Tomomitsu Maoka, SVP – Renesas Electronics Corporation |Topic: Significant Value of Endpoint Computing: The Case of Factory Automation
Many countries in the world are faced with declining birthrates and aging population and these global issues are posing a grave challenge to the manufacturing enterprises as well. Rapid decreases in the number of workforces are causing rising labor costs and the companies are in a urgent need to ramp up their productivity. Advancements of digitalization of work processes and artificial intelligence (AI) technology are considered as key enablers for such productivity enhancements. However, merely transmitting the data available from sensors directly into cloud computing is not sufficient to make the best use of the power of AI or to meet the real-time requirements of some applications like factory automation. Installing artificial intelligence into embedded end point enables real-time processing and execution in stand-alone system and efficient usage of both cloud and endpoint computing. Mr. Tomomitsu Maoka, Senior Vice President of Renesas, will introduce the idea of “e-AI” (embedded artificial intelligence) and its tangible use cases.