Beyond 2030, 6G is expected to bring a new era of seamless and unrestricted connectivity between the internet and everyday life. Billions of connected humans and ‘things’ – robots, vehicles, drones and other devices – will generate zettabytes of digital information.
If harnessed in the right way, 6G has the potential to positively impact almost all areas of society – how we live, how we work and how we take care of our planet.
With early visions of 6G now emerging, WWRF’s 2023 Huddle will look at the drivers and goals that are going to be instrumental in ensuring these visions are realised, and the key challenges that are ahead in order for these to be delivered to the connected and unconnected society. It will look at the way in which 6G will start to merge the physical and the digital world and explore the ways in which existing and new technologies can come together to enable exciting new use cases and applications. By focusing on key themes such as security, sustainability, inclusivity and digital transformation, it will look at the opportunities that 6G provides in making a positive impact on businesses and communities all over the world.
As we start out on the path towards 6G, there is a need for policymakers, connectivity providers, researchers and other key stakeholders to come together and define the roles that need to be played in order to ensure that this is also a path towards a better tomorrow. The WWRF Huddle will provide the opportunity to do this.
5G technology is transforming the way we communicate, work, and live. It enables new applications and use cases, such as autonomous vehicles, remote surgery, and smart cities. There is a growing need for talent development in 5G technology, as the demand for skilled professionals in this area continues to increase. Overall, talent development in 5G technology is crucial to ensure that we have the skilled professionals needed to leverage the potential of this transformative technology fully. As 5G technology is rapidly evolving with new standards and technologies being developed and deployed on an ongoing basis, it is imperative to ensure 5G engineers keep them abreast in tandem with the evolution of 5G and its predecessors. Capacity building in 5G Enterprise Engineers is severely lacking. This must be further developed in order for SMEs and organizations to utilize 5G within their premises. This requires investment in specialized training and education programs, as well as ongoing professional development opportunities to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change in this field.
The mini huddles will offer the opportunity to focus specifically on the benefits that 6G can bring across a number of specific vertical sectors.
Generative AI (GenAI) is driving a new digital revolution in advanced industries. Their unique perspectives and skills are playing a pivotal role in driving business innovation and digital transformation, including the development of advanced technologies. One notable example is the advancement of large language models. Falcon LLM is a home-built rival to ChatGPT, which has been developed under the leadership of Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei. Falcon LLM’s advanced capabilities and performance have been made possible by the contributions of Gen AI professionals who have leveraged their understanding of AI to push the boundaries of language processing.
The impact of Gen AI on advanced industries extends beyond language processing, with Gen AI professionals driving innovation and digital transformation across a wide range of fields, including healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Their expertise and creativity are enabling businesses to adopt new technologies and approaches that drive growth and competitive advantage. . As the next digital revolution unfolds, the contributions of Gen AI professionals will be critical to unlocking the full potential of AI and driving continued innovation and transformation across advanced industries.
This session will focus on the security and privacy challenges of 6G. With an unprecedented level of network security, trustworthiness, and privacy measures expected to be necessary in order to fully realize the potential of 6G, how can it be ensured that these are delivered?
This session will bring together key stakeholders who are involved in the early research and standards work relating to 6G to discuss the work being done and to look forward to the extent to which a common 6G global standard is a realistic objective.
The audience will be split into 3 groups (each led by a WWRF representative). Each group will be given 3 questions to address which will be related to a specific emerging technology and its role in driving forward 6G and in helping to manage the numerous complex processes, services, and functions that will be required in order to deliver the potential of 6G networks.
The 3 WWRF leaders from the Breakout Huddles will form a panel and report back the findings of their group. This will lead into a room-wide discussion focussing on these different emerging technologies, on their integration with 6G and on the challenges and opportunities that it will create.