Roomba for Improvement

| May 19, 2016

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Years ago, my family got a Roomba—we all watched wide-eyed as the robot vacuumed up crumbs, bumped into walls, magically “knew” when the whole room was done...

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JT Group Limited

Headquartered in the Channel Islands, JT (formerly Jersey Telecom), offers a range of world-class services expected of a Tier-1 enterprise provider for a domestic and global customer base. Services include; voice and data; consultancy; co-location; leading-edge data hosting; internet; security; cloud back-up; fixed and mobile technologies; eGaming; IoT/M2M; Cloud Services (IaaS); fully managed IT services; and wholesale solutions. With a 120-year heritage, JT today operates across 11 global locations, employing over 600 staff serving over 1 million global consumer subscribers and over 2,200 active business customers.

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Artificial Intelligence Applications: Is Your Business Implementing AI Smartly?

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The book Design, Launch, and Scale IoT Services classifies the components of IoT services into technical modules. One of the most important of these is Artificial Intelligence (AI). This article is intended to supplement the book by providing insight into AI and its applications for IoT. After many years in the wilderness, AI is back on the hype curve and will change the world again. Or, will it? AI has always been interesting, but what has changed to justify the current hype? There are several contributing factors. The volumes of data that will be produced by many IoT services suggest that this data cannot be managed by humans with traditional analytics tools. Therefore, AI can offer opportunities for IoT services to extract maximum value from the data. IoT cloud platforms are now offering AI services via APIs and application development tools, making AI more accessible for many IoT services. Now, AI can be incorporated without requiring extensive development or excessive costs.

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JT Group Limited

Headquartered in the Channel Islands, JT (formerly Jersey Telecom), offers a range of world-class services expected of a Tier-1 enterprise provider for a domestic and global customer base. Services include; voice and data; consultancy; co-location; leading-edge data hosting; internet; security; cloud back-up; fixed and mobile technologies; eGaming; IoT/M2M; Cloud Services (IaaS); fully managed IT services; and wholesale solutions. With a 120-year heritage, JT today operates across 11 global locations, employing over 600 staff serving over 1 million global consumer subscribers and over 2,200 active business customers.

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