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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.

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

The framework aims to operationalise use cases and is designed to be deployed and tested as a tool to mitigate risks from potential unethical practices of the technology.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.

San Francisco’s Market Street goes car-free

San Francisco’s Market Street goes car-free

San Francisco is the latest of a growing number of cities to close off some or all of the centre to private vehicles.

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

More than half of countries in the latest TomTom Traffic Index have seen congestion increase, with the southern Indian city of Bengaluru ranked the worst.