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http://www.koreaherald.com/ Smart is disrupting our world for the better – as ITU Telecom World 2017 recognises in its annual debate, networking and exhibition event, focusing this year on “Smart digital transformation.” But a smart society is dependent upon ICT infrastructure and networks like never before. And in a world where some 3.9 billion citizens remain offline, there is a very…

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Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator(SM)

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ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Google.org and Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people — including people with disabilities and…

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#SmartCity Street Lights Lay the Groundwork for Future IoT Deployments

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Connected lighting enhances public safety and saves millions in energy costs, but for many cities these advantages are just the beginning. Source: Smart Street Lights Lay the Groundwork for Future IoT Deployments | StateTech Magazine

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Entrepreneur Urges Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Benefit of All | #Smartcities

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Delegates Debate Eradication of Poverty, Development Issues in Afternoon Meeting New technology would be central to achieving development goals, with artificial intelligence (AI) leveraged to process data on health, commerce, communications and transportation, entrepreneur Stephen Ibaraki told a joint session of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) and the Economic and Social Council today. In that regard, stakeholders needed to…

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Smart Cities Week 2017: How to Bridge the Digital Divide…

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Think about where the Wi-Fi hotspots are in your town: the public library, the school, coffee shops downtown. But as connectivity becomes faster, smarter and more attainable in many areas, in other, less affluent parts of the city and country, it’s still out of reach in many ways.“Digitization is also producing digital divides,” said Bas Boorsma, digitization lead for North…

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Kansas City’s Smart City provides a glimpse of a people-centric future

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In December of 2015 the U.S Department of Transportation issued the Smart City Challenge to any mid size city in America. The challenge was for cities to “use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently”. 78 cities from across the country stepped up and presented their existing challenges and proposed solutions to becoming a Smart…

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When connectivity is not enough: the key to meaningful digital inclusion

When connectivity is not enough- the key to meaningful digital inclusion

Smart is disrupting our world for the better – as ITU Telecom World 2017 recognises in its annual debate, networking and exhibition event, focusing this year on “Smart digital transformation.” But a smart society is dependent upon ICT infrastructure and networhttps://europeansting.com/ks like never before. And in a world where some 3.9 billion citizens remain offline, there is a very real…

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“Digital divide is now a digital chasm” – Smart Cities World

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The Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2017 of nations warns of an ICT version of the ‘Matthew Effect’ whereby the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Digitally-developed economies around the globe are continuing to progress due to larger investments and adoptions in information communication technology (ICT). Meanwhile, digitally-developing economies have also started to accelerate their growth by investing strategically in…

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center – Advancing Children’s Learning in a Digital Age

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The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is an independent research and innovation lab that focuses on educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape. Source: Joan Ganz Cooney Center – Advancing Children’s Learning in a Digital Age

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Smart Cities Council | Survey spotlights families often left behind as technology advances

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  The quality of families’ Internet connections, and the kinds and capabilities of devices they can access, have considerable consequences for parents and children alike,” the report states. “When Internet access is intermittent — either because families have trouble paying monthly service charges or are using the Internet only in community locations — they face constraints on what they can…

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Digital Inclusion Broadband Pilot Program – Santa Monica Mirror

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  Digital Inclusion Broadband Pilot Program Currently the pilot program is delivering free 1 Gigabit broadband, and at least one desktop computer, to community rooms at the 10 selected affordable housing complexes, allowing K-12 students and their parents without broadband or computers in their home to walk downstairs and access the internet for homework help and research. “Broadband is no…

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Left behind in Gig City? How Chattanooga is promoting digital inclusion

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A 2015 study by a University of Tennessee economist found that Chattanooga’s much heralded smart grid and citywide gigabit Internet service had resulted in at least 2,800 new jobs and added $865.3 million to the local economy. The figure was due to a reduction in power outages resulting in part from smart grid technologies provided by S&C Electric Co., plus…

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