Smart Cities Rewarded By Digital Opportunities

Gartner States

Strategic Planning Assumption: By 2022, artificial intelligence (AI) will become a critical feature in 65% of smart city implementations, up from less than 5% today.

To see how this is such a valuable statement we can take a look back to the 2015 prediction

By 2018, an epidemic will be confined in a smart city due to the analysis of data collected through people’s smartphones as part of urban resilience.

In smart cities, IoT combined with the capabilities of AI will enable applications to support much more complex data analytics and decision making. Cities can, therefore, realize new ways to run more efficiently and effectively, with optimized citizen satisfaction and experience. CIOs realize that AI potentially makes IoT more useful to cities, governments and citizens. It also enables the shift from mass data to useful or smart data.

Technology implementations in smart cities and intelligent urban ecosystems will include interfaces for outcome-based constituent engagement. CIOs innovating across industries will apply digital twins, data analytics and AI to create sustainable growth and opportunities across an inclusive society.

Source: Predicts 2019: Smart Cities Will Mitigate Social and Resilience Risks and Reward Digital Opportunities