Canadian Smart Cities: Defining the Public Good (Ethics in the City Series)

Ethics of AI in Context, Ethics in the City

From the federal government’s smart city challenge to Sidewalk Labs‘ partnering with Waterfront Toronto on the planning of Quayside, smart cities are part of a new urban agenda in Canadian cities. Their technology and data have clear value to the private sector but what do smart cities offer in terms of public good outcomes? This talk will explore how early experiments with smart cities send signals that deliberate and creative attention must be paid if we seek to derive public good from this technology.

Pamela Robinson
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives, Faculty of Community Services


Wed, Feb 14, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building