Duke University opens AI institute for edge computing

Duke University, NC

Duke University has begun showcasing proposed research at its AI Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging Next Generation Networks, or “Athena”.

The new centre at the North Carolina university was first announced in August 2021 alongside a five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security.

Led by Duke professor of electrical and computer engineering Yiran Chen, Athena will leverage AI and edge computing technologies...

SmartCow launches edge AI camera in partnership with NVIDIA

CCTV Camera

SmartCow, an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics, has launched an edge AI camera that provides real-time occupancy analytics.

Known as SmartCam, the device is designed for uses such as people counting, path tracing, and intrusion detection.

In partnership with NVIDIA, the camera was built on the NVIDIA Metropolis application framework, which makes it easier and more cost-effective for developers to leverage AI video analytics solutions to improve...

NVIDIA unveils 200 trillion operations per second edge AI accelerator

NVIDIA

NVIDIA debuted the latest version in its AI accelerator series for robotics and edge devices at its GTC event on November 9, the Jetson AGX Orin.

The new model is built on NVIDIA’s Ampere architecture and can process up to 200 trillion operations per second, six times the capacity of its predecessor.

The company's Jetson series of products are used in a diverse range of edge and AI devices for a wide variety of use cases.

NVIDIA’s VP and general manager of...

Synaptics uses edge AI to bring better voice recognition to headsets

Synaptics Headset

Synaptics, a human interface hardware and software developer, has unveiled a new edge AI headset platform that improves voice recognition.

The AudioSmart AS33970 SoC brings a number of major upgrades to the world of wireless headsets and audio recognition.

It is said to be the world’s first highly integrated AI-enabled ENC (Environmental Noise Cancellation) and hybrid ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) single-chip solution integrating neural and voice processing engines...

AAEON edge device can predict your Big Mac meal before you order it

AAEON BOXER-8221AI

Taiwan-based computing manufacturer AAEON is cooperating with a US manufacturer to deploy an AI edge computing device that speeds up drive-thru services.

Already deployed at hundreds of locations across the US, AAEON’s BOXER-8221AI is a compact edge system that is powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano and utilises a fan-less design.

The system leverages both AI technology and big data analysis to help with the allocation of drive-thru workers and tasks by predicting customer...

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...