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15 October 2021
Against the widespread assumption that data are the oil of the 21st century, this article offers an alternative conceptual framework
, interpretation, and pathway around data and smart city nexus to subvert surveillance capitalism in light of emerging and further promising practical cases. This article illustrates an open debate in data governance and the data justice field related to current trends and challenges in smart cities, resulting in a new approach advocated for and recently coined by the UN-Habitat programme ‘People-Centred Smart Cities’. #cooperative #data-sovereignty
The Commission proposes today new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI
and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States
will guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation across the EU. New rules on Machinery
will complement this approach by adapting safety rules to increase users’ trust in the new, versatile generation of products. #ai #eu #legal #rights #trust
The global battle for control of the digital economy is typically portrayed as one fought by only two titans: US and China, but that does not mean that the EU has been standing still. As this briefing documents
, the EU has been making strong efforts to catch up using trade negotiations and trade rules to assert its own interests. In the process, the EU is trying to climb up on the backs of the developing countries, undermining the chance for all to equitably share in the benefits of technological development. #colonialism #data-economy #equality #eu
I want to share with you this resource by Linda Liukas and her superhero Ruby
. She is amazing at driving children (and parents) to think about how the digital world works, by breaking the big elephant in small parts and making it very accessible and fun for children. #children