6G Will Accelerate AI, According to Docomo
Thu, September 29, 2022

6G Will Accelerate AI, According to Docomo

Docomo equates AI to the brain in a human body / Photo Credit: Tatiana Shepeleva (via Shutterstock)


Jeremy Horwitz of Venture Beat, a news platform that covers transformative tech, reported that Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has a comprehensive knowledge of AI’s role in the 5G and 6G eras. Docomo stated that AI will empower “cyber-physical fusion” by integrating real-world data into digital networks, processing it for human-benefiting outputs such as virtual people, transportation, and manufacturing. Docomo equates AI to the brain in a human body rather than seeing the technology as something that addresses specific issues. Further, it correlates 5G or 6G servings as the nervous system that sends data between the artificial brain and sensory organs at a larger scale.

Docomo stated, “AI reproduces the real world in cyberspace and emulates it beyond the constraints of the real world.” In the future, AI will allow computers to predict the future and discover new knowledge. Ultra-low latency is the key to enhancing AI’s performance as it will need to gather real-world information and translate them into valuable insights for its end users. Docomo expects AI to enable communication between humans and objects such as a holographic virtual doctor talking directly to a patient. Reducing network latency from sub-5-millisecond (5G) and 1-millisecond target to below 1 millisecond everything will help ensure that digital interactions feel seamless to people, regardless of where they are using wireless services.

Docomo’s goal is to transcend beyond 5G’s focus on boosting download speeds regardless of the network’s best capabilities at a given point to deliver guaranteed multi-Gbps performance and ultra low latency for uploads and downloads. This will enable 6G to support not only 5G current use cases but also “extreme requirements for specific use cases” that require “implausible combinations of bandwidth and latency.” The Japanese carrier also expects 6G to offer gigabit coverage anywhere, with speeds over 100Gbps and expand cellular coverage in the sky, sea, and space.  

According to the company’s forecast, 6G will also include support for radio frequency-based wireless charging to avoid the need for better-powered devices to be manually charged. Docomo has not provided details on how this will be achieved. However, some companies are working on wireless charging solutions that leverage low-frequency and millimeter wave signals without the expectation of employing their innovations into future cellular standards.