The progress of humankind has brought an increasing proportion of an increasing population to live in urban environments, with its attendant risk to public safety and to the environment.
Cities around the world are leveraging smart technologies to operate and manage better their municipal services. City authorities are looking to maximize data gathering to improve and expand their operations while preserving both the quality of life of citizens and the environment.
Cities are getting louder. Sounds provide information has not yet been exploited. There is a need for real-time sounds analytics to generate actionable insights.