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Case Report Volume 3 Issue 5 - September 2018 Robot Autom Eng J Copyright © All rights are reserved by Spyros G Tzafestas Synergy of IoT and AI in Modern Society: The Robotics and Automation Case Spyros G Tzafestas* National Technical University of Athens, Greece Submission: August 15, 2018; Published: September 12, 2018 *Corresponding author: Spyros G Tzafestas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; Tel: + ; Email: Robot Autom Eng J 3(5): RAEJ.MS.ID.5555621 (2018) 001 Introduction As the IBM Institute for Business Value has pointed out, the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) can only be realized with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Actually, IoT and AI are umbrella terms. The IoT can be described as things/objects in our environment being connected to provide seamless communication and contextual services. IoT involves a tremendous number of connections of things to things and things to humans, and therefore it is more complex and dynamic than the Internet. According to IDC’s Worldwide IoT taxonomy (2015), the IoT market place is estimated to be worth 1.7 trillion US Dollars, with the biggest portion (35%) being hardware followed by services (27%), connectivity (22%), and software (16%). As originally described by Minsky and McCarthy (the fathers of AI), AI is any task carried out by a program or machine that, if a human performed the same task, one would say that human had to apply intelligence to accomplish the task. Today AI has a ubiquitous use in a large variety of applications of modern information society. Scientifically, AI is distinguished in: A. Narrow AI that involves all intelligent systems that can carry-out specific tasks without being explicitly programmed how to do so, and B. General AI which is a flexible form of intelligence that can learn how to perform a variety of different tasks. Looking at IoT and AI one can easily see what both have in common, viz. data enhanced to information, to knowledge, to intelligence, and finally to decisions for specific purposes across a variety of everyday, enterprise, and industry/automation situations. With the AI synergy, IoT becomes smarter. Today the number of companies that embed AI (e.g., machine learning, intelligent reasoning) into their IoT endeavors is rapidly increasing. These companies see their capabilities to grow and their operational efficiency to improve, including a big reduction of unplanned down time. This indicates that companies that develop an IoT strategy, or evaluate a potential new IoT-based activity, or seek to obtain more value from an existing IoT application will get many benefits from the incorporation of AI methods and tools in their IoT endeavors. The purpose of this article is to provide a global conceptual overview of the synergy of AI and IoT with emphasis on its application in robotics and automation. Specifically, the article: a) Discusses the ontological questions ‘what is IoT’ and ‘what is AI’.
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