what is smart cities global network ?

The Smart Cities Global Network is an international network of smart-city stakeholders that connects cities and offers a comprehensive global platform for exchanging views, insights and ideas on the best mechanisms to create Smart Cities of the future.

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GOVERNANCE

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GPAI Launch: The Most Extensive Global Collaboration on AI

21 Jun 2020

A new global initiative addressing artificial intelligence and its governance has been launched recently as The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

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Why PPP is Essential for a Successful AI Government Transformation

15 Jun 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring transformative opportunities to public institutions, long stigmatized by bureaucracy and inefficiency, and opens endless prospects for governments to fulfill their duties towards 21st century citizens.

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LIVING

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This AI Algorithm Can Now Generate Your Favorite Music

05 May 2020

The AI tool shows how neural networks are improving at imitating humans

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Self-Driving Vehicles Are Helping Contactless Deliveries in US Cities

30 Apr 2020

While autonomous vehicles road-testing is being put on hold in the US, self-driving cars, trucks, and shuttles are going onto American streets to help deliver groceries, meals, and medical supplies

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ECONOMY

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WhatsApp Payments Arrive in Brazil

17 Jun 2020

After a pilot run in India, WhatsApp launched its payment system – WhatsApp Pay- across Brazil, allowing users to send money to individuals or local businesses within a chat

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Smart City AI Software Market Revenue Set to Spike 700% By 2025

19 Apr 2020

The global market for smart city artificial intelligence software is set for an exponential increase of $4.9 billion by 2025, up from $673.8 million in 2019, representing a seven-fold rise.

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ENVIRONMENT

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Sydney Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

08 Jul 2020

The city of Sydney in Australia has completed a full transition into 100% renewable energy

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These Self-Watering Roadblocks Might Help London Alleviate Traffic

24 Jun 2020

“Self-watering” roadblocks have been installed in London to counter the awaited increase in vehicle traffic, after lifting the COVID-19 restrictions in the UK.

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MOBILITY

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Lyft Pledges Full Shift to Electric Vehicles by 2030

18 Jun 2020

Ride-hailing company Lyft promised a 100% transition to electric and zero-emissions vehicles by the end of 2030.

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Tech Is Helping Airlines Restore Passenger Confidence

11 Jun 2020

After months-long shutdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, airports and airlines are hoping to restore passenger confidence and safely resume operations,

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SOCIAL

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Biggest Annual Event for Smart Cities Turns Virtual For 2020

01 Jul 2020

Smart City Expo, the biggest annual global event for smart cities and Govtech, is going virtual this year amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Zealand Introduces “Digital Diary” App to Curb COVID-19

19 May 2020

New Zealand is releasing a “digital diary” app that helps people record and track where they have been on a daily basis

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