[NextAI-Math-Info] Innovations in Mathematical and Information Sciences to Build the Next-Generation AI

Strategic Objective

Mutual development of human-computer interaction and understanding of human behavior

Creation of fundamental technologies to analyze human and society for Society 5.0

Trusted AI

Creating information utilization platform by integrating mathematical and information sciences, and development to society

Creating Technology for Computing Revolution for Society 5.0

Research Supervisor

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Takahiro Hara´╝łDean/Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University´╝ë

Overview

To ensure that the vast volumes of data in the fields of science and industry can be leveraged to create new scientific, social, and economic value, it is essential to develop new concepts and approaches in which mathematics and mathematical sciences are integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) and informatics. A mathematical modeling approach (using mathematical models to identify the mechanisms underlying real-world phenomena) can be combined with a data-driven approach (such as machine learning) in a complementary manner to generate innovative next-generation AI technology, bringing us closer to a new information society in which IT blends harmoniously with society and people.
To surmount the limitations and difficulties of existing AI technology and promote R&D for creating new value, this Research Area will aid young researchers engaging in innovative Research Projects, which integrate AI and informatics with mathematics and mathematical sciences (and other scientific fields) to enhance AI technology and expand its scope of application. Rather than Research Projects on traditional AI technology (or informatics), we will promote innovative Research Projects that explore new approaches to make effective use of big data and AI based on the knowledge from informatics and mathematical science. These include challenging projects based on new concepts and paradigm, which fuse AI (or informatics), mathematical science, and other research fields, as well as their application fields. The topics of interest include (but not limited to) neuro-symbolic AI, foundation models, human-in-the-loop models, and synthetic AI. Our focus also includes innovative AI technology in the quantum paradigm, such as AI solutions in quantum computing.
We will prioritize talent development in facilitating such research. In other words, we will provide opportunities for young researchers in disparate fields to engage with one another with a view to cultivating a body of researchers who lead advanced research and to building a researcher network that will enable collaborative research in the future.

Research Area Advisors

Hirokazu Anai Principal Research Director, Fujitsu Research, Fujitsu Limited
Hiromi Arai Unit Leader, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN
Hiroki Arimura Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Seiichi Uchida Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University
Hisashi Kashima Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshinobu Kawahara Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
Sadao Kurohashi Director-General, National Institute of Informatics / Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Masataka Goto Prime Senior Researcher, Human Informatics and Interaction Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Shin’ichi Satoh Professor, Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
Yoichi Sato Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Taiji Suzuki Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Tadahiro Taniguchi Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Tsutomu Terada Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University
Yuko Hara-Azumi Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shin-ichi Minato Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Tomoyuki Morimae Associate professor, Yukawa Inftitute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University

Research Area Management Advisors

Yoshihiro Kawahara Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Masashi Sugiyama Director,Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN / Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Miwako Doi Auditor, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2023

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