On November 17th, 2016, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Synthesis (SZ: 300479) held a grand signing ceremony in Jinan, and announced that they had reached a cooperation agreement. IBM will provide one-stop business solutions and technical support services for Synthesis, and help Synthesis transform and upgrade from intelligent identification to cognitive industry solutions, and from in-depth industrial research to industrial integration, with the industry’s leading cognitive computing and application abilities. As an important partner of IBM, Synthesis will forge solutions based on such technologies as cognitive computing, the Internet of Things and big data for industry customers along with IBM. In the first stage of cooperation, Synthesis plans to apply SaaS products on Watson Explorer and the IBM Watson IoT Platform to forge domestically leading commercial service robots and personalized cognitive industry intelligent solutions, which are expected to be first applied in the medical and financial fields. IBM Vice President and Greater China Cognitive Solutions General Manager Robert Josef Simmeth and Synthesis President Wang Jichun signed the cooperation agreement on behalf of their respective parties. The press conference was attended and the signing ceremony witnessed by Jinan Municipal CPC Party Standing Committee Member and Deputy Mayor Su Shuwei, Shandong Economy and Information Commission Deputy Director Lian Kai, Shandong Province Science and Technology Department Deputy Director-General Li Chulin, Jinan High-Tech Development Zone Administrative Commission Director Xu Qun, Jinan Economic and Information Technology Committee Director Li Huibao, Jinan Science & Technology Bureau Director General Lyu Jiantao, Synthesis General Manager Guan Huajian, IBM Greater China Cognitive Solution Business Team Chief Technology Officer Martin Paterok and IBM Greater China Cognitive Solutions for Manufacturing and Retail Industries General Manager Chen Wen.
The press conference was attended by over 180 guests from inside and outside the province, including industry users and branch leaders in the fields of finance, medical treatment, communication and security & protection, as well as partners at all levels. Synthesis President Wang Jichun and IBM Vice President Robert gave successive lectures in which they stated the content, meanings and prospects of the cooperation between both sides. Jinan High-Tech Development Zone Administrative Commission Director Xu Qun delivered an impassioned address. Synthesis’s first robot ‘Sean’ attended the conference, performed to entertain the guests and answered questions on the spot. After the signing ceremony, the leading teams of Synthesis and IBM gave an interview to media representatives from both inside and outside the province, and answered the reporters’ questions on all aspects. IBM Greater China Cognitive Solutions Architect Zhang Wei and Synthesis Intelligent Cognition Solutions Architect in the Medical Industry Xu Yeping shared their knowledge with the guests, introduced the current situation of cognitive computing solutions and imagined a bright future in which all industries will be provided with smarter and more personalized services.
Jinan High-Tech Development Zone Administrative Commission Director Xu Qun makes a speech
Fist Combination Helps Technological Upgrading; Opportunities Outweigh Challenges in Cognitive Era
IBM Vice President and Greater China Cognitive Solutions General Manager Robert Josef Simmeth delivers a speech
Facing Industrial Intelligent Application; All-round Upgrading of Cognitive Interaction
In the next few years, as the first stage of cooperation, Synthesis will focus on promoting and applying Watson Explorer for establishing artificial intelligence service capabilities based on big data and industrial knowledge bases for industry customers in the fields of medical treatment and finance, and conduct all-round innovation in science and technology.
In the medical field, the banking-medical self-service equipment of Synthesis, which has been adopted by many hospitals in China, is expected to be upgraded so as to obtain the capacity to conduct natural language interaction with patients and intelligent cognition supported by specialized knowledge bases and historical information, and value-added services will be developed which will provide medical instructions, consultation, health risk warnings and health care suggestions, thereby effectively improving the quality and efficiency of hospital services.
In the financial field, based on the rich bank customer resources of Synthesis and IBM’s deep industry experience, both sides will discuss the expansion of the intelligent cognition business in two aspects: first, they will develop service robots applicable to bank outlets which will have such functions as guest guidance, VIP recognition, business consultation, financial advice, risk warning, smart reminder and interesting interaction; second, they will devote themselves to adding the capability of intelligent cognition to financial self-service machines, providing smooth human-machine interactive functions and effectively reducing the workload of banks with personnel on duty.
Synthesis President Wang Jichun makes a speech
Synthesis’s first robot ‘Sean’
Leading teams of Synthesis and IBM give an interview to media representatives
IBM Greater China Cognitive Solutions Architect Zhang Wei shares knowledge
Synthesis Intelligent Cognitive Solutions Architect in the Medical Industry Xu Yeping shares knowledge