How your data can save you money and time, while benefiting your city

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Waze, the world’s largest navigation app, uses real time crowdsourced traffic data to calculate the most time, and fuel, efficient driving routes for its users.  But these data are now having a powerful impact on city infrastructure.  In her recent talk, Waze’s Thais Blumenthal de Moraes outlines the Waze Connected Citizens Program.  Currently over 250 cities worldwide partake in this free data exchange […]

Using artificial intelligence to tackle Earth’s sustainability challenges

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‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’ was the theme of the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January this year.  One noteworthy publication to come from this meeting explored ‘game changing’ ways in which the power of artificial intelligence (AI) can be harnessed in response to current pressing environmental issues.  The selected AI game […]

Recognising the importance of high impact, individual actions for reducing carbon emissions

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The 8th most shared climate change research paper of 2017 addressed the potential role of high impact, individual actions for the reduction of GHG emissions, according to a list published this week by The Carbon Brief.  The authors argue for official recommendations to shift their focus from ‘incremental behaviour changes that require minimal effort’, to ‘high impact actions’.  While […]