Mentoring

Exploring AI needs-centred approach with vulnerable communities

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Speaker
Antoine Congost
Senior Coordinator, Knowledge Mobilization
IVADO
Samuel ON
Speaker
Samuel Kohn
Director, Program Delivery
Open North
24 April 2024
15:00 CET (GMT + 2)

Developing urban AI solutions for and with the community

Understanding how AI systems can contribute to improving the quality of life of people living in cities is key to providing the right direction for AI and digital technologies’s design and application. 

In this mentoring session, Antoine Congost (IVADO) and Samuel Kohn (Open North) will explore a needs-centred approach to urban AI solutions, for and with vulnerable communities at the neighbourhood scale.

The Urban AI initiative (or IA Urbaine, in French) demonstrates how the AI risk framework presented in the UN-Habitat’s white paper AI & Cities (2022) can be applied in practice, and provides a valuable example of a people-centered approach to AI and community engagement. 

What to expect

The mentoring session will include the presentation of the methodology findings and outcomes, developed by the University of Montréal and Open North, which includes:

1. Description of the project and methodology of the needs assessment approach

2. Overview of neighbourhood needs

3. Links with AI systems

4. Considerations for developing people-centered urban AI solutions

This mentoring session is intended to provide participants with ideas, tools and recommendations to plan, develop and implement their own needs-assessment approaches to urban AI solutions. 

Join us on April 24th at 15:00 CET (GMT +2) – register here: https://forms.gle/jD3BtxvGPM9mfejT7

Register and be part of the community of Cities and Digital Rights

Resources

Practical guides for digital transformation in Latin America and the world.

Niterói launches Digital Rights Guide in Local Governments during webinar
Niterói launches Digital Rights Guide in Local Governments during webinar
The City of Brussels: Setting Foundations on Digital Human Rights
The City of Brussels: Setting Foundations on Digital Human Rights
Proof of concept, neighborhood virtual assistant (Credits- Samuel Kohn, Jérémy Diaz, Open North)
Key recommendations: designing and developing AI systems responsibly and ethically for vulnerable and marginalized groups 

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