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Complimentary smart city conference registration for public agency officials - ARC Annual Forum (February 4-7 in Orlando)

Join leaders from Venture Smarter, IEEE Smart Cities and more at the 23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to explore how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  Here are some top reasons for you to attend!

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Cincinnati, Hamilton County to get U.S. Homeland Security help in combating opioid epidemic

Cincinnati Enquirer — The Cincinnati area will get new help in its opioid fight through a pilot partnership with U.S. Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division that could yield a nationwide response to the epidemic.

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Cincinnati-area governments sign opioid data-sharing pact with feds

StateScoop — At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.

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Regional action cluster aims to make Cincinnati a leader in cyber-technology

CINCINNATI -- A partnership among businesses, educators and agencies is working to turn Cincinnati into the Silicon Valley of the Midwest. Local schools are training the next generation of cyber experts.

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Winners announced in first Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Smart Cities Dive — Four cross-jurisdictional teams took home the top cash prizes in the first Smart Infrastructure Challenge, hosted by smart city and technology strategy firm Venture Smarter.

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'Technology alone cannot solve our problems': Top takeaways from Smart Regions Conference

Smart Cities Dive — Speakers in Columbus, OH, emphasized the need for cities to put people first, but the age gap between elected leaders and smart city proponents could be a hindrance.

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Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback. Here's why. | Poynter

A few days before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, Eric Bailey asked, “Has anyone researched news sites capability to provide low-bandwidth communication of critical info during crisis situations?” The question was timely — two days later, CNN announced that they created a text-only version of their site.

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What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages: Jobs lost, jobs gained | McKinsey

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

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Startup Digitizes 17 Cities' Zoning Codes, Aiming to Answer Developers' and Governments' Questions

Local zoning codes tend to be a little complicated. So when somebody wants to use a zoning code to figure something out — a developer trying to figure out where they can build, or a city leader who wants to understand what the impacts of a policy change would be — it can take a lot of work.

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911Go SMART Community Risk Reduction — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Led by the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department (CCSDFD), 911-GO is a program focused on smart community risk reduction.  Safety and security are enhanced by leveraging SMART infrastructure, digital assets, and artificial intelligence enabled technological solutions to deliver public awareness, mixed-reality training for firefighters and augmented cyber-physical enabled emergency response mitigation; to protect responders and save civilian lives.

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Kabbage gets $200M from Credit Suisse to expand its AI-based business loans

After picking up $250 million in equity funding from Softbank earlier this year, the small business loans and finance company Kabbage — which uses only algorithms and machine learning (no humans) to determine an applicant’s eligibility — is announcing another big infusion of money. The company is picking up $200 million from Credit Suisse in a revolving credit facility that it will use for loans.

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Copenhagen shares takeaways from its City Data Exchange

Copenhagen has one of the most advanced data-sharing programs in the world. It has released a report of findings from its City Data Exchange on how to improve data infrastructure in Denmark and beyond.

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What is the state of the internet-connected devices industry in the United States?

115TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION H. R. ll To direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the state of the internet-connected devices industry in the United States.

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Context Labs co-founds MOBI: The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

MOBI allows industry stakeholders to interoperate together, generate global network effects, and with that stem the tide of big tech disruption, and instead, lead with transformative differentiation.  MOBI and its ecosystem partners have a voice to innovate and differentiate, leveraged by their combined network effect.  Disrupt?  We say "no."  Provide transformative differentiation, at-scale in one of the world's largest industry ecosystems?  We say "yes."

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Houston to launch autonomous shuttle pilot program

Metro hasn't actually purchased the vehicles yet, but it offered information about the design and features it's investigating, such as the slow-speed, small bus-sized shuttles. That would make the vehicles similar to those used in autonomous shuttle pilots in DenverLas Vegas and at the University of Michigan.

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Alphabet, FedEx, Uber to participate in DOT drone program

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the 10 selectees for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UAS) Integration Program, all of which will develop drone pilot programs to help the DOT craft regulation for drone use.

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