January 11, 2019 10:00

RIKEN AIP signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Alan Turing Institue which is the UK’s national institute for data science and AI in January.

Related Article (External link)

The Alan Turing Institute to work with Japan on collaborative research in artificial intelligence and robotics (January 10, 2019)

The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, will collaborate with three major Japanese research institutes on artificial intelligence and robotics research.

The Institute has initiated agreements with AIST (the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), one of the largest research institutes in Japan focusing on bridging the gap between research ideas and commercialisation, NII (National Institute of Informatics), an inter-university academic research institute working to advance research and development in informatics-related fields and the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, funded by the Japanese government to advance AI technologies and explore their ethical, legal and social impact…read more

UK-Japan Joint Statement: 10 January 2019

Excerpts from the joint statement:

25. We will encourage collaboration between the Alan Turing Institute, and RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), Research Organization of Information and Systems National Institute of Informatics (NII), and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) on artificial intelligence. We will explore opportunities to increase collaboration on robotics for hazardous environments.

26. Together we will enable quality longer life for our citizens by encouraging innovation and the utilisation of new technologies such as robots, AI and IoT in assisted living. In this regard, we will cooperate to launch a UK-Japan Smart Assisted Living collaboration and showcase the work of our businesses and innovators, at events such as Japan’s Well Aging Society Summit and Global Round Table for Dementia.

Read the full text (External link)