Message from the Laboratory Director

Artificial Intelligence technology (AI), represented by a voice recognition system in smartphones, is pervasive in our daily life. Simultaneously the importance of information science and technology is increasing. Under this circumstance, AIP Network Laboratory was established.

AIP Network Laboratory aims to promote research activities leading new innovations in the field of AI, bigdata, IoT, and cyber security. We expect to expand the range of researchers’ network across the research fields by networking related projects under the framework of JST Strategic Basic Research Program. Moreover, we will promote self-motivated research and development of human resources.

Researchers related to the AIP Network Laboratory counts to 1,800 when founded in 2016. This number will increase since new research areas under the lab are added every year. No other projects in information science and technology field are as large as us. I strongly expect that many ideas are incubated by interaction of researchers among various fields.

Laboratory Director

What is AIP Network Lab?

Political Framework

Japanese Government launched “Strategic Council for AI Technology” as a control tower of AI technology. The Council has come to manage five National Research and Development Agencies that fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Affiliated to the Council, MEXT launched AIP Project (Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform Project) in FY2016. AIP Project is conducted by AIP Center, RIKEN and AIP Network Laboratory, JST collaboratively.

Direction of AIP Network Laboratory

  1. Find and support innovations frontier researches in AI related areas and demonstrate their presences.
  2. Actively disseminate research results internationally and contribute to the progress of AI related research areas.
  3. Support collaborative research within the AIP Network Laboratory And create new value.
  4. Work on the entire lab to develop and educate young researchers.

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