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How IoT Technology Can Help the Environment

December 19, 2019 / Brian Buntz
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Not a day goes by, it seems, without a depressing news story emerging about the environment. At the same time, there have been a plethora of stories about technology gone awry in recent years — whether it is the Cambridge Analytica scandal, an autonomous vehicle killing a pedestrian or machine vision systems categorizing minorities as “gorillas.” The past 10 years represents “The Decade Tech Lost Its Way,” according to The New York Times. It’s hard not to wonder why society doesn’t reprioritize technology to address humanity’s biggest challenges. But to some extent, that’s already happening. For instance, environmental-focused data collection has become a priority for many cities across the world. Organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are deploying IoT sensors to monitor evolving oceanic conditions.