Telefonica Tech Partners with Sherpa.ai to Address Privacy Concerns by Offering Federated Learning

R. Bhattacharyya

Summary Bullets:

• Telefónica Tech’s recent announcement to partner with Sherpa.ai to offer federated learning addresses growing concerns about data privacy.

• For Telefónica Tech, the move fits neatly into its strategy to bring value-added services to customers; for Sherpa.ai, the partnership brings a strong channel partner.

Organizations continue to collect increasing volumes of data, some of it highly sensitive or subject to government regulations. Instead of moving this information to the cloud or to a centralized data center, enterprises are increasingly interested in exploring options for processing it near or at the point of generation or collection. Drivers of edge computing include the desire to maintain data privacy and reduce security-related risks, as well as to deploy latency-sensitive applications or cut down on the cost of transporting data.

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