Category: Smart Cities

Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future

McKinsey & Company | June 2018
McKinsey & Company’s view of each city’s technology base looked at the extent of sensors and devices, the quality of communication networks, and the presence of open data portals. Among the most advanced are Amsterdam, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Stockholm—but even these front-runners are only about two-thirds of the way toward what constitutes a fully comprehensive technology base today. In general, cities across China, East Asia, Europe, and North America have relatively strong tech bases, as do select cities in the Middle East. But those in Africa, India, and Latin America lag behind, particularly in installing the sensor layer, the most capital-intensive element.

Read More

Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™

Global Energy Institute | May 23, 2018
Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™ features high-performance, energy-efficient system, cutting-edge interconnectivity and a dedicated microgrid creating a one-of-a-kind community for homeowners. The Smart Neighborhood™ illustrates what the grid of the future looks like and provides a model for cities all throughout the country.

Read More

Smart Cities Are Already Here

NBC News, Mach | May 18, 2018
Recent projections show that by 2050, two-thirds of the global population will live in cities. Which makes it imperative that our future cities aren’t vast urban hellscapes but are instead smart urban centers with a dash of sci-fi: devices, roads, and lampposts all talking to each other—making life in cities safer and smoother. And this transformation…is already beginning

Read More

How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming the World

Brookings Institute, Darrell M. West and John R. Allen | Apr. 24, 2018
Artificial intelligence is a wide-ranging tool that enables people to rethink how we integrate information, analyze data, and use the resulting insights to improve decision-making—and already it is transforming every walk of life. In this Brookings Institute report, the authors discuss AI’s application across a variety of sectors, address issues in its development, and offer recommendations for getting the most out of AI while still protecting important human values.

Read More
Loading