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Intel® Edge AI for IoT Developers

Intel via Udacity Nanodegree


70% of data being created is at the edge, and only half of that will go to the public cloud; the rest will be stored and processed at the edge, which requires a different kind of developer. Demand for professionals with the Edge AI skills will be immense, as the Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) software market size is forecasted to grow from $355 Million in 2018, to $1,152 billion by 2023, at an Annual Growth Rate of 27%. In the Edge AI for IoT Developers Nanodegree program, you'll leverage the potential of edge computing and use the Intel OpenVINO toolkit to fast-track development of high-performance computer vision and deep learning inference applications. Your projects will be to deploy a People Counter at the edge, design a Smart Queuing System, and build a Computer Pointer Controller, and you will actually be able to virtually test performance on the hardware.
Lead the development of cutting-edge Edge AI applications that are the future of the Internet of Things. Leverage the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit to fast-track development of high-performance computer vision and deep learning inference applications.


  • Edge AI Fundamentals with OpenVINO™
    • Leverage a pre-trained model for computer vision inferencing. You will convert pre-trained models into the framework agnostic intermediate representation with the Model Optimizer, and perform efficient inference on deep learning models through the hardware-agnostic Inference Engine. Finally, you will deploy an app on the edge, including sending information through MQTT, and analyze model performance and use cases
  • Hardware for Computer Vision & Deep Learning Application Deployment
    • Grow your expertise in choosing the right hardware. Identify key hardware specifications of various hardware types (CPU, VPU, FPGA, and Integrated GPU). Utilize the Intel® DevCloud for the Edge to test model performance and deploy power-efficient deep neural network inference on on the various hardware types. Finally, you will distribute workload on available compute devices in order to improve model performance.

  • Optimization Techniques and Tools for Computer Vision & Deep Learning Applications
    • Learn how to optimize your model and application code to reduce inference time when running your model at the edge. Use different software optimization techniques to improve the inference time of your model. Calculate how computationally expensive your model is. Use the DL Workbench to optimize your model and benchmark the performance of your model. Use a VTune amplifier to find and fix hotspots in your application code. Finally, package your application code and data so that it can be easily deployed to multiple devices.

Taught by

Stewart Christie, Michael Virgo, Soham Chatterjee and Vaidheeswaran Archana


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