Under the title of Tech Town, Professor Mark Deakin gave a talk on the robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) components of smart city development. The talk focussed on the recent growth of industrial robot applications across Asia, Europe and North America. It went on to review a series of recent AI applications in the health, food and energy sectors, especially those targeting the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, malnutrition and green house gas emissions.
Fifty people attended the sell out event and participated vigorously in an extensive question and answer session. The event took place at the Pleasance, Edinburgh University on Sunday 7th April.