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UEI Jumpstarts Deep Learning on Microsoft Azure

2017.06.27
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As part of its ongoing goal to promote the usage of AI and deep learning in everyday life, UEI Corporation (President and CEO: Ryo Shimizu; Headquarters: Yushima, Tokyo) announced its plan to integrate its technology and experience into the global marketplace provided by Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.’s public cloud platform Microsoft Azure.

This expansion consists of three components:

1) Technology

Microsoft’s Azure AI Batch service and UEI’s deep learning environment CSLAIER and high-end PC DEEPstation will be combined into a new product, DEEPstation for Microsoft Azure. Although DEEPstation, which uses a cutting-edge Pascal GPU, has enjoyed success at over 200 national and private research institutions and universities, there are limits to its on-premises GPU and the explosive growth in time required for AI training can be a problem. In this hybrid the cloud’s unique benefits are exploited for maximum advantage, enabling offloading to Microsoft Azure’s GPU, hyperparameter grid search, and more.

2) Training

Content, instructor training, and seminars will be developed for a worldwide expansion of Microsoft’s deep learning training program. This builds upon the more than 400 adult students already trained in hands-on deep learning seminars. An initial training session is set for August 4 in Nagaoka, with expansion to continue nationwide.

3) Marketing

Microsoft will kickstart a new “Deep Learning Lab” to help provide consulting and matching for businesses interested in the benefits of deep learning. UEI plans to begin participation as a partner on July 25.

DEEPstation for Microsoft Azure and offloading Microsoft Azure will become available in the third quarter of 2017.

Deep Learning Lab Official Site: https://dllab.connpass.com/

This page is officially endorsed by Microsoft Japan as part of this strategic partnership.

Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. Endorsement:

We are proud to announce partnership with UEI Corporation for full-scale implementation of deep learning solutions on Microsoft Azure. We are confident that this collaboration between UEI’s experienced and talented deep learning development team and Microsoft Azure’s GPU and AI Batch services will yield a low-risk, high-reward opportunity for the Japanese market to fully enjoy the benefits of deep learning. We will endeavor to deepen this partnership going forward to further realize the vast potential of AI and deep learning for society.

Takuya Hirano, President and CEO

About Microsoft Japan:

Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. is the official Japanese branch of Microsoft Corporation. With a goal of “mobile first, cloud first,” Microsoft aims to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Microsoft Japan strives to realize this mission statement by developing groundbreaking, safe, and fun cloud devices.

About UEI Corporation:

UEI Corporation is a third-generation AI technology company empowered to fully exploit the potential of deep learning. From specialized deep learning software and hardware to customized consultation and technology development, it provides a wide variety of AI solutions.

UEI will be present at the first AI EXPO to be held in June of 2017. Please visit our booth (number 33-21) for more information about how we can help you.

UEI Corporation
TEL  : +81-3-5812-6507
FAX  : +81-3-5812-6509
URL  : http://www.uei.co.jp/
E-mail: info@uei.co.jp