Citizens

kamikatzu waste project
Zero waste project in Kamikatzu, Japan. Photo by Robert Gilhooly / Alamy
October 30, 2018

In 2003, an inland municipality with only 1,700 inhabitants faced a major challenge: the central government, concerned about the negative consequences for the environment, decided to ban the open waste burning.

seniors and smart tech
September 24, 2018

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last couple of decades. We see it in the applications that we use every day. Take that virtual assistance on your phone, for example. That is a prime example of artificial intelligence at work.

August 15, 2018

Cities are conglomerations of human life which coexist in big, often huge, urban sprawls. Think of the urban buzz of people, vehicles, buildings, facilities, utilities and infrastructure which make a city just that. It isn’t very efficient, right?

smart cities new york takeaways
May 14, 2018

For Smart Cities to flourish, the people who actually live in them must be empowered and enabled.

5 smart city tips
April 23, 2018

I was recently in Washington D.C. to run a workshop for the World Bank on how to develop “smart cities."

AI changing workplace
March 15, 2018

One of the most challenging questions today is whether or not artificial intelligence or machine learning, a subset of AI, is going to change work or actually remove work.

January 30, 2018

Toronto, Canada, and Greenville, S.C., are two places with major smart cities in the works. These ultraconnected destinations will reportedly have technology in place that tracks resident living conditions in the city, then responds accordingly to keep the city as pleasant as possible.

the future of telemedicine
January 22, 2018 | Darya Bertosh - Business Development Manager

Telemedicine (“medicine at a distance” from the Greek “tele” – far, far) was formed at the junction of several areas – medicine, telecommunications and information technology. This is a method of providing medical care services when distance is a critical factor.

what makes a city a city?
January 15, 2018

When I spoke at the smart buildings show in London, the event took me back eleven years to the early days of “smart." The birth of smart was in Greenfield real estate, and from there, it evolved to where we are today.

air quality in smart cities
Image: Bosch
January 09, 2018

Smart city officials ponder many topics, but air quality is a priority in many cities–including in Las Vegas, home of CES 2018.

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