Nokia has introduced the “Natural-Language Networking” AI solution that uses natural language processing and AI/ML models to interpret text or speech requests and then automatically allocate the correct network resources. 

These networks will understand the intentions of users and have the intelligence to act upon them autonomously, according to Nokia in a post

“Operators won’t need to explore technical catalogues or complex API descriptions when they configure networks. Instead, a simple statement like ‘Optimize the network at X location for Y service’ will work,” said Csaba Vulkan, the network systems automation research leader at Nokia Bell Labs. “Those requests could be used to configure a wireless network in a factory for robot automation or optimize networks at a concert for a barrage of social media uploads.”

The new solution is part of the UNEXT initiative by Nokia Bell Labs, aimed at redefining network software and systems. An evolution of UNIX, UNEXT will redefine network software and systems the same way UNIX reshaped computing. UNEXT will make the process of securely integrating anything with the network a simple task by evolving the network itself into an OS, according to the company. 

Natural-Language Networks will simplify network management and enhance responsiveness to user demands. Through AI, these networks enable service providers to quickly provide and maintain the ideal network setup for each customer upon request. 

Moreover, they continuously learn from their actions, improving the network with each subsequent request. As their knowledge grows, Natural-Language Networks can predict and adapt to service and application needs without human intervention, the company concluded.