Publicroam offers WiFi access at host locations such as libraries and the Salvation Army. It only requires you to create a Publicroam account once. After that, you automatically have online access at all the connected locations. Privacy, security and a user-friendly experience are of paramount importance to Publicroam. We talked to co-founder Paul Francissen about
Tada wants to critically question society. It is important that we continue to have that same attitude towards ourselves as well. We asked Dr. Merel Noorman and Dr. Linnet Taylor from the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) to take a critical look at Tada based on their scientific knowledge and years of expertise.
“By using algorithms, you can make the city more fair,” says Maarten Sukel. The AI specialist works for the CTO Innovation Team at the municipality of Amsterdam. The team uses new techniques to address various problems in the city. Their projects include route optimization for garbage trucks and ways to predict and distribute pedestrian and
Foto: Nick Harris CC-BY-ND 2.0 Ethical data dilemmas in the workplace Herman Ozinga is a data analyst at the Municipality of Amsterdam. He was asked to provide data, but the request clashed with his moral compass. He wrestled with the decision: should he prioritize his sense of solidarity with the organization, or follow the call
Photo: Robert v.d. Molen Suppose you want to know how many cars travel across a certain road. You could build a system that registers all license plates driving by. But you could opt for a system that will simply place a tally mark for every car that passes by. Both systems serve the same function:
“Tada is a movement,” says Douwe Schmidt during the opening of the Tada in practice meeting. “It is the interaction of a large number of organizations and individuals that are focusing on the question: ‘What kind of digital society do we want?’ It is no longer a matter of determining whether or not we will
Image courtesy of MX3D and Adriaan de Groot In 2015, a company called MX3D started working on an ambitious project: printing a bridge. The bridge was recently presented in its final form at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Right there on the bridge, we bumped into Kars Alfrink. He kept looking back and forth
How can we put the principles of the manifesto into practice? In the fourth episode of a series, Tom Demeyer, CTO at Waag Society, explains how the European project DECODE interprets the principle of ‘legitimate and monitored’. ‘Legitimate and monitored’ is included as one of the principles in the manifesto to give citizens and users