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

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News facts:
  • First showings of latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) advances for energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and finance applications
  • One-day ‘Fujitsu Innovation Gathering’ event alongside German stop of the Fujitsu World Tour, one of the world’s largest and most ambitious road shows that takes place in 27 cities across 6 continents
  • Showcasing the latest technologies and solutions from Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Illustrating the essential role of co-creation in the digital transformation process
Berlin, May 22, 2017 – 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 deep learning, as part of the digital solutions and services being developed under Fujitsu's human-centric AI initiative called ‘Zinrai’. This involves extensive 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 breakout sessions 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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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US $40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe

Established in 2001 and with an active presence in Europe since 1990, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited represents Fujitsu Laboratories across EMEIA, focusing on regional initiatives that reflect the diverse mix of countries and ideologies. Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe is focused on the creation of cutting-edge solutions that benefit society, adopting a co-creation strategy and working with customers, collaboration partners and society as a whole to pioneer a new generation of user-centric applications and services underpinned by creative information analytics. It works on the principle of open innovation, with particular emphasis on Future Networking & Wireless Standards, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Data Analytics and Deep Learning, Social Innovations and Supercomputer Applications. This also involves adopting a co-creation strategy, working together to pioneer a new generation of user-centric applications and services underpinned by creative information analytics. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/fle/.

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Date: 22 May, 2017
City: Berlin