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via @MIT Tech Review This brilliant post from MIT’s technology review describes ten new technologies that are designed to address some of the most frustrating, intractable problems we face. Here are introductions to just a few: 1. Deep Learning: This … Continue reading
This excellent article by Erica Kochi, the co-lead of Tech Innovation at UNICEF, talks about creative uses of mobile phones in emerging economies like India, China and various countries in Africa, as well as the future of the mobile market … Continue reading
Reflecting on the theme of Design Public III, I had earlier blogged about the significance of civil society participation to promote an inclusive innovation culture in India. Many participants of the conclave emphasized the need for a more democratic approach … Continue reading
In India and around the globe, the economy has been moving further and further away from manufacturing and products — the so-called â€˜brick and mortarâ€™ economy — to a knowledge economy, also called the â€˜internetâ€™ or â€˜networkedâ€™ economy. Here, the … Continue reading
GOOD highlights five innovative ideas in the development sphere, including using rice husks to power generators and using SMS to verify drug authenticity: end-consumers can now scratch off a unique code from the medicine packaging and text-message it to the … Continue reading
Erik Hersman unpacks Vodafone’s recent research into how the internet is being used by mobile phone users in East Africa. The following are the types of content that are most important to consumers in East Africa, according to our interviewees: … Continue reading