It takes time to look at an image and decide on an action. Machines look at digital images much faster than people, but they need to understand the content. Artificial intelligence (AI) is making that possible.
We think of electricity as a constantly available form of energy. But electricity needs to be generated on demand, and when demand is high or supply is low, the availability of electricity comes under pressure.
The IoT is already being used to share medical data; soon it will be home to virtual clinical trials. Moving to virtual trials could also reduce the time taken to conduct clinical trials from years to months, or in some cases even less than a day.
Indoor farming on a commercial scale is now an essential part of the food chain. These endeavors are more than just large greenhouses; they are carefully controlled environments with conditions optimized for getting the highest possible yield from the crops planted.