Bosch Connected World in Berlin was one big show.
The IoT ecosystem attends in force but more than ever the focus is on how artificial intelligence and machine learning are integral to next generation products.
5G is on the verge of making possible more and more connected devices. Making sense of the data they generate is no longer possible without machine intervention.
The CEO of Bosch, Volkmar Denner, made this clear in his opening keynote. But he also made the point that better learning algorithms are required, obviating the need for AI based on millions of training “cases”.
The alternative, he pointed out, is that AI will be dominated by giant monopolies rather than a rich and vibrant community of ISVs.