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Re: "Intelligent Things"
Jamescon   10/31/2016 9:13:01 AM
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@TinyM. The experts that I saw on local TV (Dyn is based an hour away from me) said Dyn probably was targeted because of their portfolio and reach.

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Michelle   10/30/2016 8:21:43 PM
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@James ahh, I see. I wonder if the attackers had cable operators in mind or if they just selected Dyn for the impressive customer portfolio. I'm sure other similar services are preparing for election day and other major upcoming events in hopes of mitigating another large scale attack (should it occur).

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Re: "Intelligent Things"
Jamescon   10/30/2016 7:39:13 PM
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@tinym. I don't think it was the NFL that had problems after the Dyn attack. What I saw and heard about had to do with the cable companies, apparently with their feeds from the local stations. I know that in the northeast there were a lot of cable systems that lost access to network affiliates. (i spent a chunk of sunday trying to figure out how to see a specific football game via cable, and the station was unvailable for many hours). A number of other cable carriers ran into similar issues.

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Re: "Intelligent Things"
Michelle   10/30/2016 5:18:25 PM
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@James I had no idea the NFL had issues with content delivery after the Dyn attack!! DDoS is officially mainstream, I guess. I think we'll see more DDoS attack plot lines in hit shows. They appear once in a while, but I think they'll increase now that the NFL had issues IRL.

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Michelle   10/30/2016 5:14:05 PM
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@Pierre I tend to agree with you, not Gartner on terminology. However, the rise of inteilligent things is clearly in our future. Skynet has been online for some time now. Do you think the so-called intelligent things will be guided by Asimov's laws of robotics or skip over that bit to promptly plunge humanity into The Matrix? The future is spooky...

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magneticnorth0   10/30/2016 12:02:41 PM
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Or if the company will even touch these spaces to begin with. Even the most confident and capable data scientist won't be able to argue along these lines if the company has no plans of going into the areas listed here.

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Joe Stanganelli   10/29/2016 4:29:11 PM
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@Jim: Not sure that qualifies as intelligence, though.  They were but the technological equivalent of zombies (or, if you're a Harry Potter fan, inferi).

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Joe Stanganelli   10/29/2016 4:28:18 PM
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@Pierre: Probably Gartner's way of getting people excited about its research by using terminology to suggestively link IoT to AI -- which is much more exciting than regular ol' IoT/merely "smart" devices.

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Jamescon   10/26/2016 8:35:06 AM
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@Pierre. Well, the IoT devices had enough intelligence to take down much of the Internet on Friday. Of course we worry that such an occurence could hurt us by shutting down health or transportation systems. However, one lingering effect from this outage struck at the heart of what Americans really care about. On Sunday afternoon, some cable companies were still trying to recover and weren't able to deliver the stations that carried NFL football. Oh, the humanity!

 

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Zimana   10/25/2016 4:22:37 PM
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I don't know if I agree with gartner's claim that humanity has called IoT devices "intelligent things" - that phrase opens the door for scary terms - "The Rise of Intelligent Things", or "The Curse of Intelligent Things".  

Ok, it's close to Halloween but I do think the term changes a feeling about how people perceive devices. Not sure they are ready for them to be intelligent, even with the signs in the marketplace now.

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