Track / Overview

Can AI help us make cities and metropolitan regions more sustainable, livable and equitable? The “Smart Cities” movement hails AI as a universal tool to solve pressing issues of urban planning, governance and quality of life. But how much of that is actually true? How will AI actually change the face of our cities? Looking beyond buzzwords, our panel of experts addresses these pressing questions and present solutions currently under development in universities, the industry and the civil society.

Track / Schedule


Panel Discussion

With Stephen Goldsmith, Valentine Goddard & Alex “Sandy” Pentland

Coffee Break

Mining large-scale human mobility data for crime modelling

With Cristina Kadar

Perceiving the City with Crowds and AI

With Daniel Gatica-Perez

Talk Title TBD

With Alex “Sandy” Pentland

Learning to Navigate in Cities Without a Map

With Piotr Mirowski

Geospatial Data Science, Telco Data, and the Mobility of the Future

With Christopher Nowzohour

Geospatial deep learning for solving real-world problems

With Niklas Goby

Mobility Insights at Swisscom: Large-scale Machine Learning for Describing Collective Mobility in Switzerland

With Mohamed Kafsi

Track / Speakers

Mohamed Kafsi

Co-organizer of AMLD Africa

Cristina Kadar

Senior Data Scientist, NZZ

Alex “Sandy” Pentland

Professor, MIT Media Lab

Valentine Goddard

Founder/CEO, AI Impact Alliance - Founder/Executive Director, AI on a Social Mission

Daniel Gatica-Perez

Professor, Idiap-EPFL

Piotr Mirowski

Research Scientist, Google DeepMind

Niklas Goby

Co-founder, Geospin

Christopher Nowzohour

Data scientist, Teralytics

Stephen Goldsmith

Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Track / Co-organizers

Konstantin Klemmer

PhD Student, University of Warwick / NYU

Shin Alexandre Koseki

Assistant professor, University of Montreal

Nicholas Jones

Data Scientist, World Bank/GFDRR

AMLD EPFL 2019 / Tracks & talks

AI & Environment

Mikhail Kanevski, Vasily Demyanov, Sylvain Coutu, Maria Schönholzer, Walter Jetz, Grant van Horn, Saman Halgamuge, Antonino Marvuglia, Dan Assouline, Bojie Sheng, Sebastian Sippel, Alexis Berne, Michele Volpi, Maxim Samarin

13:30-17:00 January 2809:00-12:30 January 293BC

AI & Cities

Mohamed Kafsi, Cristina Kadar, Alex “Sandy” Pentland, Valentine Goddard, Daniel Gatica-Perez, Piotr Mirowski, Niklas Goby, Christopher Nowzohour, Stephen Goldsmith

13:30-17:00 January 284BC

AI & Computer Systems

Kevin Smeyers, Michael Papamichael, Andreas Moshovos, Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Svetlana Levitan

09:00-12:30 January 294BC

AMLD / Global partners