We’ve been steeped in the traditional methods of human machine interface (HMI) for so long that the addition of artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing requires a tune-up of our knowledge base. In the past, an HMI consisted of a physical control panel with pushbuttons, switches, trackballs, and indicator lights that enabled users to communicate with a machine. But it’s not sacrilege to suggest that these are rapidly exiting the scene.
In their place, edge computing brings compute power to where your data is collected. Edge AI is more nimble and agile than other forms of data processing, where data is sent to remote data centers or the cloud for processing. It offers faster, localized processing with less latency than traditional forms of cloud computing.