Smart? Cities

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The concept of smart cities is at least a couple of decades old, but it still remains controversial. What does the term smart actually mean? How does smart improve technology and what for?

We can easily imagine how the development of intelligent technologies can definitely have positive outcomes for different areas like public administration, mobility management and transport planning, market analysis and so on, but we should not forget the risks associated with the proliferation of smart surveillance.

Our director Gemma Galdon was at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) to talk about how Eticas is currently working with different actors towards presenting a diagnostic on the relationship between technology and the city, and how ethical strategies can be embedded into technology to improve urban environments.

Listen to it here: 

If you want to know more about Smart Cities, see the webpage of Eticas Foundation:

Topic Brief: Smart Cities

 

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