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…

Combating Deforestation: Planet Partnership with the Government of Malaysia

Malaysia’s megadiverse ecosystems are home to thousands of species of flora and fauna that sustain the country’s environmental, social, and economic well-being. The country’s recent population growth and rapid increase of exported commodities, however, are threatening the natural capital on which they depend. As conservation of forested areas has become a top priority for federal…

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…

Malaysia, UK to collaborate in smart city development

PUTRAJAYA (June 22): Malaysia and the UK have jointly launched the “Smart City Handbook: Malaysia” to promote collaboration and partnership in smart city development between the two countries. The handbook outlines the smart city landscape across Malaysia, and provides examples of interesting UK smart city projects and expertise.  Launched virtually today by Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk…

This is how we create the age-friendly smart city

Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities. Given the choice, that’s what most would prefer. The smart city can provide the digital infrastructure for them to find and tailor the local neighbourhood information they need to achieve this. Australia has a growing population of older adults, the majority living…