Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2021

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Source Publication

IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine

Source ISSN

1556-6072

Abstract

Edge intelligence leverages computing resources on the network edge to provide artificial intelligence (AI) services close to network users. As it enables fast inference and distributed learning, edge intelligence is envisioned to be an important component of 6G networks. In this article, we investigate AI service provisioning for supporting edge intelligence. First, we present the features and requirements of AI services. Then we introduce AI service data management and customize network slicing for AI services. Specifically, we propose a novel resource-pooling method to regularize service data exchange within the network edge while allocating network resources for AI services. Using this method, network resources can be properly allocated to network slices to fulfill AI service requirements. A trace-driven case study demonstrates that the proposed method can allow network slicing to satisfy diverse AI service performance requirements via the flexible selection of resource-pooling policies. In this study, we illustrate the necessity, challenge, and potential of AI service provisioning on the network edge and provide insights into resource management for AI services.

Comments

Accepted version. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 4 (December 2021): 16-26. DOI. © 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Used with permission.

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