On March, 9th 2017, Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excellence (CoE) in École Polytechnique dedicated to artificial intelligence. Fujitsu teams will collaborate with École Polytechnique research center and start-ups, hosted in its incubator, the Drahi-X Novation Center. This initiative takes place within Fujitsu five-year investment of over 50 million euros to support digital innovation in France.
The creation of a CoE dedicated to AI on École Polytechnique campus aims at bringing new technologies and services while fostering scientific cooperation on major research fields, in particular with École Polytechnique laboratories. Research will especially focus on machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing. Going forward, leveraging the CoE's activities, Fujitsu will place particular focus on predictive analytics and other data analysis technologies that lead to solutions to customer management issues, and will further support the digital transformation of French businesses and society. In addition, the CoE will offer Fujitsu’s IoT, digital marketing, security and other digital solutions to corporate customers, particularly in the retail and manufacturing fields.
Contributing towards development of a pool of talents
The CoE will provide opportunities to participate in actual development projects for startups housed at the Drahi X-Novation Center, where the CoE is located. It will also welcome the talented students and interns of École Polytechnique, who will be offered the chance to participate in research based on actual and real-world business deals.
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