The Internet of Things is critical for creating a digital business. “Leading the IoT – Gartner Insights on How to Lead in a Connected World” e-book, edited by Mark Hung, Gartner Research Vice President, provides a roadmap for effectively implementing IoT in your organization by addressing its four top challenges.
Open Data Nation (ODN) along with Microsoft, conducted ground-setting, comprehensive research to support Vision Zero municipalities and save lives. Specifically, they aimed to reveal common challenges, identify best practices, and expose opportunities to use data to inform decision making and prepare for autonomous vehicles. From this research, ODN defined a novel typology, the “Smart City Evolution,” which characterizes municipalities into four stages — initiative, descriptive, active, and adaptive — as they transform from developing Vision Zero action plans to a position of data and technological sophistication.
Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia, and the country’s fifth most populous city, is participating in the newly launched Australian Smart Cities Consortium, and already implementing solutions in the fields of transport, healthcare and liveability.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published its Global Liveability Report 2017. For the seventh consecutive year, Melbourne in Australia is the most liveable urban centre of the 140 cities surveyed, closely followed by the Austrian capital, Vienna. In fact, only 0.1 percentage points separate the top two cities, and just 0.2 and 0.3 percentage points separate Canada’s Vancouver and Toronto (ranked 3rd and 4th, respectively), from Melbourne. Another Canadian city, Calgary, shares joint fifth place with Adelaide in Australia.
Across the globe, government offices are testing applications of Artificial intelligence (AI). The prevailing citizen services use cases relate to citizen inquiries and information. This paper, from Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, explores the various types of Artificial intelligence applications, and current and future uses of AI in government delivery of citizen services, with a focus on citizen inquiries and information. It also offers strategies for governments as they consider implementing AI.
Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK are the world’s most- innovative countries, while a group of nations including India, Kenya, and Viet Nam are outperforming their development- level peers, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 coauthored by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Global Innovation Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. Its 81 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication.
Over two thirds of the population will live in urban areas by 2050, which will cause a massive increase in demand for services. So what needs to change? Technological developments such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things will allow cities to become smart, almost thinking like a human brain