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Smart devices Use Cases and cybersecurity

Introduction

The number of all ways on and internet connected number of smart devices is growing year on year. Though while we have slowly begun to tackle the issue of cybersecurity around smart devices the potential problems and concerns regarding smart devices continue to emerge. Some of these problems  have come about due to increasing number of devices that are on the market along with the need to comply with ew regulation such as GDPR and the upcoming EU ePrivacy Regulation. This post will aim to highlight some of the use cases of smart devices and how these led to cybersecurity, data protection and privacy concerns. 

Use Cases



Home based Smart Appliances: The new wave of connected appliances has made it possible, to provide a cost effective path to meaningful functionality for end customers, along with remote diagnostics, management and analytics for manufacturers. Connectivity will enable better user experience, proactive alerts and even safety notifications. Manufacturers will le…

Applying Anthropology to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Applying anthropology to the field of AI may seem like a strange choice since anthropology largely is about people and human behaviour while AI is a complex piece of technology. But there are key areas in the field of AI where the anthropologist can play a useful and supportive role. 
The definition of AI is the capability of devices or mechanisms and machinery to perform functions usually associated with human intelligence, including scientific systems, reasoning, optimization through experience, and automated motor systems. The why, what and how anthropology can be used in the field of AI include understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines, and can aid in increasing public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.
Studying t…