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Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
4/10/2014 10:44:26 AM
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Re: IBM Too
Pick me, pick ME, says Washington, DC! 

Or Lisbon. Or Singapore. Or Portland. Or something else. If you keep piloting cool Internet of Things tech in the same places, you're preaching to the converted. 

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
4/10/2014 10:41:28 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Sample error
There it is again, that pesky old law of unintended consequences.

It's so easy to assume that everyone has the same access to gadgets and wireless and broadband and what have you. The Digital Divide is alive and well, unfortunately.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
4/9/2014 2:51:10 PM
User Rank Staff
IBM Too
I note from Rick Robinson's new blog for us that IBM is interested in Dublin too.  So many suitors!

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
4/7/2014 5:21:23 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Sample error
That must be true, Susan, although I bet the same was the case with pre-digital sampling methods too.

Susan Leach
Susan Leach  
4/7/2014 6:38:19 AM
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Sample error
There was a fascinating article in the FT last week about the pitfalls of big data -- that just because the quantities of data are so huge doesn't mean we can ignore sampling bias and sampling error. In other words, unless we literally have *all* the data on a particular topic, we might be simply leaping to the wrong conclusions faster.

The article gave the example of Boston's Street Bump app that detects potholes as you drive and alerts the city automatically.

"Yet what Street Bump really produces ... is a map of potholes that systematically favours young, affluent areas where more people own smartphones."

kq4ym
kq4ym  
4/6/2014 6:34:30 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Flood alerts
It does seem maybe an ideal setup with Intel. Lots of sensor, lots of data to experiment with. And why not have noise sensors, well maybe not in the pubs, but on the streets where traffic and crowd noise could be monitored. And who knows maybe Dublin may become one of the world's quietest urban areas?

CitySolver
CitySolver  
4/5/2014 9:37:17 AM
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coordinated
I like the coordinated appraoach here. Traffic is such a problem in the UK that anything to ameliorate it is a step forward

Toby
Toby  
4/4/2014 4:33:36 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Necessary upgrade?
@Kim: It sure is a showcase. Intel has dropped the ball on "small" lately and really needs to show they get it. This seems like one more opportunity to do that.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
4/3/2014 4:17:06 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Necessary upgrade?
It does need cultural changes, and the cooperation of the public can hardly be guaranteed. But I don't think those come instead of the technology.

But sure, this is a showcase for Intel.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
4/3/2014 4:15:45 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Necessary upgrade?
Terry: well, I suppose the council could have inspectors look at each drain on an annual basis and file a memo about it.

No, I'm sure (at least I hope) that the city already has systems in place, but there's surely room for improvement.

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