From smart thermostats to smart coffee makers to smart watches, IoT devices are slowly but surely accumulating mainstream adoption. Virtual assistants (such as Siri, Cortana, and Alexa) are only making this technology easier to adopt. Currently, there is a lot of manual input required to use these smart devices. You must set your alarm, tell your coffee maker when to start brewing, and manually set schedules for your thermostat, set your car by choosing the right podcast while waiting for it to become warm enough to drive, based on weather condition all independently and precisely. These machines rarely communicate with each other, and you are left playing the role of monitoring and coordinating.
Let’s consider two scenarios of using IoT without intelligence and an IoT with intelligence. Let’s consider the scenario of your morning routine. Let’s look at the way regular IoT and intelligent IoT can help change this process.