As usual this time of the year, I participated in Informa’s Telco AI Summit Americas, held in Brisbane, CA, a little-known town located at the southern border of my hometown of San Francisco, from December 3 to 4. But this time around, instead of chairing the whole event, I kicked off the first day with a keynote about state of the art of AI in the telco world. My piece centered on what I thought was the big November news in the telco world: the Linux Foundation’s third release of Acumos. It was only at the end of the day with the last presentation that I realized Google was already delivering a fully automated end-to-end telco network view, beside which Acumos pales as it remains solely focused on open radio access networks (O-RAN). But that’s a good start nevertheless. Clients, please log in to view the full content.