Author: Laura Kaiser

The Smart Cities Council has named the winners of its annual Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, honoring five communities across North American for ambitious smart cities visions that are impactful, collaborative, inclusive and sustainable. The winning communities are: Baltimore; Edmonton; Montgomery; Racine, WI; and Cleantech San Diego....

The Smart Cities Council has chosen the City of Racine as one of the five winners of its Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, the council announced Tuesday. As one of the winners, the city will have access to expertise and financing for projects "using technology and data-informed...

The Midwestern metropolis of Columbus, Ohio, is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Like leaders in much of urban America, officials in Columbus are looking for ways to handle the pressures that come with growth and demographic change. When Columbus applied in...

The quest to give machines human-level intelligence has been around for decades, and it has captured imaginations for far longer — think of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the 19th century. Artificial intelligence, or AI, was born in the 1950s, with boom cycles leading to busts...

Cars, houses, streetlights and HVAC systems are all learning how to talk. The Internet of Things — the growing network of physical objects that can digitally “speak” to one another — is set to revolutionize how cities function, from relieving gridlock to picking up the trash on time. But experts...

UW-Eau Claire proposals regarding energy-tracking software and a regional video network were among the 30 second-round winners announced recently in Foxconn Technology Group’s Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition. The competition is intended to promote innovative ideas to enhance quality of life, improve working environments, inspire creative city...