On June 14th a select group of global stakeholders shared their visions to feed into the ITU’s plans for what the next generation of telecoms should look like. While attendance was strictly limited, the presentations shared are available on the meeting website, linked here.
In this paper, we present Áika, a robust system for executing distributed
Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications on the edge. Áika provides engineers and researchers with
several building blocks in the form of Agents, which enable the expression of computation pipelines
and distributed applications with robustness and privacy guarantees.
This work reviews several key
research trends in antennas to fulfil demands for the fifth
generation of communications (5G) and beyond, especially 6G,
and considers novel antenna techniques and designs needed to
increase the smartness of the antenna systems and to provide
improved beamforming and security.
The IEEE has released a set of scenario plans for the technology evolution path through 5G and beyond in 3, 5 and 10 year timelines.
Next G Alliance explores four foundational areas of use cases (Everyday Living, Experience, Critical Roles, and Societal Goals), with the goal of better understanding how next-generation technology and its ecosystem can help improve the way humans live and interact.
ETSI’s newly published report gives an overview of the roles of general-purpose and specialized hardware, such as neural processors and neural networks, in enabling the security of AI. The report identifies hardware vulnerabilities and common weaknesses in AI systems and outlines the mitigations available in hardware to prevent attacks, as well as the general requirements on hardware to support the security of AI (SAI).
Dynamic infrastructure-as-a-service: A key paradigm for 6G networks and application to maritime communications – ITU
This paper highlights the missing elements in 5G that prevent evolutions of this technology from meeting future needs. Instead, they propose a disruptive communication paradigm to “ultimately enable the radical evolution of the current systems”, that interlink connectivity and computing seamlessly. They propose 6G should be able to “integrate and release, in a dynamic manner, heterogeneous types of resources, such as diverse types of network entities/nodes with nomadic, relaying, and multi-tenancy capabilities, which can enable demand-driven service provisioning, coverage extension, increased network capacity, and reduced energy consumption.”
6G: The Personal Tactile Internet And Open Questions for Information Theory – Information Theory Society
The hype around 5G is, again, focusing on business customers, in particular in the context of campus networks. Consequently, 6G must provide an infrastructure to enable remote-controlled mobile robotic solutions for everyone—the Personal Tactile Internet. Which role can information and communication theory play in this context, and what are the big challenges ahead?
Penn State University: Researchers Engineer Electrically Tunable Graphene Device To Study Rare Physics – India Education Diary
Researchers, co-led by the University of Manchester (UK) and Penn State (USA) have developed a tunable graphene-based platform that allows fine control over the interaction between light and matter in the terahertz (THz) spectrum to reveal rare phenomena known as exceptional points.
The work could advance optoelectronic technologies to better generate, control and sense light and potentially impact wireless communications, according to the researchers. They demonstrated a way to control THz waves, which could contribute to the development of beyond-5G wireless networks.