Shaping Conscious Cities

Hume team members Itai Palti and Natalia Olszewska speak at Shaping Conscious Cities in Rome, part of the Association of Computing Machinery conference.

Itai’s talk: How will we teach machines to empathise?

Natalia’s talk: Cities and human needs

Smart urbanism has been vaguely defined so far as a set of approaches that seek to make the city more efficient and economically successful through use of digital technologies and networks. The urban future, however is not only a technical and economic problem, what seems to be overlooked is the human dimension. Some human needs are universal, but they need to be contextualised into place and geography.