An examination of some digital trends on the rise and how different solutions provided by EPIC IO adopt these trends
From 5G to Applied AI, technology has really changed the rules of the game.
What does the future look like for your community or business? There are ten digital trends that are rapidly on the rise. They can make your community more connected and secure. They can predict the behavior of your customers and monitor the inflow of clients in your establishment.
Out of these ten trends, EPIC IO offers solutions for three of them:
- Digital Connectivity,
- Distributed infrastructure,
- Applied AI.
Furthermore, there are ways in which existing services and products by EPIC IO can be applied to increase biosecurity, especially related to the earlier COVID-19 pandemic.
McKinsey has recently published a guide for investors of the top ten trends in technology that have gained the most momentum in the last few years and are likely to experience very rapid growth in the near future.
It employed a momentum score based on a host of factors that the authors believe give some crucial information about these trends, including patent filings, investment attracted by these trends, research publications, among others.
The basis of this score was growth rate, as the author believes that this is a key factor to identify trends that are on the way to becoming massive.
BroadSky’s 5G solution is a great example of the future of connectivity, as it brings together wireless internet, IoT, and AI. The combination of 5G broadband cellular networks and IoT brings about these benefits:
- Faster connectivity.
- Present in longer distances.
- Faster downloads
- Reduce latency almost to the point of non-existence
It is estimated by McKinsey & Company that the changes that the new technologies applied to connectivity (especially the changes applied to mobility, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail) could bring about an increase in the global GDP from $1.2 trillion to $2 trillion by 2030.
This will deeply affect businesses and organizations because it offers businesses the opportunity to customize their offerings across channels and it can create a different Customer Experience.
AI is currently being employed alongside IoT devices to recognize patterns and start taking action based on these patterns. This can bring about an increase in customer satisfaction and human productivity, as well as lower expenses.
It is estimated that by 2024, more than 50% devices will be augmented by AI-driven speech, and that one billion connected cameras will be in the process of collecting and sharing images by 2021.
As AI as a technology becomes more mature, it will reduce the need to hire human labor for repetitive tasks and support the global reach of specialized talent (some engineers that need to be on site, for instance, will be able to perform their jobs remotely, as AI will move in their stead).
For now, AI can interpret patterns and metrics to increase security by taking self-corrective measures and predicting different outcomes that are vital for communities and businesses.
DeepInsights employs AI to give users real-time data on the behavior of customers and community members. It can quickly give a customized voice warning whenever a person falls, for example, alerting others to seek help. More importantly, though, it can take self-corrective measures on its own to keep a problem from getting much worse. You can use DeepInsights to see this in real-time and even enter your own relevant metrics so AI can act in the way you need.
The combination of cloud and edge computing brings about an exciting future, as well as shifts for many industries. Companies are moving their computing power more and more towards the edge. This reduces latency and allows them to reach far more remote devices.
The analytics produced by this kind of Distributed Infrastructure (DeepInsights being an excellent example of this) allows decision makers in organizations to have a much faster process when calling the shots in their company based on facts and real patterns of behavior.
The result of the widespread adoption of this trend is:
- A boost in speed
- A reduction in complexity and costs
- A more robust plan for cybersecurity
It is estimated that by 2022, around 70% of companies will employ some sort of distributed infrastructure.
DeepInsights combines cloud and edge computing to reduce latency and increase cybersecurity. One of the advantages that DeepInsights offers is that you do not necessarily need to purchase new security equipment. DeepInsights can start working right now with the equipment you already have, so you can start experiencing tomorrow’s reality with yesterday’s equipment.
The implications for Biosecurity
The combination of IoT and Applied AI can be applied to Biosecurity. EPIC IO was an early adopter of this application during the earlier COVID-19 pandemic. It was able to monitor in real-time key factors to control contagions such as Occupancy and Mask Compliance.
The development of this new vertical continues the tradition in AI, IoT, and connectivity that IntelliSite has developed for more than 20 years. The O3D2 robot is in charge of taking Biosafety to the next level through a process based on the decomposition of pathogens through electro-ionization and hyper oxidation in any environment.
The IntelliSite Biosecurity solution reduces the levels of microorganisms in the environment abruptly. With the use of the O3D2 robot, 99 percent of the pathogens are eliminated in the environment that is being disinfected.
Proper disinfection of food freight transports saves hundreds of millions of dollars in waste, as well as in transportation costs due to the state of imports. In addition, the neutralization of pathogens prevents the spread of diseases either because they are transported by food or because of the risk involved in the use of public transport in large cities.
As time passes and our scientists get to know the virus better, the implications for technology are endless. IoT and Applied AI can be used to monitor a host of factors to prevent the spread of the virus, including monitoring body temperature in real-time. This is an exciting development for a very relevant problem that has affected the whole of humanity since its appearance.
Digital Connectivity, Applied AI, Distributed Infrastructure, and all of their implications on biosecurity, have really changed the landscape of technology.
As these trends continue to grow, we can see an ever greater impact on the security, smart decision-making, and connectedness of all communities and businesses that decide to adopt them.
The implications for pandemic management both by the public and private sectors are particularly interesting, as they are an example of technology in action to prevent disease and human loss. Broad Sky and DeepInsights offer solutions that integrate all of these digital trends and are able to apply it to manage the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic in a smarter and more efficient way.