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By Jen Clark on May 23, 2018

Artificial intelligence lays the foundation of buildings of the future

With artificial intelligence integrated into building systems and IoT devices, buildings become more than their brick-and-mortar shells. They begin to operate in new ways, creating personalized experiences for their occupants, and providing energy and cost savings for their owners. In the report ‘Building intelligence into buildings’, the Institute of Business Value (IBV) explores the potential of buildings […]

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By Jen Clark on April 20, 2018

Earth Day 2018: 5 Acts of Green

It’s Earth Day on the 22nd April, which means it’s time to focus on looking after our planet. The Earth Day Network is doing a fantastic job at bringing people together to tackle major environmental challenges by committing to small, individual ‘Acts of Green’. They’re running multiple campaigns, from reforestation and protecting endangered species through to climate change, […]

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By Jen Clark and Rob High on March 14, 2018

Cheat sheet: What is Edge Computing?

Welcome, cheat sheet fans, to the latest chapter in our IoT-elucidating journey. Today, we tackle Edge Computing – the data-processing wonder that lives between application and cloud. Vital statistics Name: Edge Computing Also known as: Fog Computing IBM product: IBM Edge Solution Super power: Exploits available compute facilities on edge devices to distribute Cloud-based services – both reducing network […]

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By Jen Clark and Walker Sherk on March 7, 2018

Cheat sheet: What is Intelligent Visual Inspection?

Welcome to this installment of the IBM cheat sheet series: your jargon-busting, straight-talking guide to IoT technologies. Today, we shine a little light on the concept of Intelligent Visual Inspection, and, in particular, the IBM Visual Insights solution. Intelligent Visual Inspection 101: vital statistics Name: Intelligent Visual Inspection IBM product / solution: IBM Visual Insights […]

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By Jen Clark on January 26, 2018

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 25th January 2018

This week, we’re delighted that IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty is one of the chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Elsewhere, Facebook and Element AI announce new artificial intelligence endeavours, and GM turns its attentions to autonomous driving tech. Davos forum chaired entirely by women This is a big one – the World […]

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By Jen Clark on January 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Magic of Things

Pity the poor Muggle. Just beyond his reach is a world of mystery and magic – where photographs move, sports turn skyward and a magic wand can conjure just about anything. It’s easy to understand the allure of magic. It’s the antidote to everything ordinary. Farewell tax return, hello dragons. It’s barmy. Miraculous. Topsy turvy. […]

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By Jen Clark on January 18, 2018

IoT weekly round-up: 18th January 2018

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, net neutrality is in the news once again as Senators plan to oppose the FCC’s recent decision to scrap it. Meanwhile, cryptocurrencies are going belly-up, and there’ll soon be new speech recognition technology designed for children’s voices. Senate leaders back plan to restore net neutrality On 14 December, […]

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By Jen Clark on January 11, 2018

IoT weekly round-up: 11th January 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome to this year’s first instalment of the IoT weekly round-up. It’s January, so naturally our crew are scoping out the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) for the juiciest new developments in connected gadgetry goodness. Read on for some of the highlights so far. Highlights from CES 2018 Automotive is the name […]

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By Jen Clark on January 3, 2018

Keeping it green: IoT for sustainable retail

Stuck for a New Year’s resolution? Shopping more sustainably might be a good one. Especially if you’re suffering pangs of guilt following a Christmas plastic binge (think Christmas cracker toys and disposable cutlery, for instance.) Sustainable retail means many things, from opting for responsibly farmed produce, to keeping an eye on your carbon footprint. And retailers […]

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By Jen Clark on December 14, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 14th December

Welcome to this week’s IoT round-up. Today, the FCC will vote whether to scrap net neutrality, a move that would have far-reaching consequences. On the lighter side, there’s a new robot-written Harry Potter chapter, courtesy of Botnik Studios, and researchers from the University of California are trying to give machines an imagination. Read on for […]

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By Jen Clark on December 14, 2017

Cheat sheet: What has blockchain to do with the IoT?

Welcome to this week’s cheat sheet, your guide to the murky mysteries of IoT-related technologies. Our last installment explored the basics of blockchain: a digital ledger where transactions and contracts can be securely recorded and distributed. But what has blockchain to do with the IoT, and how does one help the other? Let’s find out. […]

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By Jen Clark on December 12, 2017

Christmas stocking fillers for Santa. Love, Watson IoT

Santa has a tough job. He’s got to find out who’s naughty and who’s nice, manufacture enough gifts to keep everyone happy, and work out which toy to give which child. Then, of course, there’s all that travelling on Christmas Eve. Feeling guilty that I still get a Christmas stocking even though I’m far too […]

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