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February 2, 2023

What does AI think the future of cities will be?

The future of cities is filled with exciting possibilities, according to AI.


With advances in technology and an ever-increasing population, smart cities are becoming more efficient, sustainable and connected. As smart cities develop and become more interconnected, the way we live, work and play will also change.

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Could AI play a part in the future of cities? (Photo by metamorworks/Shutterstock)

Here are some of the top trends that will shape the future of cities.

Smart technology

Smart technology is rapidly changing the way cities are managed and developed. Smart technology enables cities to collect and analyse data to make better decisions, which can lead to improved infrastructure, better public services and better management of resources. Smart technology can also help cities become more sustainable by using energy more efficiently and reducing pollution.


Cities are becoming increasingly connected, both locally and globally. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities are able to connect to each other and share information. This will allow cities to optimise resources, reduce traffic congestion and create new opportunities for urban development.

Data-driven decision making

Data-driven decision making is becoming more common in cities as they gather and analyse data from various sources. This data can be used to inform decisions about infrastructure, transportation, sustainability, and public safety. As smart cities become more data-driven, they will be able to make better decisions about how to manage resources and improve public services.


Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in cities. Cities are looking for ways to reduce emissions, conserve energy and reduce waste. Smart technology and data-driven decision making are helping cities become more sustainable. In addition, cities are finding new ways to use renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.


As cities continue to grow, urbanisation will become more common. This trend will involve cities becoming more dense and efficient, with increased development of public transportation, green spaces and public services. This will help cities become more livable and create new opportunities for business and employment.

These are just a few of the trends that will shape the future of cities. As cities continue to develop and grow, the way we live and interact with our environment will change. Smart technology, connectivity, data-driven decision making, sustainability and urbanisation are just some of the ways that cities are preparing for the future.

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The author generated this text in part with GPT-3, OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model. Upon generating draft language, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the language to their own liking and takes ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.

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