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The Internet of Things and Cognitive Computing


Publication date: Available online 20 August 2016 Source:Handbook of Statistics Author(s): F.D. Hudson, E.W. Nichols

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Cognitive Computing are concepts that have been developing since the 1950s with varying nomenclature. Enabled by advances in technology such as the development of lower cost, lower power, smaller microprocessors and microcontrollers, cellular/wireless chips, and the enablement of more widespread machine-to-machine communications, IoT technologies are now more widely deployed. Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and question-answering systems (Ferrucci et al., 2010; Simmons, 1970) have enabled development of cognitive computing systems which can be applied to numerous use cases. There is an opportunity to leverage IoT and cognitive computing technologies together with data analytics ( to develop deeper insights from the vast amount of data being created by IoT to create value for people, cities, and industry. In this chapter, we explore the state of the art and future opportunities to apply IoT and cognitive computing together in IoT uses cases for smart cities and connected healthcare, to improve efficiencies, outcomes, and the human experience.