How AI is Transforming Urban Life and Advancing Mobility Solutions
sf.citi is honored to have hosted a panel discussion called “How AI is Transforming Urban Life and Advancing Mobility Solutions” as part of the TED AI conference. We are grateful to our panelists for participating: Annabel Chang, Head of State Policy and Government Relations at Waymo; Phil Pierce, Senior Public Policy Manager at Zoox; Dan Katz, Vice President of Public Policy at Hayden AI; and Deepti Rohatgi, Policy and CSR Expert.
Located at the beautiful Shack15 in the Ferry Building, our panelists hosted a thought-provoking discussion on the transformative power of AI in urban contexts. Our panel of experts explored how AI is revolutionizing urban mobility and governance, offering fresh perspectives on the future-proofing of our cities. TED AI attendees left with an understanding of how AI-driven innovations shape urban life and pave the way for smarter, more efficient, and increasingly accessible urban environments. Stay tuned for a video recording accessible through the TED AI website and YouTube page.
New Citywide Campaign Alert: “It All Starts Here SF”
Business leaders Chris Larsen, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Ripple, and Bob Fisher, Gap Board Member, have launched a new campaign called “It All Starts Here San Francisco.” The campaign aims to capture the resilient spirit of San Francisco and the city’s role as a hub of innovation across industries.
It All Starts Here SF has materialized as a citywide effort to counter the “doom loop” narrative and show the world that San Francisco will emerge stronger and better, just like it has after every adversity it has faced throughout history. The campaign celebrated its launch with a press conference in Oracle Park and a Civic Pride Festival in the East Cut earlier this month. In addition to uplifting new and upcoming business and tech happenings in the city, the campaign is inviting San Franciscan residents, small businesses, and community organizations to participate in the civic pride movement. To learn more about how to get involved, contact the It All Starts Here SF team.
Chinatown’s Computer Lab at the Cameron House
The campaign to establish a new computer lab at Cameron House in Chinatown, initiated earlier this October, has made considerable progress and now stands just $4,000 short of its fundraising goal. This campaign was precipitated by a recent robbery that severely limited community access to vital technology, and the forthcoming computer lab is anticipated to be a significant asset, outfitted with cutting-edge computing technology and set to offer coding instruction courses in the coming year.
Your financial contribution at this pivotal moment could be instrumental in bringing this initiative to life. We encourage you to extend your support by contributing to the GoFundMe campaign, which can be accessed here: Chinatown Computer Lab GoFundMe. Through collective efforts, the realization of this indispensable facility can be expedited, providing an invaluable resource for Chinatown residents most in need of digital tools.
SF NEWS & UPDATES
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- Another tech wave is coming for San Francisco’s Mission District (SF Gate)
- At APEC Teach-In, San Francisco Residents Voice Concerns About Summit Impacts (SF Standard)