Posts By Gary Berg-Cross

Towards a broader concept of public-private partnerships:

Public-private partnerships (PPP)is a hot topic now as government at all levels redouble efforts to find practical and affordable solutions to society’s many pressing social and community problems. PPPs seem to represent a relatively painless way to share the effort, leverage resources and provide win-win situations. And there is concrete progress. For example the Obama’sRead… Read more »

Mike Loukides on “What is data science?”

Mike Loukides posted a blog What is data science? on It’s a naural to preceed the publication by O’Reilly of “Making Data Work: Practical Applications of Data Science”. In summary his message is that the “future belongs to the companies and people that turn data into products.” A few of his points and discussionRead… Read more »

Crowd sourcing artificial life and its ethical issues

Government and the private sector had a famous competion to see who could map the human genome. Now we have social media helping both with runnaway oil in the Gulf area. People are providing observations and also solution ideas for the crisis. For example, has been setup to help. The site was developed withRead… Read more »