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Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

AI Enters the Network

Ultimately the end game when AI comes into the network: It will be able to completely rebuild itself in a matter of minutes.   More

Cities Partner Insights

Smart Cities Initiatives Gaining Momentum

With more than half the world’s population living in urban environments, now is the time for technology leaders to think about how to make cities smarter, more efficient, and more enjoyable. This piece, prepared by our partner, Celestica, looks at some of the progress so far toward making our cities smarter.   More

Cities Government

Creating a Smart and Equitable City

New York City is already a smart and innovative city. But it is not enough just to have cool tech. Being a smart city means also being an equitable city ─ “distributing the future more evenly” across all five boroughs. A new set of city guidelines have been painstakingly developed to help all city agencies and their partners move into the Internet of Things with fairness and effectiveness.   More

Cities Internet of Things Transportation

Connected Vehicles Make Cities Smarter

With the vast majority of the human population soon in cities, we know we have to leverage information technology to enhance city services, increase safety and improve quality of life. It turns out that the cheapest solution to acquire massive amounts of actionable urban data as well as expand urban wireless coverage may be to rapidly connect as many vehicles moving around the city as possible. An effort to do that in Porto, Portugal is well underway.   More

Analytics & Data Cities Internet of Things

Smart Neighborhood Data Can Help Small Business

As cities turn themselves into smart cities, a critical component is small business. GoDaddy joined with the Social Computing group at the MIT Media Lab to install sensors in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood to collect data and use it to help small businesses. Info about pedestrian and vehicle movement, air quality and noise will be combined with retail information in hopes of helping them compete and thrive. I'll talk about this at Techonomy NYC.   More

Techonomy Events

Ross’s Reflections: This Year for Techonomy

Techonomy Program Director Simone Ross spends this time of year combing through articles, videos, arranging meetings, and generally keeping her antennae tuned for new ideas that will feed into our conferences. This year our New York event May 26 is a major focus. As at our November 9-11 annual event in Half Moon Bay, California, the Internet of Things and its many ramifications will be a major topic, along with the many other ways digital connected tech is transforming everything.   More

Cities Techonomy Events

How Tech Is Enhancing Citizen-Government Relationships in Cities

Cities enabled by sensors, mobile technologies, cameras, and big data will be better places to live, according to Harvard Law School Professor Susan Crawford’s new book, “The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance,” coauthored with Harvard Kennedy School’s Stephen Goldsmith. In contrast to the notion that tech will further enable the surveillance state or nefarious uses of data in cities, such as redlining in Detroit and Philadelphia, Crawford’s is an optimistic outlook. At Techonomy Detroit this week, Crawford, who also co-directs Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, discussed with the Brookings Institution's Jennifer Bradley various ways tech is enhancing urban living standards.   More

Cities Techonomy Events

Open Sourcing the Neighborhood

Rapid change in cities creates highly legible moments: the material reality of new buildings, expanding transport systems, modest shops replaced by luxury shops and modest middle-classes displaced by the rich professional class, or a bike-path where there had been none. And when rapid change happens simultaneously in several cities with at least some comparable conditions, it makes it possible to see how diverse the spatial outcomes can be in spite of similar underlying dynamics, such as the rise of mega-structures or of one-way streets.   More

Government Techonomy Events

Jim Breyer of Accel Partners on Tech and Direct Democracy

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Jim Breyer, Partner at Accel Partners, argues that technology is fueling a new type of direct democracy. He cites the city of Rio De Janeiro as an example of how a local government has used technology to make life safer for its citizens.   More