IBM's Watson Increases the Efficiency of the Internet of Things

by Tech Mainstream Staff


September 6, 2016


IBM's Watson Increases the Efficiency of the Internet of Things


Whirlpool, Panasonic, Noki and Bragi all have something in common, all of these companies are using IBM’s Watson IoT (Internet of Things) platform. The Watson IoT platform is "transforming our relationship with the physical world and making appliances, machines, devices, homes and cars better, safer, more intuitive and interactive." Watson uses machine language and other techniques to assess data from the Internet of Things and turn that data into "insight, which can help automate tasks, enable manufacturers to design better products, innovate new services and enhance our overall quality of life – especially in the home."

Whirlpool for example, is using Watson techniques to increase time and energy efficiency in washing machines and dryers and other appliances. In addition, Whirlpool is "using sensors and cognitive intelligence, appliances will learn about how people use them giving design feedback to Whirlpool’s engineers and offering new levels of assistance to consumers for re-ordering detergents, filters and other supplies directly from online retailers."

Panasonic has introduced for home security and safety, security cameras and sensors to "detect movement, glass breakage, door and window opening, will be coupled with Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities." False alarms are more easily detected vs real threats.

Nokia in the area of health care, is using Watson machine understanding to help care givers use Nokia wearables and smart devices for assisting the elderly and sick individuals. Issues such as "deviation from daily routines, abnormal vital signs and sudden changes in the home environment. Voice activated interfaces in the home will be able to take simple commands (such as ‘call an ambulance’) and offer reminders to take medicines or turn off appliances." This allows individuals to live in their own homes much longer in comparison to not having the Internet of Things technologies available.

Bragi, an early pioneer in the hearables market, is using audible computing in their hearables for sports, recreation and even the workplace. An especially useful workplace application that will use IBM's Watson IoT platform, "is for users to use the (Bragi) headset to receive instructions, interact with co-workers and enable management teams to keep track of the location, operating environment, wellbeing and safety of workers." Hearables in the future will greatly influence the way people work and affect business methodologies.

 

TECH IN A SECOND     

  • 05-26-19 IBM Research Announces First-Ever Room Temperature All-Optical Transistor
  • 05-26-19 Open Source Analytics Platform Grafana Gets Update
  • 05-26-19 Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia denounce decision on Amazon domain
  • 05-26-19 5 Ways to Gain Business Competitiveness Using Data Analytics
  • 05-26-19 Edge Computing: 5 Design Considerations
  • 05-25-19 Salesforce AppExchange Unveils New Ecosystem Insights–Empowering Customers and Partners to Drive Business Transformation
  • 05-25-19 First American says product defect could have caused customer data exposure
  • 05-24-19 IBM AI and Cloud Technology Helps Agriculture Industry Improve the World's Food and Crop Supply
  • 05-24-19 The 3D-printed customisable food supplements
  • 05-24-19 Global Payments nearing $20 billion deal to buy Total System: source
  • 05-23-19 Musk's leaked email shows Tesla to make record deliveries in second quarter
  • 05-23-19 Self-driving startup Aurora to buy lidar company Blackmore
  • 05-22-19 Artificial Intelligence to Reach Human-Level Intelligence by 2040
  • 05-22-19 How Digital Can Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail with Customer Experience Objectives
  • 05-22-19 Bonobo AI Has Joined the Salesforce Family!
  • 05-22-19 Google Stored G Suite Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005
  • 05-22-19 Uber and Lyft to turn the wheels on car ownership: industry experts
  • 05-22-19 Roku Introduces New Analytics and Planning Tools for OTT Advertisers
  • 05-22-19 IBM, Cera Care to test self-driving car tech in elder homes
  • 05-21-19 Lenovo Unveils Preview of the World’s First Foldable PC in ThinkPad X1 Family
  • 05-21-19 Vestas takes aim at cheaper U.S. wind power with new turbine
  • 05-21-19 Apple expands keyboard repairs to newer models of MacBook
  • 05-21-19 Nokia CEO sees possible benefits from Huawei tensions
  • 05-21-19 Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service
  • 05-20-19 The ‘Unprecedented Challenge’ of Cybersecurity in an Age of Burgeoning Threats
  • 05-20-19 Cisco named one of the best companies for flexibility—here’s why
  • 05-20-19 Slack expects to raise about $197 million in direct listing
  • 05-20-19 Chips are down: Huawei U.S. blacklisting knocks semiconductor stocks
  • 05-19-19 Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source
  • 05-19-19 Sol-Ark 8K Inverter Efficiency Tops Tesla

Read All News...


Upcoming Tech Events

June 3-5, 2019- Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference 2019

June 10-11, 2019- Microsoft Business Applications Summit

June 17-19, 2019- Salesforce Connections 2019

July 15-17, 2019- MozCon

July 16-18, 2019- Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference

August 12-16, 2019- Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ

September 9-11, 2019- Digital Transformation Connect

September 17-19, 2019- Network Virtualization & SDN Americas

September 25-27, 2019- Talent Connect 2019

October 8-11, 2019- Future in Review Conference

October 23-24, 2019- Android Dev Summit

October 29-30, 2019- Training Seminar: SQL Server Live!

November 4-8, 2019- Microsoft Ignite

November 5, 2019- Software Defined Operations

November 4-10, 2019- Cloud & DevOps Security Summit

November 17-22, 2019- Visual Studio Live! Orlando

November 19-22, 2019- Open Data Science Conference


Tech Definitions in the News

Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality where live direct or indirect views of physical real-world environments are augmented with superimposed computer-generated images over a user’s view of the real-world, thus enhancing one’s current perception of reality.

Source: https://www.realitytechnologies.com/ augmented-reality/

Chatbot is a piece of software that interacts with users in a conversational way.

Source: https://snatchbot.me/insight/250/ intelligent-chatbots


Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence.

Source: http://deeplearning.net/


DevOps is a set of software development practices that combines software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives. Different disciplines collaborate, making quality everyone's job.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps


Hybrid Cloud is a computing environment that combines a public cloud and a private cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them.

Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-hybrid-cloud-computing/


Kubernetes (k8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

Source: https://kubernetes.io/blog/



Did You Know?

Duck Duck Go Search Engine has six different themes to choose from for its search interface.


Tech Gallery

LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R9 - 4K HDR Smart TV
Image Credit: LG