US Postal Service to speed up package processing with edge computing

A US Postal Service mail box.

The US Postal Service (USPS) has been harnessing edge computing combined with AI to faster process the 7.3 billion parcels it deals with annually.

The organisation has implemented advanced computer systems at 195 of its mail processing centres throughout the USA to work on seven computer vision models, reducing the time required to track a missing package from numerous days to less than two hours.

A computer vision task that would previously have taken a fortnight on...