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Google Cloud Next 2018 in Japan; initiate AI capabilities

AI is now moving step by step towards what could be the next reality. And, to present that they were present in Tokyo. Catering to the needs of AI for the Japanese market. The Cloud Next 2018 event which brought a variety of options to satisfy their needs.

They were there to help them take the AI integration in their day to day activities to another step. Already Japan is ahead in technological upgrades. And, here with Google’s event, they were even more happy to receive the help.

The event wasn’t a big surprise

Google used its Cloud Next 2018 event in Tokyo and it didn’t come out as a surprise — this one was followed in the same manner as the flagship event in San Francisco’s Cloud Next — to announce a couple of new initiatives that specifically focused on the Japanese market.

These announcements included a couple of basic updates like translating its Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform Coursera specialization, its Associate Cloud Engineer certification and 50 of its hands-on Qwiklabs into Japanese. Targeted for the Japanese kept in mind.

Teaching the new lessons

In addition to that, Google is also launching an Advanced Solutions Lab in Tokyo as well. Previously Google opened similar labs in Dublin, Ireland, as well as Sunnyvale and New York. These labs offer a wide range of machine learning-centered training options, collaborative workspaces for teams that are part of the company’s 4-week machine learning training program, and access to Google experts.

AI-assisted retail shops

The company also today announced that it is working with Fast Retailing. As its name implies, Fast Retailing is to retail faster, making the business better and faster, so it’s looking at Google and its G Suite and machine learning tools to help it accelerate its growth. The company behind brands like Uniqlo, to help it adopt new technologies from the Cloud Next 2018 event. The code name for this project is ‘Ariake.’

Few Words from Mr. Yanai

 “Making information accessible to all our employees is one of the foundations of the Ariake project because it empowers them to use human traits like logic, judgment, and empathy to make decisions,” says Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Fast Retailing. “We write business plans every season, and we use collaborative tools like G Suite make sure they’re available to all. Our work with Google Cloud has gone well beyond demand forecasting; it’s fundamentally changed the way we work together.”

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Ashutosh Kumar

Hi, I am Ashutosh Kumar. Graduate in Journalism. Field of expertise is technology, automobile & lifestyle.

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