Article: Open Banking: why this risky pursuit is the key to accelerating Fintech innovation

Money, Open Governance

Open Banking: why this risky pursuit is the key to accelerating Fintech innovation

The Fintech landscape in Southeast Asia has grown tremendously over the last 10 years. For one, Open Banking, which was initially perceived as a good-to-have, has now become essential due to many industry factors, such as a booming e-commerce industry and a large growth in cross-border business activities.

Open Banking, in layman terms, is the “opening up” of banks to external vendors and developers. This creates a controlled, and in most cases, regulated access for Third-Party Providers to make use of banking services and customer-permissioned data — services and data which would previously have been siloed behind secured servers and legacy systems.

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Article: Amazon Web Services exec talks interoperability lessons from the past year

Cures, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Amazon Web Services exec talks interoperability lessons from the past year

The biggest barrier to physicians having the most complete medical history for their patients at every point of patient care is the lack of interoperability among information systems. This prevents electronic health records and data from other systems from following a patient.

A manual, time-consuming process is required to bring this information together. However, this is one of those pivotal moments when the healthcare industry has an opportunity to take what has been learned over the last year and identify and fix the underlying problems that plague the healthcare and life sciences community, said Pat Combes, worldwide technical leader, healthcare and life sciences, at Amazon Web Services.

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Article: Why AWS Could Own the Future of Quantum Computing

Hardware, Open Manufacturing

Why AWS Could Own the Future of Quantum Computing

We often talk about future leadership in quantum computing by way of hardware innovation but if (or when) the technology suddenly takes off, the real differentiator will be accessibility and service. That might take an approach that is multi-platform with a defined pricing, support, and security model and while quantum startups can handle physics, building global front-end services is a different ballgame.

Amazon Web Services already knows how this story goes from its experiences building a multi-platform mega-platform for machine learning and expects the same lessons could carry forward for early quantum computing.

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Article: Open Source Joins Efforts to Create Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

Cures, Drugs, Open Health, Procedures (Medical)

Open Source Joins Efforts to Create Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

Some 400 million patients worldwide are affected by more than 7,000 rare diseases; yet treatments for rare genetic diseases remain an underserved area. More than 95 percent of rare diseases do not have an approved treatment, and new treatments are estimated to cost more than $1 billion.

Sanath Ramesh created the RareCamp project and the OpenTreatments Foundation to enable patients to create gene therapies for rare genetic diseases and then work with their doctors and nonprofit organizations to develop drugs. The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is helping those efforts succeed.

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Article: Open & Agile Smart Cities partners with AWS to help cities share open data

Cities, Innovation, Open Space

Open & Agile Smart Cities partners with AWS to help cities share open data

The cloud platform provider becomes the latest company to join the network’s Enterprise Partnership Programmed to implement its interoperability mechanisms.

The Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) global network of cities and communities is collaborating with cloud platform provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) to implement its Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs), which enable cities to exchange solutions and share open data. AWS is the latest company to partner with the organization under its Enterprise Partnership programmed.

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Article: Amazon Forks Elasticsearch Rebranding It as OpenSearch

Access, Document, Open Decision-Support, Research

Amazon Forks Elasticsearch Rebranding It as OpenSearch

Amazon recently announced the release of OpenSearch, a fork derived from versions 7.10.2 of ElasticSearch and Kibana. OpenSearch is licensed under the Apache License, V2 (ALv2). Elastic recently made adjustments to their Elastic License to simplify the usage of their code for non-commercial purposes.

The product team behind this release calls the OpenSearch project a “a community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana”. They continue to explain that: “Our goal with the OpenSearch project is to make it easy for as many people and organizations as possible to use OpenSearch in their business, their products, and their projects”

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Article: Cloud partnership aims to scale city innovationc

Cities, Innovation, Open Space

Cloud partnership aims to scale city innovation

City network Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) has announced a new agreement with cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).The collaboration is part of OASC’s new Enterprise Partnership programmed.

AWS and OASC will jointly explore ways in which cloud technologies can help cities achieve their goals in areas such as openness, interoperability and economic development. Under the agreement, AWS will support city customers to implement OASC’s Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs), which enable solutions and open data to be shared and exchanged.

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Article: 7 Popular Open Source CI/CD Tools

Free, Libre, Open Software

7 Popular Open Source CI/CD Tools

DevOps is a software development strategy that incorporates agile practices for fast, efficient product creation and release. It focuses on integration of development and operations teams, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and automation of tasks and processes.

Typically, DevOps teams use pipelines to streamline and standardize processes. DevOps pipelines are toolchains that teams can use to automate tasks and provide visibility into the software development life cycle. In this article, we’ll cover seven popular open source CI/CD tools.

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Article: Amazon proposes novel approach to quantum computing error correction

Hardware, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

Amazon proposes novel approach to quantum computing error correction

Researchers at the Amazon Web Services Inc.-led AWS Center for Quantum Computing have published what they say is their first architecture paper today, describing a theoretical blueprint for a fault-tolerant quantum computer. The paper proposes an entirely new and apparently workable approach to the problem of “quantum error correction,” which is a key challenge that must be overcome in order to devise a working quantum computer that can live up to its full potential.

The problem with quantum computers is that they’re incredibly fragile machines. Their potential comes from the fact they use “qubits” to perform computations, rather than the “bits” found in traditional computers. Whereas bits can hold a state of 0 or 1, qubits can be a 0, a 1 or both states at the same time. It’s this property that allows otherwise impossible computations to be performed, making them far more powerful than traditional computers can ever be.

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Article: Top 20 Data Science And Machine Learning Platforms: Gartner

Open Software, Open Source

Top 20 Data Science And Machine Learning Platforms: Gartner

The data science and machine learning market is more vibrant than ever before, according to Gartner’s new 2021 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms.

“Movement in this market is rapid and multidirectional,” said the IT research firm in its new report ranking the 20 world-leading companies in the market. “Vendors weave together rapidly evolving proprietary solutions with numerous open-source components and increasingly complex partnership networks.”

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