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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

How the public sector can use DLTs for good

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Distributed Ledger Technologies have a lot of potential "as a visible tool that improves the lives of citizens and their communities" and the focus should be on the concrete problems that the public sector faces in delivering services to citizens

“You’re going to have to say, it improves mobility, it improves the fight against climate change, affordable housing, a better city, better participation. It’s not going to be about DLTs.” - Francesca Bria, president of the Italian National Innovation Fund

Metabolic concluded the DLT4EU program in May with the goal to drive innovation in the public sector by connecting the expertise of top-notch entrepreneurs with real-world problems, to create new solutions.

Learn more from the link below.

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Naomi van Stralen, Msc Student Industrial Design Engineering at University of Twente, posted

Data Transparency in Public Space

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands (and virtually) October 6-7

Cities have increasingly been collecting and analyzing data generated from sensors in public space. This conference will explore how data collecting capabilities and uses are made available (and understandable) to the general public.

AMS Institute’s Responsible Sensing Lab and the NWO funded research group BRIDE (BRIdging Data in the built Environment) are coming together to co-host a conference on data transparency in public space.

Scholars, legal experts, city planners, citizens, data scientists, and students will come together to better understand:

  1. The global legal status of data transparency in public space
  2. How data transparency works in practice
  3. Prototypes and ideas for the future based on the needs of the general public and corporate/governmental stakeholders.

Interested in attending?
Get your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/data-transparency-in-public-space-tickets-166607410249

Keynote speakers

Beryl Dreijer - Amsterdam Privacy Officer

Alec Shuldiner - Autodesk Data Ethics Lead

Thijs Turèl - AMS Program Manager Responsible Urban Digitalization

Workshops

Planned workshops and times. Scheduling is still subject to change. It is possible to attend multiple workshops.

Digital Trust for Places and Routines (DTPR) - Enabling greater transparency and civic dialogue on the use of digital technologies in the built environment. October 6, afternoon

Discover the smart sensors of Amsterdam - and beyond, when joining virtually. October 6, afternoon

Over the wall designing - Explore what smart objects mean to different groups of people through completing a design process from different perspectives. October 7, afternoon

For more information about the speakers and workshops go to:
www.utwente.nl/en/bms/bride/DTPS2021/

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Event: Privacycafé

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Wat zijn de beste privacy-instellingen voor jouw apparaten? Hoe onthoud je al je wachtwoorden? En wat zijn de beste trucs om zo min mogelijke persoonlijke data te delen? In deze workshop ontdek je hoe je je eigen smartphone of laptop instelt zodat je privacy zo goed mogelijk gewaarborgd blijft.

NEMO Science Museum's picture Meet-up on Oct 2nd
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Exhibition: Bits of You

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Exhibition: Bits of You

The Studio presents the Bits of You exhibition. This new exhibition, which is intended for adult audiences, conveys a sense of how our lives are being impacted by the data traces we leave behind each and every day. It also shows how this differs from one person to another.

Step by step, the exhibition’s six pavilions will give you a sense of how our data is processed by algorithms to generate a range of predictions about our identity and behaviour. Immerse yourself in a vortex of data rings, browse through a gender recognition algorithm, develop a feel for the subtle impact of digital profiles, and get a glimpse of a data-driven future. Encounter ten people who each describe a different data experience, then ask yourself ‘Do I really resemble my digital profile?’.

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Event: Big Data Casino

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Geef je meer om privacy of om winnen? Hoe veel van jouw persoonlijke data wil jij delen met de mensen aan de roulette tafel?
Het Black Box Bellagio is een casino dat geen geld aanneemt, maar uit is op jouw vrijheid, integriteit en persoonlijke gegevens. Speel met de (on)eerlijkheid van verwachte kansen en ontdek welke persoonlijke gegevens jij wilt delen met je medespelers. Tijdens het spel kijk je op een alternatieve manier naar jouw persoonlijke data. Deze avond wordt live begeleid door een jazzband.

NEMO Science Museum's picture Masterclass / workshop on Nov 25th
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Event: Help, ik ben een database!

