[6] Conference

  • tab1(Special Session)

    Special SessionFree【Bilingual】

    • A-K1Jun. 28 [Wed] 10:00–11:30
      <Latest Updates on AI in Japan>

      Future Development of AI: National Policy,Business Development, and R&D Strategy

      Yuichiro Anzai

      Yuichiro Anzai

      President, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

      The speech will describe the future outlook of AI technology with analysis on today’s accelerated AI boom and suggestion of what the government, corporations, and R&D sectors should work on.
      AI’s future possibility will be addressed from the comprehensive view point, with focuses on the roadmap described in “the Strategic Council for AI Technology” held in the collaboration of MIC, MEXT and METI of the Japanese government, as well as Cabinet Office, MHLW, MAFF, and MLIT.
      The talk will also include the future direction of the current AI boom.

      Grand Challenges for AI: From RoboCup to Nobel Turing Challenge

      北野 宏明

      Hiroaki Kitano

      President, The Systems Biology Institute/ Founding President, The RoboCup Federation/ President & CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

      The history of AI is a history of grand challenges. Two grand challenges will be discussed; RoboCup is a global attempt to develop an autonomous humanoid football team and beat a FIFA World Cup champion team by 2050; “Nobel Turing Challenge” aims to develop a highly autonomous AI system that could make a science discovery worthy of the Nobel Prize.
      The speech will present a future vision of AI technology development that will go beyond the current intelligent systems, build a new system for knowledge creation, and impact on the form of civilization.

      Latest AI Technologies and Applications:Automobile, Robot and Bio-healthcare

      Daisuke Okanohara

      Daisuke Okanohara

      Founder, Executive Vice President, Preferred Networks, Inc.

      Applications of deep learning AI technology are now expanding for image/speech recognition, machine control, and anomaly detection.
      At the same time, outstanding issues in a research stage are being solved by AI technology. The speech will introduce the latest AI technology, while discussing the current AI applications in automotive, robotics and bio-healthcare fields.
    • A-K2Jun. 30 [Fri] 10:00–11:30
      <Frontline of Worldwide AI Business>

      Microsoft’s Future Vision of “Democratizing AI”

      榊原 彰

      Akira Sakakibara

      CTO, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.

      Advanced companies started using AI technology for their digital transformation in improvement for existing business and innovation for new business. To support such demand, Microsoft offers everyone in the world cutting edge AI services including vision, sound, language, knowledge and search. This session will cover the latest trend on AI and our strategy "Democratizing AI" to make AI available and beneficial for every person and every organization, every developer.

      Welcome to Watson – Building Next Generation Business

      Mayumi Miyasaka

      Mayumi Miyasaka

      Manager, Watson Platform Sales, Watson, IBM Japan

      Cognitive business is being installed in a number of corporate practices.
      IBM Watson is a technology platform that discovers insights from a vast volume of unstructured data. It learns from a wide genre of data, and offers business competitive suggestions. The speech will describe how IBM Watson contributes to creating business advantages, along with installation examples in various industry fields in Japan and abroad.
    • *Please note that recording and photography are strictly prohibited.
      Speakers' information and programs are subject to change.

  • tab2(Conference)

    Conference【Bilingual】

    • A-1 Jun. 28 [Wed] 13:00–14:00
      <AI Basic Course>Free

      Latest Research, Application and Future Possibilities

      Seiji Yamada

      Seiji Yamada

      Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Graduate University of Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)/Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

      The speech will summarize the third boom of AI research and development, including the characteristics and background, practical issues, and future possibilities.
    • A-2 Jun. 28 [Wed] 13:00–14:00

      Applications of Autonomous Mobile Technology – Case Study and Future Vision from Autonomous Cars to Drones

      Hisashi Taniguchi

      Hisashi Taniguchi

      President & CEO, ZMP Inc.

