Smart City : sharing our data for the greater good?
Mayors around the globe are rushing to make their city as smart as can be. But while the idea of a smart city is appealing, its exact definition still leaves room for interpretation.
Concretely, what will these AI capital look like? Will they be congestion-free and teeming with flying cars? Will they be greener? Will the pedestrians’ and cyclists’ experiences be optimized with sensors that recognize, guide, and give them priority? This part is still a bit foggy. But there’s one thing upon which everyone agrees: if we want to make this utopian vision of cities a reality, we have to share and process immense amounts of data.
To fight everyone’s reluctance to this idea, we must demonstrate that it is for the common good. The perfect example: the city of Lafayette, Louisiana.