predictive analytics

How cognitive cities can boost urban innovation


Cities have long been limited by access to actionable intelligence, but that's changing in a big way with the advent of cognitive cities.

Boston's new centralized data platform is the city's starting point for predictive analytics


Initially focused on centralizing data and improving data-sharing, officials say this is the first step before tackling challenges before they appear.

Under new CEO, Premise brings crowdsourced research to government


The company pays users for taking photos, walking certain routes, or answering questions that help government fill knowledge gaps.

To squash rat outbreak, D.C. turns to technology


Following a surge in rodent complaints, local government is using predictive analytics, hackathons and smart trash cans to take back the streets.