In this video from SXSW 2017, Diane Bryant shares Intel’s vision for unleashing artificial intelligence as well as a perspective on how to accelerate the delivery of AI for social good, for instance, to support inclusion and human rights expansion.
Smart Cities In-Review is a process of peer and expert review for smart cities projects, facilitated by SCCANZ, with participation from its members and other industry stakeholders. It is a cost-effective and efficient way to improve project outcomes.
Since his re-election in July 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been advancing his Smart Cities Plan for the nation via the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the stewardship of Assistant Minister The Hon Angus Taylor MP. The $50M Smart Cities and Suburbs Program has been a key feature of the Plan, which saw the release of the program's draft guidelines in late 2016. On Friday 20th January 2017 SCCANZ submitted its detailed submission on the guidelines.
In May 2016, around 100 innovative graduate students from universities across Bangladesh participated in an innovation incubator to develop prototypes that could solve problems affecting their country, from healthcare to transport and infrastructure to agriculture and more. Watch this World Bank video to see the 10 winning projects.
Leaders are under increasing pressure to rein in spending, while delivering better living standards in their communities. In companion white papers, IBM experts suggest technology can play a significant role in increasing independence, improving quality of life and coordinating services for vulnerable populations.
The existing global economy cannot hire all the unemployed, which is expected to increase to 210 million people by 2019, according to a Cisco white paper. Author Tae Yoo asserts that for countries to thrive in today's digitized economy, not only will we have to address unemployment, but also job creation. Read how the Cisco exec suggests doing that.
Region-wise shortlisted consulting firms for 'Preparation of Proposal for Assisting Cities to Participate in the Smart City Challenge'
Minister of Urban development M Venkaiah Naidu announced on 27th August, 2015 the following list of cities and towns selected under smart cities mission.
Urbanization Challenge: Cities are engines of growth for the economy of every nation, including India. Nearly 31% of India’s current population lives in urban areas and contributes 63% of India’s GDP (Census 2011). With increasing urbanization, urban areas are expected to house 40% of India’s population and contribute 75% of India’s GDP by 2030. This requires comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure. All are important in improving the quality of life and attracting people and investments to the City, setting in motion a virtuous cycle of growth and development. Development of Smart Cities is a step in that direction.