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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.

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

The dashboards, developed by the city’s analytics specialists, provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States as a whole.

London retailer launches free e-bike loan scheme for NHS workers

London retailer launches free e-bike loan scheme for NHS workers

The initiative is being run by Fully Charged in partnership with industry suppliers and aims to offer an alternative to public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

AI research consortium launched to tackle future pandemics

AI research consortium launched to tackle future pandemics

C3.ai DTI’s first call is for scholars, developers and researchers to develop solutions to help abate the Covid-19 outbreak and mitigate future pandemics using artificial intelligence.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

How 5G-powered robots are helping China fight coronavirus

How 5G-powered robots are helping China fight coronavirus

5G patrol robots are being deployed to monitor mask-wearing and body temperatures in public places while an intelligent robot developed in a week will be used to disinfect hospitals.