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tracked edits made to Wikipedia from U.S. Capitol computers

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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.

#BlockSidewalk

What has brought us together over the past year and a half is a wide-ranging and ever-increasing list of concerns about the project, not to mention growing frustration with a public engagement process that is unable to address these concerns effectively, given that it is led by and paid for by the company hoping to win “the big contract.”

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4p bot

A virtual assistant for Filipinos on social welfare.

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Agora

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

AI for Good Foundation

The AI for Good Foundation engages on a number of fronts in order to continuously serve its core mission.

AI for Good Lab

The Lab takes place over 7 weeks (May 8 to June 21 2019) and brings together a cohort of 30 women from across Canada.

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AI Initiative

The AI Initiative is dedicated to shaping the global policy framework to govern the rise of Artificial Intelligence, addressing holistically short-, mid- and long-term governance challenges.

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AI Now

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

Air Matters

Providing real-time Air Quality Index & Allergy Pollen & Weather Data, as well as Protection Recommendations and Forecast.

Algorithm Tips

Resources and leads for investigating algorithms in society

Amicable

Amicable is a divorce app which helps couples close an amicable agreement. The chatbot, Alex, provides instant andreal time support to users.

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AR Hoverlay 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…

Article One

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

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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…

Aspen Tech Policy Hub Fellowship Program

Our program mixes the best of both Washington and Silicon Valley, bringing together stakeholders in policy and technology to train the next generation of policy entrepreneurs.

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Audit of the Administration of the Internet of Things

In this audit, we obtained an understanding of the Commonwealth’s current IoT environment in terms of device use and planned use by surveying a sample of Commonwealth agencies (see Appendix) where we believed IoT devices were used for significant purposes.

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Automating NYC

We want to empower New Yorkers to advocate for ADSs that work to undo unjust systems instead of encoding inequality.

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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.

Beta Blocks

Exploring new approaches for community-led innovation in public spaces.

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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.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Government Innovation program

APPLYING THE BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES APPROACH TO DRIVE INNOVATION IN CITIES

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Boston’s Smart Streets page

City page covers which tracking technologies are in place, why, and what they mean for privacy

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Botcheck.me

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

Brandwatch Consumer Research

Get consumer fit by accessing data from 100 million sources and over 1.3 trillion individual posts.

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BRCK

Access the internet simply and reliably where you are. BRCK is a rugged, self powered, cloud enabled wifi hotspot router with built in fail-overs.

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!

Calgary’s noise-sensing network

Calgary’s LoRaWAN — a long-range, low power digital wireless network — sensors will be used to categorize noises like gun shots, trains, construction and road noise through the work of a government partnership.

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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...

Center for Collective Intelligence Design

The Centre for Collective Intelligence Design will explore how human and machine intelligence can be combined to make the most of our collective knowledge and develop innovative and effective solutions to social challenges.

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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.

Chalmers

Chalmers can help you find things like: free meals, overnight shelter, clothing banks, emergency contacts and can point you to offline and online mental health services.

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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.

Consensus

Using signals gathered from citizens, either actively and passively, combined with available data sets, Consensus AI helps governments understand their citizens at a much deeper level.

Conversation AI

Conversation AI is a collaborative research effort exploring ML as a tool for better discussions online.

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COPY, PASTE, LEGISLATE

An investigative series deploying algorithms to detect copy-paste legislation

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Data Scores as Governance

"the first comprehensive analysis of data-driven citizen scoring in the public sector in the UK"

DATAJUSTICE project

This project explores the meaning of social justice in an age of datafication

DataKind Microsoft AI Accelerator

Mission is to harness the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity.

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Defusor

Less Misinformation, Better Internet.

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DemocracyEarth

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

Development Seed Vulnerable Housing pilot

Development Seed is supporting the World Bank to identify dangerous housing in Colombia through the use of artificial intelligence.

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Did You Feel It?

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

Digital Asia Hub

AN INDEPENDENT, NON-PROFIT INTERNET AND SOCIETY RESEARCH THINK TANK BASED IN HONG KONG

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Digital Transparency in the Public Realm

This project seeks to facilitate the co-creation of prototypes that can advance digital transparency and enable agency in the world's public spaces.

DIUx xView Detection Challenge

Pentagon's humanitarian satellite imagery competition for object detection in overhead imagery

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DoNotPay bot

"DoNotPay is an iOS app that allows users to complete legal processes and generate documents, including filing cases worth to USD 25,000 in US small claims courts."

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.

Engage Whatsapp app

Change the face of social impact engagement globally

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Facebook AI mapping for humanitarian aid and development

Building on our previous publication of similar high-resolution population maps for 22 countries, we're now releasing new maps of the majority of the African continent, and the project will eventually map nearly the whole world’s population. Using weakly- and semi-supervised learning.

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Facebook Tracking Exposed

a project to improve the transparency behind Facebook’s algorithms

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.

FarmChat

Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

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Fast AI

Deep learning is transforming the world. We are making deep learning easier to use and getting more people from all backgrounds involved through our: free courses for coders, software library, cutting-edge research, and community

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.

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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.

Google AI for Social Good

At Google, we believe that AI can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives. With AI, we have another tool to explore and address hard, unanswered questions.

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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.

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Hayden.ai

Artificial intelligence powered mobility solution for smart cities

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Health Complaints Assist

Health Complaints Assist is a chatbot that helps users make a complaint about medical treatment they or someonethey know received.

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HeatSeek

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

HeLawyer

HeLawyer provides legal information and access to lawyers through an Android application, SMS, phone call andWhatsapp.

Hello Lampost

The playful, city wide system that lets you talk to street furniture.

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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.

Hush City

With Hush City app, you are an active part of a soundscape and citizen science research project to map and evaluate everyday quiet areas.

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