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Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Octavi de la Varga, secretary general of Metropolis, about how its digital platform is helping the global village battle against Covid-19.

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

Helsinki to introduce robots to help dispense medication for home care

The device will release the required medication to customers at prescribed times and safely stores it inside so customers can’t take more than the prescribed amount.

Prime Directives

Prime Directives

When it comes to developing and applying new technologies, the guiding principle should always be: just because you can, it doesn’t mean that you should.

Huawei and SC2 strike agreement to collaborate on Saudi smart cities

Huawei and SC2 strike agreement to collaborate on Saudi smart cities

The first project will be the implementation of smart parking, smart lighting, video analytics technology and an ICT infrastructure for the cities of Al Khobar, Dammam and Dhahran.

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

IBM offers open source toolkit for Covid-19 data analysis

The toolkit aims to help policy-makers, developers and data scientists identify and respond to key trends in the pandemic such as finding correlations between poverty levels and infection rates.

Smart Dubai Covid-19 report emphasises the importance of a holistic response

Smart Dubai Covid-19 report emphasises the importance of a holistic response

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.

'Deepfake' technology used to advance autonomous vehicles

'Deepfake' technology used to advance autonomous vehicles

Developed by UK autonomous vehicle software specialist Oxbotica, the technology is capable of generating thousands of photo-realistic images in minutes to help test driverless vehicles safely.

Raft of new infrastructure projects slated for Binhai New Area

Raft of new infrastructure projects slated for Binhai New Area

The projects in the Tianjin municipality cover a variety of areas, including smart cities, 5G networks, artificial intelligence, intelligent transportation and industrial inter-connectivity.

Atkins unveils digital twin survey platform

Atkins unveils digital twin survey platform

The Cirrus Insite platform enables users to connect data from external sources, to ensure the digital twin remains a true and connected replica of their asset.