Last week we held a public engagement event, so we could find out more about what people think of Leicester as smart city. Rather than just sit and speak with people, we decided that we would bring people together to play a game, and really see if we could figure out how different people in our communities, from businesses and local authorities, to citizens and community groups, might understand the benefits of the smart city mindset.
We captured a wide range of discussions, reflections and observations, and we’ve put them together as a podcast, so we can listen again to the questions and observations that participants contributed to the deliberation.
This project is supported by The Alan Turing Institute, whose mission is to promote the understanding of the ethical and social issues arising from the use of data science and artificial intelligence. Professor Edward Cartwright of De Montfort University is leading the project, along with colleagues Dr Swati Virmani and Dr Ruben Martinez Cardenas of the Leicester Castle Business School.