In 2017, DECODE began research and technical development to find the use cases for the pilots. There were a range of user engagement exercises undertaken in Barcelona and Amsterdam to explore how DECODE can respond to identified citizen needs. Alongside this, the architecture of the technology began development along with the first versions of the DECODE operating system. Other consortium members undertook research to support the pilots.
DECODE began 2018 with a General Assembly in Amsterdam, where the consortium gathered to discuss the project’s key objectives and progress. This year, DECODE will launch its pilots in Barcelona and Amsterdam and continue its research work with the publication of a report focused on privacy-enhancing policies and technologies in city governments. Alongside this, the project will run a series of symposiums, hackathons and a summer school focused on issues relating to privacy and the intersection between automation, AI and data. Details of these events will be published on the events section of this site in advance.