Open source intelligence (OSINT) and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and distributed ledgers, such as blockchain, hold vast potential to transform public services held back by bureaucracy and outdated IT systems. The collaborative workshop OSINT 2017 opens the doors to bold, fresh ideas for government accountability, transparency and citizen participation by working with businesses, civil society groups and others to shape goals for emerging technologies and open data in public services. At this upcoming collaborative workshop, Emerging Technology and Open Source Intelligence for a More Open Government, we invite participants to craft potential goals to be integrated into innovative products and services.
The workshop will be hosted at the citizenM London Bankside hotel on December 2017 by Market Research Media. It will tap into private and public sector expertise to foster innovation in public service designed by and for citizens.
Participants in this workshop, including market intelligence managers and researchers, are directed to draft proposals that specifically use artificial intelligence, blockchain and/or open source data to advance government transparency, accountability, participation, and/or technological innovation. These workshop is also designed to bridge the gap between public data sources and business analysts in using artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality and social technologies for data analysis.
In military jargon OSINT stands for Open Source Intelligence. The OSINT concept migrated from military to civilian domain, broadly defined as the application of intelligence tradecraft to open sources of information, specifically involving the collection, processing (to include foreign language translation), and exploitation/analysis of multiple, independent open sources of information. OSINT sources include commercial scientific and technical databases, symposium proceedings, published strategy and doctrine, think tank publications, patent information, and other open sources available to the general public. A variety of exploitation techniques are practiced, including social network analysis.