      ZMP has developed a robot car utilizing the technologies used in humanoid eyes and brain since 2008. Examples of "Robot of Everything" strategy including "RobotCars", Logistics support robot, "CarriRo" and Drone will be introduced, and the future possibility of autonomous mobile technology will be examined.
    • A-3 Jun. 28 [Wed] 15:00–16:00

      AI and Intellectual Property: Introduction and Practice

      Kensaku Fukui

      Kensaku Fukui

      Managing Partner, Kotto Dori Law Office/Visiting Professor of Art, Nihon University

      Can we use the other companies' disclosed data, articles, video footage and SNS information for own AI development?
      How will we protect the machine-learned AI? Are auto-generated music, articles and data protected by intellectual property rights?
      Rapidly evolving big data- and AI-related businesses and resulting various contents create intellectual property issues.
      There have been government discussions regarding these issues in Japan ahead the rest of the world. Kensaku Fukui,
      a leading person in this field who serves on committees at Cabinet Office and Ministry of Internal Affairs, will give a commentary on the issues from introduction to practical actions.
    • A-4 Jun. 28 [Wed] 15:00–16:00

      Business Applications of Big Data and AI in Today’s Individualised World

      Masaya Mori

      Masaya Mori

      Executive Officer, Rakuten Inc./Global Head, Rakuten Institute of Technology

      The trends of big data and AI (artificial intelligence) are transforming our society. Using examples from Rakuten, the talk will provide an explanation of business applications of big data and AI, and also the challenges ahead.
    • A-5 Jun. 29 [Thur] 10:00–11:00

      Cutting-edge Research of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

      山川 宏

      Hiroshi Yamakawa

      Chief, Dwango Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, DWANGO Co., Ltd.

      With the third AI boom, practical applications of task-specific AI are increasing, as well as researches on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) that learns and obtains intelligence, are fully in progress. Although it will take some time for AGI to be practical, the utilization will not be limited to the daily life, but all areas such as industries, politics and scientific technologies. The speech will illustrate the development and latest trends of AGI.
    • A-6 Jun. 29 [Thur] 10:00–11:00

      Chat-bot for Customer Engage: Now and Future of the Red-hot Interface

      Masayuki Ota

      Masayuki Ota

      Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.

      As usage of the apps on smart phones has become a norm, "chat-bot" is attracting attention as a new interface within messaging apps where users spend a majority of time on. The seminar will introduce the Microsoft's own chat-bot developed with variety of AI technologies and the latest development case studies with partners.

      Chatbots Learn from Big Data: Advanced Natural Language Processing Technology

      Kentaro Torisawa

      Kentaro Torisawa

      Director General, Data-driven Intelligent System Research Center (DIRECT), Universal Communication Research Institute (UCRI), NICT

      Chatbots will evolve from passive media simply following orders into active media that can expand users' intellectual capacity by facilitating discussions on new knowledge taken out of big data.
      This seminar will introduce a Chatbot that is under development to be able to communicate using knowledge/information extracted from billions of web pages. We will also talk about advanced natural language processing technologies for question answering and knowledge acquisition using deep learning, which will be the basis of future chatbots.
    • A-7 Jun. 29 [Thur] 13:00–14:00

      GPU Deep Learning Explores the Future of AI

      Kuninobu Sasaki

      Kuninobu Sasaki

      Marketing Manager for HPC/DL/Cloud, Japan Enterprise Marketing, NVIDIA

      Deep learning technology is changing our society and daily life.
      Examples include high-resolution imaging for lesion detection, self-driving technology that accurately recognizes traffic lanes and pedestrians, and so on. GPU is a key technology for the rapid development seen these years.
      The speech will report the latest updates on GPU deep learning.
    • A-8 Jun. 29 [Thur] 13:00–14:00

      OMRON Brings Innovation to Manufacturing Sites with AI Technologies

      Takamitsu Kasai

      Takamitsu Kasai

      Manager, Building Block Controller Product Management Gr., Controller Div., INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION COMPANY, OMRON Corp.

