ITU has launched its ITU Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning  in 5G Challenge, a competition which is scheduled to run from now until the end of the year.

ITU has been at the forefront of exploring how to apply AI / ML in future networks including 5G networks and has already approved four specifications which form part of a toolkit to build Machine Learning into communication networks. Further standards are in the pipeline.

The Challenge builds on ITU’s standardisation efforts in AI / ML by adopting ITU’s AI/ML toolkit in 5G networks in the development of end-to-end solutions that will realise the full capabilities of AI / ML models in a 5G network.

Participation in the Challenge is free of charge and open to all interested parties from countries that are a member of ITU. Detailed information about the Challenge can be found in the document ‘ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge – Applying AI/ML in 5G networks.  A Primer’, on the Challenge website.

Information relating to the Challenge, including a link to the form signalling your interest, is available at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/challenge/2020. Participants can register during March and April 2020.