Re: Immelt sees 22,000 Predix programmers by the end of the year
22,000 is an awfully big number to be expected in such a short time, but I do agree that the potential for this sort of thing is enormous. You can't have human inspectors everywhere, but the IOT will make it possible to inspect every critical point 24x7, and to have the data available immediately. And what comparisons and analyses will now be possible! Operators can determine if event D is always or sometimes proceeded by Event B, or perhaps by some combination of Events A, B and C. Maybe they didn't even know that Events A, B and/or C were even involved in Event D. This will allow the full predictive power of statistics to be brought to bear in ways inconceivable before.