AI-Empowered Metaverse Streaming

Due to the advancements in emerging technologies such as extended reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, cloud/edge computing, etc., the metaverse has attracted a great deal of attention from both industry and academia. Through the extended reality devices, people can take advantage of the virtual world provided by the metaverse to play, work, and socialize. Metaverse streaming is a promising solution that performs complex rendering tasks at the edge server and streams the resulting video sequence back to the users over the network. We will discuss metaverse streaming techniques and the potential usage of ML to dynamically choose the appropriate bit rates for multiple users with a shared bottleneck network. We will show preliminary results and discuss open questions and possible R&D venues.