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NYC’s Non-Profit DIY Internet is Taking on Verizon & More

According to New York City’s research, 40% of households lack either home or mobile broadband connection. And over 1.5 million New Yorkers lack both. This digital divide throws up massive barriers to education, employment, health, banking, social networking, and government service options. A non-profit is looking to challenge the top dogs by providing people with […]

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The Promise and Threat of China’s Smart Cities

China’s smart city technology may improve urban life and bring economic benefits. But it also advances the existing surveillance state. Now other nations are worried about its implications. (as they should be)

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Megaproject: Building Singapore’s Deep Tunnel Sewerage System

Singapore is geologically challenged and with climate change, a growing population and economic competition – the country needs land to develop. To overcome the pervasive space challenge, the country is investing in megaprojects that will help overcome these problems and take it into the next century. One such project is the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System. […]

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One Of World’s Largest Floating Solar Farms and Singapore’s Solar Plan

In the next decade, Singapore must confront the interconnected challenges of climate change, a growing population and the need to remain globally competitive on a small island. The solution is to invest in innovative new megaprojects that do more in less space. When completed, the energy generated by the Tengah solar farm will help Singapore […]

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Counting cars was once a job Raleigh — now an AI does it
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Counting Cars was Once a Job in Raleigh — Now AI Does It

Raleigh, North Carolina, has turned to machine learning to improve mobility and urban planning in the face of a “deluge of data” that the fast-growing capital city has acquired over the last several years, according to city GIS and emerging technology manager James Alberque. Speaking at an virtual conference hosted this week by the mapping […]

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Accessing NYC Open Data with Python + the Socrata Open Data API
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Accessing NYC Open Data with Python + the Socrata Open Data API

Here’s a great post about the potential of governments opening up their data sets for the community to explore. Not only that, but you get a step by step tutorial on how to do it on your own in Python. This story can be found on NYC Open Data where you can find datasets for […]

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Azure Foundation for Non-Profits

Jane Mareth joins Scott Hanselman to show how nonprofits with limited budgets can accelerate their cloud adoption with Azure Foundation for nonprofits. The Azure Foundation provides prescriptive scripts, documentation, and diagrams to help nonprofits quickly adopt Microsoft Azure. Azure Foundation also includes governance and security guidance specific to the most common nonprofit scenarios. Azure Foundation […]

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The Fight For Your Data

BBC Click visits Toronto’s new ‘smart’ neighborhood. However, some residents aren’t so happy about living in the new age of ‘surveillance capitalism’.

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Policing with AI

Law enforcement agencies like the New Orleans Police Department are adopting AI based systems to analyze surveillance footage. WSJ’s Jason Bellini gets a demonstration of the tracking technology and hears why some think it’s a game changer, while for others it’s raising concerns around privacy and potential bias.

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The Future of Work – Jobs and Automation in Estonia

Estonia may be a small country, but it has made enormous progress in transforming itself into a leading AI and e-government superpower. Vice takes a closer look at the glimpse of the future e-Estonia provides.

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