Potential applications for what the researchers call “living Internet of Things platforms” might include smart farming to measure plant health. For example, moisture and humidity sensors could assist with precision irrigation, and temperature sensors can detect whether growing conditions are optimal for specific crops. Whereas “drones can’t really fly between plants, bees can fly pretty much wherever they want to get more fine-grained information than drones,” Gollakota says.
Why it’s hot:
Potential for a global IoT platform capable of generating massive amounts of data about anything…anytime, anywhere.
Data = the fuel of AI and Machine Learning
More data = more accurate modeling and predictions
Boundless buzzing terabytes of real-time data = a truly “smarter planet”
(Plus, I just think it’s kinda cool)
Source: World Economic Forum