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Platform for Open Development of Systems of Artificial Intelligence

Project description

Navigating the shifting balance between edge and cloud computing

The technology landscaping is transforming. Intelligence is migrating from the cloud to the edge. This migration brings forth a multitude of advantages. For instance, autonomous vehicles and smart infrastructure can operate with increased efficiency. With this in mind, the EU-funded Bonseyes project aims to transform the landscape of AI adoption. Specifically, the project will develop a platform that consists of a data marketplace, a deep learning toolbox, and developer reference platforms. It will be designed for organisations wanting to adopt AI in low power IoT devices, embedded computing systems, or data centre servers. Central to the project’s success is its open software architecture. The overall aim is to encourage widespread adoption, enabling organisations to embrace the entire concept on a broader scale.


The Bonseyes project aims to develop a platform consisting of a Data Marketplace, Deep Learning Toolbox, and Developer Reference Platforms for organizations wanting to adopt Artificial Intelligence in low power IoT devices (“edge computing”), embedded computing systems, or data center servers (“cloud computing”). It will bring about orders of magnitude improvements in efficiency, performance, reliability, security, and productivity in the design and programming of Systems of Artificial Intelligence that incorporate Smart Cyber Physical Systems while solving a chicken-egg problem for organizations who lack access to Data and Models. It’s open software architecture will facilitate adoption of the whole concept on a wider scale.

It aims to address one of the most significant trends in the Internet of Things which is the shifting balance between edge computing and cloud computing. The early days of the IoT have been characterized by the critical role of cloud platforms as application enablers. Intelligent systems have largely relied on the cloud level for their intelligence, and the actual devices of which they consist have been relatively unsophisticated. This old premise is currently being shaken up, as the computing capabilities on the edge level advance faster than those of the cloud level. This paradigm shift—from the connected device paradigm to the intelligent device paradigm opens up numerous opportunities.

To evaluate the effectiveness, technical feasibility, and to quantify the real-world improvements in efficiency, security, performance, effort and cost of adding AI to products and services using the Bonseyes platform, four complementary demonstrators will be built: Automotive Intelligent Safety, Automotive Cognitive Computing, Consumer Emotional Virtual Agent, and Healthcare Patient Monitoring. Bonseyes platform capabilities are aimed at being aligned with the European FI-PPP activities and take advantage of its flagship project FIWARE.

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 1 782 982,00

Participants (15)