A smart city is supported by a digital twin model of the city, continually updated from sensor feeds to capture a wide variety of information useful for citizens or visitors to the city, such as transportation, environment & government services. Service users access it through an AI voice assistant named after the city itself, through web or mobile app interfaces, or through public kiosk interfaces. Users opt-in to the level of personal data they want to provide to their profile, with more sharing resulting in greater personalization.


How Does It Work?

The solution is based on rapidly evolving technologies, typically provided by top technology companies for a global user base. We envision these technologies applied in a more contextual way at a specific city to citizen or visitor level. Instead of trying to service everything to everyone on the planet, as the top technology companies are working on, we envision constraining the AI to city specific information, updated in real-time from distributed Internet of Things sensors spread through the city, thereby offing much higher quality service to users than what you would get from the generic digital assistants we access from technology vendors today.

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Potential Impact

Our solution offers a city specific, "Siri or Cortana like" AI assistant, targeted to provide the best contextual and real-time updated information about any city interaction to any citizen or visitor, tuned to their specific needs. By making the AI assistant city specific, it narrows the scope of data the AI needs to store and understand, and simplify the digital model of the "system”.

Furthermore, the largest business potential is likely the ability to use anonymized and aggregate data from the service to inform organizations on service usage and public interest, all in real-time so optimizations of city services (government and business run) can be fine tuned. There is also a large potential for efficiencies and savings in both government and commercial organizations that could come from this kind of service information.


Development Stage

  1. Concept development

  2. Proof of Concept

  3. Prototype

  4. Commercial Scale



Livable Smart Cities by HeroX/Deutsche Telekom (Finalist) [Link]


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Oscar Malpica