Detroit

Detroit partnership to study digital divide

by • 4 weeks ago

Detroit, the University of Michigan and Microsoft plan to research where people do and don't have access to the internet and devices.

Detroit's 'Street View' project hoped to boost GIS, data transparency

by • 2 months ago

The city is using a lidar-equipped van to map city streets in order to give residents access to GIS data, new CIO Art Thompson said.

Detroit CIO Beth Niblock named IT chief at HUD

by • 3 months ago

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan named Art Thompson, the CIO for the city's public safety departments, to succeed Niblock.

Cisco announces hotspot delivery program in Michigan

by • 10 months ago

A Cisco program will deliver outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots to 50 libraries and community centers around Detroit.

CIOs hope pandemic gives tech 'permanent seat at the table'

by • 12 months ago

A group of state and city IT leaders said the pandemic's made their departments more important than ever.

17 local governments join inaugural STIR Labs cohort

by • 1 year ago

Cities including Austin, Texas; Detroit, and San Jose, California, are among the first members of new program that recruits research universities to solve community challenges.

Michigan catches robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

by • 1 year ago

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she and the Michigan attorney general are investigating the call, which appears to be the work of two bumbling right-wing scam artists.

Facial recognition software tallies second wrongful arrest

by • 1 year ago

Two Black men in Detroit are the first known examples of the controversial technology leading police to arrest the wrong people. The ACLU believes there are many others.

Cities ply data against declining economic mobility

by • 2 years ago

Under a new initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, 10 cities will track data with the goal of reducing income inequality and boosting economic opportunity for individuals and families.

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