INTERNET OF THINGS WITH EVA KAILI: FUTURE CHALLENGES


Future challenges

Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of STOA, the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment body talks about education systems, the digital single market, policy makers and the need for an Ai ethics code.

YogaFan

Development of resource-constrained devices connected to the Internet also means that other applications like earthquake or tsunami early-warning systems can also be used by emergency services to provide more effective aid. IoT devices in this application typically span a large geographic area and can also be mobile.

Milburn Phillips

The Internet of Things is making sure that every single device you own is connected. Your refrigerator can tell you when the milk runs out. Alexa can order you a pizza.  The problem is that all of that interconnectedness makes consumers highly susceptible to cyberattacks. In fact, one study revealed that 70 percent of IoT devices have serious security vulnerabilities.  Specifically, insecure web interfaces and data transfers, insufficient authentication methods, and a lack of consumer security knowledge leave users open to attacks.

Aleksandra Galya

On the topic of education, are we going to see a better education system when it comes to personal skill and developement in the future? Not only do our kids require digital skills, some of them have better understanding of the social environments and some of them have better empathy, none of those skill are rewarded in school.

Odarka Katya

In response to Lucas Jessen

This is how it works, because you have hundreds of people trying to catch up with billions of people that are constantly coming up with something new. The more we exercise our creativity the more work for the politicians.

What is up to us is to make sure that we use all this technologies for good, but when it comes to policy makers, we have no control over. If AI is made well and given good amount of examples of how it should work, there is no obstacle for making a perfect decision, because human mind cant compare all these cases that efficiently.

Harald Normansson

A lack of security standards around the Internet of Things, means some devices might not have encrypted connections to the servers that power their smart features, or may be vulnerable to simple hacking techniques, making them ripe targets for cyber criminals.

Lucas Jessen

In response to Susan Boil

Countries and institutions always run a mile short when it comes to something new. I like that fact that the European Parliament is trying to understand, accept and improve what seems to be the future of the world.

This is how it works, because you have hundreds of people trying to catch up with billions of people that are constantly coming up with something new. The more we exercise our creativity the more work for the politicians.

Jessica Clemensen

The benefits of smart technology, 24-7 connectivity and the massive flow of accompanying data are clear for both businesses and everyday consumers. But, like any other new technology, as connected cars, smart phones, IoT-enabled manufacturing systems and countless other IoT products continue to come online en masse, new security concerns begin to surface, along with cyber criminals who are eager to exploit them.

jose bengoetxea

In response to PSJunkie

Thank you for the comments on using AI to improve our lives and the point about making profit.  It was spot on.

Here are six ways to make money in the Internet of Things.  I trust you will find this article most informative.

Анета Владимирова

Here are some of the technological challenges that IoT faces:

  • Many IoT Systems are poorly designed and implemented, using diverse protocols and technologies that create complex configurations.
  • Lack of mature IoT technologies and business processes
  • Limited guidance for life cycle maintenance and management of IoT devices
  • Limited best practices available for IoT developers
  • There is a lack of standards for authentication and authorization of IoT edge devices
  • There are no best practices for IoT-based incident response activities.
  • Audit and Logging standards are not defined for IoT components
  • Restricted interfaces available IoT devices to interact with security devices and applications.
  • No focus yet on identifying methods for achieving situational awareness of the security posture of an organization’s IoT assets.
YogaFan

In response to Gotthilf Engelbert

Hello. I am teaching IT in high school and it's very exciting. Can you tell me what are the most important technical skills we should be teaching in the classroom?

Gotthilf,

That would probably be decided by the schoole where you teach.  However, I would like to take this opportunity and list the basic technology skills that educators should have: Word Processing Skills, Spreadsheets Skills, Database Skills, Electronic Presentation Skills, Web Navigation Skills, Web Site Design Skills, E-Mail Management Skills, Digital Cameras, Computer Network Knowledge Applicable to your School System, File Management & Windows Explorer Skills, Downloading Software From the Web (Knowledge including eBooks), Installing Computer Software onto a Computer System, WebCT or Blackboard Teaching Skills, Videoconferencing skills, Computer-Related Storage Devices (Knowledge: disks, CDs, USB drives, zip disks, DVDs, etc.), Scanner Knowledge, Knowledge of PDAs, Deep Web Knowledge, Educational Copyright Knowledge, and Computer Security Knowledge.

Susan Boil

Countries and institutions always run a mile short when it comes to something new. I like that fact that the European Parliament is trying to understand, accept and improve what seems to be the future of the world.

PSJunkie

Thank you for the comments on using AI to improve our lives and the point about making profit.  It was spot on.

Slobodan Pavlicic

I find it amazing that politics can actually influence the evolution of new technologies.  I was wondering whether the opposite may be true too--are there ways that technology can shape politics too?

Gotthilf Engelbert

Hello. I am teaching IT in high school and it's very exciting. Can you tell me what are the most important technical skills we should be teaching in the classroom?

Sebastian Evander

I think more data can make technologies smarter. Every day we have new devices that offer incredible functionalities (like the fridges connected to your phone) and all these devices are connected one with the other in a growing personal network. Lot of stuff to read and lot of stuff to learn!

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