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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE CITY

Season 4, Ep. 1

Today, the Grimshaw Cities podcast is pleased to launch the first episode of our new, fourth series: The Intelligent City. Dr Tim Williams welcomes Dr. Sarah Barns, founder and director of ESEM Projects, a leading expert in experiential art, design and digital storytelling for urban precincts. Sarah Barnes was recently awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship from RMIT to further her work as an urban strategist. She is known for her facilitation of community, creative and digital programs that connect people, places and habitat. Grimshaw’s Head of Design Technology, Andy Watts, joins Tim and Sarah in this conversation.

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