We cover everything that relates to the Internet of Things. If it's connected, we want to hear about it. We are fascinated by the impending "Machine Economy", where machines will become smarter, more intelligent, and eventually fully autonomous. The Internet is transforming from a Social Web to a Machine Web, that we like to call Web 3.0 and it is defined by the convergence of three primary components; IoT, AI & DLT.
We promote conferences, workshops, hardware hackathons, and meetups that relate to IoT, AI, and DLT (Blockchain, DAGs, Hashgraph, Hyperledger, and Cryptocurrency). We think the impending Machine Economy, powered by a global network of autonomous machines, will transform the way we live and work - for the better.
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On Friday 30th November I attended the VCT and EIS Investor Forum in London. The event enabled private investors to meet fund managers in person and learn how different VCT and EIS funds compare. The event featured an expo, cinema, exhibition space, and seminar room where talks and panel debates took place throughout the day. Attendees were given the opportunity to gain industry insights and understand what is going on more generally across the entire small-cap equity market landscape.
Rolls-Royce has publicly demonstrated what it calls the “world’s first fully autonomous ferry” on a trip between Parainen and Nauvo in Finland. The British company entered a research partnership with Finnish state-owned Finferries back in May, revealing plans to “optimize ship safety and efficiency” through developing and demonstrating autonomous ferry technologies.
Ernst & Young today announced the launch of EY Ops Chain Public Edition prototype, the world’s first implementation of zero-knowledge proof technology on the public Ethereum blockchain. This technology is a first that will allow companies to privately and securely create and sell product and service tokens on a public blockchain with private access to their transaction records. EY Ops Chain PE uses ZKP technology to enable private token transfers without breaking the consensus algorithm.
Autonomous trucks made by Volvo will soon be hauling stone out of a Norwegian limestone mine, the car firm has announced. What it’ll deliver: Six autonomous trucks will transport limestone the five-kilometer (three-mile) route through tunnels between a mine owned by local firm Brønnøy Kalk AS and a processing facility at a nearby port.
The satellite operation wing of South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, KT Corporation is planning to explore blockchain technology. They have already set up a group dedicated to finding use cases for emerging technologies like AI, cybersecurity IoT, and Distributed Ledger Technologies.
The more I read about blockchain and the more I talk to the CIOs, CTOs, developers, and tech-savvy executives I call early adopters, the clearer it is that everyone will need to make sense of blockchain for their organization.
New innovations and striking developments in the field of AI have changed the face of technology in the 21st century. The high competency of this technology and near to zero fail rate has found it a strong beneficiary in highly specialised sectors such as defence. The ethics of autonomous warfare and defence will be one of the topics covered by AI and robotics experts during The World AI Show Amsterdam, a conference held by Trescon, that will take place on November 8, 2018 (use discount code "WAISA-WEBIO").
On September 28, California’s SB 327 was signed by the governor, making it the first such law in the U.S. mandating internet of things (IoT) device manufacturing security provisions (a similar, though more extensive, federal bill known as the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 still sits with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and I have not seen any recent activity on its development).
Hopefully by now, you are familiar with Outlier Ventures and our investments. As a venture platform with finite resources to fulfill intensive advisory work, we have so far chosen to focus on areas we believe to be most impactful and profitable: the intersections of deep technologies like AI, IoT and the Next Gen Data, enabled by tokenized and open source distributed ledger technologies.
As we arrive back in the UK following a hugely successful IoT Solutions World Congress event in Barcelona, I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on the show but also pass on my thoughts on what has been a pretty busy first 3 months for me at IOTech. One of my first roles since joining IOTech as a Solutions Architect was to help put together the EdgeX Foundry Community Demonstrator in time for its first scheduled appearance at the Barcelona event.
Leading global corporations Pöyry and Infosys have announced the release of Krti 4.0® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework for Operational Excellence. The framework “overcomes some complex and expensive lifecycle management challenges faced by industry, utilities and infrastructure organisations across operational technology (OT) systems.”
