AI has become a major driver of edge computing adoption. The edge computing layer was originally only meant to deliver lower compute, storage and processing capabilities to IoT deployments. As well as for  sensitive data that could not be sent to the cloud for analysis and processing is also handled at the edge.

Here’s an overview of the players and the state of the edge computing art.

Three AI accelerators present on the market today are NVIDIA Jetson, Intel Movidius and Myriad Chips, and finally the Google Edge Tensor Processing Units. All three are highly optimized for edge pipeline workflow and will see an increase in usage over the coming years. As AI continues to become a key driver of the edge, the combination of hardware accelerators and software platforms is becoming important to run the models for inferencing. By accelerating AI inferencing, the edge will become an even more valuable tool and change the ML pipeline as we know it.

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