The Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) is the blend of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It is said to be transforming our world. But instead of racing ahead with technology, we need to lead with our humanity.
Take the $80B smart home marker, for example. Sensors can adjust the room temperature or switch off lights when you’re not around. These devices make our homes comfortable and save energy. But it’s our love and care that turn a house into a home. Machines can assist, but they can’t replace the laughter, tears, and memories that make a space truly ours.
AIoT also has a big role in edge computing ($11B). Machines can now share tasks. They make decisions faster and keep data secure. So, in business settings, teams can focus on creative thinking and problem-solving, knowing that routine tasks are well in hand.
Healthcare is another key area. AI-powered wearables and gadgets give doctors useful data about a patient’s health. This speeds up diagnosis and helps to tailor treatments. But remember, it’s the compassionate touch and understanding from healthcare providers that supports healing at a core level.
Experts predict that the AIoT market will soar from $3.7 billion in 2022 to $24.9 billion by 2027. That’s a jump of more than six times! But here’s the deal: the true transformation comes when we pair AIoT with the unique gifts that only humans can bring—empathy, creativity, and moral values.
So, AIoT is a tool. But let’s not forget that the heart of any community or home is its people. It’s up to us to make sure that as AIoT takes its steps forward, it does so hand in hand with what makes us human.
As we move ahead, we’re not just building smart systems; we’re crafting environments where technology serves us, not the other way around. Let’s make sure that in this new world we’re stepping into, our humanity remains the star of the show.