The first time I interviewed Eric Schmidt, a dozen years ago when he was the C.E.O. of Google, I had a simple question about the technology that has grown capable of spying on and monetizing all our movements, opinions, relationships, and tastes.
“Friend or foe?” I asked.
“We claim we’re friends,” Schmidt replied coolly.
AIoT: When AI Meets the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology helping us to reimagine daily life, but artificial intelligence (AI) is the real driving force behind the IoT’s full potential.
From its most basic applications of tracking our fitness levels to its wide-reaching potential across industries and urban planning, the growing partnership between AI and the IoT means that a smarter future could occur sooner than we think.
This infographic by TSMC highlights the breakthrough technologies and trends making that shift possible, and how we’re continuing to push the boundaries.
In general, cities and habitats are posing a dire need to be more connected, more innovative, and more citizen-centric. Technology has played -and will continue to play- a significant role in designing solutions to address the problem statements that citizens and the authorities face. But when looking to develop or transform into a smart city, we need to not just address the current challenges the city is facing, but also scale it to its maximum potential.
oT devices are becoming smaller for portability giving rise to battery-powered devices. These changes in the technology landscape are leading us toward a power revolution. A revolution that brings about longer battery life, super-fast battery charging with more sustainable and environmentally-friendly battery materials.
To learn more about what IoT is, what’s currently happening in the field and how the Cox Connected Environments Collaboratory is integrating IoT into its processes, we checked in with three experts: Brian Nickell, product and integration lead for Smart Communities at Cox2M; Matt Shorts, head of product and technology at Cox2M; and Chris Richardson, deputy CIO of product ownership and leadership development at Arizona State University.
Recent advances in deep learning have rekindled interest in the imminence of machines that can think and act like humans, or artificial general intelligence. By following the path of building bigger and better neural networks, the thinking goes, we will be able to get closer and closer to creating a digital version of the human brain.
As opportunities for IoT applications continue to expand, the unique benefits of IoT in education will grow as well. IoT devices are currently being used to create enhanced educational environments for students of all ages, and there are many creative opportunities for IoT applications to make a positive impact in school settings.