AI vs IoT


Nowadays, Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are two main trending topics for industries worldwide. There is a clear interaction between Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. With the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), we can connect two objects throughout the world wirelessly over the internet. The main idea behind the Internet of Things (IoT) is to generate data from machines wirelessly. With the help of Artificial intelligence (AI), we can make the machine more innovative and intelligent. Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve the intelligence level of the machine by opposing the natural intelligence level of the machine. Therefore sometimes we call Artificial intelligence (AI) Machine Intelligence. Currently, we live in a world where Artificial intelligence is reshaping the world around us. There is no technology that can stop the transformation of the intelligence of Artificial intelligence (AI).

Let's understand these two technologies briefly:

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a type of networking system in which various computing devices are interconnected with actuators, sensors, and other necessary equipment that can allow computing devices to exchange data over the internet. It enables a wide range of devices interconnected with each other over the internet. These embedded devices can sense, accumulate and transfer data over the internet without any interaction with humans. Such devices can be anything that can be used by human beings, such as coffee machines, refrigerators, etc.

The Internet of Things (IoT) can impact everything that we use in our daily life. So we can say it is a type of concept-based idea that can be implemented in our everyday life, and these objects can communicate with over objects via the internet. These objects have the ability to actuate, data storage, process, and sense.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

We can also call Artificial intelligence (AI) a new evolution era of the computer system. It is based on the idea of making the computer system bright and intelligent so that the computer system can react and behave like human beings. The main idea behind Artificial intelligence (AI) is to give the ability of a computer system to behave as a human being and act like human beings. Intelligent behavior involves perception, involve in communication, reasoning ability, learning, manipulating, and acting in a complex environment. The goal is to develop the computer system to act like a human being or better than human beings. Artificial intelligence (AI) has both scientific and engineering goals. With the implementation of Artificial intelligence (AI) in industries, the company not only work automated process but also makes the work more efficient. Artificial intelligence (AI) can be integrated with many departments of a company, such as sales, marketing, etc.

Difference between Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

Artificial intelligence(AI)Internet of Things(IoT)
It is used to make the machines, independent so that the interconnection between devices has no need.It is a set of devices that are interconnected over the network.
The capabilities of machines cannot be predicted.The capabilities of devices are known to be prior.
The interaction of human beings is not needed.The interaction of human beings is needed.
The machine can learn and start performing better than human beings.Instruction from a human being is needed.
Machines learn from their experience.Instruction from devices is also needed.
The system learns things from errors or background activity.Various sensors are required to perform the action.
Applications include Chatbots, Job Adverts, Natural language processing, Speech recognition, Machine vision, etc.Applications include Smart Wearables, Smart City, Smart Home, Water Monitoring, etc.
AI doesn’t specifically require objects.IoT is mostly concerned about the objects which are embedded with the technology that can capture sensory movements.
Price is mostly calculated based on each requirement.Price is substantially lesser.


The convergence of technologies over the years has blurred the line between the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, but the line is still there. That being said, IoT is a vast network of interrelated computing devices connected to the Internet. These devices can sense, accumulate and transfer data over a network without human interaction. On the other hand, AI is all about creating innovative, intelligent machines that can behave and react like humans, providing them with the ability to sense, actuate, data storage, and process. AI has both engineering and scientific goals.