Intro

AI as a topic has been very present in our and global media space for some time now, and the intensity does not seem to be decreasing. On the one hand, we have predictions, like the one from Elon Musk, that artificial intelligence will become superior to human intelligence within five years, to the more conservative ones who warn that there is a kind of AI bubble deflation, given that many projects have not yielded the expected results and qualitative shifts have not yet occurred.

Some researchers suggest that AI could be a new — “general-purpose technology”, one of those technologies that will change the world, and it's functioning in almost all segments. Previous technologies that are considered to have had such an effect are the invention and mass use of the steam engine, followed by electricity, and lastly IT. If the predictions come true, significant social changes await us. Unlike the first technological revolutions, the last ones are happening faster and faster and it will be interesting to follow the possibility of adaptation, both of people on an individual level and of the social structures in which we live. In a more positive scenario, we can hope that AI will become, due to its high prevalence and low cost, something that everyone uses, as well as electricity, rather than a competitive differentiator. …


The Visnjan Observatory Crowdfunding Campaign has been successfully completed. With 1.300.000 kuna collected, new generations of future Croatian scientists will get a new geodesic dome, accommodation facilities, and a location for testing robotic telescopes.

This is my interview by Donatella Paukovic from Total Croatia News. The original article is on this link:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/49826-visnjan-observatory-crowdfunding-campaign

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One of the most prominent Croatian organizations that have been educating future Croatian scientists for several decades will soon be adorned with new equipment and accommodation facilities for many students who have been coming to Višnjan for years to learn about astronomy.

Monitoring and detecting asteroids, but also educating future…


How safe are we and where?

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After a short conversation with the architect Boris Mrdja, at his suggestion, I also talked to the statician Ivica Grkinić, in order to get an expert opinion and answers to some questions. A lot of people are in suspense these days, and perhaps the only thing we can control to some extent is the quality and quantity of information that can help us look at the situation more realistically and assess the risks. Accordingly, we can then decide which options are available to us

  1. According to which regulations are buildings built in the last 50 years?


What Innovations had a Make or Break Impact on the Nations and Societies

Interviewer: Aco Momčilović, psychologist, EMBA, Owner of FutureHR, Ph.D. Student @ University of Dubrovnik

Interview with Mirko Sardelić, Ph.D., Research Associate at the Department of Historical Studies HAZU, Honorary Research Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800) at The University of Western Australia; formerly a visiting scholar at the universities of Cambridge, Paris (Sorbonne), Columbia, and Harvard

Part 1 is available here!

Q6. It is expected that much of future warfare will be cyberwar. Many countries are developing their cybersecurity as a response. …


What Innovations had a Make or Break Impact on the Nations and Societies

Interviewer: Aco Momčilović, psychologist, EMBA, Owner of FutureHR, Ph.D. Student @ University of Dubrovnik

Interview with Mirko Sardelić, Ph.D., Research Associate at the Department of Historical Studies HAZU, Honorary Research Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800) at The University of Western Australia; formerly a visiting scholar at the universities of Cambridge, Paris (Sorbonne), Columbia, and Harvard.

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Intro: The human species has a unique capacity in terms of abstract thinking and innovation. Our civilization has advanced as humans developed new creations. Now, we are living in times when the speed of innovation is faster than ever when the reach and the adoption of every new technology is quicker and wider than ever before. Still, on the one hand, we have small but very innovative countries; on the other hand, some countries are quite big in terms of size and highly populated, but still falling behind. In this interview, we will discuss which technologies and discoveries changed the course of history and the balance between societies and countries. …


And, do we have more women in science than in business?

After gathering and analyzing data from Google Scholar, in the first article I made some comparisons between 4 Universities that were included in the research. As a response, many researchers sent me their comments, complaints, and suggestions. And most of them were very useful and correct. As I mentioned Google Scholar and its measure of citations is far from perfect. Here is a list of 7 facts worth considering:

1. It (Google Scholar) measures and has different criteria for citations than for example Web of Science.

2. There are significant differences in the different fields of science (humanities vs. natural sciences) their production and the general level of…


Who is working and who is slacking?

Google Scholar is one database that is providing us with some statistics about scientists. One can see the total number of their citations, h-index, and i10 index). It is by no mean a perfect measure of one’s productivity and has a number of known imperfections. Also, it is worth noting that many scientists don’t have their profiles, or then some universities can’t be analyzed. But, it provides a general picture and a rough overview of the current status, for those who are not too picky about the details.

In this short report, the Universities of Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Zadar, and Dubrovnik will be compared based on their (and of their employees) Google Scholar dana. …


How to grasp the current status of a country and estimate its potential?

As a result of an NAIC Initial Global Survey, the final definition was fine-tuned based on the inputs from 200+ AI experts from around the world (56 countries). Elaboration of the definition is available in this article.

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The proposed methodology was also fine-tuned and completed to form a dynamic set of factors that will be assessed for each country/ unit of measurement.

But before we describe the methodology itself, let's return to WHY are we doing this? What is the importance of the National AI Capital?

Why?

“If we don’t act now we don’t have a future”

This is the sentence I heard in different forms, at many conferences and meetups, and discussions in recent years. People working in the AI field are warning us about it. As some results of NAIC IGS showed us, the development of AI could be a great differentiator between countries or a great equalizer. But we need to act now. …


Countries — prepare to be evaluated!

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Initial Global Survey on the topic of National AI Capital was conducted on more than 200 AI experts from 56 countries on all of the continents. The concept was confirmed and validated as very meaningful and useful, and many other interesting data was gathered. Some details you can find in already published reports:

Part 1: https://medium.com/@acomomcilovic/naic-part-1-of-initial-global-survey-how-important-is-the-concept-of-national-ai-capacity-e1079ecd622e

Part 2: https://medium.com/@acomomcilovic/naic-part-2-of-initial-global-survey-will-uneven-development-of-ai-a-cause-even-bigger-chasm-916afdfcc265

Part 3: https://medium.com/@acomomcilovic/naic-part-3-igs-future-of-ai-investments-and-their-consequences-706d853eb08e

As suggested, we created 3 types of NAIC definition — one very short and useful for practical and everyday communication, second (full) — with more details and nuances, that are important for understanding it completely and future research, and third (elaborated) — providing overall context and broader explanation of different segments. …


Difference between where the money will be invested and where it should be

The expectation is that most of the AI development will come from the Corporations, and the least from the Governments of different countries, according to the second NAIC Report. We discussed the dangers of the development of AI projects by only one stakeholder, and this report we will consider those potential consequences even deeper.

In this third part of NAIC IGS, we will answer the questions about areas of AI that are getting most of the investments currently, and about desires and estimates in which areas we should invest in the future, and to do it as fast as possible. …

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