Techwire Asia | 19/06/2020 07:28 AM | Click to read full article
Japan has passed a bill to build “super cities” which will address societal issues using emerging tech like AI & big data. Japan views technologies integrated into their cities as potentially crucial in addressing societal issues such as aging and declining populations. For example, a smart neighbourhood project in Canada had sensors in the roads that could sense temperature changes and heat up the road to prevent dangerous icing incidents.
The government intends to decide upon at least five designated smart city zones by the end of 2020.