The final day of the Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe will take place in Edinburgh, UK tomorrow. If you can’t make it you can tune into the free livestream to catch all of the keynotes live, but you will need to visit their website and register to gain access.The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organisation enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the addition of 33 Silver members and 11 Associate members in the month of September.
Rolls-Royce today announced that it would use Intel chips as it develops a global system for autonomous ships that carry cargo on the high seas. The partnership follows the announcement last year of an ambitious timetable to have fully autonomous shipping fleets deployed by 2025. While based in the U.K., Rolls-Royce is developing the shipping technology in R&D centers located in Finland and Norway.
Cybereason, creators of the leading cybersecurity AI Hunting Platform, today unveiled its strategic plan to partner with Arm in securing billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices across sectors, including in the utility and energy, transportation and logistics, and connected buildings industries. With SoftBank’s backing, the companies are delivering compelling solutions and leading the charge in providing device-to-data security for IoT. The companies plan to protect one trillion connected devices by 2035.
ZYFRA became one of 10 companies selected as a participant of a TESTBEDS section of the IoT Solutions World Congress held in Barcelona on the 16th–18th of October. Digital Advisor is a recommendations system for industrial enterprises that presents to the operator a specific guide to action to achieve the target parameters (energy efficiency, quality, productivity). “We are proud of being featured among 10 best AI solutions in real production sector projects and be presented in a TESTBEDS section”, said Dmitry Lukovkin, AI Business Director of ZYFRA.
SoftBank Group chief operating officer Marcelo Claure said that a trillion connected devices on the internet of things will generate $11 trillion in value by 2025. That assumes that about 100 IoT devices — which are everyday objects that are smart and connected — will exist for every person, Claure said in a keynote speech at the Arm TechCon 2018 event in San Jose, California.
The world’s most advanced security product for IoT devices was unveiled yesterday at the IoT Solutions World Congress. Developed by the UK company, Crypto Quantique, it has the capabilities required to become the foundational security product for every IoT device in the world. The foundational technology consists of the world’s first quantum driven secure chip (QDSC) on silicon which, when combined with cryptographic APIs, provides highly scalable, integratable, easy-to-implement and seamless end-to-end security for any connected device.
Transport industry blockchain consortium the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) and the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) have jointly launched a new initiative to spur the development of blockchain and connected technologies in transportation: the three-year MOBI Grand Challenge (MGC).
Having worked in the cryptography space for over two decades, and having been an active participant in the cryptocurrency evolution since its inception, I take a deep interest in the subject. In particular, I believe that the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain is an exciting but challenging new development.
Today’s web is pretty much controlled by an oligopoly of tech giants that I will refer to as “GAFAM”. They have grown incredibly rich by hoovering up personal data belonging to billions of people and using it to develop incredibly addictive products. This practice is, in most cases, perfectly legal as it is done with the consent of their users.
The IoT and consumer hardware industry have seen multiple failures and a few exits over the last 12–18 months (while the B2B side has been doing a bit better overall) and some criticism has been recently made to the industry to slow down.
When I attended Digit’s FinTech event held in Edinburgh last week – another impeccably run conference – one of the main, consistent themes was the rise of challenger banks. What became obvious from the talks I listened to and the conversations I had with delegates was that a classic David and Goliath scenario is starting to play out. Not only are plucky fintech startups like Atom, Monzo and Revolut enticing affluent young customers away from traditional banks, but they are also managing to convert them into fiercely loyal advocates. This is an extraordinary feat when you consider how much is spent by incumbents on advertising and marketing.
A venture capital (VC) company also known as COSIMO Ventures declared the launch the project COSIMO X, which is an evergreen tokenized VC fund which will concentrate on the early-stage tech firms with much emphasis being put on blockchain technology. The firm will impact a number of industries such as IoT, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, as well as cybersecurity.
The world’s largest companies are increasingly taking blockchain seriously, according to a study by analyst firm Juniper Research. Its recent survey found that 65% of enterprises with more than 10,000 employees are considering or actively engaged in blockchain deployment – a rise from last year, when the corresponding figure was 54%.
