Quantum computing, data protection, platforms to facilitate collaboration. The trends in Abierto al Público this past year reveal the search for tools and networks that are faster, more open and hyper-connected. Find out what other themes stood out.
We close 2019 with a greater sense of reflection. Not only is it the end of a year, the world also closes a decade. It also marks five years of the Abierto al Público blog. And at the IDB, we celebrate 60 years as a development partner in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Even so, in different parts of the region and among the international community there is increased awareness of the work that remains to reach collective goals of sustainable and inclusive development. Only 10 years remain for the achievement of the sustainable development goals. In several cities, civil society has drawn attention to the problem areas where the promise of progress has lagged behind, by way of example, a specific demand for information on climate change.
However, there are dedicated people at all levels who are working collaboratively, with a commitment to open their knowledge, share their experience and learn from others. While technology moves us at an increasingly rapid pace and changes happen exponentially, these open knowledge champions continue to foster a growing set of tools and collective networks that can strengthen the co-creation of solutions to the shared, complex challenges that characterize our world.
In a way, the most popular articles of the year characterize this context. Continue reading:
The most popular articles published in 2019
Quantum computing is coming; and is likely set to disrupt many current technologies, especially for example, those governing the authentication, exchange and secure storage of data. In this article, we compare the basics of traditional computing and quantum computing; and we also begin to explore its application in other related areas.
2) Artificial intelligence: basic concepts and applications in development
Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science present in the dialogue about the future of several fields. This article explores both technical and social changes associated with advances in artificial intelligence, with the purpose of sharing practical information, so that more and more people have the opportunity to learn about this technology and collaborate in its application.
“We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Taking the digital transformation into account, cities in Latin America and the Caribbean must be prepared to generate, analyze and disseminate urban data. However, many times our partners do not have the necessary tools to make their daily work more efficient. To address this reality, the IDB has developed the Open Urban Planning Toolbox, a a set of open-source implementations to support every step of the urban planning process, from early design to implementation and evaluation. of projects. They are available in through the IDB’s Code for Development initiative.
Before 2018, several Latin American countries had already established some measures and policies for the protection of personal data. However, GDPR’s entry into force triggered various reforms to privacy laws, and many Latin American countries have decided to raise their personal data protection standards to comply with those established in the EU regulation. We highlight several examples in this article.
The most searched: open tools for the co-creation of solutions
As we looked into the stats, it was revealed that these articles published in years past were again very relevant for thousands of our readers. We take it as a clear signaling of a shared desire to contribute and organize more robust dialogues between different actors, to facilitate collaboration and build solutions together. (Articles in Spanish)
- Cuatro plataformas gratuitas para gestionar comunidades virtuales
- Seis herramientas para facilitar los debates en Internet
- Seis plataformas abiertas de financiamiento para emprendedores
It is worth acknowledging that the resource landscape has changed a lot since the moment when these articles were originally published. However, the demand to learn about tools of this style is evident. We will work with our authors and readers to build more up-to-date information on these topics in the coming months.
Our sincere thanks
From the editorial team, we sincerely thank each person who has contributed their knowledge, participation and collaboration with this community. We hope that this blog is a space of exchange and usefulness that provides knowledge, learning and enjoyable and relevant tools for all who work in the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean, both locally and internationally. Happy holidays and a happy new year. See you in 2020.