Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Intelligent 6G Networks

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PubDate: Dec 201

Teams: Nanyang Technological University; Shenzhen University

Writers: Helin Yang, Arokiaswami Alphones, Zehui Xiong, Dusit Niyato, Jun Zhao, Kaishun Wu

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With the rapid development of smart terminals and infrastructures, as well as diversified applications (e.g., virtual and augmented reality, remote surgery and holographic projection) with colorful requirements, current networks (e.g., 4G and upcoming 5G networks) may not be able to completely meet quickly rising traffic demands. Accordingly, efforts from both industry and academia have already been put to the research on 6G networks. Recently, artificial intelligence (AI) has been utilized as a new paradigm for the design and optimization of 6G networks with a high level of intelligence. Therefore, this article proposes an AI-enabled intelligent architecture for 6G networks to realize knowledge discovery, smart resource management, automatic network adjustment and intelligent service provisioning, where the architecture is divided into four layers: intelligent sensing layer, data mining and analytics layer, intelligent control layer and smart application layer. We then review and discuss the applications of AI techniques for 6G networks and elaborate how to employ the AI techniques to efficiently and effectively optimize the network performance, including AI-empowered mobile edge computing, intelligent mobility and handover management, and smart spectrum management. Moreover, we highlight important future research directions and potential solutions for AI-enabled intelligent 6G networks, including computation efficiency, algorithms robustness, hardware development and energy management.