Digital Transformation

Can technology build better cities? How can it boost more sustainable and inclusive communities?

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Big data bursts onto the healthcare scene

Author | M. Martínez Euklidiadas There is an increasing amount of data regarding how SARS-CoV is transmitted, and contact with the T-zone of the face (eyes, nose and mouth) has proved to be one of the main forms of transmission. Without a vaccine, the only possible measure is social distancing, and ...
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How to solve water scarcity with AI technology?

Author | Arantxa Herranz It is estimated that around 785 million people in the world lack even a basic drinking-water service and at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces, transmitting diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. The World Health Organisation figures also ...

Vietnam to build a smart city from scratch

Author | Eduardo Bravo Last November, the Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, Tran Vinh Tuyen, announced the construction of a new smart city in the Vietnamese region, which will be built from scratch and will mainly consist of residential housing. Its main features include the application of blockchain ...
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The next step in urban evolution: hyperconnected cities are on the way

Author | Arantxa Herranz City sensorization is already a reality in many cities across the globe. Imperceptible yet omnipresent data collection devices, and which are highly useful for a whole host of tasks (traffic management, waste collection, lighting control…) now form part of the electronic topography of any modern city. And their presence is ...
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Artificial intelligence is using a growing amount of resources

Author | Marcos Martinez The power used in artificial intelligence has been doubling every 3.4 months, according to Open AI. These are completely unsustainable metrics, even eclipsing cryptocurrencies. This acceleration, measured in petaflops per day, has even defined a new period in the era of computer science, leading to what is ...