Summary:

Combine the internet of things and Numenta’s machine learning algorithms and a new world of possibilities emerge. In this week’s podcast we cover machines that will tell you before they break and fields that ask for water.

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Connecting devices to the internet helps solve the problem of turning on your lights without ever leaving your chair, but a 1980s device called The Clapper did the same thing. To really bring connected devices into the future people are using them to build services. That’s fun, but it gets even better when you add machine learning to the data those devices collect.

That’s what ThingWorx did when it signed a partnership with Jeff Hawkin’s hot data startup Numenta. Hawkins who was the creator of the Palm Pilot, has tried to build out a series of algorithms that look at data in the manner a human mind does to make predictions. But it can process a lot more data than a human.

In this week’s podcast Russ Fadel, CEO of ThingWorx, talks about the partnership and how predictive intelligence plus connected sensors are changing farming and improving medical care.

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Show notes:
Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guest: Russ Fadel, CEO of ThingWorx

  • How farmers are using the internet of things to improve their crops.
  • Adding more intelligence to connected devices means they can tell you what to do (and eventually those sensors may tell a robot what to do).
  • Does a secure internet of things mean a closed system?

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What you really need to know before buying connected devices

How the internet of things may make parents less worried but more neurotic

Shark Week for the internet of things

What the Internet of Things can learn from Minecraft and Lemmings

Podcast: How IBM uses chaos theory, data and the internet of things to fix traffic

Electric Imp aims to make the Internet of Things devilishly simple

When devices can talk, will they conspire against you?

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