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Edge computing seeks to take full advantage of the explosion of connected devices and new sources of data. Technology has become ubiquitous, fueled by inexpensive, power efficient, yet powerful devices that can be deployed almost anywhere. More common than not, devices are connected together providing communications ranging from the smallest embedded device to the largest computational clouds. By leveraging this connected network of resources, we’ll help you make sense of the computational paradigm of edge computing. In edge computing we ask the fundamental question of when should be move data and when should we move functionality. Functionally might range from distributed processing, event detection, to AI training, and inference. We’ll show you how many problems might be solved more efficiently and effectively by distributing them over networks of resources; in some cases, pushing the work closer to the original source of the data, in others coordinating distributed data movement to computational clouds.