AI at the Edge: Solving Real-World Problems with Embedded Machine Learning

  • 17h 17m 39s
  • Daniel Situnayake, Jenny Plunkett
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Edge AI is transforming the way computers interact with the real world, allowing IoT devices to make decisions using the 99% of sensor data that was previously discarded due to cost, bandwidth, or power limitations. With techniques like embedded machine learning, developers can capture human intuition and deploy it to any target—from ultra-low power microcontrollers to embedded Linux devices.

This practical guide gives engineering professionals, including product managers and technology leaders, an end-to-end framework for solving real-world industrial, commercial, and scientific problems with edge AI. You'll explore every stage of the process, from data collection to model optimization to tuning and testing, as you learn how to design and support edge AI and embedded ML products. Edge AI is destined to become a standard tool for systems engineers. This high-level road map helps you get started.

In this book, you'll develop your expertise in AI and ML for edge devices; understand which projects are best solved with edge AI; explore key design patterns for edge AI apps; learn an iterative workflow for developing AI systems; build a team with the skills to solve real-world problems; and follow a responsible AI process to create effective products.

About the Author

Daniel Situnayake is Head of Machine Learning at Edge Impulse, where he leads embedded machine learning R&D. He's coauthor of the O'Reilly book TinyML: Machine Learning with TensorFlow Lite on Arduino and Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers, the standard textbook on embedded machine learning, and has delivered guest lectures at Harvard, UC Berkeley, and UNIFEI. Dan previously worked on TensorFlow Lite at Google, and co-founded Tiny Farms, the first US company using automation to produce insect protein at industrial scale. He began his career lecturing in automatic identification and data capture at Birmingham City University.

Jenny Plunkett is a Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Edge Impulse, where she is a technical speaker, developer evangelist, and technical content creator. In addition to maintaining the Edge Impulse documentation, she has also created developer-facing resources for Arm Mbed OS and Pelion IoT. She has presented workshops and tech talks for major tech conferences such as the Grace Hopper Celebration, Edge AI Summit, Embedded Vision Summit, and more. Jenny previously worked as a software engineer and IoT consultant for Arm Mbed and Pelion. She graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - A Brief Introduction to Edge AI
  • Chapter 2 - Edge AI in the Real World
  • Chapter 3 - The Hardware of Edge AI
  • Chapter 4 - Algorithms for Edge AI
  • Chapter 5 - Tools and Expertise
  • Chapter 6 - Understanding and Framing Problems
  • Chapter 7 - How to Build a Dataset
  • Chapter 8 - Designing Edge AI Applications
  • Chapter 9 - Developing Edge AI Applications
  • Chapter 10 - Evaluating, Deploying, and Supporting Edge AI Applications
  • Chapter 11 - Use Case: Wildlife Monitoring
  • Chapter 12 - Use Case: Food Quality Assurance
  • Chapter 13 - Use Case: Consumer Products
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