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3 Ways the IoT Will Change Healthcare

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The Internet of Things is expanding fast, and the amount of data generated by connected devices is growing exponentially every day. While it might be impossible to comprehend just how much data is being created by the world's smartphones, sensors, and other electronics, if your work involves artificial intelligence, it's not hard to spot the opportunities on the horizon. The growing prevalence of edge devices -- essentially any device that has a direct connection to the internet -- along with the relatively recent emergence of 5G networks has created new use cases for AI that could transform entire industries. Healthcare organizations, in particular, stand to benefit from this trend convergence in a variety of exciting ways. Before exploring some of the ways these technologies could impact healthcare, let's talk about why recent advances are so compelling to AI developers.


LG scraps its smartphone business as losses mount

BBC News

"LG's strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services," it said in a statement.


How You can use IoT to Enhance Your Business Operations

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IoT is developing as more smart devices, from light bulbs to vacuums, give us more control and automation capabilities. IoT can be a high benefit to all kinds of business operations. If you want your agency to enjoy the advantages of IoT, you'll be well on your way by reviewing our tips below. One of the most significant advantages of IoT is it can boost the energy efficiency of most companies, from FedEx delivery route businesses to those that sell baby clothes. The marketplace for smart houses and company thermostats is anticipated to grow by 20% within the upcoming several decades. Being in a position to track the usage of electricity at commercial construction and tweak light, water, use, and temperature may lower energy waste.


The 5 Biggest Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends In 2021 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most prominent tech trends to have emerged in recent years. In simple terms, it refers to the fact that while the word "internet" initially referred to the wide-scale networking of computers, today, devices of every size and shape – from cars to kitchen appliances to industrial machinery - are connected and sharing information digitally, on a global scale. As with every aspect of our lives, the global coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly affected the way this trend is developing and impacting our lives. In a world where contact between humans is, for now, more limited, contact between devices, tools, and toys can help us to remain connected. So, here's my look ahead to 2021 and some of the ways we can expect to see this megatrend playing out, and playing an increasingly large role in how we live, work, and play.


5 Emerging Trends for Smart Application IoT Devices for Homes

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The old telephones were upgraded until they became portable devices, and later they turned into the smartphones everyone uses nowadays. Computers were also created, and they offered people a series of new activities, whether it's keeping in touch through social media, playing games, or watching movies. That's how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things took over people's lives and improved them through smarter technologies and devices. Smart applications truly made our lives more convenient and gave us many options. Alexa, for instance, only needs a few commands and it can set up the lighting you prefer, turn on the music you like, and so on.


Make your smart home even smarter with an Echo Show device on sale

Mashable

Our homes are everything these days: They're our offices, our movie theatres, our bars, and so much more. Since we're all spending so much time in the house, why not make them a little smarter? With a smart home hub like an Amazon Echo Show, you'll be able to connect with friends and family, control all the smart devices in your home, and get information fast -- all using the sound of your voice. As of March 29, Amazon has three of the top Echo Show devices on sale. Choose from the reliable Echo Show 8, the high-tech third-gen Echo Show 10, or the space-saving Echo Show 5 -- all for incredibly low prices.


Industrial IoT: Threats and Countermeasures - Rambus

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In an IIoT scenario, an attacker could assume control of a smart actuator and knock an industrial robot out of its designated lane and speed limit – potentially damaging an assembly line or injuring operators. Device hijacking: The attacker hijacks and effectively assumes control of a device. These attacks are quite difficult to detect because the attacker does not change the basic functionality of the device. Moreover, it only takes one device to potentially re-infect others, for example, smart meters connected to a grid. In an IIoT scenario, a hijacker could assume control of a smart meter and use the compromised device to launch ransomware attacks against Energy Management Systems (EMSs) or illegally siphon unmetered power lines.


Predictions for embedded machine learning for IoT in 2021 – Urgent Comms

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Despite silicon shortages, several new capabilities for embedded machine learning on Internet of Things devices will emerge in 2021, industry watchers predict. New capabilities mean severing the cord between so many Internet of Things ( IoT) devices and the cloud and instead running processes at the edge. The boost in chip processing capabilities--which will continue to increase next year, as Moore's Law dictates--means sidestepping cloud-based latency issues, among other benefits. Experts argue that moving processing to the edge – or "going to local execution," as Hiroshu Doyu,, an embedded AI researcher at Ericsson, puts it –will deliver five distinct advantages in 2021: Privacy will be less "porous," Doyu said, offering fewer opportunities for data to be stolen while in transit to the cloud or on the return trip. "Once the AI is more powerful, that kind of device can be installed without a power line," he said. "More powerful IoT AI chips will be shipped and more domain-specific IoT AI chips will be shipped.


Hexagon releases machine-learning GIS tool for smart cities - GPS World

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Hexagon's Geospatial division has launched M.App Enterprise 2021, a significant update to its platform for creating geospatial and location intelligence applications. The latest release features new browser-based 3D capabilities and enhanced visual effects, plus the ability to create and configure custom applications more easily. M.App Enterprise 2021 adds complete and seamless integration with Hexagon's LuciadRIA. Now, users can access LuciadRIA's 3D features, including support for panoramic imagery, shading, ambient occlusion and other visualization effects, to build browser-based solutions with no development necessary. The latest version also features a new browser app configurator that makes it even easier to create spatio-temporal dashboards, known as Smart M.Apps.


Edge Intelligence for Empowering IoT-based Healthcare Systems

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

The demand for real-time, affordable, and efficient smart healthcare services is increasing exponentially due to the technological revolution and burst of population. To meet the increasing demands on this critical infrastructure, there is a need for intelligent methods to cope with the existing obstacles in this area. In this regard, edge computing technology can reduce latency and energy consumption by moving processes closer to the data sources in comparison to the traditional centralized cloud and IoT-based healthcare systems. In addition, by bringing automated insights into the smart healthcare systems, artificial intelligence (AI) provides the possibility of detecting and predicting high-risk diseases in advance, decreasing medical costs for patients, and offering efficient treatments. The objective of this article is to highlight the benefits of the adoption of edge intelligent technology, along with AI in smart healthcare systems. Moreover, a novel smart healthcare model is proposed to boost the utilization of AI and edge technology in smart healthcare systems. Additionally, the paper discusses issues and research directions arising when integrating these different technologies together.