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Artificial Intelligence in City Planning: Strategically Strengthening Cities in the Face of Disaster

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2017,31 Oct 2017

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Naval War College Newport United States

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Every city across the nation needs to be prepared for the possibility of a disaster. Recent disasters have highlighted one transformative key to city preparation for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief HADR efforts artificial intelligence AI technology. With vulnerabilities from disasters so high, city officials should strengthen a citys defenses by incorporating AI technologies into planning efforts. Transportation networks, water monitors, and operations centers are three crucial areas for AI inclusion at the city level. Innovative AI technology provides a strategic tool capable of transforming existing city infrastructures into smart, prepared networks. As an added benefit, many of the AI technologies promote and encourage efficient, safe, and economical city operations for everyday life, not just for times of crisis. Officials must recognize ethical implications and keep the publics trust at the forefront of all future decisions, though, understanding that AIs value is in the thoughtful application of how it improves peoples lives.

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  • Cybernetics
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

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