Maximizing the power of AI on edge devices


Welcome to our blog post where we dive into the world of on-device AI and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the future. In an interview at the AI & Big Data Expo, Alessandro Grande, Head of Product at Edge Impulse, shared valuable insights on developing machine learning models for edge devices and how to overcome the obstacles that come with it.

Key hurdles with edge AI adoption

Grande highlighted three primary pain points companies face when attempting to productise edge machine learning models. These include difficulties in determining optimal data collection strategies, scarcity of AI expertise, and communication barriers between hardware, firmware, and data science teams. It’s like trying to piece together a puzzle without all the right pieces—frustrating and time-consuming.

Strategies for lean and efficient models

When asked how to optimise for edge environments, Grande emphasized the need for minimising required sensor data. “We are seeing a lot of companies struggle with the dataset. What data is enough, what data should they collect, what data from which sensors should they collect the data from. And that’s a big struggle,” explains Grande. It’s like trying to pack a suitcase for a trip—you want to bring everything, but you really only need the essentials.

Transformative potential of on-device intelligence

Grande highlighted innovative products already leveraging edge intelligence to provide personalised health insights without reliance on the cloud, such as sleep tracking with Oura Ring. It’s like having a personal assistant in your pocket, providing valuable insights and guidance without the need for constant internet access.

Intrigued? Ready to unlock the potential of on-device AI? Visit the AI & Big Data Expo and get a glimpse of the future of edge intelligence. Let’s break down the barriers and unleash the full possibilities of edge AI together. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll live in a world where our devices are truly more useful to us.

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