The Case for Onloading Continuous High-Datarate Perception to the Phone

Seungyeop Han and Matthai Philipose

Abstract

Much has been said recently on off-loading computations

from the phone. In particular, workloads such as speech

and visual recognition that involve models based on “big

data” are thought to be prime candidates for cloud processing.

We posit that the next few years will see the arrival

of mobile usages that require continuous processing

of audio and video data from wearable devices. We argue

that these usages are unlikely to flourish unless substantial

computation is moved back on to the phone. We outline

possible solutions to the problems inherent in such a

move. We advocate a close partnership between perception

and systems researchers to realize these usages.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of HotOS'09: 14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems
PublisherUSENIX
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