A digital agenda of smart cities was discussed at a meeting at the Gorchakov Fund

15 December 2018

On December 15, a meeting dedicated to “Digital Agenda of Smart Cities” with Deputy Head of the Department of Information Technologies at the Government of Moscow Alexey Chukarin took place during the 6th Annual Meeting of the Gorchakov Club.

Alexey, using the example of a progressive metropolis of the world – Moscow, told about breakthrough technologies, which are already utilized in city management. They include Big Data and technologies of augmented reality. In the capital, such technologies are applied in a social field. Big Data, for example, is used in healthcare. IT experts taught neurons to recognize precursory symptoms of cancer on a pixel level. Thus, accuracy of establishing a diagnosis has increased by 4%, which is equal to 200 people.

Technologies of augmented reality (AR) are utilizes today by the city's tourist attractions. Tourists absolutely love that option. After scanning a QR-code by a smartphone, a person receives additional information about a cultural sight as well as historical photos. AR is also used by construction design companies and in education. Children have an opportunity to observe different kinds of experiments without harming anyone at Moscow schools during applied science classes, such as physics and chemistry.

When summarizing results, Alexey Chukarin mentioned that Moscow has topped the UN E-Government Survey. The capital uses technologies for implementation and development, which are accessible for all cities. They are open to public and can be applied in any country and in any city. Every city chooses its own priority area: to be convenient, available and provide its residents with an opportunity for development. As of today, Moscow meets all those demands and that is why it is a smart city and a progressive metropolis of the world.