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Amsterdam, Helsinki Launch Algorithm Registries to Bring Transparency to Public AI Deployments


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A street in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam and Helsinki have launched AI registries to detail how each city government uses algorithms to deliver services.

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The cities of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Helsinki, Finland, have launched beta versions of artificial intelligence (AI) registries to detail algorithmic delivery of municipal services, and to provide citizens a way to give feedback on algorithms their local government uses.

The registry trials are part of the Next Generation Internet Policy Summit, organized in part by the European Commission and the city of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam's registry features a handful of algorithms, but will be extended to cover all algorithms following feedback at the summit to outline a European plan for the future of the Internet.

Helsinki’s Pasi Rautio said the city hopes its registry will boost public trust in the kinds of AI "with the greatest possible openness."

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