China Is Introducing The World’s First Smart AI City

China is developing a new Smart AI City, which will run entirely by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The project is one of the 500 smart cities which are going to be built around China.

The residents living in the Smart AI City and their visitors would be served by the artificial intelligence which uses data-collecting sensors and devices to gather information about them.

Source: Terminus Group YouTube

As per the WE Forum reports, Danish architecture firm BIG and Chinese tech company Terminus discussed plans to build an AI-run campus-style development during an online panel at Web Summit.

From robots delivering coffee to office chairs, re-arranging themselves after the meeting, the smart AI City project aims to put artificial intelligence in charge. The creators told in a conference this week that citizens will constantly be in surveillance.

The project named Cloud Valley plans to use sensors and wifi-connected devices to gather data on everything from weather and pollution to people’s eating habits to automatically meet residents’ needs, said Terminus Group founder Victor Ai.

BIG founding partner Bjarke Ingels said that ” It’s almost coming back to this idea of living in a village where, when you show up, even though it’s the first time you’re there, the bartender knows your favorite drink.”

They explained about the living experience of the AI City, like, “Morning sunbeams stretch slowly over a city silhouette, as the light reaches out into every corner of this Terminus Group’s AI CITY. The residential roads are bordered by lush greenery as dewdrops slide from the highest tree leaves down onto solar panel laden rooftops, then to their final resting place in the grass.”

Source: Terminus Group YouTube

The environment will be like, ” There is a heartbeat – not just within the surrounding nature – but within the structures themselves. As the dewdrops fall, the solar panels adjust themselves, ever so slightly, so water can slide into the gutters and reach the plants below. As sunlight hits the houses, bedroom windows adjust their opacity to allow the natural light to wake sleepy residents.

They described the room experience also, ” The power system in all buildings is scientifically regulated and controlled by Terminus Group’s smart building solution. Once the light has filled the room, an AI virtual housekeeper named Titan selects your breakfast, matches your outfit with the weather, and presents a full schedule of your day using Terminus Group’s smart transportation solution. After breakfast, you step into your intelligent, fully-automated vehicle, and begin your intercity commute cities browsing global market news – recommended by an algorithm, of course!

Eva Blum-Dumontet, a senior researcher at British advocacy group Privacy International, said smart cities risked becoming a threat to human rights if companies and governments did not take steps to limit surveillance and ensure inclusivity.

We need to ask, for instance, how the city will affect people who may not be tech literate,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in emailed comments. “This risk is all the greater when there is not a legal framework limiting the access that governments can obtain over the data collected by private companies.

Here is the video conference of Bjarke Ingels from Danish architecture firm BIG and Victor Ai founder of Chinese tech company Terminus discussed plans about the Smart AI City.

Sources: Terminus Group

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