If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
UTSA will design data driven approaches and AI to better identify and mitigate cyber threats for IOT devices including smart meters. Through the strategic alliance between the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) at UTSA and CPS Energy, three new projects totaling approximately $750,000 will focus on improving grid security and resilience, solar energy generation and more efficient technology for power generation. "We are thrilled to embark on these three new projects that aim to contribute to CPS Energy's position as a key player in the new energy economy," said Krystel Castillo, TSERI Director. "We have been able to build knowledge and grow innovation through our partnership with UTSA over the past decade," said Cris Eugster, CPS Energy's Chief Operating Officer. "We expect these new projects to also bring new insights that will help us plan for the future of energy."
In 2010, the northern region of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) was hit with a new problem: ice. That might sound like something Alaskans should be used to, but in the northern region of state, the ADOT&PF was used to dealing with fluffy snow that could be easily plowed, not a winterlong, two-inch ice layer that came from sudden warming periods followed by cold weather and ice storms. "We were not equipped as a department or organization to deal with things like that," says Dan Schacher, Fairbanks district superintendent at ADOT&PF. Street icing "seemed to be happening more frequently, so we saw the need to be proactive in the response to these events rather than sitting there and watching it happen." Instead of taking the costly measure of preemptively salting and sanding roads before every potential ice-producing incident, the ADOT&PF did what a lot of state and local governments around the country are doing: They turned to Internet of Things technology.
No one doubts that start-ups can play a critical role in India's smart cities mission. They bring in innovation, at times at a cost larger companies can't. In India's 100 Smart Cities programme, some of the start-ups are bidding directly while many others are working with bigger system integrators to deliver the work. Thus far, they are playing a role in areas such as solid waste management, digital door number, augmented reality, bill board management, and robotic cleaning of manholes among others. There is an opportunity in solutions that involve Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Blockchain, and geospatial technologies.
All the devices or gadgets that are connected through the internet or use some form of the wireless communication channel are referred to as the Internet of Things. Our surrounding if observed keenly is full of IoT devices. In fact, some of the daily use devices of ours are also categorized into IoT. Due to the rise of technologies such as embedded hardware designs, high speed, and small scale microprocessors, machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence IoT has set to rule over the whole world. Even the flora and fauna are being tracked and their health is monitored by IoT devices.
Integrating DataOps, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), Hitachi Vantara is touting big data technology in a Tuesday announcement of its Lumada Manufacturing Insights, a suite of Industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) products. DataOps, which is an "automated, process-oriented methodology, used by analytic and data teams," according to a Wikipedia article, appears to be a major emphasis for Santa Clara, Calif.-based Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's Hitachi, Ltd. "We know DataOps," pops out in large white letters on the first page of the company Web site. After asking if the Web visitor knows about the methodology, the site proclaims: "You know there's value in your data. But you've only scratched the surface. To get the full value out of your data, you need to get the right data to the right place at the right time. DataOps helps you do that."
Cities are getting smarter every day. Municipalities are increasingly using information and communication technologies (ICT) to enrich and enhance city life, which is paramount in planning the cities of the future. The IoT drives efficiencies and delivers rich new services that have a positive impact in urban life. However, without effective strategies in place, cities can be unable to capitalize on these benefits. As part of the GSMA Connected Living programme, an initiative that lets operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the Internet of Things (IoT), the Smart Cities project is collaborating with mobile operators and a number of cities to create real, long-term benefits for businesses and citizens through IoT technologies.
As they steer through the fast-evolving environment, oil and gas companies are continuing their digital transformation journeys with a view to drive growth, productivity, efficiency, and safety across their operations. As the industry's adoption of technologies continues to advanced, their efforts to explore and forge new business models has also developed accordingly. Oil and gas companies worldwide are going through a widespread change. On the one hand, the considerable price volatility as shifting geopolitical dynamics sees the supply-and-demand equations diverge in various geographies, and on the other, it is necessary to comply with increasing environmental regulations designed to support de-carbonization. Meanwhile, an escalating inclination for oil and gas companies is to create partnerships and collaborative arrangements in areas like supply chain integration, logistics, trading, and payments.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a growing infrastructure of internet-enabled objects ranging from vacuums to light bulbs, all aimed at increasing control, automation and even data collection. IoT can be a huge benefit for a business office when used appropriately. Many offices are already used to internet-connected printers, but a new generation of smart alternatives is hitting the market that allow more than network printing. They monitor their paper and ink and can warn a support person when they're getting low. They can also connect to inventory systems to know how much spare ink or paper they have on hand and can even make orders for more without human involvement.
"The advancement of science and technologies will improve people's lives and reduce social inequality, while making an economic impact," Narong Sirilertworakul, president of the NSTDA, said at the agency's annual technology conference yesterday. The 5G mobile network is not only 20 times faster than 4G, but also helps connect other technologies, namely AI, big data, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Although 6G technology is still in the early stages, it's expected to be more than 1,000 times faster than 5G, Mr Narong said. He has seen the rise of quantum computing and engineering, while higher internet speeds for the IoT and sensor technology are key to driving data usage. Powerful computing is needed to help solve complex tasks, such as decoding DNA.