Expo offers glimpses of a future assisted by artificial intelligence

From robotics to deep learning and image recognition, a glimpse of science fiction-like technologies developed by the nation’s artificial intelligence industry is on display at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward. At the three-day AI World exhibition, a total of 15 companies exhibited cutting-edge AI technology in an attempt to realize a society which will make entertainment and business more interactive and efficient. Tokyo-based Ubic Inc. showcased a small robot called Kibiro. Equipped with the company’s original AI engine Kibit, the robot recommends new books based on what people have read in the past and other personal preferences. Unlike the recommendation system that is widely used by online shopping sites today, Ubic’s AI technology analyzes book reviews and makes recommendations based on feedback from actual people instead of a computer,…


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