The IoT is getting smarter. Companies are incorporating artificial intelligence--in particular, machine learning--into their Internet of Things applications and seeing capabilities grow, including improving operational efficiency and helping avoid unplanned downtime. WITH a wave of investment, a raft of new products, and a rising tide of enterprise deployments, artificial intelligence is making a splash in the Internet of Things (IoT). Companies crafting an IoT strategy, evaluating a potential new IoT project, or seeking to get more value from an existing IoT deployment may want to explore a role for AI. Artificial intelligence is playing a growing role in IoT applications and deployments, a shift apparent in the behavior of companies operating in this area.