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When the Artificial Intelligence meets the Internet of Things

What is AIoT?


In general terms, artificial intelligence refers to the emulation of human intelligence processes by computer systems. This includes applications such as natural language processing, speech recognition, and computer vision.

On the other hand, IoT comprises interconnected computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, or objects equipped with unique identifiers. These objects can transmit data over networks without human intervention. Basically, anything that is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address that can transmit data falls within the scope of IoT.

So, the convergence of these two powerful technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), results in AIoT. Its primary aims are to improve IoT operations, facilitate human-machine interactions, and optimize data management and analysis.

How AIoT works?


AIoT leverages the strengths of AI and IoT. While AI improves the IoT by introducing machine learning capabilities and better decision-making processes. In return, IoT complements AI by providing connectivity, signaling, and data exchange.

Therefore, by integrating AI into IoT systems, they go beyond mere data collection and transmission; they actually "understand" and analyze the data. This synergy between AI and IoT will drive innovation and efficiency across various industries.

Benefits Of Combining AI With IoT


  • Real-time Adjustments

Data is created and studied to find weak spots, allowing the system to make quick changes as required. These enhancements, in turn, enhance the convenience and efficiency of numerous machine learning and IoT applications. For instance, this reduced latency enables self-driving vehicles to quickly detect obstacles, enhancing safety. 

  • Improved Security

IoT devices can be vulnerable to security threats, but AI can step in to spot and prevent these risks. AI algorithms can analyze data from sensors, uncover unusual patterns, and detect potential security breaches. For instance, AI can analyze security camera footage to identify suspicious actions and alert the security team to take action.

  • Reduced Human Errors 

In typical workflows, data travels through various stages and places, which increases the chances of data entry errors. AIoT tackles this issue by examining data right where it originates.

AIoT Applications - Use Cases


Some specific examples of applications where artificial intelligence and IoT work perfectly:

  • Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

For instance,  consider tanks containing hazardous materials. These tanks are equipped with AIoT devices that continuously monitor factors like pressure, temperature, and fluid levels. These AIoT devices are trained using real-time data to recognize patterns and can trigger alarms if they detect unusual events. This means that predictive maintenance alerts and notifications for refilling can be automatically generated without the need for human intervention.

  • Smart Cities

Cities like New York, Chicago, and Oakland have deployed sound sensors across their streets. If these sensors detect what could be a gunshot, they immediately transmit this information to law enforcement agencies and emergency responders. This includes details such as the location, surveillance footage, historical crime data, and gun permits for that specific area. Besides AI algorithms can predict the neighborhood where the next crime could occur and authorities could be alerted to reinforce that area.

  • Smart Buildings and Workplaces

Using sensors and IoT devices empowered with IoT technology can help control lighting,  temperature, and security. AI algorithms, can learn the preferences of the building’s occupants, and automatically adjust the environment to create a more comfortable and efficient space. For instance, temperature sensors can detect areas within a building that need additional heating or cooling without the need for human intervention and lower utility costs.

KIWIboards in AIoT Applications 

Why KIWIboard Solutions?


As we move into an era where connectivity and data are paramount, it is crucial to make informed decisions about the hardware that supports us in these innovations.
For those looking to harness the full potential of AIoT, the integration of KIWIboards equipped with M.2 slots for the Hailo AI card is an exemplary option. This combination not only accelerates the incorporation of advanced AI capabilities but also paves the way for a seamless fusion of AI and IoT, ensuring that your business and projects can thrive in a world increasingly driven by data and intelligence. Embrace the future with KIWIboards and harness the transformative potential of AIoT for a wide range of applications.

About KIWIboard


KIWIboard is a complete solutions provider, supporting every aspect of your project from hardware to software and system integration to get your application functioning securely, reliably, and at peak performance. KIWIboard builds its products for high reliability, high performance, security, scalability, and versatility so customers can expect extended service life, quickly adapt to evolving system requirements, and adopt future technologies as they emerge.

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