Discover how they are harnessing artificial intelligence to create intelligent architectures for faster data transmission, energy efficiency, and more in this exciting journey towards the next generation of wireless technology.
Researchers at UBC Okanagan are exploring ways to optimize the upcoming wave of communication technology. Dr. Anas Chaaban, from the UBCO Communication Theory Lab, is leading the effort to analyze a theoretical wireless communication architecture capable of handling increased data loads and faster data transmission.
These next-generation mobile networks are expected to surpass 5G in reliability, coverage, and intelligence. Dr. Chaaban, an Assistant Professor at UBCO’s School of Engineering, highlights that these advancements offer more than just speed. They promise a fully integrated system enabling instantaneous communication among devices, consumers, and the environment.
To support massive connectivity, ultra-low latency, high reliability, quality experience, energy efficiency, and reduced deployment costs, intelligent architectures are essential. Dr. Chaaban proposes a shift from traditional communication techniques to harness recent advances in artificial intelligence. He emphasizes that conventional methods based on theoretical models and assumptions cannot adapt to emerging technology challenges.
Using transformer masked autoencoders, researchers are developing techniques to enhance efficiency, adaptability, and robustness. Dr. Chaaban explains their work on breaking down content like images or videos into smaller packets for transport. AI is then used to recover lost packets at the recipient, reconstructing the content.
Next-generation technology, which integrates virtual reality into everyday communications, promises substantial improvements in wireless systems. Dr. Chaaban envisions unprecedented potential for AI in creating complex architectures to propel communication technologies forward and adapt to emerging technologies like virtual reality. He believes that collectively addressing these intricacies will usher in an era of adaptive, efficient, and secure communication networks.