Nintendo Partner DeNA Links Up With Artificial-Intelligence Company

ENLARGE DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Photo: The Wall Street Journal By Takashi Mochizuki Takashi Mochizuki The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @mochi_wsj takashi.mochizuki@wsj.com July 14, 2016 5:28 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS TOKYO—Japanese smartphone-game provider DeNA Co. 2432 2.60 % said Thursday it has set up a company with Preferred Networks Inc., becoming the latest major firm to bet on the startup’s artificial-intelligence technology for growth. The new joint project may mean Nintendo Co. NTDOY -3.86 % ’s future smartphone games would be powered by the technology, further beefing up the business potential of its popular characters, including Pokémon, for example, which was featured in the recently released “Pokémon Go” augmented-reality game. The new company, PFDeNA Inc., would benefit DeNA’s wide portfolio spanning games, health…


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