Announcing the Launch of Uncurb to Provide Choice and Transparency for Assisted Transportation

Online marketplace that helps caregivers find safe, high quality transportation for loved ones with limited mobility

Uncurb, an online marketplace that helps customers find high-assistance transportation such as wheelchair and medical transportation, today announced its official company launch. Currently serving Southeast Michigan, Uncurb provides customers with choice and transparency in their mobility options by curating a trusted network of committed and high-quality providers and partners to support mobility beyond curb-to-curb needs.

An estimated 25.5 million adults in the U.S. have travel-limiting disabilities, according to The Bureau of Transportation. Current on-demand ride-hailing companies have left a gap in services that require higher-assistance, especially as trust in sanitization, cleanliness and safety become crucial in today’s environment. Uncurb aims to close this gap by helping those who are impacted by sudden changes in mobility find, compare, and book vetted transportation providers specializing in higher-assistance services. Providers must meet and exceed marketplace standards before

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Amsterdam and Helsinki launch algorithm registries to bring transparency to public deployments of AI

Amsterdam and Helsinki today launched AI registries to detail how each city government uses algorithms to deliver services, some of the first major cities in the world to do so. An AI Register for each city was introduced in beta today as part of the Next Generation Internet Policy Summit, organized in part by the European Commission and the city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam registry currently features a handful of algorithms, but it will be extended to include all algorithms following the collection of feedback at the virtual conference to lay out a European vision of the future of the internet, according to a city official.

Each algorithm cited in the registry lists datasets used to train a model, a description of how an algorithm is used, how humans utilize the prediction, and how algorithms were assessed for potential bias or risks. The registry also provides citizens a way

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New body camera policy in New York aims for more transparency after death of Daniel Prude

New York’s attorney general said Sunday that her office will begin “proactively” releasing police body camera video when unarmed civilians die at the hands of officers, a move prompted by the suffocation this year of Daniel Prude in Rochester.

State Attorney General Letitia James said the new policy, which is effective immediately and aims to bring more transparency to investigations that her office is handling, will no longer allow local police agencies to determine when to release video.

“This process has caused confusion, delays and has hampered transparency in a system that should be as open as possible,” she said. Instead of waiting “months and months,” James said, her office’s special prosecutions unit will begin releasing video after it has been shown to victims’ relatives.

James said the policy was necessary to “avoid the situation

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