Improving Asset Management with IoT and Predictive Analytics Asset tracking and predictive asset maintenance takes the guesswork out of equipment upkeep and improves the lifespan of the machinery. The use of IoT shifts maintenance from preventative to predictive and gives companies more control over their assets.  
Banks Use AI to Offer Customers Money-saving Suggestions Artificial intelligence platforms improve customer service, security, and revenue. Now predictive analytics can assess a customer’s spending and saving habits and suggest ways to improve their finances--while introducing new and interesting bank services .  
Athletic Shoe Manufacturers Use IoT FTW Additive manufacturing gives shoe companies flexibility in design and development. Now shoe manufacturers are using IoT and 3D printing to bring tailor-made trainers to the mass market and develop one-of-a-kind shoes for every type of athlete.  
Universities Use IoT to Increase Alumni Engagement A strong alumni network can be a boon for college students, but making connections with alumni is a fraught process. One company has developed a solution that allows graduates to share their expertise with students when and how they choose, strengthening ties to their alma mater and helping their fellow collegians.
Walgreens’ Use of AI for Flu Tracking is Nothing to Sneeze At Combining geographical location data with demographic data and powerful artificial intelligence, the pharmaceutical retailer relies on GSI mapping to shed light on the spread of influenza and help direct medication inventory needed in its stores. The technology even plays a role in national COVID-19 infection tracking.  
AI Propels Rapid and Personalized Vaccine Development Researchers rely on artificial intelligence to streamline research efforts and model viral protein structures. The data enables scientists to create personalized cancer vaccines and fast-track the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.    
Rolling Out the RFID Carpet for Inventory Efficiency Sensors on rugs, bobbins, and manufacturing floors are helping carpet manufacturers prevent theft, speed production times, and reduce costs. With real-time data, sensors and IoT technologies make sure that no one pulls the rug out from under an industry expected to reach $112 billion globally by 2022.    
Getting Personal: Stores Use Customization to Woo Holiday Shoppers Pandemic-related restrictions continue to hamper in-person shopping. Stores that tap into customer data to send personalized marketing messages can be the golden key to entice consumers to shift from looking to purchasing.  
Crime-fighting Robots Now Assigned to Zap Germs Initially built to prevent crime and assist people in need, ZMP security robots now are outfitted with disinfectant sprayers to rid public spaces of germs and bacteria and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in shared public areas.  
Smart Elevator and Escalator Solutions Make for Smarter People Flow Over the last decade, advances in AI and IoT have changed elevators and escalators beyond their mechanical function of getting people up and down in high-rises with speed and comfort. They have become more intelligent by connecting to the cloud where the data they collect can be analyzed and acted upon to help avoid breakdowns.