Users can ask this ‘Siri for cities’ app municipal queries

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Cities are becoming increasingly smarter with the help of municipal technology. In New York, smart trash bins are offering citywide Wi-Fi, and road signs in Sydney are now run with solar-powered e-paper. Purple Forge Corp — a provider of community engagement and self-service solutions to government and enterprises — has now partnered with IBM Watson to develop My Surrey, an app where citizens of Surrey, British Columbia, can input questions and receive evidence-based answers regarding their city. Watson QA’s ability to process and understand natural language means it is able to learn answers to FAQs users may have regarding city…

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