Thursday, January 24 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Caddell Building, Flex Space, Atlanta, GA
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Ethics & Values for Reflective Urban Automation

Urban automation’s potential to create disruptive technologies that change cities’ future development is already in evidence, but there is much more to come.

Urban automation refers to artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, and sensors are that being deployed in the built environment to support more efficient urban living and improved quality of life. 

While many benefits can be derived from urban automation, its various forms raise issues of access, privacy, safety, trust, control, and automated discrimination, that need to be addressed in its design and deployment.

The panelists of this College of Design Research Forum will explore ethical principles and values from a range of perspectives that include, autonomous vehicles, building AI and sensors, urban supply chain logistics, and disability services.

Forum panelists are:

  • Jason Borenstein -- Associate Director, Center for Ethics and Technology
  • Nancey Green Leigh -- Associate Dean for Research; Professor, School of City and Regional Planning
  • Carolyn Phillips -- Interim Director, AMAC Accessibility
  • Dennis Shelden -- Director, Digital Building Lab; Associate Professor, School of Architecture

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