IoT trends for 2018

Here is a list f IoT predictions for year 2018. With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic. Here is my prediction list:

1. Artifical Intelligence – it will be talked a lot

2. Blockchain – blockchain will be hyped to be a solution for many IoT problems, and it will turn out that it is not the best solution for most of problems it is hyped for – and maybe it will find few sensible uses for it in IoT. Blockchain can add immutability and integrity to some IoT transactions.

3. 4G mobile for IoT: NB-IoT and LTE-M are ready to be tested or used in many markets

4. 5G will be hyped a lot for IoT applications but it is nowhere near for any real big IoT use cases

6. Security issues will be talked a lot. IoT security is far from solved issue.

7. Privacy issues of IoT will be talked a lot when our homes and pockets are starting to be filled with ever listening digital assistants.

8. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be massive

9. More CPU power will be added or used in the edge. Pushing processing power to the “edge” brings a number of benefits and opportunities.

10. Hardware based security: Hardware based security on microprocessors will be talked a lot after “Meltdown” and “Spectre” disaster

Links to more predictions:

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3245528/internet-of-things/7-iot-trends-that-will-define-2018.html

https://www.information-management.com/opinion/predictions-2018-5-trends-driving-the-internet-of-things-and-industrial-internet-of-things

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2017/12/19/the-top-8-iot-trends-for-2018/#17a9943267f7

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/internet-of-things/top-5-iot-trends-in-2018/

https://www.inc.com/james-paine/3-internet-of-things-trends-to-watch-in-2018.html

https://www.i-scoop.eu/iot-2018-1/

https://www.computerworlduk.com/iot/iot-trends-2018-artificial-intelligence-security-edge-solutions-3669388/

https://dzone.com/articles/iot-trends-for-2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/01/04/the-internet-of-things-iot-will-be-massive-in-2018-here-are-the-4-predictions-from-ibm/

 

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Business Insider:
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    CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is embracing Amazon’s Alexa instead of fighting it — and he wants to be friends with Google, too
    https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-cortana-amazon-alexa-2019-1?op=1&r=US&IR=T&IR=T

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that it no longer sees its Cortana smart assistant as a competitor to Amazon’s Alexa.
    Instead, Nadella says that he wants Cortana to be thought of as a skill, or app, for Amazon’s Alexa — something that Alexa users can already try for themselves.
    But Nadella doesn’t want to stop there: He says that there’s no reason why Cortana shouldn’t be available on Google Assistant, too.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Manufacturing with Intelligence: A Framework for System-Level Anomaly Prediction
    https://innovate.ieee.org/innovation-spotlight/anomaly-prediction-IoT-sensors-data-mining-manufacturing/#utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=innovation&utm_content=Manufacturing%20Anomaly%20Prediction?LT=CMH_WB_2019_LM_XIS_Paid_Social

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    To address this issue, a team of researchers created the framework for system-level anomaly prediction in manufacturing (SAPIM)

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    San Diego’s Smart Streetlights Yield a Firehose of Data
    https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/computing/networks/san-diegos-smart-streetlight-network-yielding-a-firehose-of-data

    San Diego’s network of smart streetlights, which has been rolling out since early 2018, continues to grow. To date, some 2,000 of the sensor-laden devices have begun gathering pictures, sounds, and other data.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Business Insider:
    Satya Nadella says Cortana won’t challenge Alexa and Google Assistant directly; Microsoft will focus on making it a skill on other voice platforms instead
    https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-cortana-amazon-alexa-2019-1?op=1&r=US&IR=T&IR=T

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