Episode 34: Smart Cities and AI Citizens

Published: Nov. 14, 2017, 11 a.m.

This week we take a look at the Middle East and the latest investments in artificial intelligence and smart cities. We have Sophia - the world's first AI citizen and NEOM, a new city that's estimated to suck up $500 billion in investment and make Saudi Arabia a leader in AI and robotics. Also, other investments in this new technology is taking place in Toronto and Arizona.

Links:

Sun, Sea and Robots: Saudi Arabia's Sci-Fi City in the Desert

"I will destroy humans": Humanoid AI robot Sophia gets Saudi citizenship

Dubai Just Appointed a "State Minister for Artificial Intelligence"

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs to create high-tech "future city" on Toronto waterfront

Bill Gates buys a big chunk of land in Arizona to build "smart city"

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