O'Reilly Foo Camp 2015 panel submission. It's an evolving concept I call the Social Life Of The Internet Of Things
Just like your human friends on Twitter, the interactions between machines in a social networking context will allow things that would never happen otherwise to happen.
Questions answered in this session:
-How can the things that make up the Internet Of Things become friends?
-How can Machine Learning, along with Social Networking signals from human users create, amplify and disperse new experiences in the IoT and beyond?
-What client experiences are enabled with a curated dynamic and extensible machine to machine social graph?
#IsTheClubBumpin? Social IoT Use Case: Interview with Olin Hyde, CEO of Englue, an AI company employing Machine Learning technology
One of the IoT social flow examples I came up with involves something like a camera that counts people, maybe for a nightclub, telling the staff how much space they've got at any given time, for code compliance/safety reasons.
Along with the People Counter camera, a "Shazammer", a little box that listens to songs playing in the space, creating a timeline of artist, genre, beat structure, etc. It also creates a stream of income for nightclubs as nearby patrons hear a song and hit it up for the artist link and are directed to an affiliate sale purchase.
So both of these machines have day-jobs, their own reasons to be plugged in and active. The social-networking-like friending of the two could result in a "meme", an application that uses the timeline output of each device to produce new and useful data. In this case something line an #IsThisClubBumpin meme would correlate the music being played with how many folks are on the dance-floor. The result is piped into the timeline of the Meme available as a service to other Apps, like Google Maps for example.You might browse clubs on a map and notice small icons dancing about the satellite overhead view, indicating a good time is being had by all within.
Coming soon, more on how Machine Learning might make authoring Social IoT Memes into a cross between the humble #Hashtag and IFTTT