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IoT Trends in 2018: AI, Blockchain, and the Edge

IoT Trends in 2018: AI, Blockchain, and the Edge

"Now, as we embark on a new year, the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to evolve away from just connected devices, and converging with new technologies like AI and blockchain to help us be more productive, better informed, and to live with new levels of convenience. Further, with the application of edge computing and IoT in industrial solutions, 2018 will be a revolutionary year in improving human’s ability in the workforce."

Read more at IEEE Internet of Things.

Feature Article

Modular Power Blocks Snap Together to Scale Up Energy Needs in Remote Areas

Modular Power Blocks Snap Together to Scale Up Energy Needs in Remote Areas

In Switzerland, Power-Blox, a distributed energy system made of 1.2 kilowatt-hour battery cubes that store solar or wind energy, is testing a blockchain platform to manage an electricity trading system in a community garden, allowing members of a microgrid to buy and sell electricity.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Technology Spotlight

Leveraging Blockchain for Clinical Trials/Research

Leveraging Blockchain for Clinical Trials/Research

Many people involved in the clincal trials process are now exploring how blockchain technology can be tapped to conduct better and faster clinical trials that will accelerate innovation in healthcare, and do so with data governance that gives patients peace of mind, and that can further lead to improved patient engagement and safety.

Read more at Beyond Standards.

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IEEE Virtual Event: Introduction to Blockchain Technology

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