6G White Paper on Edge Intelligence

Ella Peltonen, Mehdi Bennis, Michele Capobianco, Merouane Debbah, Aaron Ding, Felipe Gil-Castiñeira, Marko Jurmu, Teemu Karvonen, Markus Kelanti, Adrian Kliks, Teemu Leppänen, Lauri Lovén, Tommi Mikkonen, Sumudu Samarakoon, Ashwin Rao, Kari Seppänen, Paweł Sroka, Sasu Tarkoma, Tingting Yang

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In this white paper we provide a vision for 6G Edge Intelligence. Moving towards 5G and beyond the future 6G networks, intelligent solutions utilizing data-driven machine learning and artificial intelligence become crucial for several real-world applications including but not limited to, more efficient manufacturing, novel personal smart device environments and experiences, urban computing and autonomous traffic settings. We present edge computing along with other 6G enablers as a key component to establish the future 2030 intelligent Internet technologies as shown in this series of 6G White Papers. In this white paper, we focus in the domains of edge computing infrastructure and platforms, data and edge network management, software development for edge, and real-time and distributed training of ML/AI algorithms, along with security, privacy, pricing, and end-user aspects. We discuss the key enablers and challenges and identify the key research questions for the development of the Intelligent Edge services. As a main outcome of this white paper, we envision a transition from Internet of Things to Intelligent Internet of Intelligent Things and provide a roadmap for development of 6G Intelligent Edge.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOulu
PublisherUniversity of Oulu
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-62-2677-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

Name6G Research Visions
PublisherUniversity of Oulu
ISSN (Print)2669-9621
ISSN (Electronic)2669-963X

Fields of Science

  • cs.DC
  • cs.AI
  • cs.NI
  • 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics

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