At the core of many smart public safety solutions is use of “intelligence” -- information that helps hint at the identity of a criminal or suggest where a wildfire is likely to occur. This collection of articles and resources highlight the importance of data gathering, data sharing and data analytics, along with the use of mobile apps, sensor technology and even facial recognition software to make cities safer.
A North Carolina police department cut violent gun crime by nearly half, and it did it without additional police officers or sweeping surveillance. Learn how data analytics technology from IBM is helping stop criminals in Durham.
The ability to combine different data streams is transforming a city's capacity to make informed and timely decisions. This helps cities operate more efficiently and better serve their citizens. The world is beginning to see that data is the new currency. But to cash it in, cities need to get started. Gary Wachowicz of Microsoft explains how to do that.
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