The expected diversity of services, use cases, and applications in I5.0 requires a flexible, adaptable, and programmable AI architecture that optimizes the edge vs cloud AI to maximize the performance of the overall system. In the face of this challenge, TALON introduces an AI orchestrator that envisions transforming the I5.0 into an automated intelligent platform by exploiting advances in edge networks and bringing intelligence near sensors in embedded systems with limited computational, storage, and communication resources, as well as the integration of advanced and adaptive sensors and perception.

Coordinator: Engineering

Funding: Erasmus+

Budget: 4,510,509€ 

Duration: 36M 

Progress 90%

TALON’s AI orchestrator maximizes both global and individual users’ and systems’ capabilities without violating the design parameters of each application. In particular, the orchestrator selects AI datasets, algorithms, metrics, and models based on the application. This creates a new system architecture that makes the most by jointly optimizing the edge and cloud resources, enabling centralized, distributed, as well as hybrid intelligence and transforming the AI network into a low-power computer, which will be able to use underutilized (commercial and business) resources.

Following a holistic optimization approach and leveraging the developments in blockchain, TALON aims at supporting end-to-end (e2e) personalized and perpetual security and privacy. Finally, to accommodate the particularities of the TALON architecture that are generated due to the use of novel building blocks, such as AI orchestrator, blockchain, edge networking, and DTs, a new experimentally-verified theoretical framework will be presented.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101070181.