Let’s discuss IBM’s new block chain internet of things architecture and robots

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No connected light bulbs in this week’s podcast, guys. We’re getting kind of nerdy with a discussion of the robot invasion of our homes featuring this week’s co-host Signe Brewster who discusses the Jibo robot as the face of the smart home, how to define a robot and the latest Dyson vacuum. Yes, it’s connected.

We also delve deep into both the economic and technical needs of the smart home and the internet of things with Paul Brody, from IBM, who has assembled a platform called Adept that he thinks will be idea for connecting devices for the internet of things. The Adept platform will be open source and involve block chain as the transaction processing engine, telehash for data distribution and BitTorrent for exchanging the files between devices. To get to the point where this is possible, Brody has some ideas about the future of embedded processing and then some awesome ideas about where such an architecture will lead us. It’s a good listen, y’all.

Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Signe Brewster and Paul Brody, who leads IBM’s mobile & internet of things consulting practice in North America

  • We won’t get Rosie from the Jetsons; our robot helpers are already here.
  • What’s new in research labs for the internet of things?
  • How could you apply block chain to the internet of things?
  • Why the era of embedded processors is over
  • What can you do with Adept and more intelligence in the device and why bother with it?

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