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University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course

University of Helsinki launches Ethics of AI online course

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.

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation

The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.

Free IoT data tool to help governments manage public fleets

Free IoT data tool to help governments manage public fleets

Samsara’s City Insights enables government leaders to explore city traffic patterns and driving behaviour, specifically around harsh events like crashes and speed.

Global citizens favour smart cities

Global citizens favour smart cities

A survey reveals that city living is falling short for many people in the digital age and more than a third of citizens are willing to pay for more enriched digital services.

Boston rolls out critical event management platform for public safety

Boston rolls out critical event management platform for public safety

Multilingual communications are sent daily with information about public health and safety, as well as related preventative measures and city resources to combat coronavirus.

Citizen journey platform aims to help governments better manage Covid-19 response

Citizen journey platform aims to help governments better manage Covid-19 response

Identigy’s pandemic response tool seeks to help governments securely recognise and verify individuals according to their quarantine status, location, and movement permissions.

Crisis communication platform keeps Belgian citizens informed amid Covid-19 outbreak

Crisis communication platform keeps Belgian citizens informed amid Covid-19 outbreak

The municipality of Aalter is using the Ezkoms platform to keep its citizens informed 24-7 with additional data sources of approved information to protect lives and ease anxiety.

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Austin in the US and Wyndham in Australia are combatting practical issues and mental strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak with the help of online community hubs.