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Basic blocks of technology that make up the infrastructure of a Smart City

Basic blocks of technology that make up the infrastructure of a Smart City

The transformation of a city into a Smart City can only happen through technology. It may be a basic concept, but many residents of cities that are already quite advanced may not be aware that it is the innovations that have emerged under the umbrella of Industry 4.0 that are being used to improve the efficiency, quality of life and sustainability of their places of residence. To achieve this, a smart city needs this technology to be organized in a solid and well-planned technical infrastructure, composed of some "basic" blocks that form the cogs that are to make the city's…
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Cybersecurity parameters to be considered for a smart grid

Cybersecurity parameters to be considered for a smart grid

Within the urban transformation processes, working with the city's electricity and energy supply is one of the key points for the success of a Smart City. In fact, in many cities, solutions have been implemented for years to transform the grid into a smart grid, which is an energy supply system that uses communication and information technology to improve the efficiency, safety and resilience of the electrical system. In general, the main components of a smart grid include the same elements as a "conventional" grid, adding communications and technology elements to improve its efficiency and optimize resources, so that: On…
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Tokenizing the energy supply of a Smart City

Tokenizing the energy supply of a Smart City

The tokenization of different types of elements and assets is one of the possibilities, so to speak, that the introduction of blockchain technology beyond the realm of cryptocurrencies has brought to our business and industrial ecosystem. "Tokenizing", adapting the English voice "token" to our language, consists of creating a digital asset that represents that which we are working on in order to be able to divide it into many parts. Taking into account that, in a Smart City, a service or infrastructure cannot generally be physically divided, the best way to achieve this is to represent it with a token…
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Combining blockchain technology with artificial intelligence to improve Smart Cities services.

Combining blockchain technology with artificial intelligence to improve Smart Cities services.

  As more and more cities seek to improve the infrastructure and services that enable the management of cities, we realize that using applications that converge and combine with each other is what makes it easier for us to consider huge technological leaps in the way of implementing solutions for the transformation of cities into Smart Cities. Within the Industry 4.0 paradigm, blockchain and artificial intelligence are two of the emerging fields that are gaining a lot of popularity in the world of technology applied to the Smart Cities ecosystem. Both offer innovative solutions to a number of problems and…
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ChatGPT applications for Smart Cities

ChatGPT applications for Smart Cities

OpenAI has recently unveiled the next generation of conversational AI models, conveniently named ChatGPT and built on the robust infrastructure and capabilities of GTP-3, the US company's most advanced algorithm of the moment. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence tool that feeds on natural language data to generate answers to questions of all kinds. These answers are generated from a combination of data and machine learning algorithms provided to the AI until mid-2021, so, in general, the system does not have up-to-date information to answer about current events, or at least not in detail. Still, the GPT-3 model on which ChatGPT…
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