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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 2

September 7, 2016 – Envisioning the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on North American urban life in 2030, the Stanford University study described in a previous post, also ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 1

September 6, 2016 – Artificial Intelligence or AI includes a constellation of technologies including computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Asks How Much Food Can Cities Produce?

August 26, 2016 – In the latest email from the David Suzuki Foundation, it looks at urbanization, climate change, and food production pointing to a future where cities become ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Ride an Autonomous Bus on Helsinki Streets

August 19, 2016 – It’s official. Autonomous bus service is starting to show up on urban streets with Helsinki, Finland launching a small fleet of two French-built, EasyMile ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Meet Olli the Self Driving Bus

June 26, 2016 – Deemed your neighbourhood electric vehicle, Olli is a self-driving mini-bus that comes with seating for up to 12 and includes on board radar, lidar, and a suite ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Self-Driving Pods on Singapore Roads This Year

April 23, 2016 –  A joint venture between SMRT Services Pte. Ltd. and 2Getthere Holding B.V. announced plans to install, operate and maintain a fleet of automated vehicles on ... Continue Reading →
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Smart City Challenge to Develop a 21st Century Transportation System

March 19, 2016 – Today is Earth Hour when we acknowledge our wasteful energy ways by dimming the lights at dusk for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Over the years it has become ... Continue Reading →
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Capital of South Australia Launches Zero Carbon Challenge Contest

March 18, 2016 – Adelaide, a city of 1.29 million, fifth largest in Australia, is offering individual entrepreneurs a $250,000 AUD prize to reduce its carbon footprint, and create ... Continue Reading →
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More on 3D Printing: How It is About to Transform Cities

January 5, 2016 – Today’s guest blogger is Roy Rasmussen. Roy is co-author of the book  “Publishing for Publicity.” This is his third contribution to 21st Century ... Continue Reading →
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The Most Improbable News Headline I Read Today – Canada Selling Bottled Air to China

December 15, 2015 – The headline reads “Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada.” It sounds like a joke but in fact an Edmonton, Alberta company,  Vitality ... Continue Reading →