Smarter Firefighters?

Smart Data?

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Smart Data

“Smart Data” means information that actually makes sense. It is the difference between seeing a long list of numbers referring to weekly incidents vs. identifying the peaks and troughs in incidents over time. Algorithms turn meaningless numbers into actionable insights. Smart data is data from which signals and patterns have been extracted by intelligent algorithms. Collecting large amounts of statistics and numbers bring little benefit if there is no layer of added intelligence. Fast data means real-time information, or the ability to gain insights from data as it is generated.

Internet of Things? (IoT)

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Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT refers to the connection of devices to the Internet. "Things", in the IoT sense, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, cameras streaming live feeds, automobiles with built-in sensors or field operation devices that assist firefighters in search and rescue operations. These devices collect useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then autonomously flow the data between other devices, without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.