An Answer to the Common Question: “What Is IoT?”
The Internet of Things is a collective network of smart devices that connect to the internet — and to each other. This connection enables them to capture and share data, be controlled from any location and automate tasks.
Consider a smart refrigerator, for example. It uses a combination of sensors, cameras and artificial intelligence to detect the types of items stored inside and track their usage levels and expiration dates.
Through the internet, the appliance connects to your smartphone — no matter where you are — to share these updates and notify you when filters need to be changed, the temperature gets too warm or something blocks air circulation.
As innovations like augmented reality and artificial intelligence integrate with IoT, smart devices will be able to do even more in the future, such as learn from past decisions.