All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things

Enlarge / Shanghai. (credit: Dong Wenjie / Getty Images) Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Each day this week from Wednesday through Friday, we’re bringing you a pair of stories about facing the future. Today’s focus is on AI in the city—get ready for […]

‘Stop killing women’: Israeli cities grind to a halt as thousands demand end to domestic violence

Highways and intersections across Israel came to a standstill on Tuesday as thousands of women blocked the streets, some lying in fake blood, to demand the government takes action to end the growing violence against women. The strike began in Tel Aviv at 9.30AM, as women targeted a major interchange, causing hours worth of delays […]

Superstar cities have a big advantage in attracting high-paying jobs

IN THE END, Amazon disappointed everyone. A year ago the e-commerce giant said it would open a second headquarters, and solicited bids from cities keen on the 50,000 new jobs and $ 5bn in investment it would bring. The gambit might have produced a fascinating experiment in urban development, and a departure from the concentration […]

A ‘hole’ for your ‘owl’: Two Serbian cities mock each other over sexed-up statues

An unfortunately-shaped statue of an owl in the Serbian city of Kikinda has provoked ridicule both internationally and at home, with a nearby city, which also has an ambiguously shaped statue, offering some “fraternization.” Kikinda is famous for the owls that nest there in the fall, and decided to celebrate the feathery citizens with a […]

Deal Alert: US Cities to Copenhagen on Mainline Carriers From $368 Round-Trip

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Tale of Two Cities: A long weekend in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Israel is popular with many young travellers, being a hub for Gay Pride every year as well as having a bustling nightlife and beach city vibe, and will even host Eurovision in 2019. The national carrier El Al has recently launched direct flights to Israel from Manchester, while easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways fly directly […]

The 20 most visited cities around the world in 2018

Mapics/Shutterstock Mastercard has released its annual Global Destination Cities Index, which measures the rise and fall of travel to and within 162 cities around the world. The ranking measures visitor volume and spend to forecast the growth in visits to those cities in 2018. This year saw Bangkok retain the top spot from last year, […]

25 cities where a college degree makes all the difference in getting a good job, earning enough money, and becoming a homeowner

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images The cost of a bachelor’s degree is at an all-time high. But college degrees are still advantageous — especially in certain areas. MagnifyMoney recently determined the top cities where a bachelor’s degree is most valuable. Earnings and opportunities are highest in wealthy and highly educated cities like San Jose and Washington, […]