Greeting AIoT / IoT Weekly Readers!
It's been a busy few weeks since the last issue, but as you'll see, interest is only picking up steam in the area of where Artificial Intelligence meets the Internet of Things. You'll find this issue has a number of great resources that I have curated covering current news, business trends, and hardware on IoT and Artificial Intelligence.
Also, if you haven't heard, next week is Twin Cities Startup Week. For those focused on technology and living in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area of Minnesota, this is where we all get to be geeks for a week. I'll be a part of leading a number of sessions on Smart Cities, IoT/ML, Entrepreneurship and Podcasting. Check out my session lineup!. Events will be in-person, but also virtual so check it out!
Speaking of podcasts, I have just released the latest podcast episode on The Impact of AI on Patents and Intellectual Property. Please take a listen or checkout all the episodes.
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Finally, I hope you enjoy this issue and continue to join me in this journey of exploring and leveraging the power of the Internet of Things and Machine Learning. Enjoy!
AIoT and Edge Analytics: A Powerful Combination
The IoT and AI are separate technology trends that are both making waves in industry. But when combined, their benefits are magnified. The IoT can connect devices together, giving and receiving signals like a nervous system. In contrast, AI can act as a brain, receiving data, processing it and using it to make informed decisions that control the overall system.
How The Pandemic Has Shifted Attitudes To The 'Artificial Intelligence Of Things' And The Smart Home
Just as the pandemic was taking off, a new kind of technology ecosystem called the "artificial intelligence of things" (AIoT) was taking a foothold. The AIoT represents a convergence of connected things (the IoT) and artificial intelligence (the AI) deployed within those things.
Energy Harvesting Startups Could Power Some IoT Dreams
Everactive Inc is currently the top dog in the energy harvesting parade, thanks to recently closing a Series C venture funding round of over $50 million. This round was bumped up due to $16 million in strategic funding from 3M and Ericsson, which was announced on July 29, 2021. The company has scored more than $114 million in funding since it was founded in June 2012.
Does It Matter? Smart Home Standard Is Delayed Until 2022
The final specification of Matter, the smart home interoperability protocol founded by Apple, Google, and Amazon, has been delayed by a few more months. That means we’ll have to wait until the first half of next year for the software development kit, the start of a formal certification program, and the first certified devices it turns out.
The Future of Deep Learning Is Photonic
While machine learning has been around a long time, deep learning has taken on a life of its own lately. The reason for that has mostly to do with the increasing amounts of computing power that have become widely available - along with the burgeoning quantities of data that can be easily harvested and used to train neural networks.
IoT Device Provisioning is Key to Happy Customers
The initial setup of a connected device, or IoT device provisioning, is a crucial juncture for your customer. Here's how to avoid revenue-depleting returns.
Applied AI & AIoT Community
AppliedAI is a monthly meetup that develops the next generation of experts by educating citizens of all ages in the tools, processes, and applications that are needed to implement solutions that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT). The organization runs regular events that involve training, learning, and sharing real-world projects where AI is applied to solve problems that impact our lives.
Realtek SDK Vulnerabilities Impact Dozens of Downstream IoT Vendors
Security flaws in chipsets used by more than 65 IoT device manufacturers have been identified by researchers. The vulnerabilities affect WiFi-enabled devices using a software development kit (SDK) from Realtek. According to researchers at German security firm IoT Inspector, the vulnerabilities could affect almost 200 IoT product lines and hundreds of thousands of devices.
A Beginner’s Guide to Internet of Things (IoT) 2021
IoT has redefined the way we interact, communicate, and go about our daily work. From homes to maintenance to cities, the IoT ecosystem of devices is making our world more innovative and more efficient. In this guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about the increasingly connected world of IoT.
Verizon Launches Private Edge Compute Platform With Microsoft
Verizon is furthering its push into the private mobile networks space by making available a private mobile edge cloud computing solution to businesses. The US operator has teamed up with Microsoft to launch an edge cloud computing platform that offers an on-premises, private edge compute solution that enables the ultra-low latency required for real-time enterprise applications.
IoT News - AIoT and Machine Learning
Machine Learning is progressing at a rapid rate with new Deep Learning algorithms able to solve historically difficult problems using data-driven design principles. This is especially exciting in IoT where the rapid increase in connected devices has led to an explosion in the amount of data being generated at the edge. According to one market research firm’s projections, the AIoT market is expected to increase from US$5.1 billion in 2019 to US$16.2 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 26 percent1).
Realizing IoT's Potential With AI and Machine Learning
The key to getting more value from industrial internet of things (IIoT) and IoT platforms is getting AI and machine learning (ML) workloads right. If you solve the challenge of AI and ML workload scaling right from the start, IIoT and IoT platforms can deliver on the promise of improving operational performance.
Lab651: We Are Hiring!
At Lab651, we believe in pushing the boundaries of technology to provide better experiences and value to our clients and their customers. By joining our team, you'll get in on the ground level of a growing business that is making a difference in the world through connected products. We are looking for expertise in software and hardware engineering, but we also have upcoming projects working in the areas of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Application Architecture.
Satellites Can Be a Surprisingly Great Option for IoT
For many people, the phrase "Internet of Things" probably brings to mind either smart city efforts such as streetlamps with traffic cameras and air-quality sensors, or connected devices in their own homes. And a very natural question is, why would you ever want to use satellites to connect any of those devices? The answer is—you don't. It doesn't make sense to try.
SmartThings Embraces the Edge and DIYers
A little more than a year after announcing major changes to the platform, SmartThings has rolled out what it calls SmartThings Edge, turning the smart home automation platform into something DIYers should love. The platform gives priority to local automation and lets users build and then share their own device handlers that will run on a hub.
Conversations on Applied AI Podcast - The Impact of AI on Patents and Intellectual Property
The conversation this week is all about the intersection of Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence! I'm thrilled to have an expert in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Patents, and Intellectual Property on the program. This is an amazing conversation and one in which I learned so much in just a short period of time from our guest, Ryan Phelan!
Twin Cities Startup Week | Minneapolis Event
Join us for Twin Cities Startup Week 2021! We'll be showcasing the latest Minnesota-made innovations during 200+ exciting and thought-provoking events.