Smart cities: the state-of-the-art and governance challenge

A new Paper by Mark Deakin in Triple Helix – A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Reflecting on the governance of smart cities, the state-of-the-art this paper advances offers a critique of recent city ranking and future Internet accounts of their development. Armed with these critical insights, it goes on to explain smart cities in terms of the social networks, … Continue Reading »

Smarter Than Us: The Rise of Machine Intelligence

Thanks to Stefaan Verhulst, I found today the book “Smarter Than Us: The Rise of Machine Intelligence” by Stuart Armstrong, a James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. About the book: “What happens when machines become smarter than humans? Forget lumbering Terminators. The power of an artificial intelligence (AI) comes from its intelligence, not physical … Continue Reading »

A Quick Look To America’s Most Digital Cities

The 2014 Digital Cities Survey from Government Technology spotlights the nation’s tech-savviest cities, and provides a national view of technology trends and priorities in municipal government. They built this infographic to give a quick look at the survey results. It is quite interesting:

Winner of the 2014 Digital Cities Survey

This morning I read in Government Technology about the winners of the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. The interesting thing is, that the winners focus on innovation, boosting transparency and privacy. The top cities recognize the value of technology, empower their tech leaders and use new ideas to make life better for everyone who lives there. … Continue Reading »