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The Big Tech Show: Transforming Dublin into a 'smart city'


This week, Adrian invites a couple of guests on to ask about whether we’re anywhere close to realising aspirations of making Dublin into a ‘smart city’.

What is a smart city, anyway? Is it just some public wifi? A few sensor-stacked bins? Or does Dublin have a plan for drones and autonomous vehicles?

And should we avoid the example of Songdo, the South Korean city that spent €40bn creating a new smart citadel but where hardly anyone wants to live?

Adrian talks to Jamie Cudden, Dublin City Council’s Smart City programme manager, and Dr Zohreh Pourzolfaghar from DCU’s School of Computing.

For more from the Big Tech Show you can visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-big-tech-show/

The Big Tech Show is in association with Magnet Networks.

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