Stacey Higginbotham: The IoT needs a huge helping of trust if it wants to work

2/08/2021 - 15:07

"I don’t know about y’all, but I’m hitting that point in the summer where I just want to hang out, read books, and drink a cold beverage while watching the sunset. Luckily, the days are long, so I get to spend time relaxing (at least until the wind shifts and smoke from the nearby wildfires hits) and thinking about the future of the IoT.
This week, I’ve been thinking about trust. That’s in the wake of reading one story about the police in Chicago changing data in the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system and another about a researcher who was struggling with the Apple Watch algorithms and how they might affect his work. Both stories are centered around trust, a crucial element that gets largely lost in the IoT— specifically trust in the data and trust in the algorithms."