As Pittsburgh works toward smart city status, its bold technology plans aim to improve transportation, increase residential safety, enhance mobility, address climate change and more.
Wearable technology captures rugby players’ heart rates, body temperatures, and other vital signals for on-the-field-monitoring and safety assessments, while mouthguards embedded with sensors record and transmit the sheer force of any collisions. Advocates hope this data will encourage deeper conversations about best practices to keep players safe.
By 2060, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to increase to more than 98 million. Learn about three AI-powered technologies that aim to change the level of care for this aging population with sophisticated wearables, hearing aid sensors and robots that help elderly people with dementia and other limitations.
Critics of fintech—financial technology—suggest that emerging technologies like cryptocurrencies spread socioeconomic biases by limiting accessibility, while proponents tout the social good implications of the many technologies currently in development like blockchain and open banking.
In its pursuit for innovation, Chicago is considering inclusion from the start. For its smart city efforts to work, government officials and partners are working to include people with disabilities, reading difficulties, language challenges and other barriers on their quest toward digital equality.
One of the world’s largest commercial real estate service firms is offering an intuitive, costumer-like experience in its workplace. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.’s is using artificial intelligence to complement human capabilities with its AI-powered conversational virtual assistant called JiLL.