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Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence in Sustainable City : Can These Technologies Create Sustainable Cities and Communities?

Hamza, Muhammad (2021) Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence in Sustainable City : Can These Technologies Create Sustainable Cities and Communities?

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Abstract:Blockchain and Artificial intelligence (AI) are the most cutting-edge technologies and will reshape how people work, interact and live. The integration of both the technologies can lead decentralization. Blockchain has the potential to transform the activities of our everyday lives which include, automating payments and provide access to shared ledger, transactions, and logs in a decentralized manner which is secure and trustable. Moreover, Blockchain smart contracts make it possible for participants to govern transactions without any third party or intermediary involved. On the other hand, AI enables machines to make intelligent decisions and develop self-learning capabilities which can make predictions based on the analytical data available on the Blockchain. In this paper, the existing literature and seminal work on the development of Blockchain and AI integration in Sustainable City is reviewed. Furthermore, the paper explores the existing Blockchain and AI applications for SMART City and discusses the open challenges of utilizing Blockchain and AI for SMART Cities through the lens of Sustainable Development Goal; 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). This paper discusses the Blockchain-AI integration in SMART Cities and its impact on the Society, Economy, and Environmental dimension, plus analyze the findings. Adding onto that, the paper analyzes the implications of Blockchain and AI technology by accessing the targets and indicators of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). Thus, seeking an answer to the research question: Is Artificial Intelligence integrated Blockchain technology aiding to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)? The reader is given a holistic assessment of whether Blockchain-AI integration in Sustainable City enabling or hindering the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 11 of sustainable cities and communities.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 43 environmental science, 54 computer science, 55 traffic technology, transport technology, 74 (human) geography, cartography, town and country planning, demography, 86 law, 88 social and public administration
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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