AI in Smart Cities: Privacy, Trust and Ethics

Published in NewCities, 2018

Recommended citation: Gupta, Abhishek. “AI in Smart Cities: Privacy, Trust and Ethics.” NewCities, NewCities, 7 May 2018,

When we think about the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a smart city context, one of the primary issues that come up are around the privacy of citizens. But there are quite a number of other issues that can arise, especially around the areas of fairness, safety, bias and transparency. In this article I will explore some of the tangible possibilities where AI-enabled solutions can trigger adverse outcomes with a lack of due process and awareness to be able to address them.