Fujitsu Brings Latest AI Innovations to Berlin at Fujitsu Innovation Gathering 2017

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  • 22.05.2017 09:00 am

Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is hosting its fifth annual Fujitsu Innovation Gathering today in Berlin, unveiling a number of significant AI advances for diverse applications, including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and finance. Held alongside the German stop of the Fujitsu World Tour, the Fujitsu Innovation Gathering is a unique annual opportunity to experience the cutting edge of Fujitsu’s R&D activity. This year’s focus is on digital co-creation with customers and partners, illustrating the important role of co-creation in achieving successful digital transformations. The combined event features a packed agenda of keynotes, expert presentations and panel discussions, as well as the innovation exhibition.. 

On show for the first time in Europe are two new solutions developed by Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe that form part of Fujitsu's human-centric AI initiative called ‘Zinrai’. These include an important deep learning technology breakthrough, involving a novel and highly efficient memory distribution mechanism for Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) that enhances existing infrastructure capacity to address large-scale AI applications without the need for further investment. In the smart energy domain, a new AI-based Smart Energy platform is being demonstrated to improve grid efficiency, building on Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s participation in the Horizon 2020 SmarterEMC2 project. The new solution combines Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s advanced AI-based analytics with an integrated platform that gathers and analyzes data from a range of sensors and other sources in the energy grid. The initial use case demonstrates how the analytics technology can be used to co-ordinate and implement residential peak load shifting for energy retailers or virtual power plant operators to improve efficiency.

Co-creation represents a key strategic element in Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe’s activity, as Dr Tsuneo Nakata, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, explains: “We are the centre of excellence for Fujitsu’s advanced research into machine learning and deeplearning, as part of the digital solutions and services being developed under Fujitsu's human-centric AI initiative called ‘Zinrai’. This involvesextensive collaboration and co-creation with Fujitsu customers and research organizations across EMEIA, working to find solutions to real-world problems. An example includes our partnership with San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid, where we are working together to improve the treatment of mental health problems through faster, more accurate clinical decision-making. Our annual Fujitsu Innovation Gathering brings all these activity strands together, providing a unique insight into our activities. In the keynote, Fujitsu Laboratories’ CEO Shigeru Sasaki, sets out our R&D vision and the essential role played by co-creation. The event agenda includes specialist breakoutsessions focused on Security innovation in the areas of Cyber Security, Biometrics, Data and IoT Security, and how we are deploying AI technologies to solve real-world problems. We are delighted to bring our event to Berlin for the first time.“

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