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12 Sep, 2018

Episode 32-- Weekly IoT News Update

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This week we are taking a look at an Indian airport’s plan to implement facial recognition system and make paperless air travel possible; would you trust a robot to carry out a medial operation on you? – A British company has developed a remote controlled robot for the NHS; an interesting comparison between popular smart home systems, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Nest and more…

Your face will be your boarding pass at Bengaluru airport

At the Bengaluru airport; soon your face will be your boarding pass. The airport is set to become the first airport in India to have an end-to-end solution for paperless air travel.

Health tech: Robot surgeon arrives in the NHS

British medical company CMR Surgical has launched a robotic arm designed to be remotely controlled and to perform minimally invasive operations.

The best smart home systems: Top ecosystems explained

Apple, Google and Amazon are the major players in the smart home arena now, with their smart speakers, ecosystems and voice assistants on hand to not only make controlling your connected tech easier, but to make home automation a doddle.

6 IoT in Agriculture Solutions from AgTech Startups

This story lays out six different ag tech startups using connected sensors, AI, and other technologies associated with the internet of things to improve farming.

UK government publishes NHS A.I. supplier code of conduct

The 10-point Code of Conduct for Data-driven Health and Care Technology is designed, says the government, to ensure that NHS patients benefit from digital technology.

Samsung outlines vision for connected living through AI, IoT and 5G at IFA

At IFA in Berlin, Samsung held a press conference wherein it announced its aim to shape the future of connected living via developing innovative products and services. The South Korean electronics giant showcased how breakthrough technologies, which are powered by AI and IoT, are able to bring comfort and convenience to people’s lives.

Expanding Xbox Voice Commands to Hundreds of Millions of Smart Devices: Xbox Now Connects with Cortana and Alexa-Enabled Devices

The Xbox Skill integrates with your Cortana and Alexa-enabled device such as a Windows 10 PC, Amazon Echo, Harman Kardon Invoke, Sonos One, or Cortana and Alexa apps on iOS and Android, enabling voice commands to control your Xbox One console.

Relayr acquired by munich re to advance its iot strategy

Good news for those invested in the industrial IoT. Munich Re, an insurance firm, acquired Relayr for $300 million this week. Relayr helps industrial and enterprise clients connect their machines to the internet (or intranets) to gather and analyze information.

A.I. will augment and diversify human thinking, says Tata Communications

a new report from telecoms provider Tata Communications paints a more positive picture: a future world of work based on collaboration, in which AI augments and diversifies human thinking, rather than renders it obsolete.

Nanoleaf’s LED Panels Are Back And This Time They’re Square

Nanoleaf makes LED light panels that currently come in a triangle shape. The lights are super fun to play with — and expensive. At IFA this year, the company said the square panels (called Nanoleaf Canvas) will be available in November and will cost $199 for nine panels.


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