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    Machine Learning vs. Artificial Intelligence - Infographic

    Posted on Oct 6, 2017 11:17:00 AM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in Swim AI

    Swim ESPTM is a streaming data analytics engine that takes advantage of a distributed network architecture to operate self-training Machine Learning (ML) at the edge in real-timeSwim ESP offers a simple approach to Machine Learning at the edge, which provides real-time  learned insights for time-critical applications. Swim applies learning at the data source – such on industrial devices, Smart City sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or other autonomous vehicles. Swim ESP then shares learned insights with other virtual components using an efficient pub-sub protocol, automatically building a distributed, secure, & resilient fabric that spreads knowledge throughout the network.

    We've put together an infographic comparing Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and highlight examples where edge computing solutions like Swim ESP can enable these applications in the future:

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    Learn Like Humans: Not Like "Big A.I.”

    Posted on Oct 4, 2017 11:36:23 AM by Chris Sachs in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in Swim AI

    I have a hypothesis: a brain twice as massive as a human brain would only be marginally more intelligent. And a single brain with 7 billion times the mass of a human brain would be orders of magnitude less capable than all of humanity. This feels analogous to Haldane’s famous 1928 piece “On Being The Right Size”, mapped into the domain of learning. 

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    Redefining the Edge: Process Data at the Edge

    Posted on Sep 29, 2017 12:06:30 PM by Chris Sachs in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in Swim AI

    What’s cloud computing, and what’s the edge? We could describe boundaries based on the points of demarcation between providers and customers, but that quickly gets messy: AT&T serves my phone but it also serves my company; moreover AT&T is more familiar as a communications provider than as a cloud provider. Let’s try again: In an enterprise context Edge means “on prem”, and Cloud means “not on prem”. Tricky again: Silver Spring Networks is one of the largest providers of Smart Metering Infrastructure, with over 25M endpoints under management (like your house). They operate low bandwidth networks city-wide, and give their utility provider customers accurate information about energy consumption. What’s “on prem” in this story? What’s “on prem” to a vendor of self-driving cars, or to Uber, which eschews on-prem IT infrastructure but receives masses of data from drivers and riders to its cloud hosted apps world wide? 

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    Five Ways Real-Time Edge Analytics Can Save the Day

    Posted on Sep 28, 2017 2:28:14 PM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Stateful Applications, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in Digital Twin

    Swim ESP™ provides edge analytics capabilities for brownfield industrial environments, enabling businesses to extend existing sensor networks into the real-world and leverage the compute power of already-deployed devices. Swim applies Machine Learning at the network edge, taking advantage of computing resources on deployed devices to perform real-time edge analytics. Swim automatically builds a distributed, secure, resilient fabric that enables connected devices to share insights with each other, spreading knowledge through the fabric similar to the way knowledge spreads in the real world.

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    Swim Swarm: Digital Twins + UAVs + Machine Learning

    Posted on Sep 22, 2017 11:21:00 AM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in drones, in UAV's, in Digital Twin, in Swim Swarm

    Swim ESPTM is a streaming data analytics engine that applies machine learning in real-time, taking advantage of a distributed learning architecture to gain efficiency, ensure security and high availability, and to permit rapid and reliable dissemination of learned insights. Swim ESP is self-training and operates in real-time, training and learning continually from data streams.

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    Swim Swarm: UAVs & Machine Learning at the Edge

    Posted on Sep 19, 2017 11:33:59 AM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in drones, in UAV's, in Swim Swarm

    Swim Swarm demonstrates how Swim ESPTM for Autonomous Vehicles can be used to transform devices such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from low-value data into an affordable source of low-rate but high value insights, which are able to autonomously make fast-timescale decisions. Swim also controls the UAVs as they execute their mission as a swarm.

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    Machine Learning at the Edge: Streaming Data Analytics Engine

    Posted on Sep 15, 2017 11:38:45 AM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in Digital Twin, in Swim AI

    Swim ESPTM is a streaming data analytics engine that reasons on-the-fly, taking advantage of a distributed learning architecture to gain efficiency, ensure security and high availability, and to permit rapid and reliable dissemination of learned insights. Swim ESP is self-training and operates in real-time at the edge, training and learning continually from data streams, on-the-fly.

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    Digital Twins Help Unlock Sensor Data in Industrial Environments

    Posted on Sep 13, 2017 10:27:51 AM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics, in Digital Twin

    Recently, the Swim team posted Key Takeaways from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2017, which referenced technologies like Edge Computing, Deep Learning, Machine Learning and a few other automation and data-centric technologies that are transforming industrial environments around the world. However, there’s another emerging technology that Gartner included, but we have not mentioned in prior posts which is the concept of the “Digital Twin.”

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    Industry Trends of Drones and UAV's - IIOT Infographic

    Posted on Sep 8, 2017 12:16:16 PM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in infographic, in drones, in UAV's

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other autonomous technologies provide new opportunities for industrial automation. With use cases in security, surveying, delivery, insurance, and more, businesses can combine software and drone technologies to reduce manual effort and efficiently complete tasks that would otherwise be time and labor-intensive.

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    Key Takeaways from Gartner’s "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies" 2017

    Posted on Sep 6, 2017 11:25:06 AM by Swim Team in Machine Learning, in Swim Software, in Industrial IOT, in Edge Analytics

    Edge Computing and Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2017

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