Cloud-IoT: Google is Bringing Intelligence to the Edge

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Cloud-IoT: Google is Bringing Intelligence to the Edge

Google just announced two Cloud-IoT products that aim at helping customers develop and deploy intelligent connected devices at scale. A new hardware chip is called „Edge TPU“ , a software stack „Cloud IoT Edge“. The latter extends Google Cloud’s AI capability to gateways and connected devices. This lets customers build and train ML (Machine Learning) models in the cloud, then run those models on the Cloud IoT Edge device through the power of the Edge TPU hardware accelerator. Edge TPU is Google’s purpose-built ASIC chip designed to run TensorFlow Lite ML models at the edge.

Cloud-IoT: Google is Bringing Intelligence to the Edge

The Edge TPU chip, shown with a standard U.S. penny for reference.


Cloud IoT Edge software extends Google Cloud’s data processing and machine learning capabilities to gateways, cameras, and end devices, making IoT applications smarter, more secure and more reliable. Cloud IoT Edge can run on Android Things or Linux OS-based systems.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Google

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