Technologist and open source advocate Tim O’Reilly discusses the concept of “algorithmic regulation” in an essay in a forthcoming anthology I am editing, “Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation.“ The idea is that using real-time data, regulation can change dynamically based on varying conditions in order to better achieve the desired outcomes. For example, speed limits can be algorithmically adjusted based on current road and traffic conditions to optimize for safe and efficient travel — as they already are on the London Orbital motorway. (via When Government Joins the Internet of Things – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com)

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