Smart Cities NYC '17: Microsoft's deep dive into smart city tech

Microsoft made several announcements at Smart Cities NYC '17, including a new toolkit for building accessible and inclusive cities. Also featured was an AI virtual assistant for Los Angeles.

Everything from a new accessibility toolkit for smart cities, to an AI assistant, to a patrol car prototype were part of Microsoft's presentations at Smart Cities NYC '17.

First on the agenda was Microsoft's announcement about its Smart Cities for All Toolkit to help city officials and urban planners design cities with inclusive features to assist people with disabilities. The toolkit was developed by G3ict and World Enabled as part of the Smart Cities for All initiative to give city leaders a strategic guide to benefit all citizens, including the approximately 1.2 billion people in the world with disabilities.

The toolkit is the first step toward what Microsoft plans to be a long road to help cities become more inclusive. It's comprised of four new tools to address priority challenges and alleviate the top barriers for disabled individuals in smart cities.

 

Source : http://www.techrepublic.com/article/smart-cities-nyc-17-microsofts-deep-dive-into-smart-city-tech/

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