Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management, Mavenir: On the convergence of edge computing, AI, and OpenRAN

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management at Mavenir, is hosting a day one keynote at this year’s virtual Edge Computing Expo Europe.

Ahead of the event, we caught up with Cerioni to get his views on the industry and the role that Mavenir is playing in unlocking the full potential of edge computing for businesses globally.

Edge computing is not a new concept. In fact, its origins can be traced back to the 1990s when...

Sensory brings edge voice assistance to smart devices

Sensory is countering the security threat posed by unnecessarily connecting every “thing” to the internet with an edge voice assistant.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is unlocking huge new opportunities and helping to improve efficiency and increase productivity. IDC estimates (PDF) that around 152,200 IoT devices will connect every minute by 2025.

Many devices still require internet connectivity, but a large number connect – with all the security and privacy risks...

TIM announces edge and cloud-focused subsidiary Noovle SpA

TIM, Italy’s largest telco by revenue and subscribers, has announced the launch of its edge and cloud computing-focused subsidiary, Noovle SpA.

TIM acquired Noovle Srl last May. Noovle Srl was one of Google Cloud’s main partners in the Italian market.

Noovle SpA says it will strengthen the alliance between TIM Group and Google Cloud while tapping other strategic partnerships established with industry giants including Atos, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP,...

Intel’s new RealSense ID system uses on-device AI for facial authentication

Intel has debuted a new camera system called RealSense ID which uses on-device AI for facial authentication.

RealSense ID is designed for a range of applications including smart locks, access control, point-of-sale, ATMs, kiosks, and more.

An on-device active depth sensor is combined with a neural network to perform secure facial authentication at the edge.

Sagi Ben Moshe, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Growth and Incubation at...

South Korea deploys 5G MEC tech at Incheon airport to fight COVID-19

South Korea is deploying 5G MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) tech at Incheon International Airport to help fight COVID-19.

While, like many countries, COVID-19 cases have spiked in South Korea in recent days—the country is often considered as conducting one of the world’s most successful responses to the pandemic.

Incheon Airport is South Korea’s largest and the main gateway into the country. The MEC technology is being installed at both the arrival and departure halls...

NexOptic brings edge imaging AI expertise to Arm’s Partner Program

NexOptic is joining Arm’s Partner Program to simplify the deployment of imaging AI on edge devices.

Arm’s Partner Program is an initiative aimed at establishing strategic alliances which enhance the Arm ecosystem. All partners go through a robust audit process to gain Arm’s valuable recommendation for their specific field.

NexOptic specialises in using AI to enhance imaging solutions which can be deployed on IoT edge devices in addition to smartphones, laptops, and...

Expanding the possibilities of endpoint AI in vision applications

In 2016, truly high accuracy facial recognition on a smartphone was a remarkable innovation but is now close to becoming fully mainstream. While many consumers now see this as a basic smartphone feature, it uses incredibly complex artificial intelligence (AI) technology, with only half of consumers aware of how essential AI is to enabling this feature. 

Now we are seeing vision-based AI applications go one step further into even smaller edge and endpoint devices. We are now...

ClearBlade partners with Advantech to offer edge AI smart monitoring

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) firm ClearBlade has partnered with intelligent systems company Advantech for an edge AI-powered smart monitoring solution.

The companies are using AI at the edge for things such as: identifying objects for building occupancies, virtual turnstiles for automated ticketing, and vehicle recognition for parking flow optimisation.

Eric Simone, CEO of ClearBlade, says:

“This bundled offering represents yet another step in...

Maxim Integrated enables AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices

The latest chip from Maxim Integrated provides support for AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices.

Maxim Integrated’s new MAX78000 chip promises support for executing AI inferences at less than 1/100th the energy of software solutions. Such power-efficiency is vital for IoT devices which may have to last years before their batteries are replaced.

Kris Ardis, Executive Director for the Micros, Security, and Software Business Unit at Maxim Integrated,...