Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google parent-company Alphabet Inc., officially unveiled its plan for a massive technology-driven neighborhood on Toronto's waterfront that it hopes will become a blueprint for the future, but which has already generated controversy.
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Tech heavyweights like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have invested in AI research and development in Canada and most recently, Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson announced the launch of its “global artificial intelligence accelerator” in Montreal. The specialized lab will focus on “using AI and automation technologies to create data-driven, intelligent products and services” - work that will specifically impact 5G networks, the company said.
US technology behemoth Google has announced that it will spend $13bn in expanding its US data centre network.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will invest $3.2m to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in an effort to assist in the scaling of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure that connects to the grid.
The sun-drenched city of Miami has been named as the world's leading city when it comes to implementing smart connected streetlights. Miami beat-off stiff competition from European cities Paris and Madrid to take top spot.
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