'Future' Children - Can IoT Devices Help Save the World?

Chan Naseeb, Phillip A. Laplante, Ben Amaba

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Infants and toddlers have a dramatic way of communicating their needs-raising their voices. As soon as they raise the alarm, their caretakers receive and interpret the signal and take the desired action to address their concerns. Metaphorically, Internet of Things (IoT) devices are children, enabled and enriched by a 4th industrial revolution, artificial intelligence (AI), and related technologies. These children can send and receive signals, not only about their well-being but also of their neighbors, fellow citizens, and even opponents. Old-style infrastructures are not suited for our IoT based, cyber-physical world-the Internet of Everything-which is a world of screaming and streaming children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9143265
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalIT Professional
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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