Sep 9–12, 2019

Executive Briefing: 5G—A playground for AI

Mazin Gilbert (AT&T Research)
4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: LL21 A/B

Who is this presentation for?

Executives, developers, data scientists, and engineers.




The advent of 5G promises to change our lives in a radically big way. This revolution will transform cars to be self-driving, communication networks to be software-defined and autonomous, virtual reality and augmented reality to be mobile and completely untethered, and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to be intelligent and connected. Behind this 5G revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a significant role in the planning, forecasting, building, development and deployment of 5G. It also enables a new set of experiences including intelligent stores and factories, autonomous flying drones, robots and holographic meetings. This presentation will provide a technical and a market landscape overview of how AI is creating the 5G world. We will highlight recent developments in AI closer to the network edge is helping to accelerate widespread adoption of 5G-based applications for both consumers and enterprises. Finally, we will discuss the roles of open source and open platforms as key ingredients of this 5G AI transformation.

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have a basic understanding of 5G and AI technology.

What you'll learn

Attendees will gain an understanding of how 5G and AI are complementary and crucial to continued innovation. The presentation will explain how the two go hand in hand and will change our everyday lives.
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Mazin Gilbert

AT&T Research

Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology and Systems at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s Research and Advanced Development of its network and access transformations. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in artificial intelligence, software-defined networking and access, digital transformation, cloud technologies, open source software platforms and big data.
Mazin holds 176 U.S. patents in communication and multimedia processing and has published over 100 technical papers in human-machine communication. He is the author of the book titled, “Artificial Neural Networks for Speech Analysis/Synthesis,” 1992, and an editor of a recent book on “Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Networks,” 2018.
With more than three decades of experience under his belt, Mazin’s previous work includes Bell Labs, BBC and British Telecom. He’s also worked in academia at Rutgers University, Princeton University and Liverpool University. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2012.
Mazin earned a bachelor’s and a doctoral degree, with first-class honors, in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool. He also earned an MBA for Executives from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Outside of his technology career, Mazin is an entrepreneur owning five limited liability companies specializing in commercial and residential real estate and the dental industry. He also serves as a Chair of the Linux Foundation Deep Learning Foundation board, and a board member at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley). Mazin loves to spend time with his daughters and is an avid runner.

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