The Many Faces of Edge Intelligence

Ella Peltonen, Ijaz Ahmad, Atakan Aral, Michele Capobianco, Aaron Yi Ding, Felipe Gil-Castineira, Ekaterina Gilman, Erkki Harjula, Marko Jurmu, Teemu Karvonen, Markus Kelanti, Teemu Leppänen, Lauri Lovén, Tommi Mikkonen, Nitinder Mohan, Petteri Nurmi, Susanna Pirttikangas, Paweł Sroka, Sasu Tarkoma, Tinting Yang

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Edge Intelligence (EI) is an emerging computing and communication paradigm that enables Artificial Intelligence (AI) functionality at the network edge. In this article, we highlight EI as an emerging and important field of research, discuss the state of research, analyze research gaps and highlight important research challenges with the objective of serving as a catalyst for research and innovation in this emerging area. We take a multidisciplinary view to reflect on the current research in AI, edge computing, and communication technologies, and we analyze how EI reflects on existing research in these fields. We also introduce representative examples of application areas that benefit from, or even demand the use of EI.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Access
Pages (from-to)104769 - 104782
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Edge computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Low latency communication
  • Real-time systems
  • Technological innovation
  • Image edge detection
  • Edge intelligence
  • edge computing
  • 5G
  • 6G

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