IIC Journal of Innovation 6th Edition - Page 23

Industrial Intelligence: AI’s Implications on Security, Seamlessness and Services for the IIoT open-source software libraries reduce complex applications into a few lines of quick-to-write code. Data are abundant, with billions of diverse, distributed connected devices uploading information to centralized repositories. Platforms for data sharing allow information to be moved, fused, and aggregated with ease. parameters to be counted on fingers, at slow data rates allowing for human oversight. These systems have their place where predictability is key, input data are controlled and the process limits can ensure safety. However, these systems are not extensible – binary logic cannot make use of new forms of data, and may fail when presented with a scenario outside the design specifications. As a result of this new technological frontier, AI has the power to turbocharge connected devices’ data exhaust to make products and platforms smarter and more powerful than ever. We are entering the first AI revolution where technology can keep up with our dreams. AI addresses the problem by imbuing physical objects and their digital duplicates with a degree of self-awareness. In this way, AI cultivates another IoT: the Intelligence of Things. Self-learning models will allow devices to monitor themselves, their users, environments, processes and outputs. These models can identify impending failures, minimizing downtime, optimize process efficiency to limit work-in-progress, or even identify tampering. Because these models use rich input data and continually learn, they evolve to become better over time. B UILDING T OWARDS A N I NTELLIGENT I NTERNET OF T HINGS It is our view that the Internet of Things describes products and services supporting connectivity, sensing, inference, and action. Connectivity is well understood, with technologies and protocols ranging from 5G and LoRa to 6LoPan and MQTT. Sensing has been commoditized with the advent of low- cost, low-power MEMS sensors. Actuation is implemented through text message