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Google to use open-source sensors to monitor I/O conference

The Google Cloud Platform Development Relations team announced in a blogpost on Monday that it is running an experiment with O’Reilly Data Sensing Lab, which will see hundreds of Arduino-based environmental sensors deployed across the Moscone Centre to monitor what is going on at all times.

The open-source sensors will work with software based on the Google Cloud Platform to record real-time information on temperature, humidity and air quality. The system will also record noise levels and footsteps to understand where people are in the conference centre.