Pittsburgh is putting foundational IT first, acting CIO says

by • 4 months ago

City CIO Heidi Norman said the city will focus on connectivity before pursuing "fun stuff."

Pittsburgh to spend $4 million on Google Cloud migration

by • 11 months ago

Pittsburgh will move all city services to the Google Cloud platform over the next 4 years, a move that'll allow it to retire "brittle" legacy IT systems.

Pittsburgh ready for 'future workforce' after pandemic, says new CIO

by • 1 year ago

Heidi Norman, the city's acting CIO, said the city government has gotten "into a groove" with remote work as the pandemic's continued.

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

by • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 years 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 • 3 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 • 4 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 • 4 years ago

Technology shared between the local fire bureau and Carnegie Mellon University can predict fires more accurately than anything else available, organizers say.