Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Luusua, Aale
Organisation OY
Project title
Experiencing Artificial Intelligence in the Smart City: Co-creating applications for urban life (AICity)
Decision No. 316136
Decision date 17.05.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 15.11.2021
Funding 242 460
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Project description
The objective of the AICity project is to produce new knowledge, implications for design, and new applications of "urban AI" from an experiential, emplaced, participatory and interdisciplinary point of view. To begin the study of urban AI, the project will have a specific focus on those AI applications that function through mobiles (tablets and smartphones), which are deeply infused into urban lives and urban placemaking. Methodologically, this interdisciplinary project draws from the traditions of qualitative and participatory research. The project will carry out empirical case studies in the city of Oulu, Finland and the city of Plymouth, UK, engaging participants in interviews and co-creative workshops. Urban AI design concepts will be developed in co-design processes and an urban AI design framework will be developed. Thus, the project delivers new knowledge, tools for design, and empowers urban inhabitants to design their own smart urban futures.