What is the role of AI in the 5G future?


Today, artificial intelligent (AI) is delivering enhanced experiences and new capabilities to our society in more ways than ever. AI not only provides the ability for our devices to perceive, reason, and act intuitively, but also changes how we approach and solve technical challenges. At Qualcomm Technologies, we are making AI ubiquitous through a system level approach that optimizes efficiency across hardware, software, and algorithms. At the same time, we’re kicking off the 5G Advanced evolution (3GPP Release 18 and beyond). To accelerate 5G innovations, novel machine learning techniques can bring broad benefits to the table, fueling advancements across a wide range of technology areas. Looking forward, we are exploring the natural synergies of 5G and AI, as well as working with the entire mobile ecosystem to drive wireless innovations forward.


Tingfang Ji joined Qualcomm in 2003 and is currently a Senior Director of engineering in Wireless R&D. From 2003 to 2014, he made instrumental technical contributions towards the development of LTE/LTE-A technology and served as a vice chairman of the radio working group of 3GPP. Since 2014 his research project spear-headed Qualcomm's 5G NR air interface design/standardization efforts, pre-commercial 5G NR IODT/trials, 5G experimental macro networks, and long-term pre-6G research. Before joining Qualcomm, Tingfang was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs. As an inventor, he has more than 1000 US patent applications.

Tingfang received his Ph.D. degree in E.E. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001, and also received a B.Sc. from Tsinghua University, Beijing.