publication . Article . 2017

Artificial Intelligence and Urbanization: The Rise of the Elysium City

MUNOZ, J. Mark; NAQVI, Al;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Journal of Economics and Political Economy (issn: 2148-8347, eissn: 2148-8347, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Journal of Economics and Political Economy
Abstract. From ancient times, Greek religion introduced Elysium as a heavenly place to which admission was exclusively reserved for mortals related to gods, heroes, and those blessed by gods. We argue that the rise of artificial intelligence technology will lead to the creation of Elysium cities. Elysium cities agents will be technologists, technocrats, intelligent machines, and wealthy capitalists. These cities will be the first embracers of the artificial intelligence technology and will do so by incorporating five capabilities: physical, intellectual, information, governance, and socio-economic. As early adopters, these cities will acquire tremendous politica...
free text keywords: Artificial intelligence; Urbanization; Smart Cities., A14.
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