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Edge Computing for AI Still Mostly for Consumer, not for Enterprise Market

In the modern world data, experiences are rich and immersive and instant. But they are postponement intolerant data.

Just think about the pizza distribution by drone, and the video cameras record all the traffic accidents at an intersection, merchandise trucks can be detecting a system failure.

These types of fast activities create a lot of data very rapidly. So, this condition cannot sustain latency as data explore from the cloud. As an alternative, many data-intensive processes and continue localized at the edge and on a hardware device.  

“Antonymous vehicle Cannot wait for the tenth second to activate emergency braking when the AI predicts an imminent collision.” Wrote northwest university professor mohanbir Sawhney “why Apple and Microsoft Are moving to the Edge.”

According to this situation, AI located at the edge where decisions can be very faster with Nanoseconds without depending on network connectivity and without touching massive amounts of data back.

“AI edge processors allow every person to do processing on the device itself or feed a server in the backroom rather than consuming the processing being done in the cloud,” said Aditya Kaul.

AI at the edge in Enterprise VS Consumer Adoption.

In recent years describe the AI chips to perform a task like machine learning inferencing has expanded dramatically. Consider all the Graphic processing unit offers ten trillion floating-point calculations in per second. The modern smartphones can handle billion floating-point operations per second.

Several years ago, this type of on-device processing was not available. But now a day’s devices at the edge cameras, smartphones, drones can handle All the AI workload.

The spare of deep learning chipsets or AI enable silicon, including GPU between other chips, has this been possible, And Al chipset market has taken off like a rocket. 

A few years ago, AI chips will earn more than 2.5 billion US$ in 2020. With a 20% growth rate for upcoming years. Wrote a Deloitte report.

See the figure “Bringing AI to the Device.”


For the Tractica report “Deep learning chipsets,” the chipsets reach 72.6 billion US$ by 2025.

According to the professionals, the consumer market has paved the way.

Nowadays, in 2020 the consumer market 90% of the edge AI market chip in rapports of sold and their dollar value.

Aditya Kaul and senior director at tractica said that “the smartphone market is leading-edge,” although an analyst firm recently released the report of “Deep learning chipsets.” 40%-50%smartphones represented the report of AI chipsets market.

Kaul said that the AI-enabled processing at the edge is coming to the enterprise in these areas, such as industrial IoT, healthcare, and manufacturing. “You can call it ‘enterprise-grade AI edge.”

Kaul said the impetus for enterprise adoption of AI at the edge, “clarity on use cases.” Machine vision, for example, automates product inspection and process control, can enhance the quality, efficiency, and portability of formerly manual processes areas such as an industrial shop floor.

“Most of the people starting to use deep learning to identify the issues and faults in the auto industry, for example, they can easily spot the defects indoors, the handles or glass through the assembly. In food industries and beverage industries, they can easily identify dried tomatoes, or a biscuit factory can identify the biscuits that are not the perfect shape of biscuits,” Kaul said.

For quality control, industries are using machine vision to promote and explore new experiences. “trade is a massive sector we can see some of this happening, Kaul said. It is an enterprise-grade edge and use a lot of cameras in supermarkets for shopper analytics. Where are they looking and idling at certain products?

AI at the Edge work with cloud computing

AI at the edge reinvigorated interest in the hardware, several years ago in which software was a king.

But AI at the edge is about the bringing low-latency, and distributed hardware can enable the processing without aid from the cloud.

“Continuously growth of AI, the hardware is very fashionable again, after several years in which software drew the most corporate and the most investor interest,” indicated by the report McKinsey “AI the Time to Act is Now.

Hardware has also brought a decentralized computing architecture back in vogue, where the centralized architectures involve the latency and data security concerns.

“If you want the decisions to be made right there and then relying on the latency of the cloud,” Kaul said. “And also, Kaul Said, you don’t want a data in a third-party cloud. From a security, the data should stay on the premises.”

Ultimately, professionals suggest that AI at the edge will be a complementary architecture to exist in the cloud computing architecture.

AI can work in the cloud synergistically with AI at the edge,” this could be written that the Sawhney. “Consider an AI-powered vehicle like a Tesla. AI at the edge powers uncountable decisions in real-time such as braking, steering, and lane changes. At night, the car is parked and connected to the Wi-Fi network, and all the data is uploaded to the cloud to more train the algorithm.”

Expectations of the Continued Growth in AI at the edge

Considerably more growth in the AI edge chip market is attributable to raise the ability in the hardware itself. But in this also contain the operational changes in how industries approach AI.

Indeed, although the traditional industries like industrial manufacturing were formerly reticent about incorporating AI into processes, now see that the AI at the edge as beneficial a key to ROI. Although as a result, they are presenting big data analytics into their processes and the training algorithms to enhance the accuracy of the methods and see the result in quality control.

“The one way that these models can be correct by training them with the right data,” Kaul said” two years ago, you would not have found many peoples in these areas where if you asked about the training data, they might bizarrely look at you. But now most of the peoples can understand how AI works”.

Tractica expects that this growth will continue, and there will be an “inflection point in 2021-2022,” Kaul said, “quick move towards AI accelerators, ASIC chips.”

Expect the progress to be measured, though, Kaul highlighted.

“A lot of these merchants and markets in terms of invention have been stagnant,” Kaul said. “There has not been more innovation over the last 20 to 30 years. So, they are very slow to move. But in some of the area’s things are picking up in industrial vision, medical vision, and the retail. It is very early. But things are early to pick up,” he said.

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