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Amsterdam's AI registry

Amsterdam (where I live!) and Helsinki (where I don’t live) have launched their “AI algorithm registries.” These are actually a pretty cool idea: whenever a municipalities “utilizes algorithmic systems as part of [their] city services,” these systems must be cataloged in the city’s algorithm registry. Amsterdam’s registry currently has three entries: (1) license plate-recognizing automated parking control cars, (2) a pilot for algorithm-assisted fraud surveillance for holiday home rentals, and (3) a natural language processing system for categorizing reports of trash in public space. These registries may become a good source of productized AI links for me, but more importantly, this is a great step for building transparency, trust and accountability into these systems.