INTERNET OF THINGS WITH EVA KAILI: NEW OPPORTUNITIES


New opportunities

Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of STOA, the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment body talks about regilation, distributed ledgers, data ownership and portability.

Electra Pompeo Ionesco

The IoT can assist in the integration of communications, control, and information processing across various transportation systems. Application of the IoT extends to all aspects of transportation systems (i.e. the vehicle, the infrastructure, and the driver or user).

Bistra Chelieva

In response to Fabricio Ruiz

I got confused by the role distributed databases will play in the management of all home devices.  Will I be in control of all my devices at all times?  This is an interesting topic I need to research further.

IoT devices are a part of the larger concept of home automation, which can include lighting, heating and air conditioning, media and security systems. Long term benefits could include energy savings by automatically ensuring lights and electronics are turned off.

Célia Madalena

In response to Thomas Pfeiffer

AI has been around for a while, I think first AI was created in 1940. But we it started being noticable in the recent years. Did you know that google's face recognition is AI, there are many more that google is using right now, we just never cared to notice.

AI is the fastest developing computer-based mechanism nowadays. No wonder if in the next 10-15 years big part of our everyday life gadgets/devices are actually "smart".

Dorothea Petrescu

Here is an interesting concept related to Neural Networks: Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs).  ANNs, or connectionist systems, are computing systems inspired by the biological neural networks that constitute animal brains. Such systems learn (progressively improve their ability) to do tasks by considering examples, generally without task-specific programming. For example, in image recognition, they might learn to identify images that contain cats by analyzing example images that have been manually labeled as "cat" or "no cat" and using the analytic results to identify cats in other images.

Frank Valentine

In response to Thomas Pfeiffer

AI has been around for a while, I think first AI was created in 1940. But we it started being noticable in the recent years. Did you know that google's face recognition is AI, there are many more that google is using right now, we just never cared to notice.

I read your comment and I started a little research, then I stumbled upon this article in Wikipedia. It is safe to say that I am intrigued, hope you like it.

Thomas Pfeiffer

In response to Frank Valentine

In the theme of smart refrigerators, I remembered a fun fact that I watched on a podcast with Elon Musk, he said some of the Tesla cars can be made to dance with a certain command. Also the autopilot is using AI, but I am sure you already know this.

AI has been around for a while, I think first AI was created in 1940. But we it started being noticable in the recent years. Did you know that google's face recognition is AI, there are many more that google is using right now, we just never cared to notice.

Baldur Helgason

In response to Анета Владимирова

The Internet of Things is an all-encompassing term that refers to scenarios in which an array of technologies ushers non-digitized objects (coffee machines, ovens, lamps, cars) and creatures (livestock and pets, for example) into the realm of the Internet. Each object becomes uniquely identifiable and can interact with as many other network-connected devices as you want.

Soon, IoT will offer consumers the ability to interact with nearly every appliance and device they own. For example, your refrigerator will let you know when you are running low on milk and your dishwasher will inform you when it is ready to be emptied. It's possible that, in the near future, consumers will be getting more text messages from their devices than human beings.

Анета Владимирова

The Internet of Things is an all-encompassing term that refers to scenarios in which an array of technologies ushers non-digitized objects (coffee machines, ovens, lamps, cars) and creatures (livestock and pets, for example) into the realm of the Internet. Each object becomes uniquely identifiable and can interact with as many other network-connected devices as you want.

Professor Dodds

Since we are talking about new opportunities, I would like to also add a couple of military applications that the IoT has. 


Logistics: the connected sensors and digital analytics that IoT technology offers can be used to track supplies and equipment from their source to where they are needed on the battlefield.  Smart Bases: Automated security screening increases safety while decreasing manpower, and a network of security cameras connected to their environment via sensors and to a central network via the Internet will also minimize security risks.  Data Warfare: by collecting data from a wide range of military platforms – including aircraft, weapon systems, ground vehicles, and troops themselves – the military can increase the effectiveness of their intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.

Baldur Helgason

Klas,


You are so right about that.  Here are a few things one can do today with his or her smartphone:



  1. start your car

  2. manage your blog

  3. play mobile games

  4. meet your soulmate 

  5. tune an instrument

  6. watch a video

  7. request transportation

  8. pay your bills

  9. learn a new language

  10. book a flight

  11. track traffic

  12. exercise your brain

  13. take photos

  14. read a book

  15. set an alarm

  16. light the way

  17. listen to music

  18. check the weather

  19. talk to distant friends

  20. never get lost (using the GPS)


Twenty years ago a phone was only used for calling....

Frank Valentine

In the theme of smart refrigerators, I remembered a fun fact that I watched on a podcast with Elon Musk, he said some of the Tesla cars can be made to dance with a certain command. Also the autopilot is using AI, but I am sure you already know this.

Martin D. Hoffmann

I love the fact that one day I will be able to electronically track the supply chain for items I order on the Internet.  I am looking forward to keeping track of how those items get to me.

Fabricio Ruiz

I got confused by the role distributed databases will play in the management of all home devices.  Will I be in control of all my devices at all times?  This is an interesting topic I need to research further.

Wioleta Brzezinski

I wonder with so many devices connected to the IoT, what the energy requirements will be like in the future.  It seems to me this future demand for energy will put a significant strain on the environment.

Klas Eriksen

It seems to me the only device I will need in the near future will be my phone.  Some people claim it is too early to make such a claim but I believe you will agree with me.

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