Why Are Smart Cities Still Expensive?

Keep It Going: the Nth revolutioN

IF SMART cities are being designed to run things more efficiently, wouldn’t you expect that efficiency to be translated into more competent outcomes that enable more economical delivery of goods and services?

However, the rising cost of living in cities like Singapore point towards a challenging situation ahead. The cost of becoming smart seems to be driving up the level of discomfort as high prices and higher expectations of the workforce dovetail.

This and other issues were raised about the impact of machine learning at  the recent Keep It Going: the Nth revolutioN discussion.

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Why Are Smart Cities Expensive?

Digitisation and use of information add goodness and value to society.


However, cities have different influences that distort it. What is rational may not be the most viable way of doing it, reckons Joe Keen Poon, MD (Smart Cities Solutions) Surbana Jurong.

If everyone were a Vulcan and rational, we shouldn’t have so many problems.

Dharma Sadasivan, Associate Director, BR Law, added that algorithms can take away the busy work, but at the end of the day, while it can help you make an informed decision,  has to made by a human based on his value system.

Hear their views in the video below.

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Can We Keep Up With Those Ahead In The AI Game?

When we bring in new ideas and ways of working into an environment, there will be stakeholders in that eco-system who will struggle. But while AI will help speed narrow tasks along, the days of General AI are still a ways away.

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The legal industry is notoriously slow at changing, admits Dharma Sadasivan, Associate Director, BR Law.

Over the past five years, legal tech has come to the forefront and forced law firms to take a hard look at their business models.
How will they incorporate AI?
Legal budgets are increasing but most of it is going in-house.
How will legal businesses figure out their business models?

He explains why in this video.

Panelists for the session: Liu Feng-Yuan, Co-founder, BasisAI; Mikko Niemelä, CEO, Cyber Intelligence House, Joe Keen Poon, MD (Smart Cities Solutions) Surbana Jurong; and Dharma Sadasivan, Associate Director, BR Law.

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