Sophie Hand: Comment: Are Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things a match made in heaven?

10/10/2019 - 13:16

In manufacturing systems, Internet of Things devices can be likened to the nerves that measure parameters and collect data in our bodies. In the same way, artificial intelligence can provide the same functions as our brains, using this information to decide the best response.

Gartner has predicted that, by 2022, more than 80 per cent of enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) projects will include an AI component, soaring from just 10 per cent in 2019. The reasons behind this growth are clear ─ IoT devices generate vast amounts of operational data in industrial facilities, more than we may be able to deal with. Facilities collect information on temperature, pressure, vibration, flow and more, all of which we could glean valuable insights from.