April 23, 2019
Strategic Basic Research Programs
On April 16, 2019, President Michinari Hamaguchi (JST) signed a letter of intent (LOI) for research collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) with President Peter Strohschneider of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and French Ambassador Laurent Pic on behalf of the French National Research Agency (ANR) at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tokyo.
JST had discussed specific collaboration measures with research funding institutes in Germany and France in recognition of the importance of collaboration with these countries in the field of AI, where international competition has intensified in recent years. Based on the results of the discussion, three institutes agreed on joint calls and support for research in the field of AI and signed a LOI for this collaboration.
The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Anja Karliczek, the Federal Minister of Education and Research of Germany, who was visiting Japan. The details of the joint call for proposals will be announced from each institute shortly.