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VPRO Tegenlicht Meet Up #141: Deep fake news

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Hoe kunnen we online nog waarheid van leugen onderscheiden?
Staan we nog maar aan het begin van de impact van 'fake news'? Russische trollen verspreiden online desinformatie om instabiliteit te veroorzaken, Braziliaanse burgers maken nep nieuws ten gunste van Bolsonaro. Factcheckers en journalisten draaien overuren, maar kunnen niet op tegen de overvloed aan valse berichten. De stabiliteit van democratie en het recht op betrouwbare informatie is op deze manier continu onder aanval. Met de ontwikkeling van Deep Fake technologie wordt het alleen maar erger. Hoe kunnen we onszelf beschermen? Wat is de rol van de journalistiek, overheden en sociale media? Hoe kunnen we nog weten wat waar is? Begeven we ons naar een toekomst waar het gevecht over de controle van onze werkelijkheid online wordt uitgevochten? Wat is de impact van online desinformatie op democratie?

Propaganda 2.0
Het verspreiden van nepnieuws is big business. We weten ondertussen dat in Rusland personen 24/7 bezig zijn met het maken van valse artikelen, om daarmee instabiliteit in Westerse democratieën te veroorzaken. In Veles, Macedonië, hebben jongeren zich massaal gestort op het maken van fake news, omdat gekoppeld aan Google Ads de clicks 3x zoveel geld opbrengen dan het maandloon van hun ouders. Als we niet opletten gaat het aantal misleidende berichten online steeds groeien. En dat is gevaarlijk.

Burgers weten niet meer op welk nieuws ze kunnen vertrouwen, malafide overheden krijgen een machtige kaart om de publieke opinie te bespelen en burgers vallen ten prooi aan minutieus uitgedachte complottheorieën. Deep Fake maakt het daarbij nog gemakkelijker om fake news te verspreiden. Hoe beschermen we onze samenleving tegen valse propaganda?

Met in dit programma onder anderen
Nordin Lasfar | regisseur
Jaron Harambam | Socioloog en onderzoeker fake news en complottheorie
Alexander Pleijter | Universitair docent Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media, Universiteit Leiden en coördinator Nieuwscheckers
Reinier Kist | Mediaredacteur NRC
Melanie Klus | Jurist informatierecht

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Folkert Leffring, Digital Media Manager , posted

How Amsterdam is fast tracking innovation

Jonathan Andrews reports from Amsterdam on how the city government has developed an eco-system for start-up launches with the intention of positioning the city as both accelerator and customer.

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Jennifer Johanna Drouin, Project Manager & Community Manager , posted

Knowledge Mile Morning Meetup #20

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De Knowledge Mile Morning Meetup brengt je in contact met de gebruikers in het gebied van het Amstelplein tot en met het Stadhuis.

Tijdens de Meetup vertellen we je over de laatste ontwikkelingen rondom de BIZ, de drie pijlers 'talent en netwerk', 'veiligheid en openbare ruimte' en 'duurzaam en groen', Knowledge Mile Park, P.E.T.-flesvrij en andere initiatieven in de buurt. Daarna is er alle tijd om ideeën uit te wisselen en nieuwe mensen te leren kennen.

PROGRAMMA
• 08:30 | Inloop met koffie & croissant
• 08:45 | Welkom door Wibautcollege ROC-Top, ontvangst en update door Maarten Terpstra (learning communitymanager), Cora Kreikamp (business communitymanager), ROC-Top studenten oproep
• 09:00 | Tijd om nieuwe mensen te leren kennen

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New Democracy #33: Van wie is de MRA?

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Hoe zorgen we voor een democratische Metropoolregio Amsterdam (MRA)?

De Metropoolregio Amsterdam - een samenwerkingsverband tussen twee provincies, 33 gemeenten en de Vervoerregio Amsterdam - verandert. Zo kruipt Amsterdam steeds dichter tegen Zaandam aan en groeit Almere richting Diemen en Weesp, waarvan de laatste zelfs al ambtelijk is gefuseerd met de hoofdstad. Wat betekenen deze ontwikkelingen voor de toekomst van het bestuur van de MRA? Wie bepaalt wat er in de regio, momenteel al één van de vijf economisch sterkste regio’s in Europa, gebeurt? En hoe democratisch is deze besluitvorming eigenlijk? Is het tijd voor een officiële stadsprovincie met gekozen vertegenwoordigers of is de legitimiteit anders te waarborgen? Met inwoners en bestuurders uit de regio bespreken we de democratische legitimiteit van de MRA.

