The edge AI research use cases in medicine and smart environment explored by the cofounders enabled them to get selected to take part in a panel discussion about tinyML for good, interacting with top managers from ARM and Edge Impulse. This panel highlighted the need for more involvement and collaboration as a stepping stone towards ensuring tinyML for good especially in the developing worlds. It was noted that Africa features many open opportunities for TinyML applications in line with the sustainable development goals (SDG) however it is still experiencing logistic challenges in the procurement of embedded devices, components and development boards. At ACEIoT, we have temporarily relied on using embedded simulation and came up with a rapid open-source based edge AI prototyping toolstack, an approach that got a great appreciation from the forum’s audience.
Marvin and Samson among the TinyML for Good panelist at TinyML 2021
For a preview of the full discussion follow the youtube link below