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The “Municipal strategy on algorithms and data to ethically drive artificial intelligence” provides Barcelona with a legal framework to ensure that people’s digital rights are respected in the application of artificial intelligence (AI). Barcelona is thus joining cities such as Amsterdam, New York, Helsinki, Toronto and Seattle in the construction of a human rights-based AI model with a commitment to a democratic digital society.

Announcement of the call for the collection of citizen initiatives in defense of digital rights
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Whether you are an individual, group, organisation or company active in the field of digital rights, it is important you know what you are doing. We are creating a map of the Citizen Ecosystem for Digital Rights to record and highlight all your initiatives. Come and take part and share your project.

Plató de l'Smart City Live
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What will the world and cities be like after the Covid-19 pandemic? What are the permanent, essential changes going to be for the future? International experts, leading companies in the area of urban innovation, and government representatives from all over the world discussed how to increase cities’ resilience at Smart City Live (SCL), the online edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC).

Official image of the Next Generation Internet Policy Summit (NGI)
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Barcelona has shared experiences and success stories regarding Data Sharing and digital rights at the Next Generation Internet Policy Summit (NGI).

Anàlisi amb dades amb un ordinador.
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The Call for Projects for the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe, is now open. The dataviz competition is organised by the City Councils of Barcelona and Kobe (Japan) who have been twinned cities for more than 25 years. Participation will be accredited by the deadline of 26th of October. 

Cartell que anuncia el repte Barcelona-Kobe 2020.
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Barcelona and the Japanese city of Kobe convene the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge, a data visualization competition to identify the challenges of smart cities. The call for projects starts on the 14th of September.

 

 Woman using a laptop on the floor of her house.
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The “What if...? series of virtual conversations #desdecasa”, organised by the Fundació BIT Habitat, has attracted more than four thousand viewers, who also had the opportunity to participate and reflect in real time with the expert speakers. The series has tackled how to reformulate our digital environments to adapt to the new future brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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With the state of emergency for Covid-19, enforced private digital interaction has changed our relationship with emotions, people and ourselves. The second virtual dialogue in the “What if...? Discussion cycle #desdecasa” looks at this scenario with Marta Peirano, a journalist specialising in surveillance technologies and mass manipulation, and Liliana Arroyo, doctor in Sociology and researcher in the field of digital innovation and social impact with Esade.

 

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“What if...? Discussion cycle #desdecasa” is a series of virtual dialogues organised by the Fundació BIT Habitat as a window for discussion and reflection on the current health emergency and the digital transformation which may result from this exceptional time. The first session is devoted to digital rights and technological sovereignty.

Meeting of the members of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights in Barcelona in November 2019.
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On the 19th of November, the second Members took of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights took place in Barcelona, with a total of 15 cities present. We took the opportunity to reflect on the past  year, as well as to look forward to the next and to finalize the Coalition’s Strategy 2020.

 

Meeting "How to protect the commons of data extractivism" from the DSIPLAY cycle.
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DSIPLAY, the series of Digital Social Innovation experiences, has closed with the session How to protect the commons from data extractivism. Open networks and open knowledge , which took place in the Hangar on 26 November. Various projects concerning digital business, the conservation of digitally generated knowledge and crowdfunding explained the problems they were facing.

Project #Cuéntalo.
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What data do we generate? How are they used? What do we know as citizens about all this? Using data raises numerous questions and Barcelona’s DSIPLAY cycle of digital social innovation experiences has dedicated a session to projects that stand out for their ethical management and use of data, such as Raval Data Commons and Wikidata.

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