Trends in Data Collection Hardware

Trends in Data Collection

With the increase in the sophistication of collecting devices they are becoming smaller and also smarter. The use of Artificial Intelligence has allowed input devices to do more than just collect the information but to also process and analyse the data then passing it onto the computer system. This means that the devices are becoming complete information systems themselves which can introduce new errors of the changing of the data when the device processes it itself.


A major Australian newspaper had a voice recognition system with built in AI to dictate the editorial in the paper. The AI software was to help the understanding of the topic of the article and help correct words based on this. The system worked well until it replaced the word ‘Australians’ with ‘astray aliens’ because the words ‘illegal aliens ‘had already been used which fooled the AI system .