February 2018

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Building Brains

AI is the Brain, IoT the Body speaking with the Face and Voice of Digital Transformation.

In our February issue  "Building Brains" Building is used both as a verb and a noun, which makes you read each reference twice to get both meanings.  This issue explores giving the face and the voice of digital tranRoboKensformation a brain.

As you can see the original editor has embraced Building Brains and has created his replacement for this issue, "Auto-Magic or Robo Ken"...big smile

Machine learning or Artificial intelligence "AI" is poised to take our industry quickly, in directions never before conceived.  "Building Brains" with its' IoT body, face and voice is changing our world faster than we can imagine; actually, digitally transforming it.

Building Brains will evolve rapidly as more and more intelligence devices come with their own machine learning and AI. The challenge will be to manage these bit brains on the edge and use that intelligence for the greater good of the building, the campus, the city and the world. The new task is to build building brains with the myriad of edge brains creating a virtual intelligence digital transformation community for our purpose.  In the past machine learning and AI only resided in the cloud but with the development of open source learning, voice platforms, and low-cost processor/memory at the edge, bit brains ar
e now everywhere.

Just returned from Chicago and my brain hurts, please read my review,

AHR Expo 2018 Takeaways  Expo's education sessions have created an annual pop up university that keeps our industry-current, while encouraging industry sages to bring their younger mentors, their "IoT mini Me's" to the show.

My favorite session the Sixth Annual Connection Community Collaboratory was captured on video by thanks, guys. I always learn so much at these sessions.  Special thanks to the industry experts for sharing their wisdom.

The session began with each panel member giving an overview of their perspectives on a range of current industry topics such as IoT, Edge Devices, Edge Processing, and the impact of IoT micro-controllers — advancing into several highly interactive discussions. Ken Sinclair summed up the success of the collaboratory best: “In the past, our sessions have primarily focused on software, analytics, and protocols. For the first time ever, hardware started to enter into the conversation with the likes of Raspberry Pi’s, Beagle boards, Amazon Echos, and Hey Google’s… a very interesting transition, which led to some extremely interesting discussions.”

Further to the collaboratory Marc adds this;

What’s in Store this Year?  While choice is not new, the influence of platforms, the edge, the influx of open, data, analytics and the flexibility of today’s technology, make decisions based on choice better than ever.  - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

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One Cohesive Solution?  One sensor by itself is an island.  One sensor connected to a data analytics or AI assistant is a meaningful contributor to a huge variety of opportunities for improving our buildings and reducing costs. - Troy Davis, Sales Director, Enocean Inc.

This issue is the brain trust of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course, the steady stream of news depicting our rapid evolution and journey to "Building Brains."

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The news just keeps flowing thru our website, and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

Editorial from Jan 2018

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