The dynamic and progressive nature of AI as well as current advances such as generative AI will be considered in various urban settings to enable smart and sustainable cities and communities. The Thematic Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cities will develop frameworks and methodologies to harness AI in conjunction with other frontier technologies such as big data, IoT, cloud computing and robotics to efficiently and effectively deliver urban services and operational processes. The Thematic Group will offer a perspective in enhancing and automating decision-making with future foresight while taking into account AI principles and targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals and other international commitments.

Leader: Okan Geray (Digital Dubai)

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  • WG2 – 20 March 2024, 14:00-15:00 hours, Geneva Time

Thematic group on artificial intelligence i​n cities consists of 2 Working Groups (WGs): 


Guiding principles for artificial intelligence in cities​
Leader: Okan Geray (Digital Dubai)​

Principles Framework
Leader: Gokce Cobansoy Hizel (Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S)
Enablers Framework
Co-leaders: Asma Karoui (GIZ) and Muriuki Mureithi (Summit Strategies ltd)
Policy & Governance Framework
Co-leaders: Elena Ardelean (Tony Blair Institute for Global Change) and Velan TS (Evercomm)
Assessment / Implementation Framework
Co-leaders: Bettina Tratz-Ryan (Gartner) and Pedro Garibi (T-Systems Iberia)

Note: The deliverable is currently under peer review and is expected to be published early January 2024.

Autonomous Cities 
Leader: Okan Geray (Digital Dubai)​

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