A new report, published by O2, identifies how improved mobile connectivity, enabled by 5G, will update the way cities operate, making them smarter and creating tangible benefits for citizens and city councils.
The Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe, presented by the European Commission on 25 April, outlines a European initiative on AI that aims to boost the EU’s technological and industrial capacity and AI uptake across the economy, both by the private and public sector.
This article seeks to answer a series of conceptual questions related to smart city, such as what are its main characteristics, in what aspects people label some cities as smart etc, in order to conceptualize smart city for both academics and practitioners who use this concept.
Smart cities have the potential to save residents up to 125 hours every year, according to a study conducted by Juniper Research for Intel. If cities across the globe adopt and deploy smart city technology and services, people can spend more time on vacation, exercising and feeling less depressed and anxious.
The Agile Governance: Reimagining Policy-making in the Fourth Industrial Revolution white paper, published by the World Economic forum, tries to investigate the ways in which forth industrial revolution affect policy-making cycles. Given that emerging technologies scale up much quicker than in previous industrial revolutions, irrespective of whether we develop new governance systems to manage them, it is essential to act towards shaping the impact of technologically driven systems for a shared vision.
Smart cities usually rely on digital innovation to create the biggest impact with the smallest digital insert. While this is a crucial part of what makes smart cities ‘smart’, this reasoning is mostly based on assumptions, and, there are other components at work as well.