Posts tagged civic tech
Orlando tests user-friendly government website - Orlando Sentinel

Orlando is testing a new city website, with the aim of saving residents trips to City Hall.  Officials say it will offer a one-stop-shop for dozens of city services, where residents can report potholes, apply for building permits or contest a parking ticket from the comfort of their home — on a computer or a smartphone.

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This 'Smart City' in China Is Controlled By An Artificial Intelligence | IFLScience

The government of the city of Hangzhou – home to over 9 million people – collaborated with Alibaba and Foxconn to build the “City Brain” project. The metropolis would be, from that moment forth, at least partly run by an AI that absorbed every last drop of data it could get its virtual hands on.

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Government Agencies Call on Chatbots to Improve Customer Experience | Oracle Blogs

Chatbots, those popular computerized personal assistants already hard at work answering customers’ questions in the retail, banking, and utilities industries, now are popping up in government to make citizen services more accessible.

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Map of the Month: KC Digital Inclusion Map | Data-Smart City Solutions

The KC Digital Inclusion Map, an interactive visualization of Internet speed across Kansas City — the latest winner of Harvard’s Map of the Month — overlays public FCC data on Internet service providers’ (ISP) highest advertised broadband rates with Census poverty data in order to uncover relationships between connectivity and poverty.

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NYCx effort will be New York’s next pipeline for smart city innovation

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled back the curtain on NYCx, a civic tech initiative that will test smart city solutions through startup collaboration.

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