10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST

Past Event

Smart cities and artificial intelligence

Monday, February 11, 2019

10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

By 2050, it is estimated that around two-thirds of the global population will live in metropolitan areas. The advent of widespread urbanization will raise many challenges in terms of housing, transportation, public safety, resource management, and sustainability. To help manage these issues, many cities are utilizing new digital tools such as sensors, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and advanced networks. However, these innovations raise complicated questions regarding effective and equitable deployment, financing, digital access, privacy, ethics, and public oversight.

On February 11, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a panel to discuss the future of AI in metropolitan areas, focusing on AI as a tool for integrating information, coordinating services, and improving leadership decision-making. Panelists discussed the impact and implications of AI for governance, economics, and society.

After the session, speakers answered questions from the audience. You can follow the conversation on Twitter using #SmartCities.