The AI@EDGE Project - Newsletter #3

Artificial Intelligence has become a major innovative force, and it is one of the pillars of the fourth industrial revolution. While significant progress has been made during the last years concerning AI-enabled platforms’ accuracy and performance, their integration in potentially autonomous decision-making systems or even critical infrastructures requires assuring end-to-end quality.
The goal of the AI@EDGE project is to offer a cost-effective, open, and decentralised platform for the creation of networks-for-AI and networks-for-AI paradigms in systems that go beyond 5G. In 2022, the project offered the condensed form of interface standards, techno-economic analysis, and system architecture.
The project has also continued to define the systems and procedures for the automation of the AI@EDGE platform and the validation of the AI@EDGE connect-compute platform. Additionally, the project has presented an overview of the progress made with the validation of the 4 AI@EDGE use case demonstrators. The application cases include cooperative perception for vehicle networks, secure, multi-stakeholder AI for IoT, aerial infrastructure inspections, and in-flight entertainment with the goal of maximising the project's economic, social, and environmental impact.
The project has a clear roadmap for future development and expansion, which includes initiatives like cross-chain interoperability and improved usability for end users. It has a strong commitment to community engagement and has established a number of channels for developers, validators, and enthusiasts to participate and contribute.
D2.3 Consolidated system architecture, interfaces specifications, and techno-economic analysis
This deliverable details the consolidated AI@EDGE system architecture, describing its components, interfaces and workflows (Milestone 2.6). Together with D3.2 and D4.2, it provides a complete view of the key technical challenges and contributions of the AI@EDGE project and defines the scope of the software prototypes used in the trials.
D5.2 Preliminary Validation and Use Case Benchmarking
This deliverable reports the complete set of activities performed during the second year of the project related to dissemination, standardisation, contribution to 5G-PPP, collaboration with other projects, as well as IPR, open access and data management.
D6.4 Second Dissemination, Impact Assessment and Exploitation Report
This deliverable reports the complete set of activities performed during the second year of the project related to dissemination, standardisation, contribution to 5G-PPP, collaboration with other projects, as well as IPR, open access and data management.

News & Events

AI@EDGE Workshop at EUCNC 2023
On the 6th of June 2023, AI@EDGE held a half-day workshop at the EUCNC 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The workshop titled “Exploring the Intersection of 6G and Artificial Intelligence: Unleashing the Potential of Next-Gen Technologies” has been hosted together with the projects DEAMON, 5G-IANA, and HEXA-X.
AI@EDGE has participated in IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC) 2023 in Rome, Italy, on 28 – 1 May 2023, with a booth, together with the DEAMON project. The AI@EDGE booth has included information regarding project results, architecture and use-case videos showcasing the challenges in using the platform and also future expectations.
AI@EDGE @ ICT-52 Workshop 2023
AI@EDGE has made a presentation on AI@EDGE Network Architecture and Automation of Future Telecom Networks at the forthcoming “VIRTUAL ICT-52 Workshop on 6G 2023“. The presentation by Neiva Linder (Ericsson) on behalf of AI@EDGE took place on the 19th of January in the afternoon.
AI@EDGE Booth @ Mobile World Congress 2023
AI@EDGE project has booked a booth at the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona.
Joint workshop @ Cloudnet 2022
The AI@EDGE project has organised a joint workshop entitled “Platforms and Mathematical Optimisation for Secure and Resilient Future Networks” together with the INSPIRE-5Gplus project. The workshop will be held at Cloudnet 2022 conference in Paris, France, 8-9 November 2022.
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Scientific publications

Evaluating Versal ACAP and conventional FPGA platforms for AI inference
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Deep Reinforcement Learning for QoS-aware scheduling under resource heterogeneity Optimizing serverless video analytics
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A memory footprint optimization framework for Python applications targeting edge devices
The advantages of processing data at the source motivate developers to offload computations at the edges of IoT networks. However,
Design and Evaluation of a K8s-based System for Distributed Open-Source Cellular Networks
Virtualization in cellular networks is one of the key areas of research where technologies, infrastructure and challenges are rapidly changing as 5G system architecture demands a paradigm shift. …
Towards Sustainable and Trustworthy 6G: Challenges, Enablers, and Architectural Design
While the 5th Generation (5G) system is being widely deployed across the globe, the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, research, standardization and consensus building for the 6th generation (6G) …
AI@EDGE is one of the 9 research projects retained from the 81 proposals submitted to the European Commission in response to the 5G-PPP ICT-52-2020 call: 5G-PPP Smart Connectivity beyond 5G. The project, started in January 2021, lasts 3 years and involves 19 partners among industries, universities and research institutes from 8 countries.