Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America. The cable will provide reliable high capacity connectivity that will boost business, scientific and cultural exchanges between the two continents.
Needless to say, AI’s role in keeping cities safe and secure has become more eminent than ever. With more and more unstructured data generated in metropolises around the world, AI- or deep learning-based analytics are needed to make sense of this data and provide insights to residents and municipal administrators. In particular, in the context of analyzing contents generated from social media, AI can also play a key role in keeping citizens more informed and aware of their surroundings.
According to the USCM research, among 335 smart city projects implemented in the USA, 69 take place in large cities, 168 in mid-sized and 98 in small cities. These numbers are enough to prove that “smartness” is not about size – it is about choosing the right approach.