ELEVATING URBAN LIFE:
AI’S ROLE IN CULTIVATING THRIVING CITIES
sf.citi is delighted to be part of the upcoming TED AI conference, where we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion titled “Elevating Urban Life: AI’s Role in Cultivating Thriving Cities.” This discussion is scheduled for the second day of the conference, located at Shack15 in the Ferry Building, October 18th, from 3-4 p.m.
During this panel discussion, we will delve into the transformative potential of AI in urban centers, exploring how vibrant AI ecosystems within cities leverage technology to address pressing urban challenges, fostering resilience and positive change. Emphasizing strategies that prioritize community needs within technological advancements, we’ll highlight technology’s capacity to enhance the well-being of urban residents. Our distinguished panel will include representatives from leading AI companies and San Francisco City leaders who will share valuable insights into AI’s pivotal role in enhancing the quality of urban life. Topics of discussion will encompass downtown revitalization, smart mobility, and community-centric technologies.
Our thriving partnership with TED AI underscores our shared commitment to raising awareness about the profound impact of AI technologies on improving the quality of life in San Francisco and beyond. Access to this enriching panel discussion and TED AI conference events can be purchased at tinyurl.com/3sk79rvw.
Remember, all sf.citi members are eligible for discounted ticket prices, so don’t wait too long – we’re just three weeks away!
As part of TED AI’s commitment to expanding opportunities in artificial technologies, we’re excited to announce the TED AI For Good Hackathon. This hackathon presents a unique opportunity for participants to showcase innovative ideas for leveraging AI technologies to address societal, humanitarian, and environmental challenges. Scheduled from October 14th to 15th, 2023, at Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco, CA, the hackathon will run for 30 hours, starting at 10 AM on October 14th. Applications for this hackathon will close on Friday, September 29th. To learn more and get involved, visit ai-event.ted.com/hackathon.
Later this year, our friends at Accelerate SF will be hosting the Accelerate Hackathon on November 4th & 5th in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Innovation, where they’ll offer participants the opportunity to present strategic solutions to improve public sector challenges. LLM applications can improve public sector workflows. Potential projects include an updated 311 app that simplifies submitting requests, easily navigable search engines that synthesize government data, an agent that helps with small business permit applications, and more. If you and your company want to learn more about joining the hackathon and identifying sponsorship opportunities, Accelerate SF will host a VIP happy hour on October 1st. Register on their website to learn more.
San Francisco recently hosted its largest tech conference, Dreamforce, which drew an impressive 40,000 attendees to hear from prominent speakers, including Salesforce’s CEO Marc Benioff, Google’s Senior Vice President James Manyika, and OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman. Beyond tech, Dreamforce made a positive impact on San Francisco’s downtown revitalization, injecting an estimated $90 million into the local economy over its three-day duration. This event showcased tech advancements and highlighted trust and ethics, solidifying San Francisco’s tech hub status.
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