The Power to Create the Future
Innovators embrace new ideas to create or do things that challenge the status quo. But why do they take these risks? What triggers their inspiration? Hear from the experts who've actualized their ambitions.
A Completely Submerged "Chilled Server!?"–A Novel Idea Good for Both the Global Environment and the ICT Society (Part 1)
In the ICT society, the number of Internet-connected devices and sensors continues to grow astronomically. Handling the huge amount of heat generated by data centers and IT devices is an urgent issue to ensure stable system operation as well as the health of the global environment. Fujitsu has developed a novel liquid immersion cooling system that cools down servers by completely immersing them in liquid. This system won the 2018 Energy Conservation Grand Prize (for the first time) and the Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity (second year in a row, sixth time overall). For this article, we interviewed Takashi Yamamoto, leader of the R&D project, about the process for commercializing this technology and its future potential.
A Completely Submerged "Chilled Server!?"–A Novel Idea Good for Both the Global Environment and the ICT Society (Part 2)
Extreme weather events are reported all over the world. The need for technologies to help prevent global warming continues to rise. The liquid immersion cooling system developed by Yamamoto’s team reduces the entire server system’s power consumption by nearly 40% compared to those with conventional air cooling systems. Because it can easily demonstrate effects even in severe environments, people worldwide are paying close attention to the system.
Customer Engineers’ Attempt to Keep the World’s Oldest Computer Running (Part 1)
One of the world’s oldest computers, FACOM128B relay computer made in 1959, is still operational in Fujitsu’s Numazu Complex. Customer Engineers (CEs) have kept it running for 60 years, an unprecedentedly long maintenance period. CEs are the ones to support today’s ICT systems, on one hand, maintains the world’s oldest computer to keep running. What is the meaning of it? What is their mission? We interviewed Nobuyuki Hori, the CE group leader, and Tadao Hamada, the advocate for running FACOM128B.
Can AI Be Trusted?
While it’s expected that AI will be indispensable in aiding work currently performed by humans, issues surrounding bias and black-boxing are creating strong headwinds in AI’s further inclusion in business. We delve into AI ‘expandability’ and ethics…
'Explainability' and ethics for AI Researchers ramp it up at Silicon Valley's foremost artificial intelligence symposium
AI has arrived. A proven technology that is exciting the world and generating heated debate between staunch advocates and lukewarm adversaries. From its starry-eyed birth in the 1960s to the down-to-earth tasks it performs today, AI has become the ultimate disruptor. Now, after the feel-good era of discovery, researchers find themselves grappling with two deep — and not unexpected — questions that challenge further deployment of AI.
Explainable AI Accelerates Digital Transformation in the Financial Services Industry, Enhancing Risk Management and Other Operations
This article outlines how “explainable AI” works for the financial services industry, for example, in improving risk management for investments and loans, detecting money laundering and enhancing the overall customer experience.
ICT Trends and Predictions
Fujitsu’s economists and consultants share the hottest ICT trends, recommendations and case studies so you can keep up with the times
What It Means to Venture into VR and AR Today: Becoming the Winners 20 Years from Now
VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) are expected to bring changes to society as the third platform, after computers and mobile devices. Today, these technologies are still in their nascent stages, often referred to as a chasm in the market. However, the possibilities of the new experience-based value that VR and AR could provide, such as changing people's awareness and actions, is immeasurable. Here, a consultant of Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI) explains how to become the winners in the VR/AR market.
The Importance of Being a Destination Store: Understanding Individual Customers and Creating Relationships
To be a destination store for customers—that is every retail business owner's wish. A destination store is the retail store that a person thinks of first when he or she wants to buy something. The same definition applies to products. Manufacturers want their products to be those that customers think of first. To be customers' "destination" means that the store or product has customers' support, and sales depend on how many such customers a business has. (From Chisounomori, an information magazine published by Fujitsu Research Institute)
What You Need to Know for Creating Credit in the Internet Age When Personal Information Is Readily Accessible
Lately, the Internet of Things (IoT), which connects things directly without the aid of human hands, has become a big to…