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.
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.
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.
Our aging society needs to challenge societal problem in which those who change their living function, such as old people and people with disability, are supported so that they can continue independent living with high degree of social participation by educing their potential capability as much as possible. The living intelligence research team aims to establish artificial intelligence technologies for safe, comfortable, independent, and active living of people who have a variety of living functions by leveraging IoT technology, image processing, living database, and robot technology. As as a long-range goal, the team also aims to establish an eco-system for living design cycle, which is a societal system for a PDCA cycle in scientific living design, in cooperation with industries and local communities.
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 on the research and development of AI data platforms that support the data life cycle and create data ecosystem by combining distributed parallel processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and machine learning techniques. In particular, we focus on Geocognitive Computing that continuously integrate heterogeneous data from captured from various sensing devices and autonomously provide an intelligence space to human beings and things. The intelligence space allows users to be able to understand the real-world situation, explore related data, learn a meaningful pattern, predicate the future, and finally adapt to their surrounding situations.