New York City Council

Opinion: the straight shot on facial recognition at MSG

James Dolan won’t be blocked from City Hall for a City Council hearing.


State comptroller: New York City agencies are using AI without guardrails

An audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found that New York City lacks “an effective AI governance framework.”

Heard Around Town

After banning ChatGPT, NYC Schools consider how to use it

Schools Chancellor David Banks said the DOE is looking for the right “guardrails.”


Opinion: Equity, accountability, transparency: Goals for New York City’s new ‘AI czar’

This new role should include focussing on reducing the potential harms of artificial intelligence, misuse and the negative impact of bias in data and algorithms.


New York City embarks on creating an AI strategy

The Office of Technology and Innovation is hiring a director of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

New York State

City & State summit discusses technology in government and push for modernization

Key issues addressed were adopting consumer-centric practices, streamlining services and data centralization.


A ‘missed opportunity’ in using data for New York City social services, report says

A new analysis by the Center for an Urban Future includes recommendations for how the city can leverage data to improve on social services delivery.


Could tech workers do Peace Corps-like stints working for New York City too?

Announcing a new legal fellows program to help address a shortage of city lawyers, Mayor Eric Adams said he wants other industries to loan employees to government work.


Some lawmakers are trying to pause bitcoin mining in New York. They’re facing an uphill battle.

Energy-sucking bitcoin operations are taking over old polluting power plants and siphoning off hydropower from the public.

New York State

What makes New York vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks?

The federal government has urged local governments and private businesses across the country to step up cybersecurity measures.

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Interviews & Profiles

Jason Myles Clark steps in to lead Tech:NYC

The new executive director talked about workforce development and championing the city’s tech sector.

Energy & Environment

Can Bitcoin mining become a campaign issue?

Jumaane Williams is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to put a stop to proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining.


What you need to know about Eric Adams and cryptocurrency

The new mayor is converting his first paycheck into Bitcoin and Ethereum in a bid to make New York City a cryptocurrency capital.


Adams orders consolidation of city tech agencies under one authority

Reorganization seems to answer the calls of civic technologists looking for more efficiency.

New York City

Is the future of open data in NYC going to be decentralized storage?

The city's open data on demographics, air quality and legal notices was uploaded to Filecoin’s distributed network to evaluate its security and reliability.

New York City

Could Eric Adams’ new tech chief bring NYC out of the dark ages?

Matthew Fraser will serve as chief technology officer, a new position that seems set to carry expanded authority.