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CATALYZING SMART ACTION KEY THEME OF SECOND ANNUAL SMART CINCY SUMMIT

In 2017, the inaugural Smart Cities Summit focused on starting the conversation between stakeholders and decision makers from around the region to identify goals that will transform the Cincinnati region into a Smart City. On Thursday, April 26, at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine, the Summit returns to highlight the progress made in the last year and to keep the momentum going.

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USDOT Unveils Ambitious Multimodal Automation Initiative, Automated Vehicles 3.0

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao touted the benefits of automation highlighting the potential for AVs to reduce the 94 percent of traffic collisions caused by human error, increase efficient use of roadways, and expand access to transportation for the elderly and people with disabilities. “It’s an exciting time for the future of our nation’s transportation,” she said. “Autonomous technology – including automated cars, trucks, and drones – has the potential to revolutionize the way we travel, transport goods, and connect with one another.”

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NYC awarded $22.5 million to test 'entirely new classes' of wireless technology

The research hubs, funded under the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative, are intended to allow researchers to test new ways of boosting internet speeds to accelerate the development of new technology applications in robotics, virtual reality, and traffic safety. The New York City program, called COSMOS, will be anchored at Columbia University and City College in Upper Manhattan. It will be led by a consortium of six local universities and more than two dozen industry partners.

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G7 enters into a joint venture with GLP and NIO Capital to develop autonomous trucks

Built on G7’s massive real-time data and fleet management capabilities, GLP’s open logistics ecosystem and NIO Capital’s extensive automotive industry partnership, the JV aims to create the next generation of smart vehicles for logistics and transportation through cross-industry collaboration. The JV’s immediate objectives are to develop industry-leading, autonomous driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage and to build innovation in ‘asset-as-a-service’ for the logistics and transportation industry via artificial intelligence.

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Here's How Innovation Has Increased Life Expectancy Since 1850 (Infographic)

Chances are, as you read this on your computer, tablet or phone, you're taking for grantedcountless innovations which didn't exist 200 years ago. Now, contemplate that an estimated 105 billion people have walked the planet, with only a tiny 5.5 percent of that number alive today. Think of the unfathomable amount of people who lived and died never having used a toilet, refrigerator or washing machine.

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Oracle redefines Cloud Database category with world’s first autonomous database

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison announced the availability of the first service based on the revolutionary new Oracle Autonomous Database. The world’s first self-managing, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, uses machine learning to deliver industry-leading performance, security capabilities, and availability with no human intervention, at half the cost of Amazon Web Services.

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How Local Governments Can Prevent Cyberattacks

Local governments of all sizes and locations now own and operate a wide and growing array of internet-connected technology systems: employee-issued laptops, motion sensors on light poles and under pavement, mapping and informational systems inside police cars, online citizen-engagement tools and much more.

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Did you know which are the top 3 smart cities in the world?

A city is characterized as smart city “when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action.”

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Waymo and Google Launch a Self-Driving Truck Pilot in Atlanta

Waymo’s  autonomous trucking program is coming along – though we haven’t heard much about it since discovering it was a real thing last year, Waymo recently announced that it’s launching a pilot program in Atlanta to focus specifically on self-driving trucks and automated logistics.

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Moving into the Future with Next-Generation HCI

Flexible infrastructure allows state and local government to more easily leverage IoT, AI and other emerging technologies. In just five years, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has established itself as an ideal technology for organizations grappling with the complexities of delivering new services rapidly, working with limited resources, managing data centers, moving to the cloud and preparing for the future. 

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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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Research: Global Cost Savings from Smart City Tech Could Hit $5T Annually by 2022

The report, Smart Cities and Cost Savings, studied the potential combined cost-savings for typical smart mega cities – those with at least 10 million inhabitants – in coming years -- Governments stand to save up to $4.95 billion each year from the proliferation of smart city tech.

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iTWire - Huawei smartly creates Smart City Nervous System, showcased at SCWEC 2017 Barcelona

Huawei is participating in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona under the theme of “Leading New ICT, Creating a Smart City Nervous System”, highlighting how a Smart City can be like "a living organism that works seamlessly to continuously learn and enhance the city’s services".

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