Japan-based Fujitsu has announced a key development in its global innovation strategy with the establishment of a new research centere'Fujitsu Research of India Private Limited' (FRIPL), on April 1, 2022. FRIPL represents the latest addition to Fujitsu's global R&D network and will focus on research and development into artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, as well as quantum software. As one of its first key initiatives, FRIPL will embark on joint research with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad (1) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru (2) to promote innovation in leading-edge AI technologies. The joint research activities will initially focus on improving the accuracy and resilience of AI and machine learning technology. R&D with the IIT Hyderabad will focus on AI technology to discover causal relationships with higher accuracy, while collaboration with the IISc will center on technology to automatically generate AI through autonomous training in response to various environmental changes.
IT giant Fujitsu has been developing a series of in-house technologies aimed at the burgeoning market of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Although the company has made less fanfare of its ambitions in this regard than companies like IBM, Google and Microsoft, the Japanese multinational seems intent on expanding its datacenter business into this new high-value segment. The step-up in AI focus has been especially noticeable over the past several months, where hardly week went by without an announcement of a new technology or use case. In fact, Fujitsu has issued no less than 15 press releases on AI or machine learning since the beginning of 2016. Most are the result of technologies developed at Fujitsu Laboratories.
A team of Australian and Canadian researchers have published a new study they say demonstrates a path towards scaling individual quantum bits (qubits) to a mini-quantum computer by using holes. It would be the harbinger of an entirely new medium of calculation, harnessing the powers of subatomic particles to obliterate the barriers of time in solving incalculable problems. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) said the work indicates holes are the solution to operational speed/coherence trade-off. "One way to make a quantum bit is to use the'spin' of an electron, which can point either up or down. To make quantum computers as fast and power-efficient as possible we would like to operate them using only electric fields, which are applied using ordinary electrodes," FLEET said, alongside researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and participants from the University of British Columbia.
Munich: Fujitsu has embarked on a long-term research and co-creation program with the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria). Just one year after the start of their partnership, the two organizations have formally committed to even closer collaboration, reflecting Fujitsu's commitment to driving digital innovation in France. This new program combines Inria's expertise in AI-focused research and development with Fujitsu's technology. A joint team comprising engineers from Fujitsu in Japan and Inria will work closely together, focused on developing new Artificial Intelligence and machine learning techniques by leveraging advanced mathematics and computing. Artificial intelligence will be deployed to interpret IoT data, to generate insights for customers.
The announcement was one of several at the Fujitsu Forum in Munich to feature AI developments. Fujitsu Intelligence Technology brings together the company's AI work in Japan and around the world to run it from Vancouver, Canada. The area has many research institutions such as the University of Toronto engaged in AI and quantum computing research, as well as startup technology companies. The government there is pushing the country towards AI. "In Vancouver and across British Columbia, Fujitsu will have the opportunity to collaborate with our state-of-the-art universities and research facilities to discover new ways that artificial intelligence can help solve local and global challenges," said John Horgan, Premier of the Province of British Columbia.