AI/ML in 5G Challenge 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the dominant technology of the future and will impact every corner of society. In particular, AI / ML (machine learning) will shape how communication networks, a lifeline of our society, will be run. Many companies in the ICT sector are exploring h​ow to make best use of AI/ML. ITU has been at the forefront of this endeavour exploring how to best apply AI/ML in future networks including 5G networks. The time is therefore right to bring together the technical community and stakeholders to brainstorm, innovate and solve relevant problems in 5G using AI/ML. Building on its standards work, ITU is conducting a global ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge on the theme “How to apply ITU’s ML architecture in 5G networks”.

Participants will be able to solve real world problems, based on standardized technologies developed for ML in 5G networks. Teams will be required to enable, create, train and deploy ML models (such that participants will acquire hands-on experience in AI/ML in areas relevant to 5G). Participation is open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Aca​demic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU. ​ ​

ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge Timeline

September 2020

October – November 2020

December 2020

 15-30 September 2020 – Test dataset release

1-15 October 2020 – Score-based evaluation phase

15 October 2020 – Submission Deadline

16 October 2020 – Provisional ranking of all the teams

31 October – 6 November 2020 – Top 5 solutions submit their code and documentation

20 November 2020 – Winners (top 3) official announcement

15-17 December 2020 –  Awards and presentation

ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge Timeline

September 2020

  •  15-30 September 2020 – Test dataset release

October – November 2020

  • 1-15 October 2020 – Score-based evaluation phase
  • 15 October 2020 – Submission Deadline
  • 16 October 2020 – Provisional ranking of all the teams
  • 31 October – 6 November 2020 – Top 5 solutions submit their code and documentation
  • 20 November 2020 – Winners (top 3) official announcement

December 2020

  • 15-17 December 2020 –  Awards and presentation
ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge Management Board
Researcher
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Open Source & Standardization Engineer
ZTE
Focus Group Vice-Chairman
Turkcell 5G R&D
Professor
University of Tokyo
Focus Group Vice-Chairman
China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)
AI and Data Analytics D.E., Digital Transformation T.D, Digital Transformation Director
Vodafone
Professor Associado
Universidade Federal do Pará
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Director
China Unicom
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
University of Edinburgh
AI for Good ML/5G sponsors

Bronze sponsor

AI for Good ML/5G partners

Promotion partners

Regional hosts

91-page dedicated issue of ITU NEWS Magazine on 2020-Challenge

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