Malaysia International Centre for Sustainable Cities (MyICSC) is initiative to encourage smart cities stakeholders to build Sustainable Cities and Communities as per UNDP SDG-11. It’s offers a powerful opportunity to leverage the knowledge and shared learning of an entire initiative, support the achievement of high performance at all locations, and accelerate the broad-based adoption of innovative advances.

IBM foresees faster emerging technology adoption in Malaysia

As industries accelerated their tech adoption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations were focused more on using emerging technology for business continuity at first. Plans for using technology to improve business efficiency and productivity were slowed down due to changes in the workplace. Initially, most organizations began sourcing more remote working technologies, including improving…

Smart cities must think locally and partner globally

DIGITAL innovations developed across Southeast Asia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are a testament to the region’s ongoing commitment to building a range of “smart” infrastructure and applications. After the successful development and implementation of the MySejahtera app to monitor the pandemic, Malaysia’s recent launch of The Federal Territories Smart City Blueprint (MySmart Wilayah…

A Global Smart-City Competition Highlights China’s Rise in AI

Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance. FOUR YEARS AGO, organizers created the international AI City Challenge to spur the development of artificial intelligence for real-world scenarios like counting cars traveling through intersections or spotting accidents on freeways. In the first years, teams representing…

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Smart Cities

In this technological age, everything is connected. The increased connectivity and innovative tech developments of today have led to the evolution of smart cities – cities that create efficiencies, promote sustainability, and improve the quality of life of their residents through the integration of technology. Smart city planning is essentially the scaling up of the Internet of Things…