Qualcomm had five patents in edge computing during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patent involves methods, systems, and apparatuses for updating or retraining machine learning models using edge ground truth data from edge devices. This process includes obtaining datasets from trained machine learning processes, transmitting them to edge devices, receiving updated datasets, and updating the original dataset with the new information to improve the machine learning model. GlobalData’s report on Qualcomm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Qualcomm had no grants in edge computing as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Apparatus and methods for generating edge ground truth data for a federated system architecture using machine learning processes (Patent ID: US20240096058A1)

The patent filed by Qualcomm Inc. describes methods, systems, and apparatuses for updating or retraining a trained machine learning model/process based on edge ground truth data generated by edge devices. The apparatus includes a communications interface, a storage medium storing instructions, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain datasets of trained machine learning processes from a database, transmit messages to edge devices, receive ground truth data generated by the edge devices, retrain the machine learning process based on the ground truth data, and update the datasets accordingly. The apparatus can also transmit updated datasets to other edge devices for further processing.

Furthermore, the apparatus allows for the comparison of ground truth data generated by different edge devices to identify discrepancies, which are used to update the machine learning process. The apparatus can handle various types of object detection and recognition processes, such as bounding box, semantic segmentation, instance segmentation, and panoptic segmentation. Additionally, the apparatus enables the retraining of machine learning processes based on discrepancies and consistency data received from other edge devices or a local datacenter. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for updating and retraining machine learning models based on edge ground truth data, facilitating improved accuracy and performance in object detection and recognition tasks across multiple edge devices.

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