Smart Cities Library™

Empowering Vision Impaired People To Navigate the World Independently

Screenshot-2018-5-10 Wayfindr Announcing the Open Standard – YouTube

Inclusive smart cities need tools of this type to empower people who now depend on others. It is hoped that Bluetooth guiding systems such as this will be widespread in city centres in the next few years, and perhaps by 2020-2025 no blind person will need to be accompanied by a sighted person to move within their city. Empowering vision…

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Inclusive Smart Cities: A Smart City For All Capabilities

Inclusive cities: a smart city adapted to all capabilities – Intelligent Infrastructure

Most of us think of ourselves as normal because we are part of the norm. Nicely installed in the majority, we often don’t realize that cities must be designed for all, and not only for the majority of “normal” citizens. For the small percentage of people who are born deaf, who cannot move about on their own, or who need…

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Provo Kicks off Digital Inclusion Week with a YouTube Lesson for Seniors | Deseret News

Provo Kicks off Digital Inclusion Week with a YouTube Lesson for Seniors | Deseret News

PROVO — This city’s new mayor has had a lot of firsts in the past few months. For example, on Tuesday she shot her first group selfie, snapping a shot at the Provo Recreation Center during a kickoff lunch in support of national Digital Inclusion Week. Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, elected last fall to fill the position vacated by the state’s…

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AI and Discrimination: What Tech Companies Can Do Now

AI and discrimination: What tech companies can do — Quartz at Work

AI is already learning how to discriminate By Erica Kochi March 15, 2018 Co-founder, UNICEF Innovation What happens when robots take our jobs, or take on military roles, or drive our vehicles? When we ask these questions about the rapidly-expanding role of AI, there are others we’re often overlooking—like the subject of a WEF paper released this week: how do we…

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