Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh plans to close digital divide by 2027

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A new Digital Equity Coalition plans to close the Pittsburgh digital divide within the next five years.

Policing data could reveal racial bias in Pittsburgh, say lawmakers

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New legislation would share city data with the Center for Policing Equity to search for indicators of racial bias in policing.

Pittsburgh mayor nominates acting CIO to lead technology citywide

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Acting Pittsburgh CIO Heidi Norman would lead technology efforts in a city now focused on improving connectivity and access to data.

Pittsburgh is putting foundational IT first, acting CIO says

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City CIO Heidi Norman said the city will focus on connectivity before pursuing "fun stuff."

Pittsburgh to spend $4 million on Google Cloud migration

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Pittsburgh will move all city services to the Google Cloud platform over the next 4 years, a move that'll allow it to retire "brittle" legacy IT systems.

Pittsburgh ready for 'future workforce' after pandemic, says new CIO

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Heidi Norman, the city's acting CIO, said the city government has gotten "into a groove" with remote work as the pandemic's continued.

South Bend's former innovation chief returns for 'technified' community planning

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The Indiana college town's former chief innovation officer, Santiago Garces, returned to run economic development after a stint leading Pittsburgh's IT efforts.

Pittsburgh considers ban on facial recognition, predictive policing

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A new proposal to the Pittsburgh City Council this week follows a recent predictive policing pilot led by the city and its controversial use of social media and facial recognition to arrest civil rights protesters earlier this year.

Pitt think tank to review ethics of algorithms in local governments

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The former federal prosecutor running the task force said there's a place for AI-backed technologies like facial recognition, but that governments can "do better."

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