AI is poised to impact consumers, enterprises and governments around the world. With AI integrated into networks, business, and services, where should investment be prioritised?



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AI and the future

Artificial intelligence delivers value not only for network capacity planning, but to nearly every other aspect of business and industry. With the stakes higher than ever, AI investment is set to top £170 billion by 2025, according to KPMG.

In the future, it will drive hiring processes, spot gender inequity and even address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Discover how AI will positively impact our future and how we live.

AI-on-5G: Bringing Connected Intelligence to Every Industry

08:00 CET, 01 July 2021

Join Ronnie Vasishta, senior vice president of telecommunications at NVIDIA, for an online special address at MWC 2021. Learn how the fusion of enterprise AI on 5G at the edge opens the doors to multi-trillion dollar industry transformation and new capabilities for smart cities, security systems, retail intelligence, industrial automation and optimization of network capacity utilization.


Developing an Edge in 5G Services

As telcos plan and build out 5G infrastructure, they face new choices about the direction their business will take. 5G networks are creating new opportunities that shift operator service models away from monthly voice, data, and messaging bundles and toward higher-value services that will increasingly make use of edge computing.

Download this whitepaper to learn how mobile operators can develop the ecosystems and deploy the infrastructure that will put them in a strong position to navigate this new landscape and deliver new edge computing services.


The AI-on-5G Opportunity: A New Paradigm in Telecoms

Soma Velayutham, general manager of AI and 5G at NVIDIA, discusses how AI at the 5G network edge will enable automation, data analysis, and efficiency improvements at a precision, speed, and scale not previously possible.


“In the era of AI, enterprises are looking to increase productivity, drive differentiation and personalized customer engagements. Telcos have the opportunity to become central to enterprise digitization, with new business models and 5G connectivity. NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G platform delivers a plethora of AI solutions for different industry segments and use cases, and a vast ecosystem of developers and collaborators, making NVIDIA the go-to partner to deliver the promise of AI everywhere.”

Ronnie Vasishta Ronnie Vasishta Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA

AI conference sessions at MWC Barcelona 2021


Tuesday, 29 June: 12:00 - 12:30

Session Description

AI in telecoms is not new. Many examples are available to demonstrate how AI applications are already helping operators optimize some of their network operations and enhance customer support. By 2025, one third of MNOs will have automated 80% of their networks, with the primary objective of driving new revenue for 64% of those, according to GSMA Intelligence’s Network Transformation 2020 survey
But today, Covid-19 is accelerating the need for seamless connectivity, and with new enterprise requirements for performance, agility and latency, along with the ongoing quest to drive growth in a crowded competitive space, moving to fully automated, AI-driven operations beyond only infrastructure have become a priority for the telecoms industry.
This conference will gather experts from the ecosystem to discuss the role of AI- and ML- based network automation, how to cut through the complexity to address new industry requirements whilst delivering value-added services, and where the opportunities lie for operators on their journeys to becoming digital service providers.

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Wednesday, 30 June: 15:00 - 15:45

Session Description

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of the healthcare industry in a very short amount of time. AI, machine learning and high-quality data has played a key role in the delivery of connected health care. This session will highlight successful use cases and breakthroughs showing how AI has saved lives and reshaped the healthcare industry. We will explore the key trends driving digital transformation and focus on what to expect in 2021 and beyond.

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Wednesday, 30 June: 16:45 - 17:30

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Although AI is a powerful solution when it comes to protecting companies from cyberattacks, it also enables attackers to drive complex, automated attacks. Many companies are starting to take action in safeguarding systems against malicious attacks through AI and machine learning technologies. Hear from industry experts who will explore effective AI tools that are improving privacy and security systems in 2021 and beyond.

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Utilising mobile big data and AI to benefit society: Insights from the Covid-19 response

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on health and economies across the globe. It has also been a watershed moment for mobile big data (MBD) analytics, one which has brought MNOs, governments and international agencies together to develop effective responses. Multiple use cases illustrate how analytics products can help inform critical decisions, shape intervention plans and assess the impact of actions, whilst respecting data privacy. The full report presents MBD implementations from over 40 countries; recommendations based upon detailed case studies; and outlines the potential for MBD analytics to tackle a broader set of global challenges in local settings in the long term.

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AI in developing countries

Discover how AI could help predict climate-related disasters, combat illegal poaching and even reduce corruption and discrimination. Read about the challenges and opportunities.


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