It turns out we’ve been getting it wrong all along.

We’ve all been told that AI by itself, 5G by itself, and edge computing by itself were all supposed to trigger monumental changes in computing. As a result, we’ve built up expectations around what each of these technologies was supposed to enable on their own, but frankly, the real-world results have been disappointing.

People are starting to figure out that you need all three of them working together simultaneously to feel their full impact. It’s the combination of the speed and low latency of 5G, plus the extended reach of edge computing, and the intelligence of AI that can power the kinds of impactful applications and futuristic scenarios that we were all originally promised with 5G.