Good Systems

AI technologies can help build smarter cities by using data to improve services, such as public safety, transit systems, and emergency response. They can also help us evaluate how new infrastructure, such as public transportation lines, will affect access to housing, jobs, and public services.

Good Systems

AI-based technologies used by cities and organizations have been shown to exhibit racial bias, and yet, they can determine who gets access to employment, care, and adequate housing.

Planet Texas 2050

Scientists are frequently asked to provide models and simulations about complex systems from weather and climate to disease transmission but they may not accurately reflect on-the-ground circumstances. Research scientists at UT's Texas Advanced Computing Center are developing new technologies that can combine and analyze data in new ways and make more accurate predictions.

Good Systems

A lack of affordable housing is a major problem in US cities from the Bay Area to Boston. Austin is no exception. In 2015, the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area was named one of the most economically segregated areas in the country.

Good Systems

This project reports on how media representations shape public perceptions of AI and then uses findings to explore how Good Systems might better represent everyday interactions with AI to the public. 

Good Systems

Cities are adopting camera technologies, including public video cameras and sensors, that use AI to process the visual data with the promise of improving services, enhancing management capabilities, and lowering costs. 

Good Systems

This project investigates comparative policies around the creation and use of video data in the public sector. As more cities deploy monitoring and sensing technologies, cameras are in the front lines of data-gathering in traffic, policing, and health and safety.

Whole Communities–Whole Health

How does indoor air quality affect childhood asthma? This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is testing a new approach that attempts to answer this question.

Good Systems

Older adults are especially vulnerable to believing and circulating disinformation online, and we want to enable this population to use social media more responsibly.