A future smart Bristol might be enabled by technology and data, but it will only be sustained by trust. We want communities to influence how technology is used in the city, become more connected and included in the social and economic benefits digital technology brings to the city.
We want to ensure that solutions are trust-worthy, inclusive and citizen-centred. We aim to achieve this through ethical data practices and equitable use of technologies, alongside digital inclusion, skills and community engagement. Our ethos of responsible innovation will ensure that we are alive to the ethical, societal and regulatory challenges of smart cities.
A smart Bristol should use technology for public good.
Digital inclusion is about ensuring that people have the skills and access to benefit from digital technologies to make their lives easier. We see digital inclusion as a foundation of a smart, well-connected and inclusive city.
Voice assistants trial
Voice assistants are everywhere nowadays and we want to understand how voice assistants could help deliver public services. We're currently exploring how people with care needs respond to voice assistants alongside their traditional services.
Computer reuse scheme
Bristol City Council recycles its laptops and PCs to provide low cost PCs for disadvantaged groups in a reuse scheme. We are currently refreshing this scheme so watch out for announcements in 2021 to find out if you could get a low cost computer.