Rijk van Ark is sinds 2016 directeur van de Metropool Regio Amsterdam waar hij onder andere verantwoordelijk is voor het bestuur omtrent de samenwerking binnen de Amsterdamse Metropool. Hoe kijkt hij naar de democratische legitimiteit van de MRA en hoe kan deze anders ingericht worden?

Annelies van der Stoep werkt als strategisch adviseur van de Amsterdam Economic Board samen met bedrijfsleven, kennisinstellingen en overheden aan vijf grootstedelijke uitdagingen voor de Metropool van de toekomst: circulaire economie, gezondheid, mobiliteit, digitale verbindingen en banen van de toekomst. Hoe wordt volgens haar samengewerkt binnen de MRA. Wat zijn volgens haar de uitdagingen?

Ruud Grondel was bijna dertig jaar bestuurder namens GroenLinks in achtereenvolgens stadsdeel Westerpark, Amsterdam, Haarlem en Diemen. Wat is hem in die jaren opgevallen met betrekking tot samenwerking in de regio?

Rogier de la Rive Box is oprichter van de Weesper Vereniging en zet zich in voor vernieuwing van de lokale democratie in Weesp. Samen met andere betrokkenen heeft hij een nieuwe vorm van representatieve democratie opgezet na aanleiding van de ambtelijke fusie met Amsterdam. Hoe ziet dat eruit? Welke lessen kunnen worden meegenomen op MRA niveau?

Geerten Waling is is historicus en publicist aan de Universiteit Leiden. Hij doet onder andere onderzoek naar politieke legitimiteit en schreef verschillende boeken waaronder ‘Gemeente in de Genen‘ waarin hij samen met Wim Voermans beschrijft hoe de lokale democratie onder druk staat door schaalvergrotingen, decentralisering en schurende verhoudingen tussen gemeenteraadsleden en bestuurders.

Wim Salis is fotograaf. Hij deed verschillende klussen voor de Metropool Regio Amsterdam en schreef in Het Parool een opiniestuk waarin hij pleit voor het afschaffen van de MRA en het invoeren van een Stadsprovincie Amsterdam.

Met in dit programma onder anderen
Rijk van Ark | Directeur MRA Bureau en Utrecht Marketing
Annelies van der Stoep | Strategisch adviseur Amsterdam Economic Board
Ruud Grondel | Oud-Wethouder stadsdeel Westerpark, Amsterdam, Haarlem en Diemen
Rogier de la Rive Box | De Weesper Vereniging
Geerten Waling | Historicus en publicist
Wim Salis | Fotograaf en pleitbezorger van de Stadsprovincie Amsterdam

Voertaal: Nederlands

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Jan Woering, Manager at Johan Cruijff ArenA, posted

Innovation Tour at Johan Cruijff ArenA

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Our Innovation Tour will take you into the World of Innovations.

The Johan Cruijff ArenA is a host Stadium for the UEFA EURO 2020 and is one of the most Innovative and Sustainable Stadiums in the world. A Stadium is a place where people come together, for Leisure, Business or Sports. The Johan Cruijff ArenA is a mulitfunctional building that, with thousands of visitors at once, becomes a small, smart city during events. This makes the Johan Cruijff ArenA a perfect place for Innovation; the Stadium of tomorrow.

Our Innovation Tour will take you into the world of Innovations. we will show you how we've achieved becoming a sustainable, innovative stadium together with our partners.

During the Tour we will answer the following questions;

  • How do we create the best fan Experience?
  • How do we manage an event day with 55.000 people visit ArenA?
  • How do we get 55.000 people safe and, secure in and out the ArenA?
  • How do we use batteries from second hand cars for our energy?

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Annelies Van der Stoep, Strategic advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Campus Amsterdam # Kick off Knowledge Network

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What are the most pressing questions of the Innovation Districts in and around Amsterdam? What challenges do Campuses, Labs and Hubs face?

