At AIRC, as well as specialized R&D by each team on its particular theme, we pursue artificial intelligence research through collaboration between teams, in response to society's increasingly complex constitution.
Knowledge is the base of intelligence. Our research on semantic information processing is aimed for automatic acquisition of knowledge. We focus on difficulties for data processing: inconsistent forms of data, complicated ontology, implicit description, temporal change of credibility, difference of sources, and so on. We produce technologies for knowledge extraction from varieties of data.
Obtaining knowledge from real-world data, such as large-scale medical treatment records and traffic data, is becoming a widely pursued goal. By using such a Big data and artificial intelligence technology that construct probabilistic models, we develop systems that can find hidden structures within the data, help decision making, and enable us to solve social problems.
Machine learning's capabilities in learning relationship between variables, evaluating the importance of variables, and discovering hidden important variables are indispensable for modern artificial intelligence systems. These abilities enable us to classify, discriminate, predict, and interpolate data with various properties. The Machine Learning Research Team conducts a wide range of research on the theoretical foundations, algorithms, and applications of advanced machine learning technologies, such as Bayesian modeling, kernel learning, and deep learning. Expected applications include the analysis of remote sensing data, medical data, economical data, and sensory-motor data from robots. In addition, we will contribute to facilitate communication between humans and artificial intelligence systems in collaboration with other research teams.
The goal of the Artificial Intelligence Cloud Team is to establish high performance data processing technologies that aims to process 'the Big-Data'; data which is retrieved from real-world and characterized by its volume, velocity and variability. Based on the technologies, we will build a Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Framework that enables easy and quick application of the AI technologies.
Through the technologies and the framework, we promote emergence of new application services that leverage Big-Data and advanced AI technologies.
Our team is conducting social problem-solving oriented research on utilization of artificial intelligence technology. We are now tackling mainly toward practical use of AI-aided diagnosis systems based on anomaly detection with image and acoustic analysis for social-infrastructure maintenance, medical care, and healthcare. We aim for the early technology- bridging by close collaboration with business operators in each problem domain and turning the PDCA in a short period. We make a contribution to horizontal deployment of AI technology through accumulation of know-hows for its utilization in the real-world, and extraction of their common points.
Rational social system design is required recently, because social systems are tightly coupled with interactions among multiple people and services by information technologies. To establish an engineering framework to support such design, our team focuses on technologies to sense and simulate human behaviors in social level toward evaluation and prediction of effects of new social-level services.
Geoinformation science team develops intelligent and effective analysis engines to handle rapidly growing geoinformation, such as satellite imagery and aerial photo, to meet scientific and social demand.
We contribute to develop technologies for data analysis and artificial intelligence applied to large-scale biological "omics" data to mine valuable knowledge. Our technologies include genomic/epigenomic data analysis, genetic network analysis, and protein structure/interaction simulation.
We develop computational methods for conducting the knowledge discovery related to biomolecules from the diverse and vast biological data, such as genome information. We aim to apply our methods to perform biomedical research of biomolecules such as disease factor analysis and drug discovery.
The Data Platform Research Team is working towards the development of AI data platforms that can support the data life cycle through the creation of data ecosystems that combine distributed parallel processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and machine learning techniques. In particular, we focus on Data Governance Platform that can continuously integrate heterogeneous data captured from various sensing devices and autonomously augment intelligence of human beings and things. Our platform will allow users to be able to understand real-world situations, explore related data, learn a meaningful pattern, predict the future, and finally adapt to their surrounding situation.
The Computer Vision Research Team conducts research to acquire information in the real environment such as 3D measurement and 3D modeling, and to develop machine learning technology with visual information such as video and 3D information for understanding the environment. We aim to improve these basic technologies and apply them to contribute to social life of people.
The Data Knowledge Integration (DKI) research team specializes in
goal-oriented knowledge graphs and ontology development, context-aware dialogue
modeling for AI-based interaction management. Using such technologies, the DKI team is working on uncovering the semantics of human behaviour, and developing AI
technology that can recognize and support various episodes of daily
activities by integrating observation data and knowledge into a
context-aware dialogue model that allows natural interaction in a
variety of cases where it is necessary for humans to have dialogue
interactions with other agents and with the smart environment.
Our team develops technologies to enhance the intelligence (observation, judgment, cooperation) of people in each community. We will increase their observation ability by information sharing technologies of awareness and action measurement technologies of human behavior and body motion. We will raise their judgment ability by knowledge structuring technology that helps organize the knowledge of activities. Daily activity modeling technology and new service design technology will enhance cooperation both inside and outside of the community.