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24 Oct, 2018

Episode 38-- Weekly IoT News Update

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This week, we take a look at more IoT in action, from AI to facial recognition technology, from Amazon Alexia, Google Home to a number of start up businesses.

Here Is a List of Every Animal Humans Currently Monitor Using Facial Recognition Technology

This article provides a dozen examples, ranging from the use of Google Cloud Auto-ML Vision on elephants to protect them from poachers, to using facial recognition on sheep to ascertain how they physically feel.

An Update on Data Governance for Sidewalk Toronto

We believe Quayside can set a new model for responsible data use in cities — anchored by an independent Civic Data Trust.

Crypto Quantique unveils its ‘quantum driven secure chip’ for IoT devices

This week, a startup called Crypto Quantique launched, claiming that its silicon couldn’t be hacked, even by quantum computers.

Alexa’s Whisper Mode is now available in the U.S.

Amazon announced Whisper Mode for Alexa last month, and the feature is now rolling out in the U.S. If you missed the news, in Whisper Mode Alexa will whisper back to you if you quietly say a voice command.

Review: PoochPlay is your dog’s very own fitness tracker

We’ve covered a wide range of connected devices on IoT News, but the PoochPlay marks the first wearable designed for our canine friends.

IoT company Smartfrog takes controlling interest in Canary

It works fantastic as-is, though. And instead of Canary adding new features, the company is adding more money thanks to Smartfrog, an EU-based IoT company that sells its own webcams and services that turn smartphones into remote security cameras.

Twilio’s new ‘super SIM’ allows developers to confidently deploy IoT devices globally

Twilio has launched a new ‘super SIM’, built upon the company’s mobile core infrastructure, along with an expanded set of tier-one carrier relationships with Singtel, Telefonica and Three Group.

Google Home, Welcome to the SHIELD Family

Google Home devices can now control your SHIELD TV from anywhere in your home as long as they’re on the same network. Giving your modern, connected living room all the convenience and efficiency you can imagine with the help of the Google Assistant.

AI on a MEMS Device Brings Neuromorphic Computing to the Edge

This article is trying to explain three difficult concepts in one go, starting with how reservoir computing works, moving on to how neural networks work, and then assuming that you understand how micro-electromechanical system (MEMs) work.

Enterprise AI booming

But as tactical, not strategic tool: Deloitte - Enterprise spending on artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing, with 82 percent of early adopters saying they have seen positive returns on their investment, according to a new report from professional services giant, Deloitte.


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