On November 15th, each of the districts of Campus Amsterdam will have the opportunity to pitch three of their most important issues. This input will be taken along in research by several Knowledge Institutions. A Win-Win!

This event at the HvA Studio, Wibautstraat 2 connects researchers and the people of the Campus Amsterdam districts. Join in if you're one of them!

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Robert Brears, posted

Our Future Water Berlin Event

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Our Future Water Berlin Event invites all current leaders and future leaders to attend and make water security a reality for today's and future generations.

The event involves an array of over 18 confirmed interdisciplinary European and international speakers, ranging from the Global Water Partnership to the Chief Resilience Officer of Milan, all addressing how we can achieve water security.

The day will be moderated by Karin Helmstaedt, TV host and presenter and one of the most constant faces on Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Our Future Water is a Partner Institution of the BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK. The BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions in Berlin.

Our Future Water has partnered with Connect4Climate, a global partnership program launched by the World Bank and the Italian Ministry of the Environment, together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, that takes on climate change by promoting solutions and empowering people to act.

Last day of Ticket sales September 22nd, 2018: Hotel catering requirements.

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Jaïr Halevi, Project Lead, Startup in Residence Amsterdam Metropolitan Area at City of Amsterdam, posted

Apply now for the Startup in Residence Amsterdam Metropolitan Area programme

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Startup in Residence Amsterdam is going regional!

For the first time nine municipalities join forces to connect startups, scale-ups, innovative SMB’s and social enterprises with key social and urban challenges in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

This regional program is a collaboration across the following municipalities: Haarlem, Haar-lemmermeer, Velsen, Diemen, Lelystad, Almere, Purmerend, Zaanstad and Amsterdam. Together they defined 7 challenges. These range from ‘how do we decrease loneliness’ to ‘how do we counter building subsidence’. The complete list of challenges is available at startupinresidence.com/ama.

Are you a startup, scale-up, innovative SME or social enterprise and are you working on social and urban challenges in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area?
Come and join our programme, applications open from August 14 until October 14 2018 23:59!

Startup in Residence Programme
The programme invites both Dutch and international entrepreneurs to social and urban chal-lenges in collaboration with the local government. Their innovative solutions impact the region as well as its citizens. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area can significantly benefit the prospects of a startup, scale-up, innovative SMB or social enterprise ,by investing and/or becoming a launching customer or partner. We bring together a network of committed entrepreneurs, mentors, civil servants and partners which benefits both the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and you.

More Info
There will be an information meeting on 20th September for all startups and scale ups that are interested. Here, they will have the opportunity to ask questions about the challenges, the incubator programme and the (registration) process.
For more information please visit the website (https://startupinresidence.com/ama/) or send us an e-mail. (sir.ama@amsterdam.nl)

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

We Proudly Present Our Partners: Part #4 AMS Institute

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On the 21st of June we kicked off a new phase of Amsterdam Smart City. Amsterdam Smart City is an open collective of citizens, businesses, knowledge institutions and public authorities that are convinced that the changes necessary for the city and region, can only be achieved through collaboration.

More partners than ever are pooling their networks, knowledge and skills. Who are they? We will present some of them one by one. Now AMS Institute: ‘Creating value for all involved parties including citizens makes the process of innovation more complex, but leads to better results.'

What is the main reason for you to join the open collective Amsterdam Smart City?

The main reason to join the ASC coalition of the willing is to co-develop and accelerate urban innovations that create true value, matter to citizens and help solve some of the most pressing challenges in our city (and cities worldwide). By joining forces we hope to speed up the process of innovation, create more value for society and reduce the risks associated to new solutions. AMS Institute is able to contribute with cutting-edge research and knowhow to co-create urban solutions that work.

What is your ambition for the city and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area?

We aim to help create and (re-)design the city into a sustainable, resilient, intelligent and creative city with a very high quality of life for its citizens and visitors. This is to create a prosperous future. We bring together some of the brightest minds and knowhow in technology, engineering and design to make work on the topic of urban innovation.

What do you think is the biggest challenge for the city and the region in the future?

