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Wall Street Journal Report: The Rise of the Smart City

This report of the Wall Street Journal looks at the smart city movement and whether officials are starting to realize some of technology’s promised potential for solving social ills. Dropping storage costs, rising abilities of machine learning, inexpensive sensors, and ubiquitous smart devices are driving “civic analytics,” the report says, but “even when publicly available data is stripped of personally identifiable information, tech-savvy users can combine it with other data sets to figure out an awful lot of information about any individual.” As cities balance risk and reward, they are nevertheless moving forward with programs that predict and mitigate issues before they happen, document issues faster than ever, and create efficiencies in everything from transportation to regulatory enforcement (from https://iapp.org).

Access the original article by Michael Totty on the Wall Street Journal here.