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Fujitsu’s new India research centre to focus on AI-ML, Quantum tech

Fujitsu’s new India research centre to focus on AI-ML, Quantum tech
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19 Apr, 2022
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Japan-based technology major Fujitsu has announced its new research centre in India. The research centre located in Bengaluru aims to strengthen focus on research and development (R&D) into artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, as well as quantum software.

Fujitsu India, in a statement, said the number of its researchers will reach 50 by fiscal 2024. The Group will expand its research fields into security and other areas. It will also conduct software R&D in collaboration with Fujitsu’s global network of research centres in areas including Japan, Europe, and the United States to create software for global distribution, the company said in a statement.

As one of its first key initiatives, the company’s India research centre will embark on joint research with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru to promote innovation in AI technologies. The joint research activities will initially focus on improving the accuracy and resilience of AI and machine learning technology.

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“R&D with IIT Hyderabad will focus on AI technology to discover causal relationships with higher accuracy. Also, the collaboration with IISc will help focus on technology to automatically generate AI through autonomous training in response to various environmental changes,” the statement said.

“Strengthening our presence in India will allow us to tap into the potential offered by researchers with local institutions and universities that drive global software technology development,” Vivek Mahajan, Chief Technology Officer of Fujitsu, said.

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He added that the new partnerships will lead to more agile and challenging research work to deliver a more sustainable future for humanity.