Experiences and best-practices in operational networks The 3rd Edition of AI Net Conference will now take place from 30th June to 2nd July 2020. The IT and networking industry is experiencing transformation with the increasing adoption of automation enabled by software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). As this transformation continues at increased scale and speed, artificial intelligence and machine learning have become foundational elements to interact with SDN and NFV to create optimized solutions. However, the emergence of AI and ML is challenging current network operational practices. Today, operational staff have tight control on network resources; service activation is based on verifiable resource optimization algorithms; and service assurance follows rules defined by clear decision points.