Fujitsu announced this week that it is making a five-year investment of €50 million to support digital innovation in France. This major initiative to develop new services and acquire innovative technologies will also include a new center of excellence specializing in artificial intelligence.
A joint AI research program will be set up by Fujitsu and French research institute INRIA. This program will merge INRIA’s science with Fujitsu’s technologies, and will fast-track the development of new AI learning technologies based on cutting-edge mathematics and computer science, with emphasis on the interpretation of IoT data, which poses many challenges for existing technologies.
Fujitsu will also establish a center of excellence at the École Polytechnique incubator in Paris-Saclay, one of the world’s pre-eminent research and technology clusters focusing on innovation. From this, Fujitsu will expand the center of excellence as well as its connections to other innovation ecosystems all around the country.
François Fleutiaux, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales at Fujitsu in EMEIA, says: “France is a strategically important market for Fujitsu. This is not just because of the high percentage of businesses that see digitalization as a priority, but also for its extensive pool of highly talented mathematicians, digital engineers and its vibrant community of startup companies. We look forward to continuing to advance artificial intelligence, by co-creating technologies that will help enterprises embrace the benefits of digital transformation.”
This investment decision by a major company like Fujitsu is another piece of good news for France, which already enjoys a superb reputation for mathematical excellence.
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