Dinand Roeland, Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research

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Ericsson imagines the networks of tomorrow

Tomorrow’s cognitive networks will be able to perform reasoning and resolve complex challenges autonomously. See how AI-enabled and self-optimizing connectivity is being harnessed in exciting new ways in this short video from Ericsson.

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You’ll learn

  • What exactly cognitive means in relation to networks 

  • How to raise the level of autonomy a system has 

  • Why we need cognitive networks 

Who is this for?

Network Professionals Business Leaders


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Dinand Roeland
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0:01 [Music]

0:04 when something is cognitive it means

0:06 that it can acquire knowledge and of

0:08 course also use that knowledge we humans

0:11 are cognitive we see the environment

0:14 around us we hear we sense we observe

0:17 the environment

0:18 and

0:19 we make that into knowledge eventually

0:21 these new insights may lead to some

0:23 action

0:24 nowadays we give the system the solution

0:27 what we would like to achieve

0:29 is to get a higher level of automation

0:32 if we give the system

0:34 expectations instead of solutions then

0:37 that raises the level of autonomy that

0:39 the system has let's say i want the

0:42 quality of experience of these users to

0:44 be at least this level the system

0:46 receives that intent it will start to

0:49 observe those users extract data about

0:52 their quality of experience and maybe

0:54 come to the conclusion that

0:57 this current quality of experience is

0:59 not good enough it would come up with an

1:01 action

1:02 maybe change the priority of the traffic

1:05 of those users and with that we will see

1:07 that the quality of experience will get

1:09 better so why do we need cognitive

1:11 networks the more diverse devices you

1:14 connect to the network the more work is

1:16 needed to do that management we will see

1:19 more and more use cases more and more

1:21 services or more diverse services with

1:23 extreme requirements and all of this

1:25 needs to be dealt with in the network

1:29 i believe that if we don't have this

1:31 automation journey it will become

1:33 unmanageable for humans

1:35 so imagine the networks of tomorrow

1:37 performing far more complex functions

1:40 than today

1:41 i believe we can make the networks more

1:44 autonomous with cognitive networks it's

1:46 possible

1:58 you

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