If edge computing capabilities can be woven into the very fabric of our cities, this might come to revolutionize the way we interact with them.
Over the past decade, many cities have launched huge (and hugely expensive) “smart city” initiatives. In the early years of this shift, the focus was on the collection and centralization of data. However, in recent years a new model has emerged – de-centralized data processing performed “at the edge.” As edge computing has become more common, data engineers working for city governments and industry have become more adept at equipping existing systems with IoT and edge processing functionality, and at using AI and ML to extract actionable insights.