      OMRON gives weight to manufacturing fields, and expedites not only the development of controlling technology but “intelligent manufacturing” with the latest AI technology installed into our factories and products.
      AI applications into manufacturing premises will be illustrated with a focus on our latest efforts and practices.
    • A-9 Jun. 29 [Thur] 15:00–16:00
      <Data Marketplace>

      [Introduction] Roles and Importance of Data Marketplace in Today’s Society

      Hiroshi Mano

      Hiroshi Mano

      CEO, Every Sense, Inc.

      All sorts of things and concepts are processed into data in today’s society. Data is now equivalent to currency in value.
      People could have an ownership of their data and control it to enjoy the true advantage in this data-centered society.
      Every Sense, a company that launched a “data transaction service”, will describe an open data market platform that will be required in the current data society.

      [Advanced] Data Jacket: Market Potential and Business Creation

      Yukio Ohsawa

      Yukio Ohsawa

      Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

      Data marketplace is a social system for driving innovations via negotiations about data transactions.
      Two thousand Data Jackets, that are digest information of large/small/open/confidential/existing/expected data, have got collected so far to show where, why, how, and by whom data were or are to be collected. From the Innovators Marketplace on Data Jackets, new businesses have got created via communicating data and knowledge behind DJs.
    • A-10 Jun. 29 [Thur] 15:00–16:00

      AI for the New Age of Medical Care & Life Science - The Future of Medicine, Drug Discovery, Genomics, Healthcare, ... with IBM Watson

      Toshifumi Mizokami

      Toshifumi Mizokami

      Business Development Executive, Watson, IBM Japan

      AI technology is expected to play a key role to process medical big data and to better understand the mechanisms of life and disease. IBM has been trying to apply Watson technology in medical solution by closely working with medical research institutes in US. The speaker will talk about the perspectives on Watson technology for the use of medical innovation, drug discovery, genome research and healthcare.
    • A-11 Jun. 30 [Fri] 12:30-13:30

      Collaboration between People and AI for Social Values

      Akio Yamada

      Akio Yamada

      General Manager, Data Science Research Laboratories, NEC Corp.

      Innovations in AI technology are creating new values in the society and business. The speech will present the cutting-edge AI technologies “NEC the WISE” with their case examples, and examine the current AI applications.
    • A-12 Jun. 30 [Fri] 12:30-13:30

      Present and Future of Robotics with AI: What Pepper the Robot Shows us Next

      Iwao Nakayama

      Iwao Nakayama

      Chief Evangelist, SoftBank Corp.

      The cutting-edge technologies including robots, AI and IoT have great impact on our lives and businesses. Pepper the robot is installed into a number of general household, as well as corporations of over 2,000, expanding its sphere of activities and embodying the arrival of the robot society. The speech will look into the installation cases of the humanoid robots in a various business scenes in Japan. It will also describe the future growth of Pepper, as well as the new world that will be created by the integration of AI and IoT.
    • A-13 Jun. 30 [Fri] 14:30-15:30

      Development and Outlook of Deep Learning Technology

      Hideki Asoh

      Hideki Asoh

      Senior Research Scientist, Interaction Modeling Research Gr., Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

      Deep learning, a technology that learns complicated models from a vast volume of data, has achieved breakthroughs in various fields including pattern recognition, gaming and machine translation. The speech will review the advanced information processing with neural networks to explore the nature of deep learning and discuss the future direction.
    • A-14 Jun. 30 [Fri] 14:30-15:30

      Latest Technologies and Applications of AI in Digital Games

      Youichiro Miyake

      Youichiro Miyake

      Lead AI Researcher, Advanced Technology Div., SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

      Digital games are a key platform for the acceleration of AI development. Digital games provide a simulated 3D physical world where AI characters are alive; where they recognize and react to their environment.
      Using as an example the digital game “FINAL FANTASY XV” which was released in November 2016, this speech will illustrate how AI acts in a digital game.
    • *Please note that recording and photography are strictly prohibited.
      Speakers' information and programs are subject to change.