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Jürgen Schmidt
4 months ago
Jürgen Schmidt
Smart Consultant

The smart city of tomorrow will be built upon a complex ecosystem of electronic devices and software systems. Thanks to the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), smart cities are now expanding at an incredible rate, and swiftly becoming connected powerhouses.

The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) considers smart cities a fluid development, in which increased citizen engagement, hard infrastructure and digital technologies make them more liveable, resilient and better able to respond to challenges. The UN estimates that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in these connected urban environments.

Driven by sensors, networks and data-analytics, connected cities are centred on real-time information. To support this, sensors are deployed across a range of environmental conditions – for example in streetlights, smart utility grids, and chemical detection systems which provide vital statistics ...

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