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Weet een algoritme wat ik wil voordat ik dat zelf weet? Met de komst van de informatietechnologie gingen we ons brein opvatten als een computer en onze genen als ‘de code van het leven’. Nu wordt ons hele leven in digitale stukjes opgeslagen in databases, die met behulp van algoritmes worden geanalyseerd. In deze lezing vertelt filosofische antropoloog Jos de Mul over de consequenties hiervan voor ons zelfbegrip, onze vrijheid en onze verantwoordelijkheid.

NEMO Science Museum's picture Lecture / presentation on Nov 18th
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Event: Moral Machine

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Tijdens deze speelse dialoog van het Moral Design Lab ervaar je hoe algoritmes steeds vaker ethische beslissingen voor ons nemen. Onder leiding van moderator Leon Heuts en diverse experts: Danielle Arets en Bart Wernaart (Fontys & Design Academy Eindhoven).

NEMO Science Museum's picture Lecture / presentation on Nov 11th
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Event: Digitale technologie in de gezondheidszorg

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Hoe dragen robots, Big Data en kunstmatige intelligentie bij aan de gezondheidszorg? In deze lezing vertelt Martijn de Groot, medisch bioloog en hoofd van het Radboudumc Health Innovation Labs over de steeds verder gaande integratie van de mens met technologie. Wat betekent dat voor de zorg? Wat zijn de kansen en bedreigingen? Waar komt die technologie vandaan, waar staan we nu, en waar gaat het mogelijk naar toe?

NEMO Science Museum's picture Lecture / presentation on Nov 4th
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Big Data pubquiz

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Welke Trump-tweet is echt en welke is nep? Hoeveel MB aan datasporen laten we per persoon dagelijks achter? En herken jij de deepfake-video? Doe alleen of met een team mee aan deze enige echte pubquiz over Big Data!

NEMO Science Museum's picture Lecture / presentation on Oct 28th
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Bellingcat Datadetective

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Welke informatie ligt er allemaal verborgen in publieke data op het internet? En welke online technieken kun je gebruiken om die informatie bloot te leggen? In deze workshop vertelt openbronnenonderzoeker Foeke Postma je alles over zijn werk bij Bellingcat. Hij doet onderzoek naar nucleaire wapens en illegale dierhandel. Hij leert je alles over de verschillende manieren om geheimen op het internet boven tafel te krijgen

NEMO Science Museum's picture Masterclass / workshop on Oct 21st
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Theatervoorstelling #2 BIAS

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In de theatervoorstelling #2 BIAS van playField kruip je in de huid van een algoritme. Data wordt verzameld, parameters opgesteld en beslissingen gemaakt. Zo bepaal je zelf het resultaat van de voorstelling en word je geconfronteerd met een zwart-wit denkend systeem en de gevolgen daarvan op het hele publiek.

NEMO Science Museum's picture Event on Oct 16th
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Take control of your data

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Wat zijn de beste privacy-instellingen voor jouw apparaten? Hoe onthoud je al je wachtwoorden? En wat zijn de beste trucs om zo min mogelijke persoonlijke data te delen? In deze workshop ontdek je hoe je je eigen smartphone of laptop instelt zodat je privacy zo goed mogelijk gewaarborgd blijft.

NEMO Science Museum's picture Masterclass / workshop on Oct 14th
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Inclusieve algoritmen

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Zelfrijdende auto’s die eerder zwarte mensen aanrijden, recruitmenttools die vrouwen benadelen en fraudeopsporingssytemen die vooral zoeken in arme wijken. Algoritmes zijn niet neutraal, maar imiteren de mens, aldus AI-wetenschapper Sennay Ghebreab (Universiteit van Amsterdam). In deze lezing vertelt hij hoe algoritmes onze vooroordelen overnemen en hoe we ze kunnen inzetten om onze samenleving eerlijker en inclusiever te maken.

NEMO Science Museum's picture Lecture / presentation on Sep 30th
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Social Sorting Experiment

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Beoordeel en laat je beoordelen. Wie heeft de aantrekkelijkste oren? Aan wie zou je je kinderen toevertrouwen? En hoe schat je de kookkunsten in van de andere deelnemers? Leer de manipulatieve kant van social media kennen tijdens het Social Sorting Experiment, een multimediaal optreden met het publiek in de hoofdrol. Neem je telefoon mee, stap de vloer op en ontdek waar jij staat op de sociale ranglijst.

