Mahadev Satyanarayanan
Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University


Edge Computing:  a New Disruptive Force

At the height of its success, Cloud Computing is yielding to Edge Computing  Why is this happening?  What is the unique value proposition of Edge Computing?  As real-world deployments of Edge Computing appear,  how will the lives of end users be improved?  What new applications and capabilities will they see?  Based on my team's decade-long exploration of Edge Computing, I will share my insights on these questions.  Of particular interest is a new class of "Wearable Cognitive Assistance" applications that lie at the intersection of edge computing, wearable devices and cognitive algorithms (e.g., computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing).  I will describe and demo (on video) some examples of these applications.  "Augmented Reality Meets Artificial Intelligence"  best characterizes these emerging applications, which will have enormous impact on society at large.  Drawing upon insights from these applications  I will explore what hardware and software infrastructure is needed for Edge Computing .