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#ASKotec; the ‘Access to to Skills and Knowledge Open Tech Emergency Case’

#ASKotec; the 'Access to to Skills and Knowledge Open Tech Emergency Case' is a resource kit for community trainers, created for mobile field-use where there is neither easy power nor internet connectivity such as refugee camps, low-infrastructure regions or rural areas. Intended as ‘Open Tech for Good’, #ASKotec was created through a series of hub development workshops by a community of young innovators intent on bringing skills training and peacebuilding together in the effort to end the South Sudan conflict.

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.

Article One

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.

Berkeley City Council municipal bonds civic crowdfunding

In partnership with municipal crowdfunding platform Neighborly and the Berkeley Blockchain Lab, Berkeley City Council is planning on issuing municipal bonds on the blockchain.

BetaBlocks

Sensors are not smart. Digital kiosks do not save the world. Efficiency is not democracy.We think a truly smart city is one that creates equal opportunities for people to connect with each other and with the world. It allows its residents to decide what their definition of “smart” should be, and what creates real civic value. It provides ample pathways for its people not just to optimize it, but to live in it. It’s not a laboratory. It’s home.

Bitfury land registry in Georgia

The blockchain-based land-titling project is being presented at both Harvard and the United Nations.

Blockcerts educational credentials

Build apps that issue and verify blockchain-based credentials for academic credentials, professional certifications, workforce development, and civic records.

Blockchange

An initiative to examine whether and how blockchain technologies can be used for social change.

Botcheck.me

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

Breezometer

Check out the world leading Air Pollution API. Educate and engage customers by enriching your products with Forecast, Pollen & Air Quality Data. View our Real-Time Air Quality Map and join the list of clients who trust us, including Dyson, Veolia and WeatherBug Learn more!

Carbon Conservation and Dappbase experiment with Indonesian forest fires

Villages in the Indonesian province of Aceh that have successfully reduced forest fires are to be rewarded through a clever new scheme that uses blockchain-based smart contracts. Here's how it...

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Blockchain technology, which underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, presents new opportunities for how we share data. This video gives a primer on what blockchain is and how it works.

Cindy Bishop’s round-up of civic AR prototypes

At the Center for Civic Media, we focus on creating or leveraging digital technology for social change. As an artist, a documentarian, and a creative coder with a do-good streak, I am exploring how…

CitizenLab

Bringing the town hall to your citizens

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CityDigital stormwater management

A new cloud-based platform addresses urban flooding problems through green infrastructure performance monitoring.

CivicConnect

CivicConnect provides a suite of applications that leverage Augmented Reality and mobile technologies to enable a compelling experience for Smart Cities.

CivicSmart

Innovation has been at the core of our corporate DNA since 1936, and the last several years have seen a wave of innovation that is delivering the promise of Smart Parking to cities of all sizes.​

Civil

Civil is building the new economy for journalism.

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.

DemocracyEarth

A new movement says that crypto-voting can purify democracy—and eventually eliminate the need for governments altogether.

Did You Feel It?

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

Drone Journalism Lab Operations Manual

The Drone Journalism Lab's Operations Manual is here to help your news organization with using flying robots to report news.

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.

Follow My Vote

Follow My Vote aims to change the way we vote, becoming the world's first secure open-source online voting software based on blockchain technology.

FutureAir

FutureAir's first product, SAM™, is a Smart Air Manager that senses, manages and improves indoor air quality. SAM™ is designed by a world-renowned industrial designer, Ross Lovegrove. With proprietary sensing technology, SAM™ can identify the presence of toxins in the air, then initiate actions through an API with cloud computing; and, execute appropriate counter-measures to improve indoor air quality, comfort, and energy efficiency.

Giveth donations

Charitable giving on the blockchain - revolution.eth

Google Acclima partnership

Aclima announces a new partnership with Google Earth Outreach to map and better understand outdoor air quality.

Grove.ai Democrats bot

Chatbots for the next generation of digital organizing

Harlem Heat Project

Produced with AdaptNY and ISeeChange, along with WE ACT for Environmental Justice. WNYC's resilience reporting is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.

HeatSeek

Heat Seek's sensors monitor heat for New York City tenants during heat season.

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…

Holopolis MR

Holopolis MR imagines the uses case in the near future, when MR headsets are more popularized. It turns on the GPS with computer vision feature so that the users can bump into virtual public forums such as a forum setup next to the priority seats. Mature of mixed reality enables “engaging” civic engagement Despite the naming war of AR/VR/MR/XR, the substance of connecting information, overlaying visualization and designing interaction between real and virtual world brought us to a journey t...

Horizon State

Horizon State is about unlocking the power of communities to drive organisations forward.

ID2020

ID2020 is a global alliance committed to improving lives through digital identity.

Imagining Drones for the Greater Good

IDEO brings together technologists and social innovators to imagine new uses for these “flying helpers"

iSeeChange

Investigate how weather and climate change are impacting our communities and environment.

Journalism 360

Washington, D.C. – Eleven projects that seek to help develop and expand best practices in immersive storytelling, including narratives, ethics and production, will receive a share of $285,000 as winners ... Read More

Link NYC

LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communication network, bringing the fastest free public Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers and visitors.

McKinsey report on blockchain in government

It’s not just for financial institutions; government agencies can use this digital ledger technology to protect trusted records and simplify interactions with citizens.

Microsoft AirSim

Microsoft AirSim (Aerial Informatics and Robotics Simulation) is an open-source robotics simulation platform. From ground vehicles, wheeled robotics, aerial drones, and even static IoT devices, AirSim can capture data for models without costly field operations.

MIT Changing Places CityScope LEGO city

Intervention Simulation Augmented Reality Decision Support Systems to predict and quantify the impact of disruptive interventions

MobLab Live: The If, How and Why of Blockchain for Social Good

On 26 July, 2018, we brought together global changemakers to learn from special guests Daisy Ozim, Veronica Garcia and Lee Brenner about using Blockchain to advance social change work.

MODI Finland

Finland’s digital money system for asylum seekers shows what blockchain technology can offer the unbanked.