The Epoch Blog
Today edge computing is poised to transform the way federal agencies and private businesses handle large volumes of data and real-time decision-making in distributed environments. According to Accenture, 9 in 10 federal leaders say edge computing is important for meeting mission needs - meanwhile, 78% predict that edge solutions will have a major impact on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
A new year is just around the corner, and defense undersecretary for research and engineering, Heidi Shyu, recently expanded the Pentagon’s list of technologies for prioritized development. The usual suspects are included, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity – but so are some unusual ones, like materials science and biotechnology.
The scenario: A massive cargo ship travels somewhere between the Panama Canal and Gibraltar. It’s late August and a new tropical storm just formed off the coast of Africa, headed straight up the middle of this heavily used shipping channel.