The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is making increasing demands on microcontrollers (MCUs) for both performance and connectivity. Local processing is needed at the edge to perform ever more complex processing of data.
What began in the 1950s with a conference has grown into a key technology. It is already influencing our lives today, and as the intelligence of machines increases in the future that influence is bound to spread much more.
The brain functions like a machine, or so according to the theory of Marvin Minsky, one of the most important pioneers of artificial intelligence. In other words, it can be recreated – made immortal by backing up its consciousness onto a computer.
Machines are being made more intelligent based on a variety of data analysis methods. The focus of these efforts is shifting increasingly from mere performance capability towards creating the kind of flexibility that the human brain achieves.
Smart cities subsist on a large amount of information which is transmitted by people, devices and sensors. A wide range of wireless technologies is used for this purpose, depending on the application in question.