Smart and Open Government News Roundup

Top smart government, smart cities and open government news from last week, found by the FreeBalance Strategy and Innovation Group.

SMALLER CITIES BETTER FOR SMART CITIES? There’s competition among large cities worldwide to become smarter through the use of technology. Adrian Perkins in Wired suggests that smaller cities have fewer strategic hurdles, and can mobilize citizens better than larger cities.

https://www.wired.com/story/hey-tech-youd-do-well-to-stop-ignoring-smaller-cities/

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MAKING CITIES SMART: Katherine Schwab in Fast Co Design describes the work of César Hidalgo, the director of the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab. The use of artificial intelligence can make neighborhoods feel safer, more equitable and more beautiful.

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90132501/how-ai-is-transforming-our-understanding-of-cities

BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT SETS NATIONAL INTERNET OF THINGS PRIORITIES: Smart Cities, health and agriculture at top national IoT priorities according to Angelica Mari in Brazil Tech. http://www.zdnet.com/article/brazilian-government-defines-iot-priorities/

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