DigiKey unveils Season 4 of City Digital video series: ‘AI in the Smart World’

DigiKey has announced the release of Season 4 of its City Digital video series, titled ‘AI in the Smart World’.

Sponsored by Molex and STMicroelectronics, this new season comprises three episodes that delve into the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) across various aspects of urban life, including infrastructure, transportation, environmental monitoring, and public services.

Season 4 of City Digital highlights the transformative role AI plays in shaping modern cities. The series demonstrates how today’s hardware and software innovations are set to power the integration of AI into tomorrow’s urban environments, aiming to enhance efficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.

“The use cases of AI in smart cities are just starting to scratch the surface and will play a crucial role in creating smarter, more sustainable and liveable cities,” said Josh Mickolio, Technology Business Development Manager for DigiKey. “Our partnership with suppliers like Molex and STMicroelectronics provides engineers and designers with access to the newest technologies and components to build the devices and systems that will propel smart cities into the future.”

“We are excited to be participating in this exceptional video series once again,” said Fred Bell, VP of Global Distribution at Molex. “AI is transforming the world, and this first episode provides great insight into how this impacts infrastructure, as well as providing an ideal platform to showcase the work that Molex is doing in this space.”

“STMicroelectronics cultivates a full-fledged ecosystem that empowers every aspect of the edge, from the precision of our sensors, microcontrollers and microprocessors to developers’ support through comprehensive software tools,” said Louis Gobin, Product Marketing Engineer at STMicroelectronics. “We enable smarter, more efficient and highly responsive environments, bringing intelligence to the very edge and enabling the creation of seamless edge AI applications. This commitment positions ST at the forefront of the industry, driving the future where edge AI is not just a possibility, but a tangible reality enhancing everyday experiences.”

The Intelligent Backbone

The first episode, ‘The Intelligent Backbone’, examines the crucial role of AI in modernising urban infrastructure. It showcases smart buildings equipped with AI-driven energy systems, intelligent traffic control, and the use of AI in monitoring critical infrastructure. This episode reveals how AI is becoming the backbone of efficient and sustainable urban living, ensuring cities can adapt to the growing demands of their populations.

On the Move

The second episode, ‘On the Move’, explores how AI is revolutionising transportation. It highlights advancements in autonomous vehicles, smart traffic management systems, and AI-powered public transit. These technologies promise to make transportation safer, faster, and more environmentally friendly, fundamentally changing the way people and goods move through urban environments.

The Responsive City

The final episode, ‘The Responsive City’, delves into AI’s role in enhancing public services and environmental monitoring. It covers AI’s potential impact on waste management, predictive maintenance of public utilities, and the ability to monitor and respond to environmental changes. This episode underscores how AI can help create more responsive and adaptive urban environments, improving the overall quality of life for residents.

For more information about the video series and to discover how DigiKey is contributing to the development of smart cities, visit the DigiKey website.