Cosmos aims at creating machine intelligence by enabling things to learn and evolve based on others experience. The EU-funded COSMOS project aspires to provide innovative features to connected devices or so called 'Things' (smart watches, phones, cars, home appliances, city sensors etc.), enhancing their ability to resolve situations through social learning and interactions, or through back-end powerful analytics and prediction services.
It predicts future problems and envisions solutions that may occur in varying conditions combining and analysing facts and situations as well as extracting useful information by a specific user’s behaviour and past activity. The project also seeks to integrate decentralized management mechanisms working on machine to machine communication and secure data analytics and storage.
The project's prototypes will target to solve real-life problems with high societal impact. Smart heat and electricity management, autonomous and automated public transport are some of the scenarios which the project works on. The deployment of these technologies can enable the smart city vision by exploiting synergies and sharing knowledge allowing small devices to overcome their structural limitations and making our everyday life easier.
COSMOS will enable things to become more reliable and smarter; it will be one of the tools to handle and analyse the exponentially increasing “born digital” data in real time. Cosmos is an essential first step towards the 'internet of things' era.