Next Generation Internet
Shaping the European Commission’s strategy for the future of the Internet
NGI Policy Summit 2020
We are very excited to announce the NGI Policy Summit 2020, hosted by the City of Amsterdam and the European Commission's Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative.
Can Cities Be Guardians of Digital Rights?Everybody who’s professionally involved in technology in cities and communities agrees that the debate on digital rights has moved beyond the implementation of smart technologies. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) turned ‘Privacy’ into a hot topic, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal catapulted the debate on ethical use of data high up the political […]
Predicting future trends from past novelty: Trend estimation on social mediaSignificant developments of internet technologies are being made across a wide range of fields – breakthroughs that will undoubtedly have a profound impact on society and be highly disruptive in nature. Given the importance of these technological developments, insights into emerging technology trends can be of great value for governments and policy-makers to be able […]
Mapping the tech world with text-mining: Part 1.Introduction As part of the NGI Forward project, DELab UW is supporting the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet initiative with identifying emerging technologies and social issues related to the Internet. Our team has been experimenting with various natural language processing methods to discover trends and hidden patterns in different types of online media. You may find our tools and presentations at https://fwd.delabapps.eu. […]
New Horizons in Search – workshop blogOn November 13th, the NGI Forward project (the NGI’s initiative’s Policy Lab) held an expert workshop on the topic of search and discovery in the Atelier de Tanneurs in Brussels. This workshop brought together over 30 invited experts from across Europe to reflect on the future of internet search, and help shape the European Commission’s […]
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Anticipatory regulation frameworkRegulatory systems are increasingly struggling to cope with the nature and speed of technological change. In this report we show how, through changes in practice, regulators and governments can become more anticipatory in their approach to disruptive emerging technologies and innovation. Download the report here Adopting these principles may require regulators to develop, or further […]
Exploring an NGI TrustmarkTrustmarks are a well-established mechanism which help consumers make more informed decisions about the goods and services they buy. We all know the fairtrade stamp on our bananas, trust environmental certifications, and value Better Business Bureau stickers. Where we haven’t seen the trustmark used much yet, or at least not very effectively, is within the […]
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Collective Intelligence Design Playbook (beta)Nesta have developed a Collective Intelligence playbook to help you design and deliver a collective intelligence project. Collective intelligence is created when people work together, often with the help of technology, to mobilise a wider range of information, ideas and insights to address a social challenge. Although people have been working together since the dawn […]
When mind meets machine: harnessing collective intelligence for EuropeCollective intelligence (CI) has emerged in the last few years as a new field, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organisations and societies to harness the intelligence of many people, and things, on a huge scale. It is a rapidly evolving area, encompassing everything from citizen science to open […]
Interview with Audrey TangIn 2014, Audrey Tang was a software programmer dedicated to reforming the Taiwanese government as part of the Sunflower Movement. Now Taiwan’s digital minister, for more than two years Tang has introduced digital governance to the country, allowing citizens to crowdsource laws via the online platform vTaiwan. Here, Tang – a self-described “conservative anarchist” – speaks about the future of democracy, radically transparent governments, and fact-checking robots.
Interview with Olivier BringerOlivier Bringer is Head of Unit at the European Commission, and in charge of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative. Here, he talks about the initiative’s vision for a human-centric internet, the balance between regulation and innovation, and his predictions for the future.
NGI FORUMReshaping the Internet through Collective and Networked Intelligence The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative aims to foster a vibrant open Human-centric Internet movement that links research, policy and society for the creation of a better Internet – an Internet that respects fundamental values of privacy, participation and diversity. The NGI Forum is the flagship annual event that […]
The social promises of the blockchainInnovation always has a deep impact on society, new processes or technologies can completely transform existing systems and ways of working. But how can we ensure that innovation has a positive impact on today’s society? How can we make sure we achieve the revolutionary promises offered by emerging technologies? How do we identify real opportunities […]
Data science tools for technology mappingTechnological developments play an important role in shaping virtually all aspects of life, from work and leisure to democracy and social cohesion. As technologies like AI grow in importance, and impact, even small issues can create huge challenges: from algorithmic biases to the collection of personal data, negative externalities can easily reach a critical scale. […]
Is regulation Europe’s competitive advantage?Europe could lead the way in creating a regulatory regime that stimulates innovation