Japan-based NEC is launching the brand globally as part of its efforts to contribute to the “realisation of a safe, secure, efficient, and equal society in which people work together with AI to enhance technological advancements”.
"We have named our line-up of cutting-edge AI technologies 'NEC the WISE' to reflect NEC's strong desire to facilitate co-operation between people and AI as we continue to leverage our advanced wisdom to solve the increasingly complex and sophisticated problems confronting society," says Katsumi Emura, executive vice-president and chief technology officer.
"To accelerate the development and use of state-of-the-art AI technologies supporting advanced fields such as IoT, big data, and security, which are at the core of NEC's solutions for society, NEC will be focusing its efforts on providing innovative solutions that contribute to not only the resolution of societal problems but also the transformation and growth of enterprises."
“These technologies are currently attracting attention for their usefulness in complementing human abilities, solving societal issues, and creating a more convenient society.”
Emura says NEC has promoted the development of AI-related technology for nearly half a century in visualisation, analysis, and control and guidance, and many of its AI technologies, including speech recognition, image and video recognition, language and semantic understanding, machine learning, prediction and detection, and optimal planning and control, are either “unprecedented or ranked No. 1 in the world”.
"Going forward, AI will make it possible to provide people with suggestions for problems without a clear single answer, such as management decisions and the development of new products.
“NEC is therefore committed to offering advanced solutions that will help people make decisions from a broader point of view. We will also be proactively leveraging open innovation and utilising a wide array of AI technologies to maximise the value we provide to our customers," Emura said.