What is effective ethical governance?

In mid-August I attended an “Ethics and Automation” panel run by HMG’s Automation Taskforce, and hosted by Katie Rhodes, Senior Policy & Strategy Advisor; this is a rather delayed part 2 of my thoughts from the session. The second speaker was Dr Brent Mittelstadt of the Oxford Internet Institute and Alan Turing Institute. His belief […]

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Don’t be afraid…

… to get it wrong. That was another conclusion from a Smarter City workshop and I think it’s so important. Not every good idea will work in every area in every city.  But not every idea that fails in one area will fail in another too.  So don’t be afraid to trial things. After all, […]

Two for the price of one

I’ve been thinking about this ever since I sat down in a workshop with Sustainable Glasgow to discuss the future of the city centre in Glasgow and what changes are required, with limited resources, to cater for future needs. The climate is changing, and it’s likely to get wetter and warmer.   Anna Beswick, of Adaptation […]

Small steps

I’ve been thinking about the “how” of Smarter and reading the vision for Smarter Cities at IBM.com is an inspirational one. But for those who already have commitments on resources (people, budget specifically) then the approach to Smarter can be achieved with smaller steps. Let’s think about a single view of the citizen and what […]