chapter  Chapter 12
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Artificial Intelligence for 5G+, Edge Compute, and Internet of Things

ByRittwik Jana, Mark Austin, Wenjie Zhao

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not only an interesting technology for improving accuracy and prediction on a variety of problems, but it is ultimately required to be used to extract intelligence from the enormous amount of data produced on modern-day networks. The latest incarnation of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) requirements are for the year 2020, called IMT-2020, which defines the user desired requirements for 5G, for which 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is developing the technical specifications. New radio (NR) technologies, increased spectrum bandwidth, network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined network (SDN), flexible network architecture, edge computing and AI-based network management, and optimization are key enablers for 5G. Edge computing capability is required to support low-latency use cases, such as self-driving cars, e-Health, and immersive experiences. 5G wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) will reshape networks and network traffic in even more unpredictable ways in future.