Tech & Political Challenges

blockchain technology
July 12, 2018

Scientists and technologists alike are discussing how blockchain innovation is driving innovation across a wide range of ventures, from finance to retail to even healthcae. As indicated by Gartner, their customer requests on blockchain and related points have quadrupled since August 2017.

CompTIA Citizen Responses to Smart Cities
April 27, 2018

A net six in ten Americans say they'd be interested in being a smart city resident, though they admit limited knowledge about what that entails and have concerns about tradeoffs in government services, according to a study released by ... read more

blockchain revolution
March 09, 2018

Blockchain technology is likely to create a digital revolution that will impact business, government and the economy in ways we can only imagine.

February 20, 2018 | Jackie Roberson

These days, urban planners, attorneys, and other people helping to make cities run efficiently and effectively have many great programs and other tech tools available to help them get jobs done more quickly,... read more

December 13, 2017

Apple is expanding its move into education through a partnership with Chicago's public schools. The city will offer Apple's Learn to Code program to K-12 students in the Chicago Public Schools system, and to community college students, according to PC Magazine and others.

blockchain explainer
December 11, 2017 | Kristina Kuleshova - Business Development Manager

Blockchain nowadays is a trend we cannot stop hearing about. For several years already, its popularity grows up by second.

open source artificial intelligence machine learning
October 27, 2017

Once upon a time, the very concept of Open Source was absurd, and only its proponents ever thought it could be other than marginal. Important software could only be built and supported by sophisticated businesses, an expensive industrial component whose blueprints — the source code —... read more

future cities ai intelligence
September 12, 2017

“Our future is much too important to be left to algorithms and intelligent machines...”

August 17, 2017 | Kelsey Butz, Brian Burke, Marina Chu, Ryan Slattery and Tyler Stacey

This editorial was developed in coordination with the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany and Albany Law School graduate assistants studying under Dean Antony Haynes, in which the students explored public sector technology... read more

June 06, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a natural fit for the smart cities movement. Just consider the billions of data points bouncing through a maze of intertwined city departments, magnified exponentially by all aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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