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October 22nd, 2020

Why The Shift Towards Low-Edge AI Requires a Major Shift in App Development?


Artificial intelligence is now being seen as one of the major disruptive technologies on the horizon. Its applicability is widespread and many different industries are realizing just how advantageous it can be to leverage the full capabilities that AI has.

In recent times, a new innovation within the field of AI has come to the fore that aims to revolutionize the way we view and use AI within our apps, software, and devices i.e. Low edge AI.

There exists the conventional AI and then comes the low edge AI or simply, Edge AI. Both have their respective uses and benefits, but in terms of discussing a shift towards future technological use of AI, we can deduce a discussion of how Edge AI outperforms conventional AI.

What is Low Edge AI?

Low edge AI or simply Edge AI, is the type of AI that works on the principles of self-reliance, in a way that it computes and processes data information without the need to be connected to an external processing source, cloud, or network.

This means that it processes data by its own by taking inputs and transforming them based upon pre-set values and computational processes – thus not needing external help or compensation as that of conventional AI.

Difference Between Conventional & Low-Edge or Edge AI

It would be true to say that the practical application of conventional AI is more restricted to information technology. This means that whenever you are using or employing an app or any service that makes use of conventional AI, it will compulsorily need an external network connection or a link to a cloud for the purpose of accessing information and presenting it to you.

On the other hand, there is an edge AI. This type of AI is more adapted to operational technology – meaning that it can perform operations on its own behalf and execute results without the need for external networks or the use of cloud-based processing services.

Not only does conventional AI increase the developmental budget with an added expense of recurring nature (since the data connection is charged every time cloud is accessed for processing purposes) but also does not seem to satisfy future prospects of AI application.

In Terms of Application

The applicative scenario of conventional AI seems to be being left out for the majority of new app development and web services.

Incorporating edge AI will increase the efficiency of executing complex tasks without the need for a heavy network budget or premium cloud services while human resources can be cut down and utilized elsewhere.

Even though conventional AI may provide better processing optimization but it also comes at a price of increasing network and cloud costs. In the latest world, following through with the pandemic, companies want to cut down costs as much as possible.

It would be worthwhile to enunciate that edge AI can be the future of computational processing adapted in app development and web development.

Automation will decrease human error while increasing the accuracy with which tasks can be accomplished.

Major Benefits of Edge AI

There are a few major benefits that edge AI provides to technological and developmental usage, especially when it comes to app development such as iOS.

But in order to highlight the true nature of these benefits provided by edge AI, we will discuss the drawbacks of conventional AI and how edge AI completes them:


Security is a major concern – especially if you are targeting enormous masses to pay for your app. The current consumer is more conscious about his or her identifiable information due to the number of fraud cases and so on.

Conventional AI has a major drawback since it does not work without a network connection or a cloud server link. Both of these networks can be broken into and user information can be easily stolen. This leads to identity theft and increases in fraud of finances and funds.

On the other hand, edge AI works as a standalone processor. Which can do the tasks you want on its own without the need to connect to a network. Which is more safe – we’ll leave you to answer that question.


Accessibility is also a very decisive factor when it comes to choosing which alternative AI is better.

For example, if you want to access conventional AI functionality, you need to connect to the network or have access to cloud servers in order to carry out whatever task you have to perform. This makes it relatively harder to access such services in remote areas, underdeveloped or developing areas with little, poor, or no connectivity.

On the other hand, even if you are in a remote area or an area with little to no connectivity, you can still make use of Edge AI functionality in your apps since it does not need a network to work.

Latest Trends

The latest trends in the edge AI technology include co-processor development for AI in order to support extremely fast processing speeds.

Imagining the properly developed versions of co-processors for edge AI – it seems that conventional AI may become obsolete with only exceptions of cloud-oriented processing needs or networking frameworks.

Powerhouse companies such as Nvidia have made concrete progress towards realizing such breakthroughs. Co-processors mean the same to Artificial Intelligence technologically as graphic cards are to electronic sports and gaming.

The second development is in the form of neural networking which has allowed AI to mimic human behavior and thought functionality. By this, it means that AI will be able to establish, with the help of these networks, the ability to evaluate and execute complex tasks based on general examples.

This will not need to install a pre-defined set of instructions or orders and parameters in order to perform such extraordinary AI functions. This is something that conventional AI truly lacks and by the use of this technique, developers will be able to uniquely leverage or use these types of biologically mimicked neural networks for AI functionality excellence and exceptional progressive development – both in the fields of technology and application development.

Author Bio:- Jane Collen is a creative content writer and digital marketer at TekRevol. She works closely with B2C and B2B businesses providing blog writing, video scriptwriting, ghostwriting, copywriting, and social media marketing services.

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