Research and Development at the Artificial Intelligence Research Centre (AIRC) of AIST
- Speaker: Prof Junichi Tsujii (University of Manchester)
- Host: Robert Stevens
- 20th October 2016 at 11:00 in Kilburn L.T. 1.5
The AIRC is a research centre, established in May, 2015 with aid from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), whose objective is to become the leading group carrying out translational research of AI in Japan. It comprises 250 staff, including 75 full-time researchers and 50 part-time visiting researchers. The AIRC carries out research into a broad range of topics, such as machine learning, big data analytics, multi-agent simulation, robotics, innovative retailing, AI for Biomedical sciences and AI for elderly care. AI is now the core of convergence of diverse scientific and technological fields, such as Robotics, Biomedical sciences, internet of things (IoT) and factory automation, etc. The AIRC has been developing close links with Japanese industries. It also seeks to establish cooperation with domestic and international research institutes. In my talk, I will introduce the research activities of the AIRC and talk about possible collaboration with teams at University of Manchester.