Honda plans research project with SoftBank in artificial intelligence

Honda R&D Co, the wholly owned R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co, has today announced plans to collaborate with SoftBank Corp and begin a joint research project toward application of the ‘emotion engine’, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by cocoro SB Corp, a SoftBank Group company, for mobility products. In order to further enhance open innovation in the area of intelligent technologies, Honda has been preparing to start up the Honda R&D Innovation Lab Tokyo, a new operation that will focus on R&D of intelligent technologies, in Akasaka, Tokyo, by around September of this year. This joint research project with SoftBank will be one of the open innovation initiatives Honda will pursue in the area of artificial intelligence technologies. Through this joint research project, Honda and SoftBank will strive…


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