The Internet of Things is a collection of interconnected smart devices, like smartwatches and smart appliances, that gather data to improve our quality of life. When partnered with AI, it’s set to turn our lives easier and safer in the future. In New Delhi, an Intelligent Transport Management System — which makes “real time dynamic decisions on traffic flows” — is already in use to help alleviate some of the world’s most traffic-congested roads.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here