Optical Wireless Communication for the Internet of Things

by Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz, research Fellow, Signify / Signify Li-Fi systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) drives a rapid growth of the amount of data communication as tens of Billions of devices will communicate, with widely varying communication requirements. Today’s IoT is predominantly narrowband. Yet, we also foresee increasing demands for high speed communication at with critical Quality of Service requirements, such as guaranteed high bit rates at low latency. A wide range of future IoT applications, i.e. flexible manufacturing, augmented reality and autonomous cars require the exchange of sensor and video data, processed in the cloud, while doing real-time remote control of autonomous devices.

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“Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology

“Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, Nov 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The Internet has opened a tremendous amount of new business opportunities and the Internet of Things promises even more. In this talk, I will present a framework that can be used to enhance an organization in the digital realm. We will look at the now, near future and distant future. We can see how this framework applies to large companies and what the value of connected devices, data, and software is in this context. Continue reading ““Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology”

UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success

UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success

Around 74% of UK firms1 expect to drive high levels of digitisation and integration by 2021, according to a new global report by PwC, Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise.

As manufacturing firms increasingly focus on Industry 4. 0, PwC’s survey of over 2,000 global companies across nine industry sectors reveals that 33% of global firms already rate their level of digitisation as high, with this value rising to 72% when asked for a five year prediction. Continue reading “UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success”

Travel and hospitality connected data is like snow

I should have expected it! The end of January/beginning of February always seems to bring some kind of major snow event in the East. Here in Cary, NC we experienced only a couple of inches of snow, but that snow covered a solid inch of ice underneath. Several hundred miles north, my daughter walked through almost two feet of snow at her college campus in Philadelphia. And it got me thinking…

Data is like snow; or better, data is like any kind of precipitation. Small amounts of data can cause headaches and, in our case, muscle aches, as we tried to crack through the inch of ice under our snow in Cary to clear our driveway. But when a lot of data comes at you fast and furiously, like the snow falling during the recent blizzard, you have to deal with both the volume and the velocity of the data. The Washington Post reported an average of more than 20 inches of snow in 2-3 days across 68 square miles equaling almost 3.5 billion cubic feet of snow. Continue reading “Travel and hospitality connected data is like snow”

Computers are “starting to open their eyes” – 2015, a breakthrough year in Artificial Intelligence

After a half-decade of quiet breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, 2015 has been a landmark year. Computers are smarter and learning faster than ever.

The pace of advancement in AI is “actually speeding up,” said Jeff Dean, a senior fellow at Google. To celebrate their achievements and plot the year ahead, Dean and many of the other top minds in AI are convening in Montreal this week at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference. Continue reading “Computers are “starting to open their eyes” – 2015, a breakthrough year in Artificial Intelligence”

We’ve been thinking about the Internet of Things all wrong: AI and IoT are inseparable

We’ve been thinking about the Internet of Things all wrong.

  • Big data analytics for IOT software revenues will experience strong growth, reaching $81 billion by 2022 says Strategy Analytics
  • Smart Cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016 says Gartner
  • By 2025 IOT will be a $1.6 trillion opportunity in Healthcare alone says McKinsey
  • 50 billion+ connected devices will exist by 2020 says Cisco
  • Data captured by IOT connected devices will top 1.6 zettabytes in 2020 says ABI Research

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Artificial Intelligence – Should we be afraid?

When Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all agree on something, it’s worth paying attention.

All three have warned of the potential dangers that artificial intelligence or AI can bring. The world’s foremost physicist, Hawking said that the full development of artificial intelligence (AI) could “spell the end of the human race”. Musk, the tech entrepreneur who brought us PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX described artificial intelligence as our “biggest existential threat” and said that playing around with AI was like “summoning the demon”. Gates, who knows a thing or two about tech, puts himself in the “concerned” camp when it comes to machines becoming too intelligent for us humans to control. Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence – Should we be afraid?”

Industry 4.0 takes over tool and mould manufacturing

The objective of making an Intelligent Factory is based on the principle of industry 4.0, a hi-tech strategy of the German Government and industry associations. The purely technical pre-requisites for it must be delivered by cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. From now on even tool and mould making will travel on this path to the future of production technology. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 takes over tool and mould manufacturing”