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AI on the Edge: Fusing Artificial Intelligence and IoT Will Catalyze New Digital Value Creation

Published: 05 June 2017

ID: G00319614

Analyst(s): Tom Austin, Mark Hung


Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are symbiotic technologies that will be the foundation of a new platform for digital business value creation. CIOs engaged in IoT initiatives should leverage these capabilities for strategic advantage.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • How IoT and AI Create a Virtuous Cycle
  • What the Emerging IoT-AI Platform Will Look Like
    • Architecture 1: IoT Data as the Input to the AI System
    • Architecture 2: AI as the Application in the IoT System
    • Architecture 3: IoT and AI as a Two-Way System
  • How AI Will Be Adopted for IoT Projects
    • Phase 1
    • Phase 2
    • Phase 3
  • How to Incubate the IoT-AI Platform
    • Address the Business Issues
    • Establish a Strong Technology Foundation
    • Develop and Deploy

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