The Future of AI and IoT


Scientists have been using neural networks in the last few years to make many breakthroughs in machine learning to mimic various processes by real neurons. The deep learning allows machines to process information alone at very sophisticated level. Although much of this technology is relatively basic, much advanced AI is coming up to change our daily lives significantly.

Here are some ways that AI will serve us in future :

Take Over Dangerous Jobs
Robots are already in use for some of the most dangerous jobs such as defusing bombs. According to some these robots still, need further development. Technically, they require control by a human being hence do not use AI to the full. Although robots and drones perform their tasks well and even save lives, in future, we will see more integration of AI to enhance their functionality.
Developers are also considering the integration of Robots in much more jobs such as welding to save workers from the ear-splitting noise, intense heat and breathing toxic substances. Fewer robotic welding cells are already developed with appropriate safety features to shield human beings from fumes and bodily harm.

Automate Transport
Google has been testing the performance of self-during car and U.S Transport department has acknowledged the progress to automation. It has classified it in the first level of full automation and releases definitions about different levels of automation. Other methods of transport such as train and buses are in the process of full automation. In future, various means of urban transport will be fully automated in self-drive transporters.

Cyborg Technology
The state of human brains and bodies can be a limitation to performance. With AI intelligence it will be possible to enhance most of the natural abilities by augmenting people with computers. Many of the possible cyborg enhancements will be for convenience, but others will serve more practical purposes. Artificial Intelligence will be useful for amputees. They will get robotic limbs that can communicate with the brain to give more control to the patient. Such cyborg technology will significantly reduce the limitations that persons with amputated limbs deal with daily.

Improved Elder Care
Many seniors struggle with everyday life, and in many instances, they rely on family members or hire outside help for their chores. AI is at an advanced stage in replacing this need by introducing home robots. These will help the seniors to perform their daily tasks and stay independent and in turn boost their self-confidence.

Solving Climate Changes

Different instruments are in use to forecast the weather, but none can change it. Artificial Intelligence will change the trend by using machines with more access to data and store mind boggling statistics. With this data, AI will after a certain time identify the best trends and use this information to determine solutions for the world’s biggest climatic problems.

Robots as Friends
Most robots at this stage are emotionless. You can only instruct them, but there is no other way to relate. A company in Japan is using AI to make a robot companion that understands and feels a person’s emotions. It has already made significant steps with the “pepper” and made some sales. More sophisticated and friendly robots will follow this invention.

Future of Internet of Things
IoT will be useful in implementing in achieving the following:

Secure and Smarter Routers
Most devices on which Internet of Things works are in households but do not have security software installed. Most are vulnerable to attacks. There has been a craze for IoT products in the consumer market, and many manufacturers work quickly as they can to get their products into the market, and it is not a surprise if they overlook security. It is at this point that s home router becomes an important device. A router is the internet entry point into a home. Anything that you connect cannot be protected alone, but a router has an ability to offer protection at the entry point.

Modern routers provide additional security such as firewalls password protection and capacity for configuration to only allow certain devices onto your network but they do not have installed security software. It means that malware can still sneak in. Since IoT gadgets are popular but vulnerable to attacks, future manufacturers are now finding it crucial to invent protection steps that keep them ahead of attackers.

Smart Cities
In future, it is not only individuals who will not be the only consumers of IoT products. Cities and companies therein will buy them for efficiency. Internet of Things uses smart technology to save time for operating a device and saves the monetary cost of manual labor. Organizations are automating. IoT will enable them to manage their activities remotely. It also helps in maintaining and collecting data through camera surveillance, and visitor kiosks. The smart technology is proving to be useful in manning taxis and bike rental stations.

Automated Home Devices
Smart home hubs, lighting systems, thermostats and even coffee makers that collect data on your user habit and patterns will be part of our life. These voice controlled devices record what you instruct them then store the recordings in the cloud. The purpose of collecting the data is to facilitate machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that helps computers to learn without any programming by a person. These computers are already programmed to focus on the data they receive. New data helps them to learn your preferences and adjust themselves accordingly.

Future of AI+IoT
Modern IoT applications are useful in understanding trends since they lay out areas that prove ‘traction’ and directions. They can be helpful in tracking where the money for companies and ventures ends up. Autos and vacuums are significant inventions but are just a tip of expected potential applications from AI+IoT.

Facial Recognition and Emotional Analysis
Facial recognition was initially to allow access but it AI has brought massive leaps in its usage. You can now use it for marketing. Some companies are in the business of marketing applications by brandishing marquee clients on their homepage. They take advantage of cameras on nearly all the smart phones and computers to glean information from the consumer reactions to products.Marketing has never been this easy.

There is much potential for other companies to use facial recognition and analyzing the response by potential users after looking at their products without requiring the input of marketer. They can then find ways of contacting them and seek certain information on a product depending on their reaction. For instance, those that are not happy with marquee will be a good source of information on what to improve.

Security and Access Devices
Regarding IoT applications, companies are already furthering the use of the key fob technology to unlock doors and use of equipment. In an organization with many employees, Artificial Intelligence will in future be used in determining the regular access patterns by different employees or their tiers and roles. It will help to provide insight for future office layout and detect suspicious activity using the same technology that is a preserve of sophisticated cyber security for detecting outliers.

As fob technology and adoption improves, integrating Artificial Intelligence with fob technology will be rife with insight on safety especially for larger firms that assess data from various locations. Embodied Cognition

Embodied cognition is a research program in cognitive science emphasizing on formative role of the environment in the development of cognitive processes. It is based on the theory that many features of cognition whether for humans or otherwise shaped by aspects of the body of an entire organism. It aims at proving that the mind is connected to the body and that the body influences the mind.

It is one of the areas where AI can pair with IoT. AI capabilities will apply in a robot, object, avatar or space such as on an operation room wall or a spacecraft to enable it to understand the environment, the reason and learn. These objects under study will interact in human like ways with actual humans working and living in their proximity. Their ways of relating are through gestures, verbal and written communication. After some time, the scientists will see how the environment influences the objects interacting with humans.

If this trend progresses, it will not be hard to imagine that the future will have much interaction between people, AI powered robots and objects as well as IoT devices. More research and investment will create some form of a collective digital brain that can serve these purposes:

  • Anticipate human needs
  • Predict
  • Make recommendations
  • Provide solutions

In future, humans will use “digital brain” for enhancing their decision making and even entrust it to take certain actions without making any intervention.

Health Sector
Many developments in the healthcare industry now use Artificial Intelligence, and more are still in development. Healthcare AI startups have grown to more than 70. One of the biggest is iCarbonX that is aimed at building a digital life ecosystem and Flatiron Health that aims at fighting cancer using organized data to enable oncologists to enhance patient care.

Health technology giant Phillips is now working on innovations in healthcare informatics. Over half of the researchers, engineers, and software engineers are working on the project. A large part of them is developing an AI application for use in current and future innovations.

Artificial Intelligence Systems and IoT sensors that feed data into them are impacting the way institutions, individuals, enterprises, and governments. By design or accident, these systems run in the background .They are rarely seen, but you can feel their impact in transportation, finance, health to commerce. The ability by the society to recognize, understand and use the AI or IoT is still in progress hence the future will have even more use for them.

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