Factories with a mind of their own

That’s right, machines don’t just analyse data but can talk to humans like other humans would. Except, as L&T Technology Services says, they can move from talking like a layperson to spitting the kind of intelligence Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are known for.

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IoT leaves Trough of Disillusionment as operators figure out ‘how to build a network and a business’

For about two years the Internet of Things (IoT) has been in what Gartner’s Hypecycle refers to as the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’. So say three InterDigital executives talking to Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now at Mobile World Congress (#MWC18) in Barcelona.

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IoT Now listed in world’s Top 20 Industrial IoT blogs by ORBCOMM

IoT Now has been listed today in ORBCOMM‘s Top 20 Industrial IoT Blogs. As Internet of Things (IoT) technology continues to evolve and new innovations are born, there are innumerable bloggers reporting on the latest trends in the industrial IoT landscape.

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A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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A Week in IoT: Not so dumb now, huh?

We take it for granted amid the growing Internet of Things that enterprises deploying IoT solutions are taking a transformational step in their business as they connect hitherto isolated devices. Companies are giving ‘voice’ to dumb assets, says Jeremy Cowan, like street lights, parking spaces, water pumps, and transport vehicles.

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Auto innovation could save thousands of lives and $35bn, but first we have to build the foundations

Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles but to make it work the automotive industry needs to create a connected car ecosystem for over-the-air (OTA) software and data updates. A 2015 IHS Market report says OTA will save car makers worldwide more than US$35 billion by 2022 but, parking the financial incentive for a moment, OTA

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We need an effective packet core in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being hailed as the next big thing in the tech world. The way in which we live our day-to-day lives will change forever when all of our products and devices become ‘connected’ – that’s if we’re led to believe everything we see and hear.

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New white paper shows SMEs nine routes to meeting their innovation needs in the Internet of Things

A new report from industry analysts IoT Analytics GmbH sets out to show small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) how to find a suitable model for digitalisation. With so many options for innovation in the IoT age, says Jeremy Cowan, the authors aim to help SMEs navigate their way through the complexities of the Internet of

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Will artificial intelligence enable new smart home services personalised for the whole family?

Analysts predict an imminent boom in demand for smart homes, yet the mainstream media still scoffs at pitiful consumer take-up. The truth may lie somewhere in between, but it seems there are too many services that users either don’t value or struggle to install.

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Sierra Wireless agrees deal to buy indebted Numerex for $107m, shares drop 20% then rebound

Canada-based Sierra Wireless, Inc., a provider of integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has agreed to buy Numerex Corp. for US$107 million, reports Jeremy Cowan.

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7 Things to consider when designing an IoT system

The below infographic shows the 7 things to consider when designing an IoT system.

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PwC deal extends Sierra Wireless’ reach into North American industrial C-suites in search of IoT ‘magic’

Talking exclusively to IoT Now at its 5th annual Innovation Summit in Paris today, René Link Sierra Wireless‘ chief marketing officer (CMO) and senior vice president of Corporate Strategy, tells Jeremy Cowan that when you put together the three ingredients of Device, Cloud and Connectivity flawlessly “something magical happens”.

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PTC puts on the pizazz at LiveWorx17, then discussions get serious about IoT’s problems

You couldn’t accuse PTC‘s president and CEO, Jim Heppelmann of a low-key kick-off yesterday for LiveWorx17, the Massachusetts-based company’s annual gathering of customers, industry analysts and a handful of house-trained journalists.

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Another Week in IoT: Pilots, investors, judges, engineers and bikers

It’s a funny new world in the Internet of Things (IoT). If you’re me, says Jeremy Cowan, you’re lucky enough to meet a fascinating cross-section of people in a variety of businesses.

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Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?

You probably remember the Ancient Silk Road from geography and history lessons at school. And you may be wondering what this has to do with the Internet of Things. Well, grab a coffee says Jeremy Cowan, and settle back for a few minutes while I tell you about two delightfully wacky modern adventurers and their

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Vienna plans to use 1.8m brains in new smart city, as Central Europe forum focuses on industrial IoT

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: When everyone’s nose is pressed to the grindstone, it is good to be reminded of the benefits of what we are doing in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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