Researching Urban AI - in conversation with Matthew Cook [Rescheduled]
|Dates:||17 November 2022|
|Times:||13:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Matthew Cook|
This is a hybrid event.
To join us remotely use the following link: https://zoom.us/j/93443940069
Embedded in movement technologies such as connected autonomous vehicles and urban systems such as city brains, artificial intelligences have begun to colonise and reshape fields of relations which underpin everyday life in cities. Such profound spatial developments are far from obvious. As urban AIs are seemingly everywhere and nowhere, the terrain of urban AI and their effects are somewhat opaque with crucially, the redistribution of human and mechanic agency masked. Research has only just begun to address these concerns. Among other things, conceptual apparatus is desperately needed to better govern constituencies of human and non-human actors such as AI in cites.
Professor Matthew Cook
Role: Professor of Innovation
Organisation: Open University
Biography: Prior to academic life, Matthew worked for 11 years as a professional spatial planner specialising in urban regeneration and sustainability. He returned to university in 1999 as Research Assistant on a UK Government funded project and completed a doctorate in Innovation and Sustainability. Following an appointment as Lecturer at Cranfield University in 2003, Matthew joined the Open University in 2009 where he is now Professor of Innovation and leads the Future Urban Environments research team and Technology and Innovation Management qualification.
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