Various social problems have emerged, such as population increase and resource and water shortage around the world, and a declining birth rate and aging population in Japan. In order to resolve these problems, it has become necessary in all circumstances to advance digital transformation utilizing ICT (information communication technology), as proposed under “Society 5.0.”*1
As “Your Value Partner,” NTT Group will aim to resolve social issues by means of advancing digital transformation through its business activities, by utilizing its various management resources and capabilities, such as research and development, ICT infrastructure and personnel, while also collaborating with its partners.
NTT Group believes that the resolution of social issues will contribute to achieving a smart society utilizing ICT and to the sustainable development goals (SDGs)*2 proposed by the United Nations.
NTT Group’s capabilities and initiatives for resolving social issues have already received high praise both in Japan and abroad. For example, for innovation, we were chosen as a top global innovator for the seventh consecutive year.
In addition, with respect to ensuring and operating reliable ICT infrastructure, we provide high-quality and reliable services, including maintenance and security based on strong networks.
Furthermore, in the area of environmental protection, in October 2018, we were the first telecommunications operator to become a member of global initiatives to make smarter use of energy, “EP100” and “EV100.” These capabilities and initiatives have also received praise from an ESG perspective, as we have been selected as constituents of leading domestic and global ESG indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and ESG indices selected by GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund).
*1 Society 5.0: a human-centered society that balances economic development and the resolution of social issues through systems that highly integrate cyberspace and physical space, as proposed in the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan of the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan.
*2 SDGs: 17 goals to be worked toward by 2030, as adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. NTT Group announced its approval in September 2016.
R&D implement wide-ranging and multi-faceted research based on the ideal of creating world-leading technologies and contributing to the progress of society, economy and academic discipline. This takes in basic research through to research to realize practical implementation aimed at business expansion. This is facilitating the creation of new value through open innovation and collaboration with corporations, universities and research institutions with an emphasis on the realization of highly competitive advanced technologies.
corevo™ Artificial intelligence technologies of NTT Group
corevo™ is a generic name for activities using artificial intelligence (AI) built up through R&D, and is a unified brand for the NTT Group to accelerate collaboration with various partners. By combining different corevo™ products, NTT Group companies aim to create new value together with collaboration partners.
Four types of AI
We are exploiting four types of AI technologies that make up corevo™.
Our aim is to support the creation of a safe, secure society in which people can find fulfilment.
Cutting-edge research in basic science
Looking forward to 10 years from now, NTT is undertaking leading-edge research with a view to creating new principles and concepts that far surpass the limits of conventional technologies in terms of speed, capacity, size or energy."