Power Trio: AI, Big Data and the IoT


The Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), often supported by Big Data, will combine, overlap and in other ways systematically drive telecommunications and enterprise IT forward during the coming years. Today, IBM Watson and Harman Professional Solutions unveiled an offering that illustrates the potential of these new tools. Voice-Enabled Cognitive Rooms, which are outfitted with IBM Watson IoT and Harman speaker capabilities, respond to spoken questions and commands. The AI element will expand its functionality over time as an individual uses the room more often. The system is in use at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where patients can do such things as operate lights and window blinds.