Special feature The Rise of Industrial IoT Infrastructure around the world is being linked together via sensors, machine learning and analytics. We examine the rise of the digital twin, the new leaders in industrial IoT (IIoT) and case studies that highlight the lessons learned from production IIoT deployments. Read More It’s second nature to check the weather before we go outside. In California, where I live, air quality conditions are also regularly broadcast in local media. But data on hyper-local air quality, which can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, is much harder to come by. Todd Richmond, a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, wondered if IoT could help. See it now Echo Dot at Amazon Echo Plus at Amazon Echo at Amazon Echo Show at Amazon Echo Sub at Amazon Echo Spot at Amazon Fire TV Cube at Amazon “We view IoT devices as a new way to gather data,” writes Pardee. “Rigorous research and analysis is fueled by data, and IoT devices allow new opportunities to gather data in times, places, and ways not previously possible. Then when you combine these new data sources with new ways to parse and analyze the data, such as Machine Learning, you have even more new capabilities and scaling that was not previously possible.” Historically, air quality monitoring has been the domain of national or state agencies. In part, that’s because the monitoring hardware is pricey. The coverage net, therefore, has been spread thin, making monitoring at a local level… [Read full story]
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