Toronto is on the cusp of a tech boom that will bring residents benefits but also a “dark side” that city officials, academics and businesses need to jointly overcome. That conclusion from a “Smart Cities” panel came Wednesday amid news Uber will make Toronto a hub for driverless car research and Google’s parent firm has applied to build a high-tech neighbourhood on the downtown waterfront. “This is a really big deal. We are in a moment,” Sara Diamond, OCAD University president.
Source: Toronto Star
Date: May 25th, 2017
1) “Be careful what you strive for because there’s a dark side to it as well,” including job losses triggered by disruption and, if left unchecked, uneven distribution of benefits disadvantaging low-income residents.” How might be guard against this “digital divide”?
2) There is a large focus in this article on the use of data analytics. What are you doing to become a player in the data analytics game?