Data, Government Innovation, Tech Policy

What would it take to help cities innovate responsibly with AI?

30 Apr , 2019  

Urban landscape

On 25 April I joined representatives from several European cities at a workshop in Helsinki to discuss the thorny issue of artificial intelligence (AI) ethics, hosted by the city’s Chief Digital Officer, Mikko Rusama. In keeping with much recent debate on this topic, our discussion focused on how cities (and particularly their public sector organisations) can […]

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Data, Government Innovation, Tech Policy

Does the public sector really need a code of AI ethics?

15 Feb , 2019  

Does the public sector really need a code of AI ethics?

Of all the recent new technologies thought to have promise for the public sector, few have captured attention as much as Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s not hard to see why. AI can do things that public sector organisations really care about and need. Analysing case notes to determine an individual’s future likelihood of needing certain […]

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Data, Idea on a Page, Tech Policy

10 Questions to ask when using AI in public sector algorithmic decision making

18 Sep , 2018  

IOAP - Questions to ask when using AI in public sector algorithmic decision making - Eddie Copeland

I’ve previously posted ideas for what might feature in a code of standards on this subject. Based on lots of your feedback, I turned that code into 20 questions, which I hoped might be more helpful to practitioners. I’ve previously blogged on why I think it’s necessary to ask any new questions at all. But I should have realised that […]

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Data

From analytics to AI: Where next for government use of data?

29 Mar , 2018  

Datafest

The following article is based on a speech I gave on 22 March 2018 at the DataFest Summit in Edinburgh. For the last five years I’ve been talking to anyone who’d listen about the benefits of public sector organisations making smarter use of their own data. I emphasise the ‘of their own’ part, because the […]

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