It’s for a free online tool that “uses data to help fight climate change”. But some critics say Google is helping to create the problem it’s helping to fight.
Tag: tech ethics
A Portable Exhibition on the Many Systems – Including the Internet – that Enmesh Us
Presented in a red folder, SYSTEMS is a rummage of artworks, essays, maps, interviews, and toolkits that interrogates the often invisible systems that shape our everyday life.
Who Should Be Monitoring the Rise of “Landlord Tech”?
Landlords are left to self-regulate their use of the tenants’ data hoovered up through the apps and systems in big rental complexes – unless someone brings a complaint to the Data Protection Commission.
Does the Deliveroo App Undermine Workers’ Safety and Solidarity?
Delivery cyclists say it nudges them to deliver to unsafe areas, and has undermined attempts to strike for better conditions. A spokesperson for Deliveroo said safety of riders is an “absolute priority” and it supports their right to express themselves by not working.
How Do Smart Dublin’s Link-Ups with Private Companies Influence the City?
Smart Dublin is an unusual beast within the council, given its remit to partner with tech companies and other private players on challenges affecting the city.
Developer Plans to Use Thermal-Imaging Cameras in Co-Living Complex
The cameras are just one example of how those behind plans for co-living complexes want to ramp up their use of tech, with smartphone apps for services, and smart CCTV systems.
Gardaí Spend on Tech to Check Licence Plates Up 600 Percent
The bump in investment was down to the need for extra equipment to help gardaí at Covid checkpoints, said an FOI response.
An Garda Síochána is Considering Using Artificial Intelligence for Policing
At the moment, it’s using software from the company Siren to monitor and manage its IT systems, said a spokesperson. But it’s considering whether to use it for more.
Dublin 8 to Become Next Testing Ground for Smart Tech
Smart D8 will focus on how tech can improve the health and well-being of local residents, says Órla Veale, the project manager.
Council Teams with Tech Firms to Boost Public Engagement for Planning Applications
Greater engagement? That’s welcome, says Lorcan Sirr, a housing lecturer at TU Dublin. But the council’s enthusiasm for trialling an app developed by a property-industry PR executive is worrying, he says.