CONVOLVE enforces Europe’s position in the design and development of smart edge-processors, such that it can become a dominant player in the global edge processing market. This requires a holistic approach that will address the whole design stack from application, model, compiler, system architecture, micro architecture, circuit and device. With its strong legacy in edge solutions and open processing platforms, the EU is ideally positioned to become the leader in this edge-AI market. However, certain roadblocks keep the EU from assuming this leadership role: Edge processors need to become 100x more energy efficient; Their complexity demands automated design with 10x design time reduction; They must be secure and reliable to get accepted. Finally, they should be flexible and powerful to support the DL domain. CONVOLVE addresses these roadblocks and thereby enables EU leadership in Edge-AI. To that end, it will take a holistic approach with innovations at all design stack levels.
CLAIRE’s main role is as communication and dissemination expert in WP8, developing communication and dissemination plan and materials related to these activities. (Promotion of community engagement and connectivity. Leveraging existing CLAIRE community, network, and contacts.)