Fujitsu launches a new AI division, with which it intends to be a leader when it comes to artificial intelligence. The company will significantly expand its AI business in the coming months and wants to stimulate research in that direction.

To this end, the company establishes a new subsidiary. The Fujitsu Intelligence Technology group is based in the Canadian city of Vancouver and is in charge of Fujitsu’s research into artificial intelligence. The step is part of a broader movement within Fujitsu, in which it invests more in the development of artificial intelligence.

Major investments

Fujitsu has already invested heavily in artificial intelligence in recent years. The potential of the technology is great, especially when it comes to industry and the manufacture of products and goods. Some of these industries have been Fujitsu’s focus for some time, so it’s not surprising that it’s investing more and more in them.

Fujitsu Intelligence Technology will take ideas from the parent company and develop them into global products and services. To this end, the company has found its new head in Naoko Yoshizawa. Yoshizawa is currently the vice president of the digital services within Fujitsu, but will soon make his switch.

Already started

Fujitsu’s subsidiary is currently estimated to be worth 6 million Canadian dollars. This will have to increase rapidly, but may take some time. In any case, the subsidiary started working on 1 November with an unknown number of employees.

The Canadian Ambassador to Japan, Ian Burney, commented that his country is very proud of the fact that Fujitsu has chosen Vancouver as its global AI headquarters. Canada offers a world-leading digital ecosystem, a talented and diverse workforce, a high standard of living and that will help Fujitsu roll out the benefits of AI technology globally.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.