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Smart Cities: How Data Mining and Optimization Can Shape Future Cities

Smart Cities: How Data Mining and Optimization Can Shape Future Cities

This video was recorded at European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), Athens 2011. By 2050, an estimated 70% of the world's population will live in cities – up from 13% in 1900. Already, cities consume an estimated 75% of the world's energy, emit more than 80% of greenhouse gases, and lose as much as 20% of their water supply due to infrastructure leaks. As their urban populations continue to grow and these metrics increase, civic leaders face an unprecedented series of challenges to scale and optimize their infrastructures.
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