Machines capable of “reasoning” and learning can be utilized in various fields such as medicine, banking, aviation or architecture.
More and more, cities are being able to optimize their processes thanks to the Internet of Things.
It is fair to say that the development of the Internet of Things has already changed our lives. Our smartphone has become some kind of operation centre able to connect us with our homes´ air conditioner, washing machine or heating system.
But in terms of self-awareness it’s our cities that are leading the race. Smart Cities are presented precisely as that, smart, because they are being able to optimize their processes thanks to the IoT. Examples such as the efficient water management in the city of Burgos (Spain) are just the tip of the iceberg. We are on the verge of enjoying buses capable of avoiding traffic jams, achieving energy management through Virtual Power Plants, and plenty of other technological applications in order to create increasingly sustainable and efficient populations.