The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Eugene Kim: The Internet Of Things Makes It To The Dinner Table

Source: "Baidu, China’s largest search engine that’s often called the "Google of China," revealed a set of "smart chopsticks" at its annual tech conference Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. The sensor-attached chopsticks, known as kuaisou in Chinese, have the ability to detect the sanitary level of your food, the report said. The chopsticks’ sensors are linked to a smartphone or desktop app that shows whether the food’s contamination level is low or high. It will also be able to show the food’s temperature and calories in the future, the report said.


Chloe Green: The Internet of Things - not just a numbers game

Source: „It's time to stop obsessing over big exciting numbers and get serious about the practicalities of making the connected world work
There is a danger that the Internet of Things will be worn out as a term in intelligent conversation before its true value is achieved
Despite all the talk about the ability of millions of fridges and cars to talk to smart phones and parts-makers, the Internet of Things will not fulfil its potential without addressing some serious challenges. Understandably, commentators and industry-insiders alike are impressed by the potential of the Internet of Things,


Roger Strukhoff: Can the IoT End Violence?

Violence is the great disruptor, the great destroyer of people, nations, and hope. Getting people to consider all options is a prime drive of our research at the Tau Institute, which has data and rankings on the ICT infrastructures and dynamics of 102 nations.

The research ties into my continual study of the IoT as part of my duties as Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, coming up again Nov 4-6 in Santa Clara. But it can be difficult to get companies and individuals seeking new markets, sources, locations, and investments to consider more "dangerous" places.How prescient of Google to see this as well. How inevitable great technological strides may be for all the nations of the world. Read more about Roger Strukhoff: Can the IoT End Violence?



Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenEPC Rel. 5 – A comprehensive running testbed mirroring the operator network

Source: "This is the final video before going towards 5G. In the last 5 years, Fraunhofer FOKUS has developed the OpenEPC toolkit, a software implementation of the 3GPP Evolved Packet Core, a comprehensive test-bed implementation of 2G/3G/4G/WiFi mobile networks and with more than 40 research partners. The final OpenEPC video shows what can be achieved when answering pragmatically the R&D requirements. Read more about Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenEPC Rel. 5 – A comprehensive running testbed mirroring the operator network



RE.WORK: Raffaele Giaffreda on the exciting future of the Internet of Things, and its obstacles

Sophie Curtis (RR.WORK): What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?
Raffaele Giaffreda: "From the business side we hear very frequently about the great potential of the Internet of Things ($19 trillion over the next decade according to Cisco and similar figures from many other big consultancy firms). An increasing population (9.3bln by 2050), an aging society (1.5bln of over 65 by 2050), more and more concentrated


Gildas Avoine: August Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge

August Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge  6 references have been put on the lounge this month. You will find the summary below and the complete references on the Lounge.
NEW REFERENCES ON THE LOUNGE THIS MONTH:
 
[01] Debiao He, Neeraj Kumar, Naveen Chilamkurti And Jong-Hyouk Lee.
    Lightweight ECC Based RFID Authentication Integrated with an ID Verifier Transfer Protocol.


Peter Friess: Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017

Register. This workshop will bring together experts and stakeholders to refine ideas for future Network Technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) research and innovation that will be part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. Save the date and register by 22 September 2014! A consolidated view of the online consultation contributions received during April- June 2014 will be presented


Nick Bostrom: The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk.

The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk. (11)  

They gave no lip service -- let alone serious thought -- to any safety concern or ethical qualm related to the creation of artificial minds and potential computer overlords, a lacuna that astonishes even against the backdrop of the era's not-so-impressive standards of critical technology assessment. Read more about Nick Bostrom: The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk.



Jeff Kaplan: Participate in INetU/THINKstrategies' Cloud & Hosting Customer Service Survey

Please take a few moments to participate in the INetU / THINKstrategies survey regarding the quality of customer service being offered in the Cloud industry today, and we will share our findings with you as a gesture of our appreciation. This survey should only take 3-5 minutes to complete. The first 100 respondents who complete the survey will receive a $25 Best Buy gift card and receive an early sneak peek of the survey results. PLUS, all respondents who complete this survey


Susan Nunziata: Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture

Source: „A variety of factors are holding companies back from embracing the Internet of Things. Though Gartner predicts there will be 26 billion IoT devices worldwide by 2020, concerns about data ownership, questionable data quality, inadequate network coverage, and integration with business applications are among the IoT roadblocks.
 
The biggest IoT challenge, according to Professor Sanjay Sarma of MIT, is the lack of an overarching architecture


Anthony May: Want an Internet of Things? Fix the internet first

Source: "The thousands of gadgets that will soon enough converge as the ‘Internet of Things’ have many of the same security vulnerabilities as their older siblings: computers, mobile devices, routers, and online/cloud services.  Most run some flavour of Linux and use many of the same libraries that make up our online world, so their core is just as vulnerable.
In fact many of them have proven to be worse, in part because eager young developers either didn’t give security a thought, or said “she’ll be right, mate”, or put it off for “later”. Oops.


AllSeen Alliance Announces Sony as Premier Member

Source: „The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest Internet of Everything open source project, announced Sony Corporation as the newest AllSeen Alliance Premier Member. Sony joins 10 Premier Members -- Electrolux, Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-Link -- and 53 Community Members united to overcome the interoperability challenges that impede the Internet of Things. AllSeen Alliance represents the largest group of companies ever assembled


Ben Rossi: Software-defined storage: Saviour of the Internet of Things

Source: „The Internet of Things (IoT) is an integral part of many people’s daily lives. From its beginnings in internet banking and online grocery shopping, the IoT has moved on to driverless cars, learning thermostats and wearable fitness technology – and the future only holds more opportunities.
As these advancements in technology continue to become more widely adopted, people and businesses will become increasingly reliant on the services they deliver and the data they generate.


Jenna Dutcher and Ken Sinclair: What is datascience@berkeley?

Source: Sinclair:  What is datascience@berkeley
Dutcher:  Datascience@berkeley is the new Master of Information and Data Science degree at the UC Berkeley School of Information.  The degree offers coursework in everything from machine learning to privacy, security, and ethics of data, topics that are highly relevant to the Internet of Things.  As the connected world goes online, experts will be needed who can ensure that constantly connected devices are keeping our data safe and secure so it can be used to its full potential without privacy concerns. Sinclair:  What is the datascience@berkeley


Ben van Lier: Kondratieff cycles and algorithms

Source: „Research into the origins and progress of the process of industrial development over a longer period clearly reveals, according to Schumpeter [1], that it always occurs in a long wave movement extending over a period of around 45 to 60 years. He names this long-term cycle after the Russian statistician Kondratieff. According to the writer, such a cycle always comprises multiple factors about which no doubt at all exists. Although we cannot know with certainty at what stage in such a long-term cycle we are situated at present, algorithms


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