Toward Native Artificial Intelligence in 6G Networks: System Design, Architectures, and Paradigms [article]

Jianjun Wu, Rongpeng Li, Xueli An, Chenghui Peng, Zhe Liu, Jon Crowcroft, Honggang Zhang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The mobile communication system has transformed to be the fundamental infrastructure to support digital demands from all industry sectors, and 6G is envisioned to go far beyond the communication-only purpose. There is coming to a consensus that 6G will treat Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the cornerstone and has a potential capability to provide "intelligence inclusion", which implies to enable the access of AI services at anytime and anywhere by anyone. Apparently, the intelligent inclusion
more » ... sion produces far-reaching influence on the corresponding network architecture design in 6G and deserves a clean-slate rethink. In this article, we propose an end-to-end system architecture design scope for 6G, and talk about the necessity to incorporate an independent data plane and a novel intelligent plane with particular emphasis on end-to-end AI workflow orchestration, management and operation. We also highlight the advantages to provision converged connectivity and computing services at the network function plane. Benefiting from these approaches, we believe that 6G will turn to an "everything as a service" (XaaS) platform with significantly enhanced business merits.
arXiv:2103.02823v1 fatcat:6r7v223p7bb3rkocj5vwapkopa