I’m sure many of you have already heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) but you may not know exactly what it is. The internet of things is a concept which is essentially concerned with connecting all kinds of objects together in order to completely eliminate the need for human intervention. This is only possible thanks to research in various technological branches such as artificial intelligence or sensor-based information systems. Thanks to this technology we can obtain information instantly. Interconnection is becoming easier and more useful as the number of connected objects increases, as a result more information is being received and transmitted.

Each year, the amount of investments in connected objects is greater. Many of the times we do not even realize when such objects become a part of our everyday lives. Examples of such objects are intelligent refrigerators, robot vacuum cleaners, cleaning systems that send alerts to the user’s mobile phone, etc.

This technology’s added value means that a large number of experts in the field are required to improve different services and thus provide greater advantages to users. One of the concerns of companies working in IoT is security, which must update adapt to newly connected objects. To achieve this, they require IoT experts with specific knowledge of safety.

This year the University of Salamanca once again offers a  Master’s degree in IoT and as always it is directed by the Bisite Research Group. It offers students the possibility of becoming real professionals in this field who will be able to fulfil a wide range of roles in multidisciplinary teams. The course covers a very wide range of areas, from the programming of sensors and communication elements to the extraction and interpretation of data through Big Data and visualization.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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