Nigel M Joseph

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The Problems With Smart Cities

The “smart city” sounds like a digital utopia, a place where data eliminates first-world hassles, dangers and injustices. But there are some problems with smart cities, and no one, to my knowledge at least, has pointed them out.<p>Press coverage from <i>Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian</i> and …

What the UK can learn from Singapore's smart city

Since I arrived in Singapore in 2015, I often get the feeling that I'm living in the future. I cruise through immigration at Changi Airport, scanning …

How Your Commute Could Create a Smart City | Inc.com

While there may be no such thing as a free ride, thanks to Veniam, there is now free wifi on the ride. Veniam turns vehicles into mobile hotspots while their sensor technology gathers terabytes of valuable data from the physical world. Welcome to the Internet of Moving Things.<p>Veniam, on CNBC's 2017 …

Why the world needs to get smarter about water consumption

In 1900, just 15% of the world’s population lived in cities. Now that proportion is over 50%, which is a lot of people. In fact, it means around 4 …

This Company Built AI to Detect Modern Slavery

Can machine learning stop forced labor?<p>By now you probably know that the people who make our clothes, chocolate, and diamond rings often suffer in the process. Forced labor—i.e. work done against a person's will—impacts 20.9 million people across the world, in multiple industries, even though …

India hopeful Trump will continue US support of smart cities

Though Donald Trump has yet to move into the White House, smart city projects in India have already been discussed with his transition team.<p>Business Insider mentioned that discussions have been held between Trump representatives and other government parties over U.S. plans to help develop three …

Smart Cities Need Greater Resilience

Posted 23 December 2016 by NetNewsLedger in Featured<p>Robust resource allocation to build resilience into connected critical infrastructures.<br>CREDIT …

Habitat III: Towards a Vision for Sustainable Cities

Habitat III / UN Habitat“The battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities.” So reads the preamble to the New Urban Agenda, a …