Cruise Lines Turn to IoT for Safe, Personalized Customer Experience Cruise lines are looking to IoT for easy and engaging guest experiences. Wearable devices embedded with sensors and connected mobile apps allow guests to unlock staterooms, make contactless purchases, and explore interactive content on board the ship.
Bars Add a Twist of AI for Better Beverage Inventory Control Software companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to simplify and automate the beverage inventory process for bars and restaurants. The new apps make inventory fast, easy, and more accurate, cutting labor and operational costs in the process.
Using IoT to Identify Malfunctioning Commercial Refrigerators Climate change mandates are impacting supermarkets, which maintain large, often inefficient, refrigeration systems. Luckily, advanced sensor technologies are making it easier to identify leaks and track temperatures, making markets more sustainable.
Cloud-based Services Boost Efficiency and Sustainability Businesses seeking to reduce their carbon footprint can turn to cloud-based computing, which already offers operational efficiencies. With cloud computing providers determined to reduce their own carbon emissions and to improve sustainability, their customers will see the impact as well.
IoT Gives the Oil Industry a Boost of Energy and Efficiency Oil is big business, so improving operations can result in big savings. Strategic planning enables energy companies to deploy cutting-edge IoT technologies that collect data from critical assets, even the hard-to-reach remote ones.
Cloud Innovation Center Taps AI to Tackle Tough Urban Challenges The ability to solve real-world challenges with emerging technology is a draw for seasoned and budding innovators. That’s the motivation behind ASU’s Smart City CIC development center, where faculty and students design AI-based solutions for the local community.
Using Dynamic Digital Signage to Grab Students’ Attention Digital signage in schools and on college campuses brings dynamic information to students and staff. From health and safety reminders to social and job opportunities these customizable displays are designed to engage, inform, and entertain without direct human interaction.
Farmers Find A-Mazing Ways to Add Revenue and Fun with Smart AgTech Fall brings crisp air, cool temps, and corn mazes. Once created by hand, GPS and cloud-based technologies enable farmers to develop intricate mazes and integrate Web-based interactive games that bring additional revenue to farmers.
IoT and Mesh Networking Promise Faster Wildfire Detection The Department of Homeland Security and SCITI Labs continue their multiphase plan to test sensors for detecting wildfires in the western United States. Meanwhile in Germany, startup Dryad is developing a wireless environmental sensor network based on LoRaWAN. All groups expect IoT technologies to identify fires and provide alerts more quickly than satellites and cameras.
City Services Get Smarter With AI The CityDash platform provides analytics and data intelligence for cities for economic development, urban planning, mobility, transportation, public safety, and more. The technology helps municipal workers and regular citizens make more sense of life and work in multiple cities around the globe, including in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s smart cities, San Leandro.
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