Re: [Idnet] Benefits of Introducing AI into Network

yanshen <yanshen@huawei.com> Thu, 11 May 2017 06:54 UTC

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To: Pedro Martinez-Julia <pedro@nict.go.jp>
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Subject: Re: [Idnet] Benefits of Introducing AI into Network
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: IDNET [mailto:idnet-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of Pedro Martinez-Julia
> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:12 AM
> To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
> Cc: Fang, Luyuan <lufang@ebay.com>om>; idnet@ietf.org; Sheng Jiang
> <jiangsheng@huawei.com>
> Subject: Re: [Idnet] Benefits of Introducing AI into Network
> 
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 01:35:47PM +1200, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> > On 10/05/2017 18:26, Fang, Luyuan wrote:
> > > I think what is driving all these points is scale. Without
> > > intelligence, very large scale networks simply become unmanageable,
> >
> > I am not sure that statement is always true. It is safe to say that
> > without *distributed solutions*, very large scale networks become
> > unmanageable, and AI technologies can be used to support distributed
> > solutions.
> 
> Distributed solutions are required when the "large scale" is about the number of
> elements forming a network. However, they are required but not enough for
> dealing with a "large scale" of heterogeneity and complexity in scenarios.
> 
> For example:
> - AI not required: Increase the bandwidth of all links by 10%.
> - AI required: Increase the bandwidth of all links to meet the possible
>   demands they can have in the near future according to the behavior of
>   the elements they are connected to.
> 


Agreed with your "AI required". The AI cannot create new resource but it is really good at dealing with complex problems (e.g. resource allocation).


> I think that with these simple statements we can justify the need for AI methods
> in networking but, please, let me know your comments. Thank you very much.
> 
> Regards,
> Pedro
> 
> --
> Pedro Martinez-Julia
> Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory Network
> System Research Institute National Institute of Information and Communications
> Technology (NICT) 4-2-1, Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan
> Email: pedro@nict.go.jp
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