Working towards the most prosperous, sustainable and creative region in the Netherlands, and even Europe, with a high quality of life for all of its citizens. This entitles solving challenges on sustainable energy transition, circular resource flows, accessible and affordable mobility, and the development of new digital technologies. On top of this, these solutions will need to be implemented in a meaningful and integrated way, in the context of highly densified areas with limited space availability. Solving these challenges in a holistic and citizen-centered way will be the biggest challenge, and opportunity.

How do you see the role of the residents and citizens in your plans?

Co-creating and co-developing urban solutions requires involvement and empowerment of citizens in the innovation process. This should enhance and facilitate the development and implementation of accepted solutions that work and create value for all involved parties, including citizens. This makes the process of innovation more complex, but should lead to better results and impact. How to organize citizen involvement and empowerment in uncertain innovation processes is something we, together with the broader ASC initiative, will have to learn and discover along the way.

What do you hope to work on in the upcoming years?

We hope to work on new solutions in the area of renewable energy integration in the city, Mobility as a Service, with solutions that are affordable and accessible to all, circular economy in the city, and adequate and meaningful digital technologies that improve city services and operations that enable citizen empowerment.

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Amsterdam Innovation Tour (self-guided via app)

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The app is designed to help international delegates and local city users experience some of Amsterdam’s innovative approaches and solutions for smart and sustainable urban development.

During the 2018 We Make The City innovation festival, Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam released an app-based, self-guided innovation tour which is now available via the Apple Store and Google Play.

The app is designed to help international delegates and local city users independently experience some of Amsterdam’s innovative approaches and solutions for smart and sustainable urban development.

There are two routes to choose from, both starting from Central Station.

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The first route “Culture of Innovation” takes users on a two-kilometer walk along Oosterdokseiland development to Marineterrein, the former navy base that is being converted to innovation district. The second route, “Transformational innovations” leads users through Amsterdam North to De Ceuvel living lab and finishes at NDSM-wharf.

App download: Apple Store and Google Play

Information: mail to innovationtour@amsterdamsmartcity.com

Smart Stories

Check out the article about the Innovation Tour featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

Looking for another tour?

We offer six main types of programs depending on the interests and needs of your organization.

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The Road to Barcelona - The Interviews Part 1: Live & Fun

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In preparation for the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona, we spoke to Tania Kovalov. Together with her partner, she founded Live&Fun: a start-up and mobile app that allows users interact with virtual objects in the real world using smartphones. At the Expo (14-16 Nov), Live&Fun will be one of the companies to meet at the Holland Pavilion.

What does Live&Fun do?

Tania: ‘Live & Fun aims to stimulate desired behaviour with an app with gamification elements and rewards. Our solution is an augmented reality process where users can earn points for showing desired behaviour (think Pokémon Go).'

'Our solution provides not only a lot of fun for users, but also a way for municipalities to stimulate desired behaviour. At Rembrandtplein for instance, we have developed a quest in which we showed cyclists where they should park their bicycle. When they successfully did so, they were rewarded a free drink or ice cream from nearby restaurants. This example shows that Live&Fun is also a novel and unique advertising platform for local businesses based on augmented reality.'

Why should visitors of the Smart City Expo meet Live&Fun?

'We are a company that aims to increase social sustainability using gamification and technology. Cities face similar problems related to traffic, parking, public health, crowd-managing and tourism, but not all cities overcome these problems in a friendly way. We can provide a municipality the tools to resolve these urban problems through rewarding (instead of ticketing) people.. At the Expo, we hope to express our motto that behaviour change should be made fun. In co-creation with municipalities, we can develop solutions to urban issues that do not limit one’s sense of freedom.'

What does the future hold for Live&Fun?

'We will continue to search for cases where our solutions can be implemented. Together with our skilled team, we aim to deliver friendlier solutions to social issues within the municipality of Amsterdam. We dream of cities in which the relation between government and citizens is characterised by rewarding instead of fining: driven by positive instead of negative stimuli. We hope to create unique and interactive experiences for citizens and visitors and connect them with the city in unimaginable ways.'

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Want to know more about the Smart City Expo?

Check our introduction video here!

