Cloud Innovation Center Taps AI to Tackle Tough Urban Challenges The ability to solve real-world challenges with emerging technology is a draw for seasoned and budding innovators. That’s the motivation behind ASU’s Smart City CIC development center, where faculty and students design AI-based solutions for the local community.
The Urban Institute Uses AI to Help Fight Inequality in US Cities IBM and the Urban Institute are using the IBM Cloud Pak® for Data as a Service to identify neighborhoods at risk of community decline or gentrification and enable timely policy proposals to prevent displacement. The project will use deep data analysis to create machine learning models that will shape policy suggestions.
City Services Get Smarter With AI The CityDash platform provides analytics and data intelligence for cities for economic development, urban planning, mobility, transportation, public safety, and more. The technology helps municipal workers and regular citizens make more sense of life and work in multiple cities around the globe, including in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s smart cities, San Leandro.
Full Speed Ahead: Using AI to Reimagine Urban Transit Public transportation use is increasing as workers venture back to offices. The pandemic has changed how riders use the transit systems and what they expect from it. AI-based apps can help cities determine where and how to best address customer needs.
A SmartCloud Platform Enables Smart Parking – and More The SmartPark system is an intelligent IoT services platform that integrates parking, guidance, payment, and analytics. It relies on the SmartCloud service platform to gather data from thousands of installed IoT sensors that can register a vehicle’s arrival and departure and can process that information into valuable, real-time transportation system reporting.
Smart Traffic Management System Aims to Keep Pedestrians, Cyclists Safe As part of a public initiative to improve pedestrian safety, the Florida Department of Transportation deployed GRIDSMART computer vision and analytics technology in bustling East Orlando. The solution keeps an intelligent eye on crosswalk traffic flow and adjusts traffic signals to help keep pedestrians and cyclists out of harm’s way at busy city intersections.
Robots Save Humans from Dangerous Jobs Robots and drones are stepping in to help humans. Their efficiency and versatility have made them useful in disaster relief and in industrial work. Compared to standard manned aerial inspection, these devices are less costly, easier to navigate, and safer for operators because they can go where humans cannot.
EXCLUSIVEIntel Report: Edge Computing Drives Business Innovation Intel’s new report, “The Edge Outlook,” identifies edge computing as a critical factor that businesses must harness to successfully navigate and understand data both now and into the future.
AI Tackles its Biggest Challenge Yet: Reducing Plastics Scientists are using machine learning to design plastics that can decompose easily in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste littering the earth and oceans. The process relies on artificial intelligence and deep learning to identify polymers that balance durability with degradability.
Acer Brings IoT and Intelligence to City Parking Sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based technologies help take the guesswork out of parking as commuters venture back into cities. Smart parking solutions reduce congestion on the roads and give city managers a view into changing commuter and traffic patterns.