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Age of the super brains

Digitalization presents big opportunities for us. Using digital technologies and data, we are creating additional value for our customers and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our processes. Find out more how supercomputers and quantum computers are changing business and society.

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Human and machine

Reportage in the U1208 Lab at Inserm, which studies cognitive sciences and robot-human communication. The team works with two robots. With Pepper, research is oriented to its autobiographical memory and interactions with humans. The robot is taught to access its memories and give them meaning. The clinical application desired is the accompaniment of elderly people and social interaction around past, shared experiences. Tests carried out follow an established protocol: initial contact between the elderly person and the robot thanks to a pre-programed dialog created by the person?s friends and family, a way of starting the relationship. Next comes the interaction, then the appraisal, a dialog between the robot and human on the time spent together. This work was presented at the Lisbon Congress in August 2017.

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The answer to all the ultimate questions of life is actually very simple. It is 42. This was calculated in 7.5 million years by Deep Thought, the supercomputer in the science fiction novel, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”


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Supporting, not replacing 

Artificial intelligence will support people, not replace them. Professor Barbara Grosz explains why it would be a mistake to replace people with AI.

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Ion microtrap. Ion trap (on microchip at centre) with lasers shining on it. An ion trap uses magnetic and electric fields to trap charged atomic particles, or ions, in a confined space. While in the trap the quantum states of the ions can be manipulated, with the laser inducing coupling between the ions. This ion trap is being developed for use in quantum computing, where the particles are used to store and process information. Photographed at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK.

Smart Manufacturing 

We are increasing the effectiveness of our plants and the efficiency of our production processes through the use of digital technologies and data. The tight integration of production and business processes allows us to make better and faster decisions.

Smart Innovation

We are strengthening our innovation power by increasing the use of digital technologies and data. Data helps us tap into new fields of innovation. Our R&D activities will progress faster and we can adapt our offerings to better meet specific customer requirements.

Smart Supply Chain

Our supply chain is becoming more effective and efficient thanks to digital technologies. We achieve this by creating an integrated supply chain with our customers, suppliers and partners and exchanging data with them, thereby increasing the transparency of the entire supply chain.