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Google, LG Electronics ink agreement to target smart city projects

October 29, 2018 / Juan Pedro Tomás

Google has signed an agreement with South Korean firm LG Electronics to focus on the development of smart cities powered by the internet of things, big data, and artificial intelligence, Korean press reported. Under the partnership, which was unveiled at Google Cloud Summit in Seoul, Google and LG Electronics will work with property development firms and apply IoT, big data, and AI technologies to develop smart city projects. The two partners did not reveal the exact location and timetable for the smart city development. “Since the project is still in the early stages, details like location and scale have not yet been decided,” said Rhee In-jong, executive vice present of Google’s cloud IoT unit, in a keynote speech during the Google Cloud Summit conference in Seoul.