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Artificial intelligence

Technologies that train models to autonomously support or function independently of direct human effort

Agora

Agora uses machine learning + natural language processing to discover actionable insights in large-scale conversations.

AI Now

The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence.

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Fireside specializes in creating the most innovative and easy-to-use tools to help Congressional offices connect with their constituents more efficiently.

Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response

Wish you had a better way to make sense of Twitter during disasters than this? Type in a keyword like #ChileEarthquake in Twitter's search box above and you'll see more tweets than you can possibly read in a day let alone keep up with for more than a few minutes. Wish there way were an easy, free and open…

Bail-setting algorithms in Philadelphia

Philadelphia should think twice about its risk-assessment algorithm.

Botcheck.me

We use advance machine learning techniques to detect political propaganda bots on Twitter.

CitizenLab

Bringing the town hall to your citizens

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Computer vision uncovers predictors of physical urban change

We develop a computer vision method to measure changes in the physical appearances of neighborhoods from street-level imagery. We correlate the measured changes with neighborhood characteristics to determine which characteristics predict neighborhood improvement. We find that both education and population density predict improvements in neighborhood infrastructure, in support of theories of human capital agglomeration. Neighborhoods with better initial appearances experience more substantial upgrading, as predicted by the tipping theory of urban change. Finally, we observe more improvement in neighborhoods closer to both city centers and other physically attractive neighborhoods, in agreement with the invasion theory of urban sociology. Our results show how computer vision techniques, in combination with traditional methods, can be used to explore the dynamics of urban change. Which neighborhoods experience physical improvements? In this paper, we introduce a computer vision method to measure changes in the physical appearances of neighborhoods from time-series street-level imagery. We connect changes in the physical appearance of five US cities with economic and demographic data and find three factors that predict neighborhood improvement. First, neighborhoods that are densely populated by college-educated adults are more likely to experience physical improvements—an observation that is compatible with the economic literature linking human capital and local success. Second, neighborhoods with better initial appearances experience, on average, larger positive improvements—an observation that is consistent with “tipping” theories of urban change. Third, neighborhood improvement correlates positively with physical proximity to the central business district and to other physically attractive neighborhoods—an observation that is consistent with the “invasion” theories of urban sociology. Together, our results provide support for three classical theories of urban change and illustrate the value of using computer vision methods and street-level imagery to understand the physical dynamics of cities.

Factmata.com

A crowdsourced community platform powered by advanced machine learning for tackling fake news and misleading content on the web. Sign up with Email to stay up to date on our plans.

Grove.ai Democrats bot

Chatbots for the next generation of digital organizing

HelloVote

HelloVote is the chat bot that gets you everything you need to vote!

Holopolis bot

Holopolis bot allows always available participation. It packages vTaiwan as a contact you can add friend with and share your opinions on cases under discussion.

Holopolis HiFi

[image] Holopolis HiFi uses the High Fidelity VR platform to create a virtual commons. It imagines a far future in which we can all connect to and immerse in public policy deliberation anytime we choose. This may be h…

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI was established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.

Tinder bot used in UK elections

We used a computer program to talk to young people on the dating app about the U.K. election. The results were amazing.

Urbem bot

URBEM es una plataforma para digitalizar trámites y servicios de gobierno, y automatizar la atención ciudadana con Inteligencia Artificial.

US Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services

Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services unites public service managers and innovative U.S. businesses in evaluating and building smart automatio

Vframe

VFRAME is a computer vision toolkit for human rights researchers