The Portuguese team includes students from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and Politécnico de Leiria. The contest “ITU Machine Learning in 5G Challenge” is about artificial intelligence, the prize was almost six thousand euros.
The contest challenged more than 1,500 participants to solve real-world problems concerning communication networks based on open source solutions and standardized technologies developed for Artificial Intelligence in 5G networks.
The four students, Daniel Granhão, Guilherme Carvalho, Tiago Gonçalves, and José Rosa, developed a neural network for telecom modulation classification, which can be used in problems of efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum/5G. In other words, the goal is to implement artificial intelligence algorithms in equipment with limited resources in 5G networks.
The project is called “BacalhauNET”. The young people say that working with elements from different universities was essential, “allowing the sharing of experience, methods, best practices and knowledge”.
The jury’s criteria were originality, quality of the project, performance, and applicability of the solution. The contest was organized by the International Telecommunication Union, a UN agency focused on information and communication technologies.