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University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course
27 Nov 2020
Course has been designed in partnership with the cities of Helsinki, Amsterdam and London and aims to help public administration, businesses and the public understand what the ethical use of AI means.
Dubai utility adopts Smart Dubai ethical AI toolkit
18 Nov 2020
The toolkit was launched to set clear guidelines on the ethical use of AI to prevent having a fragmented, incoherent approach to ethics, where every entity sets its own rules.
Smart Dubai evolves its plans for human-centred, ethical AI
20 Aug 2020
The future roll-out of tools for better AI and the potential of AI audit practices were among the core themes addressed by the Smart Dubai’s second virtual meeting of its Artificial Intelligence Ethics Advisory Board.
WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology
03 Mar 2020
The framework aims to operationalise use cases and is designed to be deployed and tested as a tool to mitigate risks from potential unethical practices of the technology.
UK-Japan project to examine use of emotional AI in smart cities
27 Jan 2020
It is one of several projects exploring AI’s effects on individuals’ happiness and wellbeing, and its economic implications for skills, work and education.
Mastercard establishes principles for data responsibility
28 Oct 2019
New initiative proposed after survey shows significant mistrust of companies in the handling of personal data
Landmark hearing finds use of facial recognition technology lawful
10 Sep 2019
The High Court ruled in favour of South Wales Police in the UK to allow the continued use of automated facial recognition but the technology remains controversial.
Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK
12 Jun 2019
The mayor of London warns that the ongoing Brexit discussions are resulting in the Government side-lining preparations for the impact of rapid technological change.
EU publishes ethical AI guidelines
10 Apr 2019
The European Commission is launching a pilot phase to ensure its guidelines can be implemented and aims to build an international consensus for human-centric AI.
NYC, Amsterdam and Barcelona launch Cities Coalition for Digital Rights
16 Nov 2018
The new Cities Coalition for Digital Rights marks the first time that cities have come together to protect digital rights on a global level.
The toolkit that protects citizens against bias
19 Sep 2018
The Centre for Government Excellence has launched what it claims is a first-of-its-kind algorithm toolkit to reduce bias in automated local government decisions
The ethics of facial recognition
23 Jul 2018
An independent panel that advises on the ethics of policing has issued recommendations on the use of facial recognition technology
Using data and AI to solve "wicked" problems
10 May 2018
The Alan Turing Institute in the UK has launched a data science and artificial intelligence research programme for public policy
Call for UK to make ethics central to AI development
17 Apr 2018
A Select Committee on artificial intelligence has published a new report which proposes the establishment of a cross-sector AI code
Free flows: New Jersey turns to AI to safeguard water quality
In a guest post, Tiffany Stewart, Assistant Director Newark, N.J. Water & Sewer Department, outlines which technologies are helping it protect its water supply.
25 Jan 2021
The art of the city: how creators may save urban business districts
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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