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Fully automated AI networks less than 5 years away, reckons Juniper CEO


AI will completely automate the network within five years, Juniper CEO Rami Rahim boasted during the company’s Global Summit this week.

“I truly believe that just as there is this need today for a self-driving automobile, the future is around a self-driving network where humans literally have to do nothing,” he said. “It's probably weird for people to hear the CEO of a networking company say that… but that's exactly what we should be wishing for.”

Rahim believes AI-driven automation is the latest phase in computer networking’s evolution, which began with the rise of TCP/IP and the internet, was accelerated by faster and more efficient silicon, and then made manageable by advances in software.

“Collectively, we as an industry are sitting on a goldmine of information, and yet it is untapped,” Rahim said. “We as a planet are accumulating data at an unprecedented rate. Something ...


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