Innovating with 5G & AI

In 2020, the GSMA and UC Berkeley launched the Innovating 5G Mobile Networks with AI course, to enable greater and faster innovation using 5G and AI.

This advanced course allows UC Berkeley students to develop both concepts and actual implementations for new services using 5G mobile communication. 5G is more than a new generation of technologies; it is a new era in which connectivity will become increasingly fluid and flexible. 5G networks will adapt to applications and performance will be tailored precisely to the needs of the user. 5G, combined with AI, has the power to change how we interact with the world.

The project course is based on an applied and practical framework for ‘engineering innovation’, designed at UC Berkeley for learning and applying AI, data science and emerging technologies. This course fills a gap between theory and practice, empowering the rapid development of AI projects to solve business problems.

Students learn directly from experts in leading telecommunication companies – experiencing real-world scenarios, challenges and opportunities – and then actually implement the concepts. The course is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students.

At the culmination of the course, all projects present their products and services to a panel of industry and academic leaders. In spring 2020, eight project teams presented innovations including 5G drones to combat wildfires, 5G & AR art galleries, an enhanced 911 emergency response service and healthcare services.

Further information can be found on the spring 2020 projects via the UC Berkeley website.