Currently, the building stock in the EU remains energy-intensive and predominantly inefficient, accounting for 40% of final energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions. Current IoT depends almost entirely on cloud infrastructure and cloud-based services. However, Cloud Computing has serious drawbacks in the area of energy services for smart buildings in terms of reliability, trustworthiness, data protection, etc. Edge Computing can in principle overcome these issues. To exploit the full potential, this requires bringing „AI to the Edge“ of networks.
In the OctoAI, we are developing the next generation of high-performance edge-AI for smart buildings. Therefore we combine the concept of Edge AI with user-centric energy services.