Artificial Intelligence, digital solutions, smart cities & the Green Deal

20.05.2020
By Smart Cities Editorial
EIP-SCC news

DG Connect is currently organising a host of webinars covering subjects like Artificial Intelligence, new technologies and innovations as well the role of cities and communities in meeting the objectives of the Green Deal. All these webinars have a special relevance and focus on smart cities.

Recent growth in computing power, availability of data and progress in algorithms have turned Artificial Intelligence (AI) into one of the most strategic technologies of the 21st century. The European Commission has been working with Member States through a coordinated approach, to create a European framework for developing and using AI for ‘good and for all’. An important element of the European AI Strategy and Coordinated plan is to increase efforts for the take-up of ethical, human-centric and secure AI in areas of public interest.

Find out more in the webinar on ‘Artificial Intelligence in smart cities’, scheduled for 25/05/2020 at 14:00-16:00 CET. More information and the dial-in details can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/artificial-intelligence-smart-cities-digital-innovation-hubs-webinar

As the Future of Cities report (2019) recognises that ‘cities will increasingly apply new technologies and innovation across a wide range of sectors, from transport and mobility to citizen engagement’, the first webinar of COP-CITIES in 2020 will focus on the digital transformation of cities and in particular on how to scale up digital solutions in smart cities and communities.

Find out more in the webinar on ‘How to scale up digital solutions in smart cities and communities?’ on 26/05/2020 (10:00-12:00 CET), in the context of the Community of Practice for cities (COP-CITIES). More information and registration page can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/webinar-community-practice-cities-how-scale-digital-solutions-smart-cities-and-communities

The European Green Deal recognises the role of cities and communities to protect and increase biodiversity in urban spaces, improve and restore damaged ecosystems to improve ecological status as well as to contribute to the ambitious reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This requires an urban digital ecosystem that allows creating value-added services, but also for simulations of policy choices to decisionmakers across cities and communities in the EU. Cities need to have insights, actionable evidence on the state of the environment and interactions between the economy, society and the environment.

Find out more in the webinar on ‘The role of smart cities in meeting objectives of the Green Deal’ on 04/06/2020 (11:00 – 12:30 CET) in the context of the INSPIRE 2020 conference. More information and registration page can be found here: https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/conference2020/virtualprog