LGN secures $2 million in funding to take AI out to the edge

LGN, a provider of 'edge AI' technology, has secured $2 million (£1.4m) to expand its reach, bolster product development and hiring.

The company, based in the UK, US and Croatia, is firmly of the belief that, like many technologies, comparing performance in lab conditions to that in the wild is a fool's errand. The company's software products allow edge AI systems to operate with resiliency, and at scale, in real world conditions.

There are four product lines for the...

Analysing edge computing’s potential for exponential growth – and the Internet of Everything

By 2025, cloud will lead the ICT infrastructure market, with edge computing exponentially growing - according to a new report from Reply.

The IT services provider, in its report 'From Cloud to Edge', looks at the cloud computing market after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as edge computing and distributed cloud use cases. The report was a showcase of Reply's Trend SONAR, a proprietary data-driven platform.

Similar to when Zach Shelby, CEO of Edge Impulse, was interviewed...

Microsoft’s Azure Percept aims to make AI at the edge more accessible

Microsoft has announced the launch of Azure Percept, a platform of hardware and services which looks to give customers an easier on-ramp to edge.

The platform, announced at Microsoft Ignite earlier this week, aims to give customers a 'single, end-to-end system, from hardware to AI capabilities, that 'just works' without requiring a lot of technical know-how', according to Roanne Sones, CVP of Microsoft's edge and platform group.

The Azure Percept platform includes a...

How Edge Impulse is looking to empower developers with embedded machine learning

Zach Shelby has spent most of the last decade and a half on the front line of the Internet of Things (IoT). His company Sensinode, which was acquired by Arm in 2013, provided enterprise wireless sensor networks to system integrators and product providers. Shelby did lots of interesting work on embedded systems, and incorporating standards such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). But he wanted to go a step further.

Enter Edge Impulse. The company, with Shelby as co-founder and CEO -...

Rob High, VP, CTO edge, IBM: On the burgeoning market, Covid-19’s impact, and the Mayflower project

Editor's note: Rob High is speaking at the Edge Computing Expo event which launches today (February 9) on Covid-19's impact on the edge computing market. Find out more about his session here, while you can register to attend here.

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Rob High, VP and CTO of IBM's edge computing division, naturally believes the edge market is going to be significant. But how significant? "This market has the potential to be so big, it in some sense is at risk of...

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...

EdgeX Foundry’s Hanoi release focuses on edge use cases for manufacturing and retail

EdgeX Foundry has released its latest semi-annual iteration, called Hanoi, with a plethora of new features and industries targeted.

The release from the LF Edge-based project within the Linux Foundation, which is a minor offering, includes simplified deployment protocols, as well as improved performance and scalability testing.

The key launch from the product side is command line interface (CLI), enabling develoeprs and users to issue various EdgeX API calls to its...

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...