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AI

Description

AI stands for Artificial Intelligence and refers to the use of computer algorithms to perform complex task. Artificial intelligence uses machine learning, which means that AI programs can adapt themselves to be better suited to the task at hand without direct human intervention.

 



Name of the Project:

Object detection kit

City:

Amsterdam

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

AI

Description of project (goals, features etc):

It consists of an app which is compatible with most smartphones, that uses the phone camera to identify trash in neighbourhoods. The smartphone is installed in a car and the operator can drive around a neighbourhood to automatically location tag trash there.

Relevant links:

www.odk.ai  

 



Name of the Project*:

AI and Racial Justice

City:  

Austin, Texas, USA

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

AI, City AI purchasing, evaluation and selection policies.  New technologies.  Public Safety. Test, metrics, data sets for AI to assess wanted or unwanted bias.

Short description of project (goals, features etc in about 100 words):

With officials from the Equity Office and other departments at the City of Austin, the University of Texas – Austin hopes to explore how to mitigate racial biases in AI technologies that a city might use as well as explore policies to guide how cities use AI. This important research represents the value and spirit intended by the UT and City of Austin partnership for bringing value to our residents and to communities around the world.   The City of Austin and UT-Austin are interested in partnering with other cities and universities on this collaboration.

 

Relevant links*:

City of Austin:

·   Equity Office

·   Communications and Technology

University of Texas – Austin

·   Bridging Barriers – Good Systems

 

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/equity#:~:text=The%20City%20of%20Austin’s%20Equity%20Office%20provides%20leadership%2C,issues%20such%20as%20institutional%20racism%20and%20implicit%20bias.

 

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/information-technology/it-divisions

 

https://bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/good-systems/

 

 

Data Sharing

 

Description

The theme Data Sharing describes projects that have found innovative ways to use data as a resource to coordinate processes and reduce redundancy.

 



Name of the Project:

RUDI or Rennes Urban Data Interface

City:

Rennes

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Data Sharing

Description of project (goals, features etc):

RUDI stands for Rennes Urban Data Interface, an ambitious project to develop a platform that will facilitate data-sharing among different partners and citizens in the Metropolitan Region of Rennes. The project, which started in 2019 aims to go beyond GDPR compliance into being an exemplary project of portability, automation and citizen’s engagement, where they can view and manage access to the data by the city and other parties. The city is developing different packages to navigate the various challenges they are facing in terms of governance, communication and technical features and is set to last until 2021. 

Relevant links:

https://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/rennes-metropole

 



Name of the Project:

El Periscopio” Project

City:

Zaragoza, Spain

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Data Sharing

Description of project (goals, features etc):

Periscope aims to decipher the urban flows in mobility, energy, economy for a better understanding of that formidable invention of humanity that are cities (in this case, our city, Zaragoza) and to connect that knowledge with the citizen, artistic, innovative and scientific fabric of our city. Periscope seeks to do this using the organizational tools, connections and spaces that are available to us. To do this Etopia is playing the role of interface or "connector" of all the areas that can contribute to and benefit from the value created: university, municipal services, start-ups, artistic communities, etc.

Relevant links:

https://citiesfordigitalrights.org/sites/default/files/CCDR%20-%20Datash...

 

 



Name of the Project:

Justice Lab

City:

Long Beach, US

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Data Sharing

Description of project (goals, features etc):

Reducing homelessness and increasing affordable housing is a top priority for the City of Long Beach. This work is done collaboratively across all City departments that impact homelessness, including the City Manager's Office, the City Attorney's and Marine, Library, and Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications. The Office of Civic Innovation is building upon their previous work with the Justice Lab and developing quick response services, utilizing data analytics and developing program innovation in reducing homelessness in Long Beach.Reducing homelessness and increasing affordable housing is a top priority for the City of Long Beach. This work is done collaboratively across all City departments that impact homelessness, including the City Manager's Office, the City Attorney's and Marine, Library, and Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications. The Office of Civic Innovation is building upon their previous work with the Justice Lab and developing quick response services, utilizing data analytics and developing program innovation in reducing homelessness in Long Beach.

