Smart Cities Improving today’s Healthcare Issues


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Technologies brought not just convenience in our respective lives but have been attributed utmost to the society. Smart cities are ideal to address the increasing population in the urban areas while space and resources are declining.

Moreover, smart cities are known for their heightened security, energy-saving surroundings, and improved community collaboration. Rather than that, present innovations are essential in improving workforces. However, there are claims that technologies brought disruption in replacing humans.

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the 21 lessons for the 21st Century imparted the potential advantages of connectivity and update ability out of human jobs because today’s team collaboration on workplaces is more difficult to handle than integrating single flexible networks.

Today’s technologies are very essential for the health industry. The help of artificial intelligence (AI) and learning machines of smart cities can provide affordable healthcare, especially for underdeveloped countries through their smartphones. Before, rich people can only afford to go to hospitals. But AI doctors can now help poor individuals. At present, debates are still ongoing due to the pros and cons of implementing AI doctors.

Respectively, AI doctors do not intentionally replace today’s healthcare professionals but these machine learners opt to assist in providing healthcare for everyone.

Replacing healthcare professionals can’t be replaced entirely by AIs. The human workforce in less routine jobs demands a wide range of highly specialized skills that aid in handling the unprecedented situation.

In terms of smart cars, this type of innovation can more likely save the lives of a million people every year. As cited in the book of Yuval, he said that 90% of traffic accidents are caused by human errors. Current vehicles are owned by individuals that can cause accidents due to miscommunication or being absent-minded while driving.

Better transport services can reduce mortality from traffic accidents brought by self-driving cars.

Source: Harari, Yuval Noah; Jonathan Cape (2018). 21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyISBN 9781787330672.


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