Smart Cities and Generative AI Symposium
August 10, 2023
The Smart Cities and Generative AI Symposium is a day-long gathering of interdisciplinary professionals across academia and industry to inform, examine, and discuss how generative artificial intelligence impacts our cities. Happening at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas, this robust program will feature presenters from multiple universities across Texas and beyond, as well as smart mobility professionals working in our cities. Students from the Urban Information Lab at UT Austin will also present their research in this area, further generating discussion on this timely topic.
Symposium attendees will benefit from the rich diversity of perspectives present, and a networking lunch will allow opportunities for connection and collaboration. We aim to create a space for interdisciplinary learning, relationship building, and problem solving as AI technologies continue to shape our cities.
This event is organized by UT Austin researchers working on A Good System for Smart Cities, a core research project of Good Systems. Good Systems is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research grand challenge focused on designing ethical AI technologies for the benefit of society.
The event will happen on August 18, 2023. RSVP here!
Data Synthesized and Analyzed for Research
July 28, 2023
The process of creating a SmartHub is not an easy one, and involves many steps. Our project team is currently working on academic papers for publication to inform others about our process and the results from our data. Below is an abstract for a paper with the first author as Yefu Chen, PhD student and data manager of the SmartHub.
Georgian Manor Community Event
March 1, 2023
Hi Y’all! This Saturday, March 4 from 12:00-2:00pm, Jails to Jobs is having a party and we are inviting you and your family. The event will be at the Georgian Manor playground at 110 Bolles Cir. We will have a booth set up specifically to administer the SmartHub survey and are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Take Our Survey
February 27, 2023
We have officially launched our SmartHub survey. If you are a Georgian Acres or North Lamar resident, you qualify to take the survey and will receive a $10 gift card upon completion. The survey is available in English and Spanish here. We can accommodate other languages in person if needed! The survey is available online, in person at Jails to Jobs or at any SmartHub promoted event. It will be available until the end of March, so please spread the word!
Thank you for your participation and we are looking forward to improving the SmartHub with your feedback.
Clothing Drive Event Update
February 20, 2023
Jails To Jobs hosted a clothing drive event in partnership with ATX Peace, a community violence intervention organization, and Kerby’s clothing ministry. The event was from 10am-2pm on Saturday the 18th. Many community members came by for music, breakfast and to pick up some new clothing items! The SmartHub tabled at the event to administer surveys about the SmartHub, its services and user experience since launching in November ’22. While helping out with surveys, SmartHub workers were able to hear positive stories about community members experiences with the shuttle service and its reliability.