We invite you to check these two new IoT-related events in Eindhoven this autumn and get up-to-date with the latest smart society technology developments.
New EU data privacy rules could affect business working with AI
Europe’s data privacy rules could drastically affect businesses working with artificial intelligence. The new European Union’s rules related to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in May 2018.
The new rules could pose problems for companies who are working with AI and expanding their operations in Europe. The gathering and use of data is fundamental in training artificial intelligence and using the technology to answer questions.
Thanks to the rise of IoT, companies from sports brands to pharmaceutical corporations are gathering more data than ever. The upcoming regulations crack down on data ‘profiling’, the ability of companies to use automation to determine characteristics of individual users. Continue reading “New EU data privacy rules could affect business working with AI”
The rise of automation & AI to trigger a demand in skilled thinkers
There’s another high-level skill that will also be needed. A point raised in the Aspen discussions was the problematic and inherent biases that may be embedded in AI, and thus, too much trust being placed in machines with flawed, or even dangerous, logic. The ability to design inherent biases out of AI systems, and to provide critical thinking over and above automated decisions, is is a skill area that needs to be developed and brought into every organization considering AI.
“With the rise of automation, you definitely have conversations about jobs that are going to be lost,” says Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League at MIT Media Lab. “But I think something we’re not talking as much about is who then become the gatekeepers for the jobs that are there? Even now, you have automated systems going through applications for jobs, looking for specific patterns. Those specific patterns might reflect prejudice in selection from prior decision makers. So now what you do is you embed that prejudice, potentially, if you’re not intentional about checking for bias or trying to take measures to ensure fairness. Data is destiny. If you have biased data, you’re destined to have bias in your outcomes or your predictions if it’s left unchecked.” Continue reading “The rise of automation & AI to trigger a demand in skilled thinkers”
ULE technology underpinning new smart kitchen offering
At the IFA 2017 electronics trade show, DSP Group® Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced that Cloud of Things, the premier connected device management company for the industrial and consumer IoT markets has launched a family of IoT gateways featuring native ULE support based on DSP Group’s ULE solutions. The joint solution has been selected by Howdens Joinery, UK’s largest supplier offitted hens, to facilitate their innovative connected kitchen initiative. Continue reading “ULE technology underpinning new smart kitchen offering”
If you are passionate about the Internet of Things, then you know that IoT is everywhere: in sports, in healthcare, industry, photonics and in your life. Take a look at what is happening in IoT in the second half of 2016: Continue reading “IoT-related upcoming events”
You loved 3G and eventually migrated to 4G, but does 5G get you excited? It probably doesn’t. After all, who needs to send a SnapChat, a tweet, an SMS or an email any faster than is already possible? Continue reading “5G & IoT: How ultra-fast networks will change the Internet of Things”
In the age of the IoT, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and the rest of the mobile technology are no longer just a mere device. They have become tools as crucial to the field engineer as the tape measure. While mobile platforms evolve, the IoT is expected to deliver a wealth of functionalities and information we used to only dream of a couple of years back. Continue reading “The IoT is definitely making an impact and helping the field service industry”
Internet of Things initiatives demand targeted strategies to combat the influx of new cyber risks that will invariably accompany them. Companies across all industries can learn from some of the lessons already learned by technology, media, and telecom companies. Continue reading “IoT Needs Targeted Strategies to Combat Influx of New Cyber Risks”
There’s a smooth, dark brown stone sitting in front of me on the table with a bright circle pulsing on its face—a signal, apparently, about the security status of Yossi Atias’s fictional Internet-connected home.
Atias is the CEO and cofounder of an Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs, one of numerous companies trying to secure the so-called Internet of things. The stone is part of its first security product, Dojo; it gets alerts via low-energy Bluetooth from a white, rectangular device that plugs into your Wi-Fi router and monitors the network activity of Internet-connected home gadgets like smart lights, TV sets, and alarm systems. Continue reading “Can intrusion-detection systems keep hackers from messing with your connected baby monitor and door lock?”
The Internet of Things is here and it’s growing rapidly. Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Everything (IoE) refers to devices or objects that are connected to the Internet, like your smartwatch, Fitbit, or even your refrigerator. These devices are able to collect and transmit data via the Internet, contributing to our big data world.
Smart, connected devices are already transforming our world and the competitive forces in business. To demonstrate how fast this sector is growing and what an impact it will have on our lives and business, I’ve rounded up 17 of the most mind-boggling IoT numbers and stats that prove that the phenomenon is here and here to stay. Continue reading “Most mind-boggling IoT numbers and stats that prove that the phenomenon is here to stay”