Lenovo unveils edge AI initiatives across telecoms

MWC MWC has traditionally been the telcos’ playground – and Lenovo is leaning into this with a newly announced series of edge AI collaborations with Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Telefonica.

The collaborations announced in Barcelona enable the telecom providers to create and deliver a broad array of AI workloads for customers, ranging from automated deployment of edge-to-cloud AI infrastructure, networking, software, orchestration, and management.

Perhaps the most...

Intel’s new platform promises edge performance with cloud simplicity

MWC Intel has announced the launch of a new Intel Edge Platform which aims to enable enterprises to run the gamut of edge and AI application development and deployment at scale – with the promise of ‘cloud-like simplicity.’

The platform, announced at MWC 2024, runs on an edge-native infrastructure which has OpenVino built in; an open source toolkit which accelerates AI inference while maintaining accuracy and optimising hardware use.

The theory is solid. Intel...

STMicroelectronics bolsters edge AI ecosystem with new suite

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has announced the launch of an edge AI product ecosystem which enables companies to embed AI-enabled ST products across various industrial applications.

The Switzerland-headquartered firm said the ST Edge AI Suite will enable customers to ‘jumpstart the design and deployment of billions of connected, autonomous things embedding artificial intelligence locally.’ Alongside this, the suite will ‘expand and integrate the multiple software...

Edge AI will soon be here – but not with the boom that many expect

The wait is almost over for the promise of artificial intelligence at the edge to become a reality – but a new market research report has warned that predicted growth would be ‘anything but steady.’

Market research firm IDTechEx, in its recent report, ‘AI Chips for Edge Applications 2024-2034: Artificial Intelligence at the Edge’, has predicted that the global market opportunity for AI at the edge will touch $22 billion USD (£17.4bn) by 2034.

The company cites...

MemryX and Edge Impulse collab to advance edge AI development

Brain

Edge AI accelerator firm MemryX has partnered with machine learning development platform Edge Impulse to build and deploy efficient AI models on MemryX’s AI chips.

MemryX says the partnership will strengthen the scalability and flexibility of its chips, allowing AI developers to push models further,

The company’s edge AI chips are used in applications across a range of industries, from robotics and automation to IoT and edge computing. Their high performance, thanks...

STMicroelectronics bolsters edge AI tools with new developer cloud

Semiconductor

Dutch semiconductor firm STMicroelectronics has launched its STM32Cube.AI developer cloud to expand its edge AI portfolio.

The online development platform is designed to speed up edge application development by simplifying processes for embedded engineers and data scientists.

STMicro says it will make working with STM32 microcontrollers easier, allowing developers to bring edge AI technology to market faster.

Ricardo De Sa Earp, executive vice president...

BrainChip calls for application-based benchmarks in edge AI

Overheating

Neuromorphic AI chip developer BrainChip believes better metrics are needed to iron out the limitations of current industry-standard performance benchmarks in edge AI.

The company’s findings, part of a new whitepaper, suggest that metrics need to be continually refined upon to measure performance and efficiency in real-world edge deployments.

BrainChip also posits that its neuromorphic processors help to increase performance at low-power while reducing latency. It sees...

Quadric and Ams Osram build smart sensor solutions for the edge

Vision

Edge AI chip developer Quadric has partnered with optical solutions company Ams Osram to work on a smart sensing solution for edge applications.

Combining Quadric’s Chimera neural processors with Ams Osram’s CMOS sensors, the two companies have developed a smart sensing module with machine learning and image capture capabilities.

The Ams Osram Mira220 CMOS image sensor is built for either 2D or 3D industrial and consumer machine vision use...

Kneron bags £42m funding for next-gen AI hardware solutions

Full-stack edge AI developer Kneron has secured £42.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Horizon Ventures.

New investors joining the round included LITEON, an electronics and power solutions firm, as well as ADATA, a memory compute provider. The new round brings Kneron’s total funding to slightly more than £124 million.

The company plans to use the funds to accelerate its research and development to produce next-gen AI inference modules.

Albert Liu,...

Blaize partners with Innovatrics on edge AI facial recognition solution

Edge AI computing firm Blaize has partnered with biometric solutions company Innovatrics to develop a low power, edge-optimised facial recognition technology.

Running on Blaize’s edge devices, Innovatrics SmartFace Embedded has been designed for access control and public security applications such as face detection, facial landmarks, and face template extraction.

Users can combine specific processes and deselect others to maintain a small footprint and use minimal...