South Bend's former innovation chief returns for 'technified' community planning
The Indiana college town's former chief innovation officer, Santiago Garces, returned to run economic development after a stint leading Pittsburgh's IT efforts.
Pittsburgh considers ban on facial recognition, predictive policing
A new proposal to the Pittsburgh City Council this week follows a recent predictive policing pilot led by the city and its controversial use of social media and facial recognition to arrest civil rights protesters earlier this year.
Pitt think tank to review ethics of algorithms in local governments
The former federal prosecutor running the task force said there's a place for AI-backed technologies like facial recognition, but that governments can "do better."
For autonomous vehicle advancement, Mayor Peduto signs “Pittsburgh Principles"
He's signed a "first of its kind" order laying out the city's AV strategy, calling for testing guidelines and transparent communication between stakeholders.
Uber fires its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh
It's the second time in three months Uber has purged its autonomous vehicle staff, but the company says it's still committed to the technology.
Pittsburgh's Metro21 partnership predicts fire risk with data analytics
Technology shared between the local fire bureau and Carnegie Mellon University can predict fires more accurately than anything else available, organizers say.
In Pittsburgh, a real-time 3-D modeling startup and the sewer authority have something in common
From a bridge and tree inventory to building renovations, the city is using its latest startup cohort to ride the coattails of a growing tech economy.
Pittsburgh's new innovation lead turns agency's attention inward
Lee Haller says he's been directed to focus less on external projects and more on improving the internal processes that make government work.
Pedestrian survey finds 'surprising' acceptance of self-driving vehicles
From research on public roads to cycling alongside them, data from one city's survey finds that a majority of people feel comfortable living around autonomous tech.