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Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025

Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see a bigger focus on the use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.

European coalition to develop “privacy-preserving” tech for contact tracing

European coalition to develop “privacy-preserving” tech for contact tracing

PEPP-PT says its goal is to make technical mechanisms and standards available globally as soon as possible.

Ontario enlists private sector to help battle Covid-19

Ontario enlists private sector to help battle Covid-19

Fund will support development of essential medical supplies and equipment, including gowns, overalls, masks, face shields, testing equipment and ventilators.

Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus

Cities begin to count the financial cost of coronavirus

While the human toll can’t be underestimated, cities are now also facing the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis

Austin in the US and Wyndham in Australia are combatting practical issues and mental strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak with the help of online community hubs.

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

Actions shared include converting parking spaces into restaurant food pick-up zones, allowing rear-door bus boarding, suspending fare collections and converting car lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.