December 17, 2020

Podcast: AI-Powered and Sustainable Cities

Podcast: AI-Powered and Sustainable Cities

Data for Future Podcast host Pavlo Seimskyi chats with CEO, Apurva (Apu) Kumar to discuss the role of big data and ethical AI in making cities smarter, sustainable, and more resilient. Pavlo has published the podcast audio and video on his website at the below link.


The audio is also available through iTunes, Anchor, and Spotify, at the below links.



Have you ever wondered how a smart city actually looks like? Most of us probably imagine a vast metropolitan area covered with futuristic IoT devices, drones delivering commercial products to customers by air, and skyscrapers bedecked with vertical gardens. Meanwhile, what about small cities and towns that hardly can afford a data scientist to get even the simplest insights into the city’s life? How could they make decisions about the city infrastructure and budget? Keep in mind that those cities comprise the majority!

That’s where CITYDATA comes in. Its proprietary AI transforms real-world geospatial data into “People Intelligence” (trademarked) for smarter cities and enterprise businesses. As a GovTech 100 company, CITYDATA builds and maintains daily-refreshed anonymized knowledge graphs about people-presence, activity, and movement for 1566 cities on a global scale. The company also sees many opportunities for a sustainability-centered future, working hand in hand with the agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

You can find and its services through the following links: – the company website – the company’s People Intelligence platform – mobile chatbot for citizens and cities