Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Spectrum Allocation

The Next Generation of Wireless Devices

On the 25th of October Karen Hao from MIT Technology Review wrote an article called: “DARPA is betting on AI to bring the next generation of wireless devices online.” This article placed its focus on an important aspect of wireless communication. Because there is a planning of how the bandwidth is supposed to work via the radio spectrum. The electromagnetic waves in the frequency range of the radio spectrum is called radio waves — and these are widely used in modern technology, especially within telecommunication. To hinder interference between different users radio waves is strictly regulated by national laws, coordinated by an international body, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Karen Hao’s article discussed a recent hackathon organised by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In the article she writes:

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Graph displayed in MIT Technology Review retrieved the 28th of October 2019

5G and Artificial Intelligence

To see the most accentuated possibilities that lie within 5G it may be interesting to look at a few of the actors that have much to gain from its expansion such as Samsung. In a news article written by Samsung on the 28th of October 2019 there is a description of the IoT and AI Revolution.

Exploring 5G and Artificial Intelligence

My focus this week will mainly be to cover the relationship between the field of artificial intelligence and 5G networks. When looking at the potential risk and possibilities with this combination and perhaps talking to industry experts about their thoughts. Who is studying the effects or changes that this is leading to? There is a big investment by telecommunication companies into this areas, and there is an expressed fear by many in regards to possible consequences.

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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