Relevant links:

http://www.longbeach.gov/iteam/priorities/justice-lab/

 



Name of the Project:

MyData

City:

Helsinki, Finland

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Data Sharing

Description of project (goals, features etc):

 

Relevant links:

https://mydata.org/

 



Name of the Project:

COVID-19 Open Data Hub Site

City:

San Antonio, US

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Data Sharing

Description of project (goals, features etc):

The City of San Antonio's COVID-19 Open Data page is a hub of data, maps, and information related to COVID-19 in the local area. 

Relevant links:

https://cosacovid-cosagis.hub.arcgis.com/

 



Name of the Project:

Digital Infrastructure Plan (DIP)

City:

Toronto Canada

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Data Sharing

Description of project (goals, features etc):

Digital technologies are bringing Toronto new benefits, challenges and ways of working. To help guide future decisions on how our city should regulate these technologies and data use, the City of Toronto is developing a Digital Infrastructure Plan.

Relevant links:

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-custome...

 

Open technology

 

Description

Open technology thrives on open standards and open source, and is characterized better by a process and an attitude similar to the process scientific than by the technological aspects. In addition, Openness has a vital influence on security and reduces costs by leveling the playing field for product selection, and helps combat inflexibility and legacy issues.

 



Name of the Project:

Syncronicity Project

City:

 

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

 

Description of project (goals, features etc):

 

Relevant links:

https://synchronicity-iot.eu/

 

Digital Inclusion

 

Description

Digital inclusion refers to the principle of ensuring access to the digital world by all. This can refer to access to infrastructure, devices, knowledge or other ways that access may or may not be present.

 



Name of the Project:

Place Standard

City:

Scotland

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Digital Inclusion

Description of project (goals, features etc):

The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. It allows you to think about the physical elements of a place (for example its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making).

The tool provides prompts for discussions, allowing you to consider all the elements of a place in a methodical way. The tool pinpoints the assets of a place as well as areas where a place could improve

Relevant links:

https://www.placestandard.scot/

 



Name of the Project*:

STEMinthecity

City:

Milan, Italy

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Digital Inclusion

Short description of project (goals, features etc in about 100 words):

STEMinthecity is an initiative launched in 2017 by the Municipality of Milan - with public and private sector partners - to remove the cultural stereotypes that distance girls from STEM studies. The goal is to reduce the gender gap in the STEM disciplines and encourage young people, especially young women, to pursue careers in STEM fields. Girls with a scientific background can increase their employment opportunities and reduce gender bias in the technology industry and digital transformation policymaking. STEMinthecity includes free courses, debates, events, and technical sessions from Primary school up to University. Since its launch in 2017, it has involved about 27.000 young people. The project is replicable in every City: engage your ecosystem, develop public-private partnerships, and gather young minds as they are the engine of innovation.

Relevant links*:

https://www.steminthecity.eu

 



Name of the Project:

Citizen’s Voice Project

City:

Amsterdam, Tirana, Milan, Bordeaux

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Digital Inclusion

Description of project (goals, features etc):

The Citizen's voice project aims to equip people with the knowledge, skills and pathways to advocate for their own, and their communities', digital rights - at a city and EU level. This involves a 4 stage approach including workshops and discussions

Relevant links:

https://www.demsoc.org/projects/citizen-voices

 



Name of the Project:

Free Wifi for low income neighbourhoods

City:

Toronto 

Theme (AI, Data Sharing, Open Technologies,Digital Inclusion):

Digital Inclusion

Description of project (goals, features etc):

While the City encourages Torontonians to stay home as much as possible, people who cannot afford home internet face barriers to receiving public health information, pandemic support services, emergency income supports and have difficulty staying connected to family and friends.

Donations from technology and telecommunications companies are going to help connect 25 large residential apartment buildings in low-income neighbourhoods with temporary free internet access for one year.

Relevant links:

www.toronto.ca/WiFi

 

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