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monitoring and evaluation for disaster response

Reducing disaster impact and rebuilding communities

Back to the Blog ​The new way to reduce disaster impact. @thecitibeats #AI maps not just citizens’ locations but their changing needs during natural disasters. Natural disasters take lives and devastate communities. From 2004-2013, almost two billion people were directly affected by disaster. And just twenty years ago, the Kobe earthquake in Japan became the world’s most …

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smart cities tourism

A New Age of Smart Tourism: AI and Travel

Back to the Blog The travel industry is used to transforming itself. As technology has developed, new innovations have revolutionized and automated almost every process, from booking flights to choosing a restaurant. And now the latest Artificial Intelligence tech promises to make tourism even more efficient, with new services like customer service bots and personalized recommendation …

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smart cities mobility

From info to insight: Smart City mobility sensing

Back to the Blog According to the Fraunhofer Center for Smart Cities, “the public transportation system is the lifeline of a smart city”. More and more, as cities implement congestion charges or other deterrents towards driving, and their citizens recognize the value of sharing transport resources, public transport is becoming the key mobility issue of city spaces. Eurostat give an …

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barcelona smart city

Case Study: Who directs the conversation of the Catalan Independence?

Back to the Blog Events in Catalonia, including the 1-Oct referendum, divided opinions. We used machine learning to compare Twitter responses in Barcelona and Madrid –and showed key differences and what unites both cities. Politics worldwide in the year 2017 showed that we are more divided than ever. Brexit negotiations continued to split the U.K. population. The gulf between …

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