Top IoT industry trends were discussed at the Internet of Things World 2017 conference last week; one being the rise of edge/fog computing as the shift in the way users interact with edge devices moves towards data consumption and production at the edge. Before the explosion of IoT devices, users mainly consumed information at the edge. Now, the growing number of edge devices creates large amounts of data and decisions can be made by machine learning techniques without user intervention. No doubt cloud computing will face some challenges as critical response times for processing data, the amount of energy needed and the affordability of sending so much data to the cloud first for processing comes into question as the interest in IoT shows no sign of slowing down.
The Internet of Things World 2017 conference covered a whole host of topics associated with IoT security, autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation in smart cites and where to start aligning IoT strategy during lively presentations and panel discussions. Industry experts and thought leaders in this space felt AI is becoming a key focus and the drivers for growth in the IoT will be the smart buildings, homes, cars and cities of the future. Read full article here.