Nvidia today debuted the Tesla T4 graphics processing unit (GPU) chip to speed up inference from deep learning systems in datacenters. The T4 GPU is packed with 2,560 CUDA cores and 320 Tensor cores with the power to process queries nearly 40 times faster than a CPU.
IBM is also combining the power of AI with the Internet of Things (IoT). E&J Gallo Winery is using Watson’s AI to get smart weather reports and remote sensor data to deliver precise amounts of water to each vine, thus optimizing growth, according to Raghavan. Similarly, IBM is leveraging AI and Blockchain by tying up with Walmart Inc., and nine other companies including Nestlé SA, Tyson Foods Inc. and Unilever NV, to release a blockchain to track food globally.
According to McKinsey, AI could deliver $13T in additional global economic activity by 2030, putting its contributions to growth on par with the introduction of other transformative technologies such as the steam engine. By 2030, the average simulation shows that some 70 percent of companies might have adopted at least one type of AI technology but that less than half will have fully absorbed the five categories [computer vision, natural language, virtual assistants, robotic process automation, and advanced machine learning. Read More | Subscribe | Social Media
The "Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by IoT Technology and Managed Services 2018 - 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research also evaluates data and device management infrastructure technologies as well as the factors driving market needs for data and device management solutions and managed services. This report also addresses key IoT integration areas that impact data and device management including 5G, artificial intelligence, and edge computing. Read More | Subscribe | Social Media
LG CNS, a subsidiary of South Korean multinational conglomerate LG Corporation, has announced a plan to strengthen its enterprise offerings in seven key areas including blockchain, according to an official press release published August 22. LG CNS is planning to release new “strategic” brands for each of the seven platforms of newly developed technologies — blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart city, smart factory, robot service, and smart energy — in order to promote the “fourth industrial revolution” with its enterprise portfolio. Read More | Subscribe | Social Media
Malta’s Mita Innovation Hub offers EUR 30,000 in funding to tech startups willing to register on the island. Startups active in the fields of emerging technologies, such as DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology), Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), can submit their applications by 10 September. Read More | Subscribe | Social Media
Montford's Rule is a new one for our times… “Every time there is a step change in technology it’s heralded as a revolution - now it's real,” he alleges. And Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the key. We are now no longer just looking at the loss of labour to technology that the evanescence of tasks that have for centuries required a high degree of intellect and evaluation. There’s a sense of urgency highlighted by the publication last month of arguably the U.K.'s most focused new industrial strategy to be announced in the past two and a half decades.
ICOs are funding the creation of a new decentralised web (PART I) Once upon a time there was a substance called ether, also known as quintessence, that delighted and baffled medieval scientists for centuries. They postulated that it was a medium used by light to travel through the vacuum of space. It was also thought to be responsible for all kinds of other complex scientific phenomena. At the end of the 19th century, the scientific community collectively disavowed the notion, and concluded that it never existed. Ironic then that ether should, well, disappear into the ether.
After Money: What Happens Next? As technology becomes ever more fundamental to citizens, societies and economies, Simon Montford, the founder of WEB3//IOT visited the After Money money symposium looking at issues from identity and privacy to decentralisation, autonomy and democracy itself.
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the MACHINE WEB is about to change the world!
IOT is transitioning into IOT 2.0, and will be part of the machine web WEB 3.0; a global network of autonomous connected devices powered by machine intelligence running on a distributed decentralised protocol.
With the advent of cryptocurrency and smart contracts, machines will be able to make a living by charging fees for all kinds of services. Soon there will be ten times more machines than people inhabiting the planet, and the machines will get smarter and more sophisticated.
The impending machine economy, powered by this global network of autonomous machines, will transform the way we live and work - for the better. Connected sensors embedded within all kinds of objects will make the world smarter, safer, and more energy efficient. Almost every industrial vertical and facet of society will be impacted by the Machine Economy.