good”. Beyond the buzzword, how can we define this emerging field? In this week’s Links We Like we take a closer look at projects and research that use AI for sustainable development and social good … Read More