Peggy Smedley

About Peggy Smedley

Peggy Smedley is an internationally known speaker and highly respected personality in the media world educating businesses and consumers on the latest technological advances shaping everyday lives. An outspoken advocate and supporter of connected devices and M2M technology, Peggy is the quick-witted host of The Peggy Smedley Show, the editorial director of Connected World magazine and its sister publication Constructech, as well as the president of Specialty Publishing Co.

AI Against AI

What comes to mind when you think of deepfakes? A report by CB Insights got me thinking the other day about deepfakes and their impact on AI (artificial intelligence), quantum, and more.

By |2020-03-17T15:19:11+00:003/18/2020|

Overcoming Hurdles to Autonomous Cities

The technology to power connected cities exists today—and continued growth is predicted. Will all our cities soon be connected? Or do hurdles stand in the way? Perhaps one of the biggest challenge will be overcoming regulatory hurdles that could slow the progress down. Technavio says the autonomous bus market, as an example, will grow by 2364 units during 2020 and 2024, which is a growth rate of 32%. At the end of last year, IDTechEx also predicted that that the robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040. Further, if you were at CES earlier this year, then you know intelligent transportation systems and autonomous vehicles were big trends at the show and it is a topic that has been covered in depth over on Constructech TV.

By |2020-03-06T17:03:18+00:003/11/2020|

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Key Properties of Highly Secure Devices

High up on companies’ list is protecting their data, privacy, physical safety, and infrastructure. This is true across the board. No matter the industry, sector, or business, any enterprise looking to develop and deploy secure, connected devices has a similar list of concerns. Microsoft’s latest answer to this need for privacy and security in IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices, Azure Sphere, is now generally available, and the timing seems right on point.

By |2020-03-04T14:20:52+00:003/4/2020|

Manufacturers Tighten Supply Chain

All weekend long I debated whether I should add my two cents about the sudden uneasiness over whether the COVID-19 coronavirus is really a wakeup call to us all and understanding the importance of the IoT (Internet of Things). We’ve all heard and seen massive growth number predictions for AI to soar well beyond $400 billion by 2025. One key factors driving growth in this market is advances in voice recognition, which is also going to help drive the market for voice assistants.

By |2020-03-02T14:23:38+00:003/2/2020|

Steve O’Brien – Staying Safe in the Surveillance Economy

Steve O’Brien, president of staffing, Job.com, talks with Peggy Smedley about the surveillance economy and how our online data creates value and is used as a tradable commodity. They also explore the regulation of the economy, how it is taxed, and the responsibility of the companies collecting the data in terms of privacy and transparency.

By |2020-03-02T13:54:40+00:003/2/2020|

The Next Frontier for Voice Assistants

Vehicles are the next frontier for voice assistants. Voice-recognition technology in vehicles isn’t new. In fact, as far back as 2004, companies like IBM and Honda were developing in-vehicle voice-recognition solutions for navigation. The Honda/IBM tech came standard on certain 2005 Honda and Acura models in the U.S. and Canada. In 2020, automakers are many generations into their automotive AI (artificial intelligence) tech, and voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant are being used to complete basic tasks meant to make a drive more pleasant and convenient without taking the driver’s attention off the road. One of the latest examples is Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect 5 announcement, which connects to Alexa’s “Home to Car” functionality and is interoperable with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

By |2020-02-25T22:46:30+00:002/26/2020|

Intel Walking the Talk of 5G Network Infrastructure

The cancellation of Mobile World Congress hasn’t stopped Intel from making some pretty big noise this week. Perhaps the biggest news is how Intel is trying to react to the need for network edge solutions, base station computing, and 5G. We’ve all heard and seen massive growth number predictions for AI to soar well beyond $400 billion by 2025. One key factors driving growth in this market is advances in voice recognition, which is also going to help drive the market for voice assistants.

By |2020-02-24T22:49:42+00:002/24/2020|

Using Voice Assistants to Cash in on Our Data

There has been a lot of discussion as of late that advances in AI (artificial intelligence) will translate into better voice assistants. There was even a documentary that went as far to say how AI technology is influencing our lives and how the data behind it is driving even bigger trends in digital transformation. We’ve all heard and seen massive growth number predictions for AI to soar well beyond $400 billion by 2025. One key factors driving growth in this market is advances in voice recognition, which is also going to help drive the market for voice assistants.

By |2020-02-20T21:27:03+00:002/19/2020|

The Future of Hospitality is Immersive, Connected Hotels

A new type of hotel beckons weary travelers who enjoy the connected life. The Sinclair, Autograph Collection in Fort Worth, Texas, is on the cutting edge of the hospitality space, leveraging IoT (Internet of Things) technologies in useful and creative ways to improve guests’ experience, enhance hotel management, and reduce the building’s carbon footprint. Together with technology companies like Intel, The Sinclair is reimagining the future of hotel operations and guest experiences through connected technology.

By |2020-02-20T21:27:12+00:002/19/2020|

The Future of Voice Assistants

Artificial intelligence has truly transformed the way voice assistants are used in our daily lives, and we are only beginning to understand how they will be integrated into all of our activities in the years to come.

By |2020-02-05T15:11:44+00:002/3/2020|

New Project Brings Industry Leaders Together to Simplify Smart Home

A lot of news hit the industry last month at CES 2020. Amid new product and service announcements were some partnership announcements too. One that’s worth picking back up and discussing is the new working group formed by Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance called Project Connected Home over IP, which aims to develop a new, open standard for smart-home device connectivity.

By |2020-02-05T15:13:28+00:002/3/2020|

Olivier Bloch – Simplifying the Complexities of IoT

Olivier Bloch, principal program manager, Azure IoT developer ecosystem, Microsoft, is back to talk with Peggy about the complexities with IoT (internet of Things) adoption and the biggest changes companies are facing with many vertical markets.

By |2020-02-03T14:07:17+00:002/3/2020|