Ethics for the Smart City: Applied socio-technical frameworks to assess the implementation of AI-related solutions2023-04-26T11:02:36+02:00

Ethics for the Smart City: Applied socio-technical frameworks to assess the implementation of AI-related solutions

This project involves interdisciplinary research into Smart City solutions from a social science and engineering perspective. The research team will examine the deployment of Smart City related projects and solutions in a real urban environment and monitor the community’s response. Kirchheim bei München provides the social, political, and territorial context to draw advancements toward human-centered Smart Cities while answering the question: how can we assess AI-enabled solutions implemented in urban settings from a socio-technical perspective? The project focuses on three key aspects: sustainability, governance, and acceptance, which unfold into four axes: Smart Cities for sustainable development: assessing social and environmental impacts urban governance: transparency and public engagement; data governance: transparency, data policies, privacy, stakeholder accountability; ethics by design: developing and deploying trustworthy technologies. The primary outcomes are socio-technical frameworks aiming to steer the ethical development of technology-based solutions and promote their responsible implementation in urban settings.

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Principle Investigator

Christoph Lütge
Christoph LütgeTUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
Constantinos Antoniou
Constantinos AntoniouTUM School of Engineering and Design

Postdoc Researchers

Catarina Fontes
Catarina FontesTUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
Christelle Al Haddad
Christelle Al HaddadTUM School of Engineering and Design


Shambhavi Siddhida Delhi University

External Partners

Gemeinde Kirchheim bei München
The DFKI - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
Ariadne Maps
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