Transforming Smart Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Implications


  • Imad Hanna Associate Professor of Interior Design, American University in Dubai, Dubai 28282, United Arab Emirates


Smart cities, Artificial intelligence, Urban planning, Transportation, Energy efficiency, Public safety, Privacy concerns, Job displacement, Cybersecurity risks, Citizen engagement


This paper explores the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on smart cities. With the rapid development of AI, its applications in smart cities have become increasingly important in enhancing urban development, improving public services, and creating sustainable and efficient urban environments. The paper first provides an overview of smart cities and AI, highlighting the importance of studying the impact of AI on smart cities. It then examines the role of AI in smart cities, including its definition, applications, and benefits. The paper also analyzes the impact of AI on smart city development, including changes in urban planning and design, transportation and traffic management, energy efficiency, and public safety and security. However, the potential risks and challenges of AI in smart cities, such as ethical and privacy concerns, job displacement, and cybersecurity risks, are also discussed. Finally, the paper explores the future of AI in smart cities, including opportunities for further innovation, collaboration between public and private sectors, and potential impact on urban lifestyles and citizen engagement. The paper concludes with a summary of the key points and implications for future research and policy-making.


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How to Cite

Imad Hanna. (2023). Transforming Smart Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Implications . American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 93(1), 83–99. Retrieved from