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Yeni Joseph, Public Policy Manager , posted

B. Amsterdam Startup & Innovation Ecosystem

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Europe's largest innovation ecosystem, focused on international scale-ups, corporate innovation and public-private partnerships to accelerate international business growth.

Do you want to learn from the largest start-up and innovation ecosystem in Europe? Make sure to visit B. Amsterdam, an innovation hub covering 40.000m2.

B. Building Business offers a tour to share insights on how government, start-ups, corporates, investors and incubators co-build this innovation- and tech ecosystem on a global scale.

Our programs focus on building a global startup ecosystem, future talent and corporate innovation. Interested? Click the link to B.visits and fill in the request form to book a tour now!

Costs for a 1 hour tour + introduction about B. Amsterdam:
Commercial group (max. 20 persons) - 300 euro (excl. VAT)
Non-commercial group (max. 20 persons) - 200 euro (excl. VAT)

*Due to high demand, we kindly ask you to share your request at least 2 weeks before your visit.

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CTO Amstelveen

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Temporary assignment.

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

City Protocol

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By the end of 2018, City Protocol ended. The common solutions and principles are still relevant. Therefore, you can still find these useful insights on this page.

Cities have become the key nodes of the global economy, acting as magnets for the new hyper-connected communities. They play a singular role as hubs of innovation and sources of universal flows of information—produced by people, things and the interactions between them. How can cities approach these challenges and adopt sound financial strategies to become more livable and self-suficient, with empowered citizens?

1) A collaboration and knowledge sharing framework for the development of a new science of cities.

2) Establishment of the basis for the evaluation and accreditation of standards and recommendation documents for city transformations.

3) A set of methods and tools for system-level data analysis and representation, and a city knowledge base into specific learnings.

4) A ‘city language’ and set of common images for describing the City Anatomy.

5) Building a repository of documents describing projects, policies and recommended practices which may be tested in cities working and learning together to tackle their common transformational challenges.

6) A network and/or platform for education and knowledge sharing among all members.

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Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT

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Startupbootcamp runs 20+ industry-focused programs in over 15 countries. Smart City & IoT is set to run in July 2018.

Partners

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Smart Students

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This project is a part of Living Lab Nieuw-west. The Living Labs put innovative technology to practice in a test environment.

Partner

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Residential Living Lab

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The International Residential Living Lab (IRLL) stimulates and facilitates the founding of residential living labs. Residents test new housing solutions, components, materials, energy concepts and smart devices in collaboration with stakeholders to develop future-proof housing solutions. The IRLL has developed specialized methods and tools to co-create successful and continuous residential living labs. They cover the city of Amsterdam as other interesting sites in The Netherlands and abroad.

The tours offered differ in terms of length and content consisting of visits to sites, presentations, knowledge transfer, discussions with stakeholders and in-depth project developments. The prototype of the International Residential Living Lab has been placed on the campus of TUDelft and can be visited in combination with a special program on circular and smart urban housing. Different Residential Living Labs are under development with real life users, co-creation and data collection.

For more information or special programs get in touch with the IRLL.

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Visit Pampus

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A visit to a temporary exhibition on Pampus will explain how the battery will help the island achieve its sustainability targets. Besides that the

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Walk the Knowledge mile

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We offer a variety of custom made programs, including presentations and personal tours.

The Knowledge Mile is a living lab in Amsterdam that runs from the Amstelplein to the city hall of the municipality of Amsterdam. The Wibautstraat and Weesperstraat are the two main streets at the centre of this area. Both are well known for the urban challenges they face, such as high traffic volumes, flooding and air pollution. The area is also known as a world-class knowledge cluster with the campusses of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Arts.

The Knowledge Mile is a place to establish crucial connections and to achieve productive partnerships, fruitful networks and creative interaction. With a community of 30.000 residents, 60.000 students and almost 200 organisations, hotels, museums, social and municipal institutions together we aim to improve the quality of life in the area, by improving and sharing knowledge and facilitating new connections at our Meetup’s. This is a space to interact and share ideas.

The Knowledge Mile is also a business investment area where all organisations join forces to improve the work/life climate in the field of joint investments in communication/marketing, security, viability and physical movement.

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