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Cities launch ‘observatory’ for ethical AI

Barcelona, London and Amsterdam are leading the Global Observatory on Urban AI project to help cities deploy artificial intelligence effectively and ethically. Laia Bonet, Barcelona’s Deputy Mayor for the 2030 Agenda, the Digital Transition and International Relations, said it’s important for cities to take a leading role. “AI systems are riskier for public institutions than for private companies because we have an absolute duty...

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Greener, cheaper, faster: Milan unveils tool to measure the benefits of digital services

The City of Milan in Italy has developed a tool that calculates the outcomes of digitalisation in terms of time, money and emissions saved. The aim of the Digital Sustainability Model is to provide clear information for residents, departments and politicians but this simplicity belies an advanced data interoperability plan underpinning the system. The tool is being made available as open source for other cities around the world to...

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12 Key Smart City Jobs

The global smart city market will hit USD 820.7 billion by 2025. The proliferation of smart cities worldwide leads to some skills becoming highly sought. This trend will also spur the development of new smart city careers and create millions of technical jobs. New academic and professional specializations in different domains will also come up.  Below are the top smart city jobs of the future. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine...

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Pandemic underpins a new era for smart city data

Data-driven decision-making is not a new concept for cities – many have been plugging away at it for several years with varying levels of success. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has supercharged progress in this area as politicians demand fast answers and residents face challenges which are unprecedented. On a recent Cities Today virtual roundtable, city digitalisation leaders outlined the advances they have made with data and the...