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The Global Smart City Race: Will NEOM will be Winner?

A new technological metropolis, which is claimed to be the world’s first truly “smart city”, is expected to blossom in the desert of Saudi Arabia. A paradise for start-ups and developers run by robots and sustainable that could serve as an example to the rest of the world: NEOM. The plan for this “world’s most ambitious” project, the 10,230-square-mile smart city of NEOM in Saudi Arabia, was announced on October 24th, 2017 by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Smart City: Digital and Ethics Must Go Together

The term “Smart City”, is often used as a slogan, refers to the use of technology and digital data to improve services to the population and the management of cities. There are more and more cities around the world are interested in making the cities smarter. This is not surprising. While digital is ubiquitous and diffuses in all spheres of society, it is normal to seek to integrate it into urban management to take advantage of the benefits it can bring.

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