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It’s official: Singapore is the world’s smartest city. That’s according to a new survey Published by Swiss business school IMD and the Singapore University of Technology and Design – the IMD Smart Cities Index – which looked at how well cities are adopting digital technologies and improving the lives of the people who live there. What is …

Singapore outlined plans, today, to establish itself as a global hub for developing, test-bedding, deploying, and scaling AI solutions, as part of its National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy. This was announced by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore, at the opening session of the …

The online desktop tool can be accessed via abbsmartcities.com The interactive landscape shows some of the safe, smart and sustainable solutions that can contribute to the design of a comprehensive ‘smart city’. Launching the tool, Amina Hamidi, ABB Electrification’s Chief Technology Officer said: “Half the world’s population now live in towns and cities, which are at …

Cities are fast becoming “smart”, and the impact on people’s lives can be immense. Singapore’s smart traffic cameras restrict traffic depending on volume, and ease the commute of thousands of passengers every day. In Kaunas, Lithuania, the cost of parking is automatically deducted from the bank accounts of drivers when they park their cars. In …

It is a perfect time for Asean to build a string of smart metropolises in the region through stronger public-private sector linkages, and to raise its status as a global economic bloc. Charles Dickens described the social conditions at the dawn of the first Industrial Revolution in A Tale of Two Cities as both the best and worst …

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and ST Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop innovative solutions for smart cities. This long-term partnership will focus on technology co-development, adoption and commercialisation in four key areas: robotics, smart mobility, smart communications and healthtech. Examples of technologies that will be focused on include …

Enterprises are starting to embrace the power of cloud computing. Not only businesses can benefit from this technology, though. The power of the cloud can also be harnessed to improve governance. Here’s how. Streamlined Processes Cloud computing will shatter government siloes. Through the cloud, government processes and services are connected with one another. With things …

Once again, Singapore launches the Smart Nations Week (SNI) 2019. This year, it will be held from 24 June to 28 June 2019. Organized by Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the event will welcome more than 15,000 local and international guests to congregate in Singapore to share and learn about the …

We are living in the century of cities. Almost half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this is expected to increase. Along with rapid urbanisation comes the rise of Smart Cities to improve lives of citizens using various technologies, methodologies and practices. At the forefront of innovations in this domain, we have …

Aligned with its vision to empower sustainable smart cities for future generations, Singapore-based GBCI Ventures  announced the launch of  Building Cities Beyond Blockchain (BCB). BCB will serve as a base platform for developing smart city applications. GBCI dedicated US$10 million for projects falling under BCB. Developing Smarter Cities The blockchain protocol has APIs in its …