Frontiers of Data and Computing ›› 2020, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (4): 16-27.doi: 10.11871/jfdc.issn.2096-742X.2020.04.002

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Edge Intelligence: A New Exploration for Artificial Intelligence Expanding to Edge

Mo Zijia(),Gao Zhipeng(),Miao Dong()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2020-03-31 Online:2020-08-20 Published:2020-09-10
  • Contact: Gao Zhipeng;;


[Objective] This paper provides a comprehensive introduction to edge intelligence technologies, aiming to provide a reference for related readers to understand and focus on edge intelligence, and inspire more scholars to carry out researches on edge intelligence models in the era of the Internet of Things. [Methods] The paper first briefly introduces the origin and concept of edge intelligence and sorts out development trends, and then summarizes three major contradictions that currently exist. Finally, we summarize the current four research directions for the contradiction of edge intelligence and list typical application scenes. [Limitations] As a new technology at the initial stage, the development of edge intelligence is mostly driven by the industry rather than academia. The academic community lacks research ideas for standardization and integration, and cannot discuss future development for the time being. [Conclusions] Despite in the early stages of development, edge intelligence will become a catalyst for the development of the intelligent industry in the future, and promote the upgrading and transformation of the entire industry system.

Key words: edge intelligence, IoT, edge computing, artificial intelligence, collaborative computing