AIoT: Let’s go beyond visualization where two Technologies converge!

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5 min readJan 25, 2021

Let’s explore How are Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things benefitting from each other?

“If our era is the next Industrial Revolution, as many claims, Artificial Intelligence is surely one of its driving forces” — Fei-Fei-Li

Have you ever wondered how the world talks about self-driving cars and yet nobody discusses whether it uses a new “Technology” for it?

Ok, this is because the need for it was never there. Self-driving vehicles are only a product of the proper use of Artificial Intelligence with the Internet of Things and this combination has even more to come than we can think of.

What is it? How does it work?

Artificial Intelligence is so complex in itself that, so far, we have not been able to come close enough to the ideal AI. And yet, what gives it the flexibility to be used with almost every other technology in the world is its diversity.

This is where the Internet of Things plays its role as a cutting-edge technology provider that can be accessed with the click of a few buttons from anywhere. Now, imagine assigning someone (or rather something) the task of clicking the correct buttons. Is it not the most luxurious thing of all?

It’s like carrying out the same activities, but by replacing the human mind with an artificial one while maintaining the work’s effectiveness. This is the function of the Internet of Things (IoT) of Artificial Intelligence(AI) or, as some call it, the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT).

Advantages of IoT-enabled AI

The Internet of Things has climbed up the ladder to become one of the fastest-growing technology sectors with infinite potential but needing relatively high costs of manual labor and maintenance. This is where AI comes into play and helps turn these drawbacks into potentially high-paying advantages.

Better prediction and control of risks

To keep an eye on their financial health as well as cyber threats, businesses use AI programs. These initiatives also help these companies find effective solutions to these challenges and ensure a smooth transition to stable growth from any form of risk.

Automatic testing and simplified servicing

IoT appliances are vulnerable to machinery failures and need timely maintenance. This makes Artificial Intelligence much simpler and more cost-efficient. These systems are designed to keep track of the current maintenance and to contact the maintenance team automatically at the correct time. The system is shut down in case of failure, thus ensuring no further harm to any aspect.

Creating advanced and new goods

Natural language processing(NLP) is used by some AI-enabled IoT devices, enabling the user to interact directly with the computer. This allows faster processing of data and allows the computer to more comprehensively understand the processes and suggest its own improvements to enhance the product.

How does AIoT benefit from humanity?

Luxury is something that everybody aspires to, and human beings leave no stone unturned when it comes to making computers work for them. Here are several locations where the combination of these innovative innovations helps to reduce the human workload.

Smart Wearables

Wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers monitor the user’s health-related stats constantly and maintain suitable records for future reference. Wireless headphones, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have dominated the industry in the world of entertainment by playing an important role in personalizing the user experience.

Self-Driving Cars

Artificial Intelligence offers an effective traffic control system and enables the driver to sit back and enjoy the ride even once without touching the wheel. Since AI is bound to obey specific orders, violation of traffic rules is avoided, and it ensures a secure ride by connecting with nearby cars through a wireless network.

Robots for Un-manned Delivery

On-board AI platforms are equipped with delivery drones that enable them to check their environment in real-time and make appropriate decisions to ensure timely and secure delivery. Navigation systems are configured to track the drone and provide minimal barriers and clearance from different security services for the shortest possible path.

Smart Home Appliances

The use of AI to track the user’s daily routine and build schedules for devices such as smart lights, smart air conditioners, and even a few coffee machines is one of the fastest-growing sectors. The computer is programmed to turn on by itself and perform all the tasks needed without asking permission from the user, saving both preparation time and manual labor.

Robots used in Mass Production

The deployment of AI-enabled robots in manufacturing at the industrial level has helped to minimize injuries, production time, and manual labor. These robots can be programmed to manufacture items of any size, ranging from electronic nanoscale components to cars that are several meters long. This also decreases the risk of production errors, thereby ensuring high-quality goods and increased customer satisfaction.

Analytics for Smart Shopping

The modern age of AI technology at the core of all activities has also altered the way we shop in a supermarket. IoT-enabled devices including cameras and sensors are now fitted with AI programs to monitor the movements of each customer and keep track of the items they pick up to purchase.

This knowledge is used in some stores to ensure improved efficiency for employees. While others go a step further and charge the consumer for every product they walk out of the store with, thus minimizing physical labor and time spent at the billing station.

Surveillance for Smart Traffic

It is not something restricted to personal use to benefit from the combination of AI and IoT. Even multiple country’s governments have been using smarter traffic control strategies in which high-quality cameras are used to track the unauthorized movement of a vehicle and charge fines without the inconvenience of pulling the car over.

With AI-enabled navigation systems, even buses and other public transport are designed to detect the fastest possible route without disrupting general traffic.

Easier and safer discovery

The exploration industry has reached new heights with the use of miniature drones or robots specifically built to cross complex terrains. These robots are powered by AIs and have the ability to map their environment by themselves and find out a safe way. This development has been helpful in reducing the fatal risk for explorers as well as mining workers.

Overall, in leading mankind to this technological development, AI’s fusion with IoT has played a significant role. There may not even be a single electronic device in the near future that involves the personal contact of an individual. All of mankind aims to attain this superiority over machines, and ideally, it will only be for our improvement.

Hope you all enjoyed reading about AIoT. Have a good day!



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