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Israeli embedded AI processor startup Hailo targets Japan and South Korea

By Anasia D’mello

Hailo, developers of a proprietary chip technology for deep learning on edge devices, is extending its efforts to work with technology and business partners in Japan and South Korea.

Hailo’s executives will participate in a delegation of Israeli mobility startups that will be visiting the two East Asian powerhouses at the end of July and into the first week of August. In Japan, Hailo will present its achievements and plans in front of 400 automotive industry executives at an event co-arranged by Azapa Corporation and the Israel-based Innovation Centre Drive TLV.

Additionally, senior Hailo executives led by the company’s CEO, Orr Danon, will conduct business meetings with Japanese and Korean technology companies. Hailo, established in early 2017, emerged out of stealth mode in June and announced that it had completed $12.5 million (€10.67 million) Series.

A funding round that will help the startup further develop its deep learning microprocessor, which will deliver datacentre processing capacity to edge devices. This latest funding round brings the total raised to date by the Tel Aviv-based company to $16 million(€13.66 million).

Hailo’s breakthrough deep learning processor, whose initial samples are expected to enter the market in H1 2019, will be able to run embedded AI applications on edge devices that are installed in autonomous vehicles, drones, and smart home appliances such as personal assistants, smart cameras and smart TVs, alongside IoT, AR and VR platforms, wearables and security products.

The Hailo processor radically reduces size, power and cost, making it suitable for local processing of high-resolution sensory data in real time. The automotive industry, one of Hailo’s key markets, is undergoing a major disruption and is rapidly adopting Deep Learning methods to enable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications that require sensing and processing of the environment.

According to IC Insights, ICs used in automobiles and other vehicles are expected to generate global sales of $42.9 billion (€36.62 billion) in 2021, compared to $22.9 billion (€19.55 billion) in 2016. Existing general-purpose processor infrastructure cannot run compute-intensive deep learning algorithms necessary for these applications.

In early July, Hailo was named one of the 20 Most Promising Startups in Israel by the prestigious business publication The Marker Magazine. According to a market research by IDC, total spending on cognitive and AI systems in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), has totaled $458.0 million (€391.06 million) in 2017 alone, reflecting an increase of 53.3% over 2016.

South Korea ICT Ministry has recently published a national plan that aims to invest around 2.2 trillion won [around $2 billion (€1.71 billion)] by 2022 in order to boost the country’s AI R&D capabilities and transform the country into one of the world’s top four AI powerhouses. As part of the strategy, South Korea is planning to establish six new AI research institutes.

In Japan, the Japanese government published its artificial intelligence technology strategy that details top areas for R&D, focusing on the themes of productivity, medical care and health, and mobility. The strategy also encourages collaboration between industry, government, and academia to advance AI research.

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Application of AI to computer networks and devices communicating in the human body to be shown at Sigcomm 2018

By Anasia D’mello

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Data Communication (Sigcomm) announced highlights of Sigcomm 2018, its annual flagship conference, which will be held this year in Budapest, Hungary from August 20-25. The six-day conference is considered the leading venue on the applications, technologies, architectures and protocols for wired and wireless networks.

Communication networks and their underlying infrastructure have fueled the digital revolution of the last 25 years and will serve as a linchpin in our interconnected world in the years ahead. Sigcomm encompasses all aspects of networks and networked systems, including packet processing, hardware and software, virtualisation, mobility, sensors, energy consumption, novel applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to networking, and usability of underlying networking technologies.

Jennifer Rexford of Princeton University will receive the Sigcomm 2018 Award for Lifetime Contribution and deliver the conference keynote address. In addition to the main conference, Sigcomm 2018 will include 44 posters, 22 demos, 12 workshops, 13 industrial demos, a Student Research Competition, community feedback sessions, topic preview, mentoring sessions and award ceremonies.

Sergey Gorinsky

“Many members of our Sigcomm 2018 Organising Committee have worked hard to ensure that the attendees will leave Budapest with invigorating memories of innovations presented in the technical program as well as natural beauty and cultural sophistication of the Hungarian capital” said general co-chair Sergey Gorinsky of IMDEA Networks Institute.

“The main conference is held in the legendary Vigadó Concert Hall, the workshops and tutorials in the nearby InterContinental Hotel, and the hackathon in Nokia Skypark. The distinctive social events include the reception coinciding with spectacular fireworks on the Danube, Student Dinner in the Bálna (Whale) Building, and Banquet as a cruise on Európa Ship.”

“In planning Sigcomm ’18, we wanted authors to be daring and emphasize novelty and creativity,” said Sigcomm 2018 program co-chair Dina Katabi. Added program co-chair Mark Handley, “we believe that the criteria for being accepted by Sigcomm should not merely be that the paper is very well executed. We should also be seeking out new ideas that bring a different perspective and allow the conference to evolve and stay in the forefront of innovation.”

This year’s program emphasizes bringing new technologies to computer networks. Some papers optimise the design of networked systems using machine learning, while others enable low-power miniature devices that communicate from inside the human body. The conference also offers two full-day workshops exploring the intersection of machine learning and computer networks.

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Fleet management systems installed base in Americas to reach 22mn units by 2022

By Anasia D’mello

According to a new report from the IoT market research provider Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 8.0 million in Q4-2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6%, this number is expected to reach 16.4 million by 2022.

In Latin America, the number of active fleet management systems is expected to increase from 3.0 million in Q4-2017, growing at a CAGR of 13.1 % to reach 5.5 million in 2022. The top-25 vendors in the Americas together have a combined installed base of more than 7 million active units in the region.

Notably, all of the top-15 players each had more than 100,000 active units in the Americas at the end of 2017. More than 40% of the total number of units deployed in the region is represented by the five largest fleet management vendors alone. Verizon has in 2018 launched Verizon Connect which represents the culmination of more than US$5 billion (€4.38 billion)in investments including high-profile acquisitions such as Fleetmatics and Telogis.

Rickard Andersson

“Verizon Connect is the clear provider in the fleet telematics space both from a global perspective and in the Americas specifically”, says Rickard Anderson, principal analyst, Berg Insight. Verizon’s closest competitor in the Americas is Geotab which has grown considerably in the past year, followed by Omnitracs and Trimble which have both surpassed 0.5 million active fleet management subscribers in the region.

“Zonar Systems rounds off the top-5, just ahead of Michelin which has established a strong position in the Americas through multiple acquisitions”, continues Mr. Andersson. He adds that the ongoing consolidation trend in the fleet management space is expected to continue in the coming years.

Numerous vendors have more than half a million active FM subscribers worldwide and the milestone of one million subscriptions has now been surpassed by three leading players, driven by growth strategies based on M&A(merger & acquisition) activity and high-paced organic growth. “Berg Insight anticipates a future scenario where the global fleet management market is dominated by a handful of solution providers with installed bases measured in the millions”, concludes Andersson.

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What’s the Difference Between a Data Warehouse and Data Lake?

By Andrew Brust

Click to learn more about video blogger Andrew Brust. The Big Data & Brews video blog series continues with host Andrew Brust, Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence at Datameer. The series touches on hot topics within the business of Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Modern BI, NoSQL and Next […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Data Warehouse and Data Lake?

By Andrew Brust

Click to learn more about video blogger Andrew Brust. The Big Data & Brews video blog series continues with host Andrew Brust, Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence at Datameer. The series touches on hot topics within the business of Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Modern BI, NoSQL and Next […]

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