Smart Cities News

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

A new report by Smart Dubai underlines the opportunities of technologies such as AI and IoT to transform city services and emphasises the importance of open networks.

Wayra and TheVentureCity to invest in deep tech start-ups

Wayra and TheVentureCity to invest in deep tech start-ups

Telefónica’s open innovation hub and the global accelerator will focus on start-ups in areas such as AI, cyber-security, machine learning, IoT and edge computing.

Nesta funds investigations into how ‘collective intelligence’ could change democracy, humanitarian responses and more

Nesta funds investigations into how ‘collective intelligence’ could change democracy, humanitarian responses and more

Nesta is providing £250,000 to fund 12 experiments that bring together the best of artificial intelligence and other technologies with “the wisdom of crowds to make something that is better than either on its own”.

Innovation fund set up to build a smarter world

Innovation fund set up to build a smarter world

Seed stage venture capital fund and accelerator, Motus, wants to to advance society and standards of living through AI, robotics and the IoT and is targeting a total size of $30m for the fund.

Bee'ah creates the office of the future

Bee'ah creates the office of the future

The sustainability solutions specialist is using AI and smart building technology from Microsoft and Johnson Controls for its cutting-edge headquarters in the UAE.

Threat factors drive up cities' resilience spending

Threat factors drive up cities' resilience spending

City governments around the world are becoming more aware of making sure their cities can withstand or recover quickly from unpredictable events and disasters.

EU publishes ethical AI guidelines

EU publishes ethical AI guidelines

The European Commission is launching a pilot phase to ensure its guidelines can be implemented and aims to build an international consensus for human-centric AI.

Kainos joins Urban Data Project to help build citizen trust in smart cities

Kainos joins Urban Data Project to help build citizen trust in smart cities

The digital services and platform provider will help develop and support the City Data Guardian platform that aims to safeguard citizen data.

Sydney university launches integrated smart city trial and hybrid energy storage research

Sydney university launches integrated smart city trial and hybrid energy storage research

UNSW is collaborating with the city council to build the IT systems that will monitor and control the data that flows through a range of smart services.

Consumers willing to dump apps that collect personal data

Consumers willing to dump apps that collect personal data

While distrustful of third parties who capitalise on the use of private data, consumers believe advanced technologies such as AI could help to cure the data privacy problem.