Our favorite outdoor security camera, the Nest Cam Outdoor, also works with Alexa and the new Amazon Echo Show. And while the camera itself is good, we really love this camera due to the Nest Aware subscription service. In the words of our reviewer, "Nest Aware totally makes this camera." But given the quality of the camera, we think the Nest Aware service is well worth the money.
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss what impact the IoT will have on the design cycle, with Christopher Lawless, director of external customer acceleration in Intel's Software Services Group; David Lacey, design and verification technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Jim Hogan, managing partner at Vista Ventures; Frank Schirrmeister, senior group director for product management in the System & Verification Group at Cadence. That's where deep learning and machine learning are going to come into play with verification. Schirrmeister: It doesn't have to be that deep in deep learning to find initial things in verification, but you can definitely find things that in the past you could not. If you look at those usages from a validation and test plan perspective and even an architecture perspective, how do we then build something and operate properly within those particular environments.
AI is the umbrella term for technologies that reason, learn information, and understand language. Basic examples include autocompleted Google searches, Spotify product recommendations, and Facebook ads and stories in your newsfeed based on your browsing history. The rapid increase of connected devices and the "Internet of Things" (IoT) is leading to even more complex uses of AI, such as self-driving cars.
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Amazon's voice control system and at-home personal assistant has stolen our collective hearts, making the Echo family of products a must-have for any smart home. Connect to Alexa in order to lock your door from anywhere. Connect to Alexa and use voice command to control the lights in your home. Assign each outlet a name and control it with voice commands.
The popular smart speaker is available right now for $130 instead of the usual sticker price of $180. The Echo is a great little device for smart home fans. It can control your smart home lights, thermostats, video camera systems, and other devices. Amazon and Best Buy's Echo deals are available for both the black and white versions of the smart speaker.
While most buildings get occasional walk-through energy usage audits, Verdigris' digital system uploads electricity consumption data to the cloud 24/7. It can even integrate the data with building management systems to automate electricity usage controls. Chung estimates this helps Verdigris train models 20 times as fast as on CPUs. Eventually, Chung said he'd like Verdigris to expand beyond smart building optimization and into enabling smart cities.
With products like the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Apple HomePod, the burgeoning home assistant market has seen a lot of moves recently. A recent survey from Edison Research and NPR indicated 42 percent of smart speaker owners have more than one home speaker. The report also includes other encouraging signs for smart speaker manufacturers: 70 percent of owners said they are listening to more audio at home and 65 percent of polled users said they wouldn't want to go back to not having a speaker in their homes. Tom Webster, Edison Research vice president of strategy, said the survey reflected the growth of the smart home assistant market in recent years.
AI-driven technologies are an essential tool in helping organizations make sense of and, perhaps more importantly, make decisions from the ever-increasing torrent of data flowing from connected devices. As the noted Stanford University AI researcher Andrew Ng said, "AI is open….Privileged access to data is more important than algorithms." In fact, it can be argued that without AI, much of this data will not be useful, so certainly AI developers working for companies with access to this data will be working with it. There is a trend that may help AI researchers access IoT data, at least for those whose organizations have the cash to pay for it.
One step toward sustainable IoT adoption is when companies leverage The Cloud for future computing needs. As IoT continues to develop there will stay constant changes in how companies use The Cloud and how they leverage big data techniques to understand the unlimited data generated by IoT devices. This can be especially important as IoT technology continues to broaden from smart personal devices and begins to creep into autonomous cars and even smart cities. The advancements in big data processing and IoT technology has allowed connected devices to build beyond mere personal devices.