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Intel partners with Alibaba for edge computing platform

September 21, 2018 / James Bourne

Intel has noted a $200 billion addressable opportunity for the 'data-centric' economy combining cloud, AI and edge - and the latter has come into force following a new partnership with Alibaba.The collaboration, revealed at Alibaba's Computing Conference in Hangzhou, will see the two companies launch a joint edge computing platform. The primary use case is for industrial manufacturing and smart buildings, integrating Intel's hardware, software and AI with Alibaba Cloud's IoT products. "The platform utilises computer vision and AI to convert data at the edge into business insights," the companies note. The companies are partnering in other ways - deploying the latest Intel technology in Alibaba to prepare for the 11/11 shopping festival, as well as helping provide content for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. Alibaba's highly innovative data-centric computing infrastructure supported by Intel technology enables real-time insight for customers from the cl...