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Telcos must push AI to the edge, but that creates new dilemmas

The critical architecture decision that every MNO needs to make in the next few months or years is how to balance resources between the center and the edge of the network (see Wireless Watch August 4 2017 for our analysis of this). The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) to help optimize the network more intelligently and dynamically should help with this, but it may also become part of the dilemma. In an interview with EETimes last week, Alex Tepper, founder and head of corporate and business development at Avitas Systems (a GE venture to apply AI in the industrial sector), said that the key limitation of AI today is its ability to compute on the edge device itself – in…

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