If local governments have learned anything from 2020, it's the importance of digital tools, platforms and services. Amid the unprecedented economic and social disruption incurred by the Covid-19 pandemic, digital governments proved crisis-resistant and efficient enough to thrive.
The New York Police Department has canceled a $94,000 contract with an artificial intelligence company that had developed a robotic version of man’s best friend.
If Gov. Gavin Newsom gives it his ok, California will become the largest state in the union to ban facial recognition technology from law enforcement’s body-worn cameras.
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Oakland has become the second California city and the third nationwide to ban the use of facial recognition technology by government and law enforcement officials. Berkeley may be next.
Should governments think twice before banning facial recognition technology?
More cities are turning to technology to foster civic engagement and transparency.
Bitwise Industries was founded in 2013 by Central Valley natives Jake Soberal and Irma Olguin Jr. The two went on to create a 250,000-square-foot space which MakerCity.com describes as “part school, part incubator, part auditorium, and 100% tech ecosystem.”
Riverside has selected a replacement for former Chief Information Officer Lea Deesing, who was promoted to the assistant city manager position in June.
It was only a matter of time.