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Artificial intelligence and robotics in smart city strategies and planned smart development

Golubchikov, Oleg and Thornbush, Mary 2020. Artificial intelligence and robotics in smart city strategies and planned smart development. Smart Cities 3 (4) , pp. 1133-1144. 10.3390/smartcities3040056

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Smart city strategies developed by cities around the world provide a useful resource for insights into the future of smart development. This study examines such strategies to identify plans for the explicit deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. A total of 12 case studies emerged from an online keyword search representing cities of various sizes globally. The search was based on the keywords of “artificial intelligence” (or “AI”), and “robot,” representing robotics and associated terminology. Based on the findings, it is evident that the more concentrated deployment of AI and robotics in smart city development is currently in the Global North, although countries in the Global South are also increasingly represented. Multiple cities in Australia and Canada actively seek to develop AI and robotics, and Moscow has one of the most in-depth elaborations for this deployment. The ramifications of these plans are discussed as part of cyber–physical systems alongside consideration given to the social and ethical implications.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
ISSN: 2624-6511
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 October 2020
Date of Acceptance: 29 September 2020
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 11:00

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