RIKEN AIP-Fujitsu Collaboration Center
A collaboration center formed in April 2017 between the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) and Fujitsu Limited. The center undertakes joint research centered on the theme of creating AI that looks beyond the normal scope, which will support people in making good decisions based on accurate predictions of the future, even in the face of uncertain changes in the environment.
 First principles calculation
A materials simulation method. Using electronic structure theory, grounded in quantum mechanics, it is capable of calculating various characteristics of materials and substances just from the number and types of atoms in them, without using empirical parameters. However, it has an extremely significant computational load compared with other methods.
 Materials informatics
An effort to accelerate the search for new materials by combining and fusing technologies in the materials field, such as materials synthesis and analysis technologies and materials simulation, with such technologies as data science and AI. It is expected to significantly reduce the time and cost required for materials development.
 Bayesian inference method
A method for probabilistically inferring the causes of a phenomenon based on observed realities, which is based on the way of thinking underlying Bayesian probability.
 All-solid-state batteries
Batteries using a solid electrolyte in place of a liquid electrolyte. Ions move within the solid material. Because all materials in these batteries are solid, there is no danger of leaks or ignition. These batteries can be used in environments where existing batteries cannot be used, such as high temperature environments, and active development is ongoing for these batteries as next-generation batteries which can easily support higher voltages and capacities.
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Date: 16 March, 2018
City: Tokyo and Wako, Japan
Company: Fujitsu Limited ,RIKEN