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CES 2019: THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE EDGE AND THE CLOUD
I went to CES 2019 last week and focused on Eureka Park, where startups show off their wares. While there were lots of fun and inventive products, it's what I didn't see that makes me fear for our digital future. Here's why. I'm a fan of CES, and have attended regularly for over a decade. I especially like to focus on the young companies who, sometimes, promise to disrupt the market. Today the three most important developing technologies are artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT). All three are highly centralized, relying on massive computes and datastores for value exploitation. Of course some data needs to be aggregated, and the cloud is often a logical place for that. But my question is how much processing can be done locally to reduce the network overhead and limit the leverage cloud providers have over these apps and, more importantly, us. As we have seen with Facebook and other large cloud operations, corporations are more concerned with making money than they are with information and application security. Which is why I worry about these disruptive technologies relying on cloud vendors. ROBIN HARRIS READ MORE