Big Data Helped Cut Serious Crime by 30% in Memphis, Tennessee | P4SC
Cities such as Memphis are discovering that when it comes to protecting their citizens, there is safety in numbers. That’s because law enforcement officials are able to stay a step ahead of crime by using tools such as IBM’s predictive analytics software.

Big Data Helped Cut Serious Crime by 30% in Memphis, Tennessee | P4SC

Cities such as Memphis are discovering that when it comes to protecting their citizens, there is safety in numbers. That’s because law enforcement officials are able to stay a step ahead of crime by using tools such as IBM’s predictive analytics software.

Smarter Cities of the Future Will Be More Open, Social | A Smarter Planet Blog

Forward thinking city leaders are looking to embrace the opportunities enabled by technology to overcome the ever-widening range of these significant challenges. Big data and related analytics delivered from the cloud to highly mobile citizens using powerful social media means of communication are mandatory elements of meeting these challenges.

Making the Grand River Watershed Smarter using Analytics | A Smarter Planet Blog
Watersheds are complex. Traditionally, watershed research has been limited by the inability to store massive amounts of data collected from monitoring sites, merge information to evaluate trends, and capture sporadic events that could be crucial in understanding a watershed. The picture that emerges from sampling a nutrient like nitrogen in a stream, for example, can be vastly different if one looks at 5-minute intervals rather than every 3 hours. Managing the sampling frequency is a challenge.
Today, thanks to advances in both hardware and software, we are able to gather the information needed to analyze and interpret a watershed unlike ever before.

Making the Grand River Watershed Smarter using Analytics | A Smarter Planet Blog

Watersheds are complex. Traditionally, watershed research has been limited by the inability to store massive amounts of data collected from monitoring sites, merge information to evaluate trends, and capture sporadic events that could be crucial in understanding a watershed. The picture that emerges from sampling a nutrient like nitrogen in a stream, for example, can be vastly different if one looks at 5-minute intervals rather than every 3 hours. Managing the sampling frequency is a challenge.

Today, thanks to advances in both hardware and software, we are able to gather the information needed to analyze and interpret a watershed unlike ever before.

How Chicago Is Building a Better City With Big Data | People For Smarter Cities
Urban design is no longer just for architects and city planners: Citizens also are getting into the act.
Chicago is one example of how data collected from residents transforms urban design. The project’s aim is to highlight how data generated by citizens can be used to make cities a better place to live. Where does this information come from? It can be gathered from sensors on water pipes that detect leaks, for one. Or it could be as simple as data culled from city-to-citizen social-media engagement. Armed with this, architects, planners and engineers can draw up, create and implement programs in areas such as public safety and transportation that are designed to improve residents’ quality of life.

How Chicago Is Building a Better City With Big Data | People For Smarter Cities

Urban design is no longer just for architects and city planners: Citizens also are getting into the act.

Chicago is one example of how data collected from residents transforms urban design. The project’s aim is to highlight how data generated by citizens can be used to make cities a better place to live. Where does this information come from? It can be gathered from sensors on water pipes that detect leaks, for one. Or it could be as simple as data culled from city-to-citizen social-media engagement. Armed with this, architects, planners and engineers can draw up, create and implement programs in areas such as public safety and transportation that are designed to improve residents’ quality of life.

How the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ is getting smarter about water | A Smarter Planet Blog
Currently, housing around 10 million people, Bangalore has been spurred by rapid growth and has acted as an engine of economic development. This unprecedented growth has led to an increased demand on the natural resources and put tremendous amount of pressure on water supply.

How the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ is getting smarter about water | A Smarter Planet Blog

Currently, housing around 10 million people, Bangalore has been spurred by rapid growth and has acted as an engine of economic development. This unprecedented growth has led to an increased demand on the natural resources and put tremendous amount of pressure on water supply.

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"The connected car will give a lot more intelligence and visibility to drivers. The usage of a car will be much more different, based on the cloud. The car will do what you want. You can play, sleep, drive, be productive in the car, and this will be a totally different place to commute and to be mobile."Gerhard BaumIBM Auto Industry & Cloud ExpertMaking EV-friendly roads

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"The connected car will give a lot more intelligence and visibility to drivers. The usage of a car will be much more different, based on the cloud. The car will do what you want. You can play, sleep, drive, be productive in the car, and this will be a totally different place to commute and to be mobile."

Gerhard Baum
IBM Auto Industry & Cloud Expert
Making EV-friendly roads

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Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM’s Top Scientist Does

In the 5 in 5 report IBM’s top scientists report on what the world, supported by smart sensing and computing, will look like in five years. Last week, Fast Company previewed the report with the physicist who heads up the research team: Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow, and Vice President of Innovation.

Predicting Crime With 21st Century Tools and Experience | SmartPlanet
Predictive policing is a concept that has been emerging over the course of the last few years that brings together crime analytics tools, crime fighting technology, intelligence-lead policing, etc. to provide agencies with the insights they need to develop strategies and tactics to reduce crime. It’s about centralizing what they already know about crime and coupling that with other information (including an officer’s experience and knowledge) and analyzing it to be able to “predict” where and when crime is likely to occur.

Predicting Crime With 21st Century Tools and Experience | SmartPlanet

Predictive policing is a concept that has been emerging over the course of the last few years that brings together crime analytics tools, crime fighting technology, intelligence-lead policing, etc. to provide agencies with the insights they need to develop strategies and tactics to reduce crime. It’s about centralizing what they already know about crime and coupling that with other information (including an officer’s experience and knowledge) and analyzing it to be able to “predict” where and when crime is likely to occur.