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Smart city experience specialists graduate in Dubai
01 Feb 2021
Smart Dubai’s first Digital Service Design Professional Diploma aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and best practice needed to improve digital services and design new ones.
Smart Dubai launches leadership dashboard to aid decision-making
07 Dec 2020
The initiative aggregates financial, contractual, and human-resource-related government data and offers decision-makers a holistic view of their organisations.
Dubai utility adopts Smart Dubai ethical AI toolkit
18 Nov 2020
The toolkit was launched to set clear guidelines on the ethical use of AI to prevent having a fragmented, incoherent approach to ethics, where every entity sets its own rules.
Smart Dubai collaboration to accelerate digital transformation for government entities
30 Sep 2020
The Dubai Government Information Network is designed to become the information backbone between the emirate’s governmental organisations and the internet.
Dubai launches smart city professional diploma
01 Sep 2020
It is designed to introduce smart city specialists to best practices to improve the design and quality of digital services and help create new ones to drive Dubai’s digital transformation.
Dubai strikes agreement to explore use of autonomous aerial vehicles
28 Aug 2020
Agreement between Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and the Dubai Air Navigation Services aims to step up cooperation in examining all aspects of the use of AAVs.
Smart Dubai evolves its plans for human-centred, ethical AI
20 Aug 2020
The future roll-out of tools for better AI and the potential of AI audit practices were among the core themes addressed by the Smart Dubai’s second virtual meeting of its Artificial Intelligence Ethics Advisory Board.
DIFC and Etisalat join forces to implement smart technologies
17 Aug 2020
Dubai International Financial Centre will become the telecoms provider’s preferred location to test smart city and other advanced technologies as they are developed.
Dubai creates smart inventory app for healthcare
28 Jul 2020
The application seeks to manage the stock of medicines and prevent any shortages and supports the Dubai Paperless Strategy to transform the emirate into a progressive paperless city by 2021.
Smart city command-and-control centre to support Dubai's digital transformation
13 Jul 2020
The Moro Hub’s new centre provides and supports intelligent IoT platforms and cybersecurity and managed services to support government and enterprise customers.
Smart Dubai Covid-19 report emphasises the importance of a holistic response
26 Jun 2020
The report, compiled by the Happiness Agenda team, will help to inform the post-Covid 19 strategy and is focused on the three areas of services, employees and corporate operations.
UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security
28 May 2020
Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Dubai mandates digital identity system for government services
18 May 2020
UAE Pass provides an authorised digital ID through smartphones, eliminating the need to physically visit customer service centres and submit paper identification documents.
Smart Dubai issues paperless progress report
24 Apr 2020
Fourteen government entities have managed to reduce their paper consumption by almost two-thirds as part of the Dubai Paperless Strategy, which has also led to more than 250 services being upgraded.
Dubai launches data-sharing toolkit
16 Apr 2020
Smart Dubai aims to provide a decision-making tool that will offer guidance and resources for public or private sector organisations to prepare for and design data-sharing initiatives.
Nevada ‘blockchain city’ to break ground in 2022, despite staffing changes
30 Mar 2020
Blockchains said its Web3.0 platform for digital asset custody and digital identity management will also be released in 2022.
Dubai launches 100% Paperless Stamp
18 Mar 2020
The Smart Dubai Government is introducing the award for government entities that have fully implemented the Dubai Paperless Strategy.
Dubai strikes deal for ‘sky pod’ transit system
04 Mar 2020
The move is part of Dubai’s goal for 25 per cent of mobility journeys to be via autonomous transit by 2030.
Machine learning technology gives Dubai university building "a brain"
27 Feb 2020
A pilot test of Honeywell’s smart building technology has reportedly helped Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai achieve an initial 10 per cent in energy savings.
Dubai advances towards blockchain vision with 24 use cases
03 Feb 2020
Government and private sector companies are implementing 24 blockchain use cases across eight industry sectors including health, transportation and education.
“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge
09 Jan 2020
Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.
E-service could process Dubai residency applications in under 40 minutes
10 Dec 2019
Running on the Dubai Now platform, the application facilitates the transactions and procedures required to issue residency visas.
Washington invests $400,000 to meet new green building standards
10 Dec 2019
Buildings account for three-quarters of DC’s carbon emissions. New regulation requires large buildings to reduce energy and greenhouse gas.
Dubai claims world’s largest 3D-printed building
03 Dec 2019
Apis Cor 3D-printed the walls of the two-storey administrative building for the municipality of Dubai.
02 Apr 2020
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SmartCitiesWorld talks to Paul Comfort about the themes of his new book, The Future of Public Transportation.
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