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WILL MAN ALWAYS FEAR THE MACHINE?

The rapid advancements in the proficiency of AI have led to the familiar concern that it will cause a dearth of jobs and an increase in unemployment. But let’s address the monster under the bed; is AI going to steal jobs?

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Calibrating Digital Solutions to Agriculture, Construction

“As a global leader in Precision Agriculture, Trimble is committed to making technology affordable and accessible to Indian farmers so that they can grow more with lower input costs”, said Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble India & SAARC in interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Smart Cities. Excerpts below:

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Accelerating Start-Ups for a Greater Tomorrow

As the fastest growing economy, India provides significant challenges across industries and society, which emerge as opportunities that start-ups today identify and fulfil. The variety of use-cases which these opportunities offer help start-ups develop robust solutions iteratively with the option to adapt to any global economy. In an interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld, Avnish Sabhrawal, Managing Director, Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation reveals, how the combining effects of new technologies is causing a major disruption of start-up industry. Excerpts below:

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Smart cities revolution to boost employment in India

Smart cities have emerged as a potential job creator in the past few months. Many new-age profiles are likely to witness potential growth especially in the areas of ICT (Information Communication Technology), Data Management & Analytics and e-Governance.

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“Our goal is to establish ourselves as a solution provider in sync with time and we aim to achieve it soon.”

Working closely with the Government for improving the landscape of the cities, Signpost, an out of home advertising company pioneers in developing facilities for citizens such as Bus Q Shelters, toilets and smart pedestrian skywalks with escalators at zero cost to civic bodies. In an interview with Manali jaggi of BW SmartCities, Shripad Ashtekar, Managing Partner, Signpost India talks about the green initiatives of the company and its focus on technology when it comes to the company’s business approach.

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How can smart cities become smart & healthy cities?

Smart cities hold the promise to potentially make urban areas not just more efficient and secure, but also more healthy.

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Women Friendly Cities- Women centric travel startup raises seed from Singapore based investor duo.

“It is a great platform especially for women from India, out of India to explore the innate desire to be a carefree wanderlust." Shabir Momin, MD & CTO, Zenga TV said.

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“Surveillance devices can also make the concept of safe cities a veritable reality by leveraging video analytics.”

Better safe than sorry, this adage holds true, especially in today’s day and age. Technology has to a great extent helped authorities ensure safe and secure cities. The way our security industry has evolved significantly over the last decade is proof enough that its demand is only going to increase in future. In a candid chat with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Abhishek Kumar, Regional Director, South Asia, Oncam talks about the present day scenario of surveillance industry in India and the company’s objective to help create modern and scalable solutions for our cities.

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“The Indian security market continues to attract global players despite myriad challenges.”

Prama Hikvision, an Indo-China venture between Prama and security and surveillance products manufacturer Hangzhou Hikvision Digital technology has placed its bets big on India’s growth story especially the Government’s Smart Cities Mission. In an exclusive chat with Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, Ashish P. Dhakan, MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision India Pvt Ltd. talks about the entity’s growth journey in India, its role in making cities smarter as well as insights on the overall security and surveillance segment.

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“IoT, ML and AI are the key technology drivers that can help achieve India's dream of becoming fully digital.”

The Internet of Things (IoT), a key driver of smart cities is championing the unison of machines/things, people, volumes of data and processes worldwide in order to build cities that are efficient, economically viable and people friendly. WebNMS IoT, a division of Zoho Corporation is one such integrated IoT platform with multiple capabilities that cover energy management, remote site monitoring and vehicle tracking. In an interview with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Karen Ravindranath, Program Head- WebNMS IOT talks about what the cities of today need in terms of systems and bringing about a connected digital transformation through IoT implementations.

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