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Artificial Intelligence

In May 2015, the Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) was inaugurated under the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), bringing together a variety of the world’s leading, up-and-coming researchers and outstanding technologies in the artificial intelligence (AI) research area both from inside and outside Japan. The AIRC aims to establish a virtuous cycle, or ecosystem, under which progressive AI is developed and commercialized, and goal-oriented basic research is advanced.

Moreover, since FY2015, the AIRC has been committed to the Strategic Advancement of Multi-Purpose Ultra-Human Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technologies (SAMURAI) Project, led by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), aiming to develop core technologies for next-generation AI and robots, which is still ongoing.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is advancing the research and development of AI mainly through the NEDO funded project above, led by AIRC.

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Research and Development Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Last updated:2019-02-01