Internet of things (IoT) & AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of today’s most exciting technologies. Although AI has a long history, it is only recently that we have seen extraordinary growth in this field driven and enabled by advances in machine learning, increased computing power and availability of data, for example coming from the countless IoT devices now found in homes and industry. AI is now recognized as a primary driver of computing development and useful commercial applications of AI have become commonplace. For example, AI learning, prediction and optimisation plays a key role in ‘smart’ systems, such as smart homes, smart cities, etc. AI advances in computer vision are vital to the operation of autonomous vehicles and robots. Classification algorithms are key in diagnostic applications and image processing. Natural-language processing and speech recognition play a key role in voice activated user interfaces.