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03/16/2020
The intelligent fusion of IoT, AI and 5G

Intelligent connectivity – the fusion of the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G mobile networks – promises to change the way we work and live. We’ve already seen incredible advancements from the pairing of IoT and AI. Together with our partners, we create health solutions powered by AI and machine learning through our digital health platform, BrightInsight

 

Adding the power of 5G to the mix only increases the opportunity to create contextualized and personalized experiences across industries. Here’s how we see the potent combination of 5G, AI and IoT impacting the healthcare, automotive and industrial sectors. 

Improvements for telemedicine and wearables

 

Medical IoT devices can improve patient engagement by improving patient-provider communication and making patients more proactive about their health. With the inclusion of 5G, healthcare professionals can communicate with each other and with patients faster and with increased security, bandwidth and reliability. And with the power of AI patient data can be analyzed automatically providing health care professionals with deep insights into their patient health status and alerting them of potential complications. This better equips providers to gain insight into their patient population and possibly prevent costly readmissions or patients falling through the cracks.  

 

Intelligent connectivity has the potential to improve care delivery in rural areas with remote surgery and telemedicine. Currently, telemedicine offers virtual health appointments, automated collection of vitals and reminders to take medicine. With the addition of 5G and AI technology, data and images can processed automatically providing meaningful patient insights faster. These insights can help lower overall healthcare costs and improve access to better care for rural populations.  

 

Discover six patient-centered trends that are shaping the healthcare industry now

 

Autonomous delivery helps businesses and consumers

 

Autonomous vehicles need 5G, IoT and AI for full success. The delivery industry will benefit from the end-to-end capabilities of autonomous delivery trucks. When delivery trucks, powered by AI,  reach full autonomy, there are many potential benefits like reduced delivery time and improvements in the supply chain. Automation makes it possible to predict when stock is low so that speed, efficiency and delivery are enhanced. 5G tracks real-time delivery progression, helping consumers know their package’s exact location and delivery time – resulting in fewer missed deliveries and return attempts. 

 

Terrestrial robots and aerial drones permit operators to coordinate movements precisely, avoid collisions and maintain fast and secure delivery. The extra reliability, precision and lower costs realized from intelligent connectivity simplify driving and logistics by streamlining process for both operator and consumer.

 

Autonomous vehicles also need the proper cloud and edge infrastructure in place for success. Learn more.

Industrial training without the risk

 

Introducing intelligent connectivity improves productivity and reduces human error in industry. It also equates to lower operational costs for business owners and increased safety for employees. Risky employee training can be completed remotely and virtually with 5G and AI technology. And after receiving training, employees remain technically plugged in by running virtual assembly lines. That means more time for complex projects and fewer human workers on the assembly line.

 

The inclusion of 5G with IoT and AI devices, like touch-sensitive haptic feedback gloves, offers a way for companies to analyze data and understand processes more thoroughly. Smart sensors and cameras along supply chains alert operators of any inconsistency or errors immediately. The near real-time monitoring improves product optimization, decreases incidents and helps the industry and its standards.

 

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Intelligence for every industry

 

The benefits of intelligent connectivity are significant enough to touch every industry. That’s why we’re here – to help you design incredible products powered by 5G, AI and IoT capabilities.

 

And we have the experience to build the infrastructure necessary for successful 5G, IoT and AI applications. We partner with companies to help innovate, design and build products that improve lives through technology. 

It all starts with 5G.

 

 
 

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