5 AI Technologies to Watch

Tech buzzwords are typically vague — “AI” and “IoT” especially so. Here, we take a look at five technologies that intersect both realms that have a path, clear or not, toward commercialization.

Brian Buntz

August 2, 2019

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On the surface, the collision of AI and IoT may sound like buzzword bonanza, but the prospect of bringing intelligence to physical objects has long been a core promise of the Internet of Things. You would be forgiven for thinking that technologies spanning both AI and IoT would be so hype-laden that they may never live up to the projections. But the following five technologies are very real and are in various stages of adoption.

About the Author(s)

Brian Buntz

Brian is a veteran journalist with more than ten years’ experience covering an array of technologies including the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, and cybersecurity. Before coming to Penton and later Informa, he served as the editor-in-chief of UBM’s Qmed where he overhauled the brand’s news coverage and helped to grow the site’s traffic volume dramatically. He had previously held managing editor roles on the company’s medical device technology publications including European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) and Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry (MD+DI), and had served as editor-in-chief of Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN).

At UBM, Brian also worked closely with the company’s events group on speaker selection and direction and played an important role in cementing famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event in Anaheim. An article of his was also prominently on kurzweilai.net, a website dedicated to Kurzweil’s ideas.

Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.

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