AI on Edge ...

Business of AI Oct 20, 2021
AI is not a fantasy anymore

In the last 5 years, the ginormous steps taken in the advancement of AI has practically made AI solutions available to every next door.

The world has reached a point where building AI solutions is not Rocket Science anymore. If that's the case, then what is the next BIG Thing?

To be honest, there is not one such thing, but rather a buffet to choose from.

But in the realm of AI, it has to be Edge.

In today's realm we deal with 2 kinds of solutions - Cloud Native or Edge.

Cloud Native is not something we need to dive deep into. Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

What is Edge?

Edge is delivering the same services but on a portable device, accessible to you in your personalised space.

Definition above might be a little vague, let's take a couple of examples to understand it better.

Mobile devices are a very practical example of what one might call Edge. Though in literal sense it lacks certain features to clearly classify it as an Edge Device.

An Edge device in a layman's term is a compact Laptop with similar compute power.

In other words, a device with the capability to be programmed and customised by the user not just with the use of GUI but also by being being able to access to the underlying hardware and kernel for optimal performance.

Now comes the next obvious question, Why do I need it?

Why Edge?

It's true that Cloud Solutions have revolutionised the way we live in today's world. But now is not the time to stop.

To take another giant leap we need to provide people with a lot more immersive experience.

In order to provision that, we need devices that have significantly low Latency, High Compute, High Throughput, Haptic Feedback and a lot more.

And in case if you choose to approach with an only Software based solution hosted with Cloud, one can never then interact with the real world.

Like it's said, in order to do it right, one has to get their hands dirty.

In the same manner, for technology to create the maximum impact, it needs to blend with the physical world and that is where Edge plays a significant role.

Okay, that's great, now I understand Why I need it and What is it. But ...

What can Edge do?

The human mind is best left to its Imagination. So how about instead of me writing about it, come take a look at it.

What you saw in the video above, is merely a glimpse of what technology can attain at its full potential.

And Edge is pioneering that path for us.

I hope this article finds you well. If you like this content, STAY TUNED for more articles on how to build such a world where imagination is the only limit. 😁

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Vaibhav Satpathy

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