From devices that monitor our health to sensors that track the movement of animals, we are surrounded by the Internet of Things. Introducing artificial intelligence into IoT devices could result in their ability to learn from each other and in time anticipate our needs and preferences. Each device would gather data on its own, thus creating a greater exchange of information and increased opportunities for learning. The varied benefits include automatic customization of smartphone apps to a users preferences, or sensors that check bridges and buildings for structural faults becoming more adept at detecting the warning signs.
- It could be possible that AI machines could learn from their users usage patterns, possibly even learning our preferences in unknown situations.
- AI introduced into the mix of applications and IoT devices could evolve behavior in response to changing contexts or situations, like how humans adapt their behavior to ever-changing surroundings.
- IoT devices learning from each other are still in infancy, but potential opportunities warrant attention, debate, and investigation.
“Just like how living beings optimise their behaviour to their surroundings, even smaller IoT devices around us can run AI machines that evolve their software over time.”