Smart Networks and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Wireless

Smart Networks and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Wireless

The idea of artificial intelligence has been around for years now. We’ve been making movies about it for decades now. While the idea offered a nice platform for our sci-fi daydreams, it’s recently become a major force in enterprise grade technology, revolutionizing IT operations, cloud computing, and mobility. Gartner predict that by the year 2020, A.I. technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service, and A.I. will be a top five investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs.

Below we’ve taken a look at how AI is and will continue to shape wireless networks.

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Why is AI just getting popular now?

Artificial Intelligence is nothing new. The technology has be studied for years in laboratories and universities, but it’s real-world applications are only recently being realized. With advancements in computing power, big data, and open source technologies, artificial intelligence is being used in enterprises all over the world.

Why CIOs should embrace AI in their wireless strategy

Wireless technology is at a serious turning point where traditional methods of deploying, operating, and managing wireless networks no longer do the trick. Artificial intelligence seeks to address three primary trends in network usage:

  1. Wireless technology is becoming a primary internet access technology for many businesses. Because so many operations are dependent on wi-fi, IT departments have found it easier than ever to measure performance. At the same time, because of so many variables (number of device types, OSs, quality of devices), wireless networks have become more difficult to troubleshoot when something does go wrong.
  2. Mobile users are expecting personalized wireless services on their device that utilize contextual information. With the virtualization of beacons, usage of machine learning for calibration and accuracy and covergence of Wi-Fi.
  3. Businesses are moving business IT operations to the cloud for greater efficiency and for IT skills to be better aligned with core businesses. By moving wireless networks to the cloud, CIOs have access to a more scalable infrastructure.

What AI offers your wireless network

Aside from designing the network, artificial intelligence can help manage, maintain, and protect it. Currently, networks are monitored by algorithms that look for anomalous traffic and activity that could be the result of DDoS attacks and attempted hacks. With AI powering new intelligent algorithms, these algorithms will find more efficient ways of anticipating and protecting the network. The rise of AI offers a chance to overhaul the world’s networks. AI is causing a rethink of whether the current business models are helping to providing the best possible user experience and the most cost-effective way possible.

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Doug Atkinson

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An entrepreneur and executive with a passion for enterprise technology, Doug founded Solutions Review in 2012. He has previously served as a newspaper boy, a McDonald's grill cook, a bartender, a political consultant, a web developer, the VP of Sales for e-Dialog - a digital marketing agency - and as Special Assistant to Governor William Weld of Massachusetts.
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