Re: [Idnet] Benefits of Introducing AI into Network

Pedro Martinez-Julia <pedro@nict.go.jp> Thu, 11 May 2017 02:12 UTC

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Date: Thu, 11 May 2017 11:11:56 +0900
From: Pedro Martinez-Julia <pedro@nict.go.jp>
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Idnet] Benefits of Introducing AI into Network
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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.

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

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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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