Urban Chaos and the AI Messiah

  • Zaheer Allam


While there are predictions that the future will be highly urbanized, there are others stating that the urban world will be increasingly faced with the impacts of climate change, and cities are being pressured from various angles. Faced with this, the role of technology is being hailed and the possibilities that Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings are getting more pronounced as the technology gets more accurate and efficient. Indeed, its applicability in various fields is making a way and the results are promising. However, while AI stands as a potential saviour and as its role is being accentuated in urban planning, governance and management, there are increasing concerns that its practical implications are successful and its planning principles are disconnected with sensibilities linked to the dimensions of liveability.


Cities Climate change Overpopulation Big Data Robots Internet of Things (IoT) 


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