AI-SPRINT is an EU-funded project which defines a novel framework for the design and operation of AI applications in computing continua.
The project goes beyond supporting AI applications development, by enabling the seamless design and partition of AI applications among the plethora of cloud-based solutions and AI-based sensor devices, providing security and privacy guarantees.
POPNAS (Pareto-Optimal Progressive Neural Architecture Search) is one of the design time tools of the AI-SPRINT project, which is based on Neural Architecture Search, an Auto-ML technique capable of finding optimal neural network architectures for a given task and dataset. The algorithm can consider and optimize multiple objectives, making it easier to deploy the final architectures under potential system constraints. Furthermore, the final architectures are composed of stacking multiple modular units, which makes partitioning into the edge and cloud simple and efficient. This approach makes it possible to generate state-of-the-art neural network models in a single end-to-end process,
with minimal AI-expertise requirements, enabling wider adoption of deep learning techniques in the industry.
AI-SPRINT focuses its efforts on the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing in three thematic use cases.
- Personalised Healthcare: developing an automated system for personalised stroke risk assessment and prevention.
- Maintenance & Inspection: creating an infrastructure that reduces downtime and revenue losses caused by degenerative asset performance.
- Farming 4.0: delivering edge and intelligent sensors to optimise phytosanitary treatments.