Google’s top AI tools for cities in 2024

For government leaders looking to build more efficient and sustainable cities, artificial intelligence tools will likely be some of the most consequential technologies in the decades to come.

“I’d put it up there with the internet and the steam engine, with the ability to transform lives,” said Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president of Google’s knowledge and information products.

Raghavan spoke Wednesday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., about how the company works with cities on smart strategies and what mayors can do to fight misinformation, especially in a general election year…

AI has also helped Google develop Project Green Light, a traffic optimization plan to help cities reduce car emissions by optimizing traffic-light timing. Google provides participating cities with recommendations for changes which city traffic engineers can implement if they choose.

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