New York (The Verge) — Coral is Google’s quiet initiative to enable AI without the cloud trib.al/0GSeBXI.
Google’s Coral initiative is pushing into edge AI — the world of machine learning devices that run without a connection to the cloud. The result, says Coral product manager Vikram Tank, is AI devices that are faster and more secure for industries from health care to automotive.
You might not have heard of Coral before (it only “graduated” out of beta last October), but it’s part of a fast-growing AI sector. Market analysts predict that more than 750 million edge AI chips and computers will be sold in 2020, rising to 1.5 billion by 2024. And while most of these will be installed in consumer devices like phones, a great deal are destined for enterprise customers in industries like automotive and health care. — James Vincent/@verge