Why IoT and AI Projects are Doomed to Fail
Published 02/20/2018

Over the last several years, the hype over artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded thanks in part to increasing computational power, smaller & cheaper sensors, and breakthrough advancements in related technologies. However, the fact of the matter is that most AI and/or IoT projects are doomed to fail, sometimes before they even begin. Even the projects that are accepted as "successfull" still miss out on the complete/bigger picture and it is there where Symbient has found opportunity.

Augmenting Workers Begins with Augmenting the Workplace
Published 12/18/2017

As we move toward a future where Artificial Intelligence continues to become more and more mainstream, we are beginning to see a decline of human workers on the front lines of our businesses. This is because companies feel that by replacing their human workers with automation and machines, they can cut labor costs while not compromising the quality of their products and services. While this is true to a certain extent, businesses are neglecting the fact that machines still cannot do everything humans can do, at least not with the same precision or with the same adaptive and responsive behavior as their human counterparts.

The Future of Man and Machine Interactions
Published 12/17/2017

Until the mid-1970's, interacting with computers was primarily done using punched cards and tape created by certified programmers only. As technologies improved, computer interaction evolved into the mouse and keyboard as we know them today. In recent years, computer interaction has evolved even further with the introduction of touch-screen interfaces. Today, you can interact with computers (and even your "smart home") using voice technologies such as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, Google's Assistant, and Microsoft's Cortana. In fact, the last year or two has seen an explosion in the adoption of "smart speakers" equipped with virtual assistants that sit in households around the world, play music on demand, and answer questions like, "What's the weather?" and "How's traffic?". One can only imagine how we will interact with our devices and the things around us in the next 10, 20, and even 50+ years, but let's take a guess at what that will look like anyways.

Welcome to Symbient, LLC
Published 11/05/2017

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