The next wave of the IoT technological development grows with radical advances in artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing processing, new sensing capabilities and autonomous functions accelerating progress towards the ability to self-develop, self-maintain and self-optimise.
IoT applications’ collective intelligence will eventually enhance the autonomous capabilities of the IoT while creating new possibilities for humans to connect seamlessly, enabling new ways to collaborate among machines and between humans and machines.
Strengthening human–machine interaction, collaboration and cooperation using hyper autonomous IoT technologies and applications provides new opportunities for economic development and the digitisation of industries in the new digital age, extending the wave of continuous innovation and disruption of IoT business models.
The emergence of hyper autonomous IoT with enhanced sensing, distributed intelligence, edge processing and connectivity, combined with human augmentation, has the potential to power both the transformation and optimisation of industrial sectors and change the innovation landscape.
This book provides an overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) – covering new ideas, concepts, research and innovation to enable the development of IoT technologies in a global context. The work is intended as a standalone book in a series covering the activities of the Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC) – including research, technological innovation, validation, and deployment.
The book chapters build on the developments and innovative ideas put forward by the IERC, the IoT European Large-Scale Pilots Programme and the IoT European Security and Privacy Projects – presenting new concepts, ideas and future IoT trends and ways of integrating open data frameworks and IoT marketplaces into larger deployment ecosystems.
The IoT and Industrial Internet of Things technologies are moving towards hyperautomated solutions – combining hyperconnectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), distributed ledger technologies and virtual/augmented extended reality, with edge computing and deep edge processing becoming an assertive factor across industries for implementing intelligent distributed computing resources and data to keep the efficient data exchange and processing local to reduce latency, exploit the sensing/actuating capabilities and enable greater autonomy.
Expanding the adoption of consumer, business, industrial and tactile IoT requires further development of hyperautomated IoT concepts for collaborative solutions involving machines and humans to expand augmented creativity at the application level using AI to optimise the industrial processes and progress towards a symbiotic economy based on distributed federated cloud/edge infrastructure allowing resource‑sharing in the form of computing, memory and analytics capabilities.