Collaborative Cross System AI

The emerging industrial verticals set new challenges for 5G and beyond systems. Indeed, the heterogeneity of the underlying technologies and the challenging and conflicting requirements of the verticals make the orchestration and management of networks complicated and challenging. Recent advances in network automation and artificial intelligence (AI) create enthusiasm from industries and academia toward applying these concepts and techniques to tackle these challenges. With these techniques, the network can be autonomously optimized and configured. This article suggests a collaborative cross-system AI that leverages diverse data from different segments involved in the end-to-end communication of a service, diverse AI techniques, and diverse network automation tools to create a self-optimized and self-orchestrated network that can adapt according to the network state. We align the proposed framework with the ongoing network standardization.