AIoT is the future of the cloud

Cloud Computing Virtual Conference – CCX II / 22 AIoT is the future of the cloud

The virtual “CCX II/22 Cloud Computing Conference” will be held on May 4. It will be opened with a keynote speech by Andreas Nauerz, Managing Director, Co-CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Bosch.IO GmbH. It will go into the basics of cloud and edge computing and go into detail about current and upcoming trends. The whole thing is illustrated by the use cases and potential uses of the Bosch Group, where AIoT plays a central role.

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The virtual CCX 2022 Cloud Computing Conference will be held on May 4. It will be opened with a keynote speech by the Managing Director, Co-CEO and CEO of Bosch.IO GmbH, Dr. Andrew Noyers.

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When Lydia Wagemann and Jannika Bolay of Vogel IT Academy welcomed visitors to the Virtual Conference on Cloud Computing – CCX II/22 on May 4 at 9:00 a.m., this was followed by a first-class keynote: Nauerz addressed the question “Cloud quo vadis?” It presents the basics of cloud computing, its characteristics and its rising stars.

“With Rising Stars, I like to refer less to specific solution providers and more to general developments,” says Nauerz. “Because in general, the growth of the cloud ecosystems themselves — in different areas from computing and storage to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain, quantum and more — in Sum a rising star. This growth enables the potential of Implement complex solutions quickly and without financial risk, which can be scaled up later.”

Dr. Andreas Noyers, Managing Director, Co-CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Bosch.IO GmbH
Dr. Andreas Noyers, Managing Director, Co-CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Bosch.IO GmbH

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In his keynote speech, Nauerz will highlight some solutions such as serverless computing, “because as an algorithmic solution it allows scaling and, last but not least, a completely different payment model.” Another new technology worth noting is edge computing: “Not least because of developments like 5G, which are reducing latency, we are currently seeing a strong shift towards the edge, that is, to where data is generated. It is like an extension of the cloud. The reason for this development lies in the data explosion. The result of more and more devices connected to the network. It often pushes purely cloud-based methods to their technical limits.”

After all, moving data to the cloud for processing there increases latency on the one hand and transfers costs on the other. “If we rely on processing in the cloud, we also have to guarantee 100% uptime. In addition, sensitive data also leaves our company. This is the challenge. Among other things, edge computing can be used to keep latency low and save transportation costs. One hundred percent uptime is also essential due to the independence from the cloud. Thus sensitive data can be filtered and processed locally.”

The risks and challenges of using the cloud

However, Nauerz identifies the notorious closure as the biggest challenge in cloud computing, “technically, but also geopolitically.” The general manager is also concerned with the risks of accessing business-critical data: “So, despite the costs involved, the cloud remains multiple or mixed, an issue that GaiaX is trying to provide an answer to.” Nauerz also sees relatively new risks, for example in terms of sustainability. He fears increased environmental pollution from a growing number of providers’ data centers.

The Chief Technology Officer is paying particular attention to ‘AIoT’ scenarios in which AI is being integrated into the Internet of Things. “Training AI models is expensive, there is a lot of intellectual property involved. There are more and more attempts to steal these models through ‘model theft attacks’.”

With regard to AI, however, another challenge to overcome is the challenge of being able to predict the behavior of AI models: “A lot is currently being invested in the field of ‘explainable AI’,” says Noyers. Finally, there are still many “Ethical questions” to be clarified on the topic of artificial intelligence, for example when it comes to “deep fakes”, which are often below the belt or even criminal or dangerous.

Bosch’s Cloud and AI Use Cases

Artificial intelligence is a major topic for Nauerz, where he heads the global, interdisciplinary organization of experts that drives the Bosch Group’s AIoT strategy: “The large number of ever-increasing AI services democratize access.” Operations development and implementation: “We use “end-to-end” cloud technologies, for example in areas such as automotive, production or factory scenarios. Our focus is on what is known as AIoT, which has always required the power of the cloud.”

What is the AIoT feature? “We’ve already made a large number of devices able to connect to the network. However, 70 percent of companies do not analyze the transmitted data. Altogether, 99 percent of them are still completely useless,” says Noyers. “The required value-added generation can be described as an ‘AIoT cycle’: simply docking the device to the backend initially only increases costs. Storing the transmitted data increases the additional costs – in this case for storage. Only when we work on all the data Analyzing them and gaining insights from them, do we have anything from them. An example of this is the use of our products by customers. If we understand them better and can then improve them, the added value will be created.”

Amazing examples of this can also be found in the automotive sector, where AIoT technology makes road traffic safer: “Our cars are equipped with cameras to constantly check the environment. We send this video data to the cloud. There, it is analyzed by artificial intelligence in order to recognize lanes or street signs, for example, and the ability to predict the likely behavior of other road users. The more video data we receive and analyze, the smarter our AI, which can then provide the driver with the appropriate information.”

There are details in the keyword

These exciting scenarios are touched upon here only briefly. It was described in detail by Nauerz in his keynote. By the way: Before moving to corporate research at Bosch in 2019, he worked as Program Manager (OM) and Chief Technical Officer (STSM) for IBM’s Cloud Division. Therefore his observations are based on many years of experience and come from qualified sources.

In this regard: Be sure to call the Virtual Conference on Cloud Computing – CCX II/22 on May 4th at 9:10 AM at the latest and listen to the keynote address given by Dr. Andreas Nauerz, Managing Director, Co-CEO and CEO of Bosch.IO GmbH, on the topic “Cloud quo vadis?”

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