NEMO Science Museum's picture Meet-up on Sep 2nd
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Webinar: De rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen

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Bij ‘smart city’ gaat het niet alleen over slimme steden. Digitalisering en technologisering veranderen ook onze regio’s en dorpen. Maar wat is de rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen?

Op 9 september gaan we van 16.00 – 17.15 uur daarover in gesprek met koplopers van provincies, steden en het bedrijfsleven.

Maar dat niet alleen, op 9 september verwelkomen we ook onze nieuwe partners! Onder andere de provincie Noord-Brabant ondertekent onze City Deal. We zijn heel blij met deze nieuwe aanwinst! Om het feestje compleet te maken, lanceren we die dag onze City Deal Toolbox vol met smartcitytoepassingen voor steden, dorpen én de regio.

Wanneer: 9 september, 16.00 – 17.15 uur

Waar: Online

Kosten: Gratis

Programma

16.00 uur – Welkom door Jan-Willem Wesselink (programmamanager City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’).

16.05 – Dit doen we in de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’ – pitchronde met 13 instrumenten.

16. 20 – Presentatie van de Toolbox met Diana van Altena (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) en Thamar Zijlstra (NEN)

16.35 - Ondertekening van de City Deal door de provincie Noord-Brabant en door Avans Hogeschool en gesprek met Martijn van Gruijthuijsen, gedeputeerde van Noord-Brabant en met Philippe Raets, voorzitter van het College van Bestuur van Avans.

16.55 – Gesprek met koplopers uit provincie, steden en het bedrijfsleven, waaronder René Visser (VodafoneZiggo), Leonie van den Beuken (Amsterdam Smart City) en Frank Reniers (Agenda Stad/Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) over de rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen onder leiding van projectmanager van de City Deal, Jan-Willem Wesselink.

17.15 – Afsluiting met borrel

Over de City Deal

Binnen de City Deal werken nu zo’n 175 smartcityprofessionals aan 13 instrumenten om digitalisering en technologisering te borgen in de stad. In die borging en implementatie van de instrumenten speelt de regio een belangrijke rol en daarover gaan we op 9 september in gesprek. Meer weten over de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’? Kijk op: www.citydealslimmestad.nl.

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Online event on Sep 9th
Liza Verheijke, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Who should win the Dutch Applied AI Award?

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Last year, during the Month of the AAI in November, the Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence (AUAS - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) presented the Dutch Applied AI Award for the first time. This year we are back for a second edition. The award is part of the Computable Awards and is for suppliers of AI solutions, start-ups in the AI field and good examples of the implementation of AI.

This award is jointly organized with AUAS, Computable and podcast De Dataloog . You can nominate an individual or organisation, based on a project you think has stood out in the past 12 months. The projects may have been particularly successful, innovative or extensive.

You can nominate until 16 August 2021

The winner will be announced on 2 November 2021 during a spectacular show in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Last year, healthcare platform DEARhealth won the Dutch Applied AI award. Who will walk away with the prize this year? 🙌🏻

About the Computable Awards

This will be the 16th year in a row that Computable will present the Computable Awards in November 2021. These prizes are awarded to companies, projects and individuals who, according to Computable readers, have clearly distinguished themselves in the past year.

An independent jury of experts will select five nominees for each award from the nominated parties. The ranking by the jury and the number of votes from Computable readers each determine half of which nominee will receive the award in November. The number of times a party is nominated for a nomination does not play a role, but the quality of the substantiation and information about the project mentioned does.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

ESPON needs your help to map digital innovation on the local level

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ESPON Programme and Open & Agile Smart Cities are looking for your help and insight!

As part of the ESPON DIGISER project (Digital Innovation in Governance and Public Service Provision) and beyond, we are collecting data on the practices and current situation of digital innovation in European cities, towns and regions.

The survey is available here until 9 July 2021:
 https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DIGIsurvey2021

The DIGISER project is an EU initiative run by the ESPON Programme and supported by the European Committee of the Regions, living-in.eu, EUROCITIES, ICLEI, 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge, Smart Cities Marketplace and Open and Agile Smart Cities.

The goal is to lay the foundations for future EU programs and initiatives that support municipalities in their digital transition. To do this, we need to know what is being done at local level. The survey is also the cornerstone of the annual index, which will help you understand the current state of your digital journey and help cities with to benchmark themselves against similar cities across Europe. By participating in the survey, you will get a better overview of your city's approach to digital innovation. The results of the survey can be used by local governments to apply for funding from future EU or national programmes.

