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Source: https://www.wired.com/story/portlands-face-recognition-ban-twist-smart-cities/#:~:text=The%20first%20big%20US%20city,tools%20and%20concerns%20about%20fairness. Tom Simonite 09.21.2020 The first big US city to prohibit private businesses from using the technology reflects rising skepticism of new tools and concerns about fairness. PORTLAND’S 2016 ENTRY for a $50 million federal contest called the Smart City Challenge described a Pacific Northwest tech-topia. It promised autonomous shuttles, trucks, and cars on city streets, through partnerships...
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Construction equipment is parked on an Eastern Waterfront work site after Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs announced it pulled out of the neighbouring “smart city” project. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS JOSH O’KANE PUBLISHED MAY 7, 2020 Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs is walking away from building a smart-city development in Toronto after two and a half years of controversy over...
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