02 Feb 2021   |   Network Updates   |   Update from Politecnico di Milano
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Politecnico di Milano: Horizon 2020 project to establish novel framework for AI applications


The project AI-SPRINT (Artificial intelligence in Secure PRIvacy-preserving computing coNTinuum),  coordinated by Danilo Ardagna and Matteo Matteucci, Associate Professors at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering ofPolitecnico di Milano, in cooperation with Fondazione Politecnico and Cefriel, has kicked off on 13 January 2021.

AI-SPRINT is a Research and Innovation Action co-funded by the European Commission, H2020 Programme, whose aim is to establish a novel framework for developing and operating Artificial Intelligence applications, together with their data, exploiting computing continuum environments.

Key outputs include novel tools for AI applications development, secure execution, easy deployment, as well as runtime management and optimisation, which will help to overcome current technological challenges in exploiting resources in the edge-to-cloud continuum in terms of flexibility, scalability of analytics, interoperability, energy efficiency, security and privacy.

By doing so, AI-SPRINT will meet the digitisation needs of businesses and the public sector proving its competitive edge and replicability in three real-world scenarios, spanning farming 4.0, maintenance and inspection, and personalised healthcare.

The project does not stop here. A dedicated AI-SPRINT Alliance will be set up to engage with small SW houses and EU cloud providers to support the AI and edge-computing ecosystem. Alliance Members will be able to use the AI-SPRINT design tools and runtime environment to provide advanced design solutions hosted in their platform and extend application deployment and resource management from their internal cloud to edge servers and AI enabled sensors or end-user devices, optimising the seamless execution of application across the computing continuum while also minimising energy consumption.

The partners in the project, coordinated by Politecnico di Milano, are: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Technische Universität Dresden, Universitat Politècnica de València, Grégoire, Beck et al., Cloud&Heat, 7bulls.com, AirFusion, Trust-IT Services, IDC.

This article was first published on 2 February by Politecnico di Milano.

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