And: There’s even a chance for you to win 1 of 5 reMarkable tablets as a little token of appreciation for your time!

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Marije Wassenaar, Program Manager New Business Innovations at AMS Institute, posted

AMS Startup Booster '21- Open for applications

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The AMS Startup Βooster is an idea validation program focusing on the creation of startups that want to make an impact on city life and solve metropolitan challenges.

Do you have, or know someone who has, a great idea on urban challenges and want(s) to fast-track it to the next level? Then join our team of sustainability experts and business enthusiasts and we will help you boost your idea into a business.

Open for applications until August 29
The application form will remain open until August 29. The first week of September, we will select our top teams to join our program and coaching sessions.

September 2021 – December 2021
The program consists of six sessions, accompanied by peer-to-peer discussions and coaching sessions. All sessions will take place on Monday afternoons. We aim to bring the start-ups to the level where they have eliminated uncertainties, done a thorough customer discovery, formed a strong team and can venture out with a solid pitch and a minimum viable product. The sessions will be primarily online due to the uncertainty of COVID19, but when possible we will also have some live sessions at our institute in Amsterdam.

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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Eve Logunova, Founder , posted

InnoHUB program: deep dive into Open Innovation, AI and Data

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**Our InnoHUB session, “Urban Resilience & Sustainable Societies”, is organized in partnership with #Fugro, the world’s leading Geodata specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. **

With the support of Fugro, we are able to offer a limited number of additional tickets for you and your peers to attend our InnoHUB sessions. Participation is free of charge. Please register to secure your spot and receive an invitation to our #InnoHUB #VR world. Join us from today for a deep dive into Open Innovation, AI & Data!

The workshop will be conducted by Fugro’s team:

* Neda Sepasian, PhD (Technology Innovation Manager, an established researcher, AI expert, and R&D Scientist) – “Digital transformation and AI in Fugro”
* Sudan Xu, PhD (Innovation Engineer, Computer Vision) – “#ML-based examples for Railways quality control”
* Yulia Melnikova (Innovation Engineer, Computer Vision) – “AI application for road quality surveys”
* Alexandra Cristobal (Data Scientist) – “Applying AI for marine and land site characterizations”
* Magdalena Drozdz (Geo-data Delivery Engine Manager) – “#Digitaltwins and Geo-data delivery”

The Host of the event is Robin Vergouwen, AI Video Assessment Lead at Incision and InnoHUB Core Team member at Women in AI.

Would you like to attend?Register here

Note from ASC: Have a question or want a bit more inforamtion? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

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In our program of Tuesday July 6th Circular will meet Digital. Demodays are part of our innovation process and intended to boost the progress of the various innovation projects. Always in a variety of ways and in a very positive and open vibe. Invitations are sent but we're always open to adding a few new names to the list.

We host these days every 8-10 weeks. During Demodays, community members pitch projects & ask for input, and in small groups we work on concrete questions that our partners put on the table.

Pitches to explore:

• Can we unify powerful, complex tech with a democratic society? – KNVI
Subsidy opportunities for innovation partners – City of Amsterdam
• Building bridges that stimulate bike use – Pontiflex
• How to take circularity and energy into account when it comes to data storage – A’dam Economic Board

Workshops:

Circular ICT - AMS Institute & Gemeente Amsterdam
De production, purchase and use of ICT equipment happens mostly in a well known linear model. But what if we could let the end user manage their hardware in a circular way? Together we'll identify what’s needed to come up with the ideal monitor for sustainable ICT.

Materials Passport – Provincie Noord-Holland
A materials passport could truly speed up circular construction. It gives insights on what’s deconstructed when demolition is taking place and reused in new designs. The different experiences with the Cruquiusbrug and the Bruggencampus Flevoland-Floriade will serve as examples to pinpoint challenges and opportunities.

Responsible IT en data – Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Building a responsible IT System isn’t done overnight. There’re equipment choices, energy use, privacy and security. Not all aspects get the same attention which has consequences for the transparency and accessibility. We'll work with the question: How can you truly built a responsible IT system?

Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments!

Amsterdam Smart City's picture Meet-up on Jul 6th