AI & Cities: Risks, Applications and Governance – UN-Habitat

This report is part of UN-Habitat’s strategy for guiding local authorities in realizing a people-centered digital transformation process in their cities and settlements. Produced in collaboration with Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, the report explores potential applications and discusses risks to assist governments in the appropriate and responsible use of AI in cities. Practical recommendations are also presented as well as areas of action to consider when developing an AI strategy.

EU Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

On 8 April 2019, the High-Level Expert Group on AI presented Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. This followed the publication of the guidelines’ first draft in December 2018 on which more than 500 comments were received through an open consultation.

The Fairness Handbook (Amsterdam Geemente)

Introduction to algorithmic fairness and bias in data and/or algorithms that provides a “Fairness Pipeline”, a step-by-step plan to evaluate a model for biases and to mitigate these problems.

UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

In November 2021, the 193 Member States at UNESCO’s General Conference adopted the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, the very first global standard-setting instrument on the subject. It will not only protect but also promote human rights and human dignity, and will be an ethical guiding compass and a global normative bedrock allowing to build strong respect for the rule of law in the digital world.

To do so, UNESCO launched a global consultation, collecting comments from online surveys, regional consultations, and the open, multi-stakeholder, and citizen deliberation process led by Mila and Algora Lab (Université de Montréal). 611 participants of more than 54 countries participated in this inclusive dialogue on ethics in AI.

AI Ethics in Policy and Action: City Governance of Algorithmic Decision Systems

The Observatory’s first output, a framework for the analysis of city initiatives that involve the use or development of artificial intelligence systems. The framework builds on the conclusions of a working session hosted by CIDOB with representatives from the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, UN-Habitat and the Barcelona City Council.

Ética, Inteligencia Artificial y Resurrección Digital

Anuario Internacional CIDOB 2021 – Claves para Interpretar la Agenda Global: Nuevas Tecnologías Disruptivas, ¿Riesgo o Oportunidad? (Parte 1).

Inteligencia Artificial: Riesgos y Oportunidades

Anuario Internacional CIDOB 2021 – Claves para Interpretar la Agenda Global: Nuevas Tecnologías Disruptivas, ¿Riesgo o Oportunidad? (Parte 1).

La Inteligencia Artificial (IA) es uno de los sectores tecnológicos más prometedores y con mayor potencial para transformar nuestra cotidianidad. Sin embargo, presenta también riesgos importantes, en función de factores como la regulación, el debate ético y la distribución, igualitaria o no, de los beneficios de esta tecnología. A la estela de Finlandia, son ya una treintena los países que han lanzado una estrategia nacional de IA.

La Privacidad como Instrumento de Resistencia Colectiva

Anuario Internacional CIDOB 2021 – Claves para Interpretar la Agenda Global: Nuevas Tecnologías Disruptivas, ¿Riesgo o Oportunidad? (Parte 1).

NYC’s AI Strategy

The NYC AI Strategy is a foundational effort to foster a healthy cross-sector AI ecosystem in New York City. The document establishes a baseline of information about AI to help ensure decision-makers are working from an accurate and shared understanding of the technology and the issues it presents, outlines key components and characteristics of the local AI ecosystem today, and frames a set of areas of opportunity for City action. In addition it contains the NYC AI Premier: a document that establishing a clear understanding of what AI is, how it works, and key practical and ethical considerations around its use.

London’s Emerging Technology Charter

The Emerging Technology Charter for London, the first of its kind amongst UK cities, lays out a clear pathway for the ethical use of future technologies in city. The Charter features a set of practical and ethical guidelines focussed on openness, digital rights, use of data and sustainability. It covers technology such as driverless cars, facial recognition software, drones, sensor networks, robotics, mobility services, augmented and virtual reality, and automated and algorithmic decision-making. It sets four principles for implementing technology in London: openness, respect of diversity, data trustworthiness (including privacy-by-design) and sustainability.