Dublin, which is proposing to develop it as a Smart City, is embracing the trends in new technologies and research.
Some of the best brains in technology and research are collaborating with the four Dublin local authorities to solve issues using the data that is there for the world to see.
The hope is that doing so will transform how problems are solved in the capital, fixing issues the way we know they need to be fixed rather than how we think they do, reports have said.
There are six key pillars within ‘Smart Dublin’ that this initiative hopes to tackle, which have been dubbed “open challenges”.
Smart mobility: How can Dublin better manage pedestrians, cycle and vehicular flows and reduce congestion?
Environment: How to improve the safety and cleanliness of our streets and own spaces?
Smart government: How to access more timely and accurate information to better manage our city?
Smart people: How can local government use technology to engage better with Dubliners?
Smart economy: How can Dublin use smart technologies to improve city liveability and competitiveness?
Smart living: How can collaborative technologies help bring communities together?
As part of this initiative, Croke Park has become the first connected stadium in the world. Researchers are working with Intel to turn Croker into a living lab.
Some of the current projects underway in Croke Park seek to enrich the stadium experience for attendees by monitoring pitch quality, looking at the micro-climate, analysing the athletes’ performances, predicting traffic around the area and developing apps that indicate queuing times at refreshment and convenience facilities.