IEEE ISTAS 2021 - Smart Cities through the Lens of Human Rights - Bryant Walker Smith Keynote

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This workshop examines ways to promote the best outcomes for the residents and visitors of smart cities; speakers address these issues through the lens of human rights and also discuss how affective rights are requisite to formulating the optimal smart city. Part 1 features Bryant Walker Smith's keynote address. See Part 3 for a "Fireside Chat" between Tyler L. Jaynes and Lubna Dajani.

The "Smart Cities through the Lens of Human Rights: Technological and Ethical Dilemmas" Special Session took place during IEEE ISTAS 2021 on 31 October 2021. 

Organisers / Moderators

  • Angelo Ferraro
  • Larissa Paredes Muse

The first part of this Session features keynote speaker Bryant Walker Smith (School of Law, University of South Carolina, and Affiliate Scholar, The Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School). He begins by discussing how human rights relate to smart cities, positing that cities are inherently smart due to the human ecosystems within them. The talk then proposes that intelligence (i.e.,simply being “smart”) is not the goal, because “intelligence is [merely] a means to an end.”