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Notes from the field: integrating Edge AI devices with the cloud

integrating Edge AI devices with the cloud

No Edge AI device is an island. To maximize the value of the data every device collects, events it records, and alerts it issues, you will need to integrate them with the cloud so that you can build up a complete picture of what is happening across your operations and identify usage and behavioral patterns that need to be addressed.

We have been given a glimpse of the potential benefits that you can reap from integrating Edge AI devices with the cloud with the development of our demonstration VIA Fleet Cloud Management Portal for the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam.

As this article explains, even with fairly limited baseline functionality the portal enables you to monitor the status of your vehicles in real-time, access and tabulate relevant statistics such as total hours driven, distance driven, and fuel consumption, and take a deep dive into the details of a particular trip. And that’s just for starters – the potential features and applications that can be built on top of it to meet the specific needs of your business are simply enormous. Continue reading Notes from the field: integrating Edge AI devices with the cloud

Notes from the field: magic lanterns and Edge AI devices

Edge AI devices

One way of thinking about an Edge AI device is as a magic lantern that lights up whenever it is triggered by a specific event. When an AI video security system identifies an intruder entering the building, for example, it could potentially set off lights flashing, alarm bells ringing, and urgent messages flying to make sure that the individual is apprehended before he does any serious damage.

The same principle applies to Edge AI devices for industrial, transportation, and other vertical applications. No matter whether it’s a defective product on a manufacturing line or an errant driver surreptitiously checking his smartphone for the latest sports news, the magic lantern will shine a bright light on it and issue a call for action. Continue reading Notes from the field: magic lanterns and Edge AI devices

Green shoots of facial recognition technology sprouting

Green shoots

In terms of the I Ching, the facial recognition market is at the sprouting stage represented by Hexagram 3 (屯/zhūn). Having been invented in the mid-sixties, it’s only been in the past few years that the green shoots of the technology have started to push through the hard surface of the ground and emerge in the sunlight.

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Smart VIP Customer Kiosk at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Smart VIP Customer Kiosk

Mobile World Congress Shanghai was even bigger and brasher than CES Asia a couple of weeks before. Naturally, there was a much stronger focus on the latest and greatest smart phones at the show, but overall the main themes were pretty much the same. Yes, AI and AR are about to take over the world as the industry packs yet more hot new applications and features into their devices to fuel the upgrade cycle.

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