MNC 2019, Oct. 28-31, 2019
32nd International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference
International Conference Center Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Plenary Speaker
Dr. Shintaro Yamamichi
Senior Manager, Science & Technology, IBM Research, Tokyo, Japan
Paper Title
Computing Reimagined – AI/quantum/IoT
Short Abstract
Along with the evolution of data-driven solutions in many industries, a new computing technologies have been required to accelerate the current high-performance computing. The first approach is the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) on the existing von Neumann architecture. Apparently, AI has started to help explore new materials or process conditions in several industries, based on the text analytics for discovering new insights among the vast amount of big data, such as papers, patents and any kind of articles. However, in each company or institution, proprietary experimental data is usually quite small. We have recently developed a new AI technology to solve this issue, which can design completely new chemical formula or process condition from relatively small data, by defining feature vectors and reverse calculation algorithms. The second approach for the acceleration is to leave von Neumann architecture, and to develop a quantum computer. Quantum phenomena, such as superposition, entanglement, and interference, can accelerate massive parallel calculation, but the current quantum computer system still has a certain level of errors, and is hard to scale. An example of the open innovation scheme to develop effective algorithms on noisy quantum computers is introduced. The third approach is again based on the current von Neumann architecture, but more at the edge side. Using the state-of-the-art miniaturization technology for both transistor device and high-density packaging enables a tiny computer smaller than 1mm2, which can be distributed and attached to everything in the physical world. We have developed a prototype of this tiny computer having authentication engine. In the talk, these three approaches are covered. 
Short Biography
Shintaro Yamamichi received his M.E. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering, from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1989, and 2002, respectively. He was involved in semiconductor research in Japanese companies, and was a visiting industrial fellow at University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. In 2013, he joined IBM Research -Tokyo, and since 2016, he has been the senior manager of the Science & Technology team, IBM Research -Tokyo, leading the hardware research projects, including material discovery, neuromorphic device, quantum computing, and heterogeneous integration.

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