All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.
A March 18 fatal crash during an Uber self-driving car test in Arizona raised safety concerns from mayors in US cities who often feel powerless to regulate the technology. Matt Hamblen reports on where we go from here.
Battelle is a global research and development organisation committed to science and technology for the greater good. Melony Rocque puts questions to Dr Dominie Garcia, Lead of its Smart Cities Programme
The UK government wants to lead in AI, seeing great potential for the economy and public services. With the push for progress, tensions between ethics and innovation are reaching a tipping point. Sarah Wray looks at what’s being done about it.