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Smarter London Together – the ambitious plan of London to become the smartest city in the world

London is home to 758 artificial intelligence companies - more than twice as many as its closest rivals Paris and Berlin combined

  • June 19, 2018 10:00
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a city-wide initiative to harness London’s tech talent in solving some of the UK capital’s most pressing challenges, including poor air quality, urban design and digital connectivity. He also published new research that serves to underline London’s position as a leading tech hub. The report on London’s artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem from CognitionX, shows the capital is home to 758 artificial intelligence companies, which it claims, is more than twice as many as its closest rivals Paris and Berlin combined.

Smarter London Together is a roadmap for how he will realise his ambition to make London the world’s smartest city. In it, Khan sets out how he will help the city’s public services use tech and data to improve the lives of all Londoners. The roadmap includes more than 20 initiatives – one of which is the Civic Innovation Challenge – which will play a major role in establishing London as a test-bed for technological innovation, as well as supporting the development of smart infrastructure and attracting investment in dynamic new businesses.

Source: Smart Cities World

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