Intelligence of Things

The Intelligence of Things refers to the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies with the Internet of things (IoT) devices, also known as the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT). Over the past decades, the Internet of things has emerged as one of the most pervasive technologies with the explosive growth of devices and systems connected by the internet, allowing them to communicate and share information with each other globally. Embedded with multiples technologies, IoT devices have created numerous opportunities and extensive set of services for consumer, industrial, commercial and infrastructure applications. Artificial Intelligence describes the intelligence of machines by simulating the cognition of humans. Endowed with human-like intelligence, machines can perform intellectual tasks such as planning, learning, problem solving, self-awareness and perception.

Nowadays, with the progressive advances in computer science, mathematics, psychology and many other fields, AI techniques have attracted widespread global attention. Merging AI with the internet of things will create a powerful technology that transforms the connected devices to be more proactive, smart and communicative. AI can create models and hypotheses, reveal relationships, formulate solutions and provide predictions. With the strong analytic capability of AI, the huge amount of data generated by IoT devices can be extracted with meaningful information, processed and analyzed more efficiently to make accurate and autonomous decisions. This results in a new path of research and development for connected devices to work together as a smart system and improve human-machine interactions. The Intelligence of Things team at HRI-US focuses on immersed intelligence and nanomaterials that extend to a wide range of applications by delivering unique value that contributes to the environment and society.

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