South Bend's former innovation chief returns for 'technified' community planning

by • 1 week ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 10 months ago

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"

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 4 years ago

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.