How Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help in protecting citizen's privacy and guarding against data?

Updated: Jun 24

New technologies are offering tremendous opportunities to cities, and at the same time creating great risks. One key area of concern is data privacy. Cities need to prioritize protecting their citizens’ privacy while guarding against data theft and disclosure of personal information. This will aid in building confidence and trust for continued adjustments to the new technological ways of dealing with most urban issues.

Smart Cities are adopting different ways of using innovative Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technologies to optimize security solutions and increase public safety in areas that are brimming with potential data privacy risks.

These ways include:

  • Risk assessment

Smart cities should make a point of knowing the exact risk and the impact compromised data has on their citizens. This will help them understand the urgency in dealing with it.

Incorporating AI into the system will help track all the risks and give suggestions on how to handle and solve them.

  • Identifying threats

Investing in a good AI system that has Managed Detection and response services makes it possible to identify, prioritize and flag all threats early enough before they transform into problems. Discovering a problem in its early stages increases the chances of solving it.

Artificial Intelligence is used to update security databases. It analyzes logs from various data sources. While doing this, it is able to detect abnormal activities and new threats that are being spread by hackers.

Identifying a threat and being able to deal with it in the initial stages does not only reduce costs but also minimizes low-level risks.

  • Prediction

Artificial Intelligence utilizes sophisticated machine learning algorithms to detect or infer any suspected threats from any form of data. Extensive behavioral studies on existing data by AI helps to recognize familiar and similar patterns making it possible to predict the future of threats.

Artificial Intelligence can also identify spyware trends and new malware systems much quicker and before they cause much harm by analyzing big data across multiple channels.

  • Termination

Artificial Intelligence is advancing. It is able to learn techniques used in attacks and develop more sophisticated anti-malware techniques that can be used to prevent severe damage when a cyber-attack occurs.

It can also block and terminate suspicious activities, malicious websites, and unauthorized data transactions automatically before they are executed. Besides, Artificial Intelligence can also help to roll back quickly to an earlier secure endpoint in case of a security breach.


Data has to be protected from all angles: cloud services, smart applications, and mobile devices. It is essential for smart cities to invest and leverage machine learning and excellent Artificial Intelligence systems to improve detection times and rates, system protection and prevention of malware spread if they have intentions of increasing their citizen's security.

WIASE RESEARCH INSTITUTE is committed to empowering cities and communities with the latest technology with the collaboration of DATA SCIENCE to implement the smart solution which can help cities and communities to survive in current challenges they are facing to be sustainable.

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