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The Artificial Intelligence Research Center

The Artificial Intelligence Research Center was established as a national center of artificial intelligence research on May 1, 2015. The center will be actively engaged in close cooperation with industry and other research institutions in Japan and worldwide. We promote research into basic AI technologies as well as their application to real-world problems.

What's New Japanese

July 14, 2017
ABCD (AIST Building Change Detection) dataset is a new labeled dataset, specially geared toward constructing and evaluating damage detection systems to identify whether buildings have been washed-away by tsunami. This dataset is based on results obtained from a project commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Please refer this page for further information.
July 10, 2017
AIST seeks research scientists who have sufficient expertise for joining NEDO R&D project (Title: Research and Development of Next-generation Artificial Intelligence Technology to foster mutual understanding between humans and machines). Applicants should possess, or be scheduled to earn, a doctoral degree before the day of employment. Applicants with equivalent qualification are also welcome for application. Please refer this page for further information.
June 27, 2017
The Service Intelligence Research Team has received FY2016 JSAI (The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence) Incentive Award for excellence. The award was given to Satoshi Nishimura, Ken-ichiro Fukuda and Takuichi Nishimura for their co-authored paper entitled "An Investigation into Knowledge Model for Employee-Driven Knowledge Explication in Elderly Care Facility."(in Japanese)
June 20, 2017
AIST Artificial Intelligence Cloud (AAIC) is a cloud-based shared platform to accelerate research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). AAIC was placed at the 3rd of a ranking list in the June 2017 The Green500's energy-efficient supercomputers. Please refer this page for further information.
June 1, 2017
Dr. Jun-ichi Tsujii, Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), presented a talk "AI meets the real world" about the research and development perspectives of AIRC in CeBIT 2017 Grobal Conferences. The video of the talk was given in cebitchannel.
May 10, 2017
The First International Workshop on Sharing and Reuse of AI Work Products (Date: Aug 19, 2017 / Place: the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia) will be held in conjunction with IJCAI 2017. Please refer this page for further information. (Submission deadline: May 22, 2017)
April 27, 2017
The Probabilistic Modeling Research Team has received FY2016 JSAI (The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence) Incentive Award for excellence. The award was given to Nami Harada, Kazuya Yamashita, and Yoichi Motomura for their co-authored paper entitled "Analysis and Visualization of ID-POS data how purchasing behavior changes along with annual seasons."(in Japanese)
April 14, 2017
The March 2017 issue of METI Journal (published by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) covered articles about recent research activities underway in the AIRC that aims to realize "next generation AI utilization." Please refer the feature: "What if...?" -toward a society that can achieve anything you imagine!-Let's Take a Look at the AI of Tomorrow- for further information.
April 10, 2017
Full day workshop on AI in Automation (Date: 2nd, June, 2017 / Place: Sands Expo Convention Center, Singapore) will be held in conjunction with IEEE ICRA 2017. Recent advancements on AI related technologies for automation of production manufacturing will be introduced with this workshop. Many speakers from Japan are involved in the NEDO AI-robotics national project and will present the state of the progress.
March 24, 2017
AIST showcased AI-enabled robot for handling soft materials that can develop potential functions through machine learning at the NEDO exhibition booth in "CeBIT 2017", the world's largest IT business conference and exhibition, in Hannover, Germany. Please refer this page and leaflet for further information.

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