Swissnex in Japan is thrilled to share the success of our recent event, the "Swiss-Osaka AI Innovation Exchange: Enhancing Product Development with AI," which took place on June 26th, 2023. We were honored to welcome a sabbatical from Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Mr. Umut Demiriz who shared his invaluable insights and experiences from his research during his 2-month stay in Japan. In addition, we had the pleasure of hosting two distinguished Japanese experts: Prof. Koichi Kise and Prof. Shoya Ishimaru from Osaka Metropolitan University. These experts provided a wealth of knowledge from both Swiss and Japanese perspectives, with a focus on both research and practical applications. We received lively and engaging questions from the audience, which allowed us to delve deeper into utilizing AI in the industry. I hope this event provided a platform for us to further contemplate the common challenges faced by both Switzerland and Japan. Together, we can shape a future where AI transforms industries and enhances the way we live and work.
Operational efficiency and new possibilities through generative AI – By Prof. Koichi Kise
Building your own application using Large Language Models – By Dr. Shoya Ishimaru
Leverage Generative AI to enhance Product Innovation – By Mr. Umut Demiriz
Koichi KiseKoichi Kise is a professor at Osaka Metropolitan UniversityHis research topic is perceptual information processing, and he has been promoting collaboration with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence for many years. The DFKI Japan Lab, established as a result, is the only German research institute for artificial intelligence in Japan.
Shoya IshimaruShoya Ishimaru is a project professor at Osaka Metropolitan University and Co-Founder CRO at Alphaben
He received the title of MITOU Super Creator from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan.
Umut DemirizUmut Demiriz is a research associate at Zurich University of Applied Sciences
He is currently conducting a research project aimed at exploring the potential of AI agents
to facilitate and enhance the idea generation, evaluation, and refinement stages in product innovation.