Is It Intelligent? A Systematic Review of Intelligence in the Most Cited Papers in IoT

Billy Grados, Héctor Bedón

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Artificial intelligence is a buzz word and even more when its accomplishments have challenged our intelligence. However, what is intelligence? Is there a consensus in its meaning for researchers and professionals? Is it just a sales word? What does it mean in practical terms? To answer these questions, we followed a systemic review of literature in most cited papers about intelligent systems in the Internet of Things (IoT) and discovered that only 58% were intelligent as we defined: “Intelligent Systems are systems conformed by algorithms that are programmed using some machine learning techniques and that can learn from data and perform tasks with a superior performance”. The rest 42% were just traditional systems with hardware or software enhancements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-286
Number of pages15
JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Event2nd International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2 Dec 20204 Dec 2020


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Intelligent systems
  • IoT
  • Machine learning


  • Article

OECD Category

  • Ingeniería de sistemas y comunicaciones

Ulima Repository Category

  • Ingeniería de sistemas / Teoría

Ulima Repository Subject

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Inteligencia artificial
  • Internet de las cosas
  • Internet of things


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