Artificial intelligence (AI) has blurred the lines between the virtual world and the real world. With AI largely being academic or theoretical in nature for three score plus a few years, it is easy to see why many question the potential of it being truly useful in our world. In reality, AI’s virtual world has real-world applications. This interesting topic came to us from Read Write in their article, “IoT sensors empower the senses that bring AI to life.”

This fact has really come to life with the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). It provides ready access to sensors that allow more meaningful sensory access to our physical world, thus enabling AI to come to life.

Thanks to broad availability of low-cost cloud computing capabilities, the open source software movement, and machine learning advancements, AI is a reality.

Melody K. Smith

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