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Embassy of Japan announces Japan-UK Robotics and AI seminar in London

Press Release: February 11, 2016

The Embassy of Japan will hold the Japan-UK Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Seminar 2016 (Thursday, 18th February) at the Embassy in London, featuring presentations regarding the latest research trends by world leading researchers in the UK and Japan, co-hosted with the British Embassy Tokyo and UK-RAS NETWORK.

Thanks to the recent rapid research progress in the fields of Big Data analysis and artificial intelligence, there is now increasing worldwide expectation for further technological and social innovation. Both Japan and the UK are leading the way in these research areas. With this in mind, this event will deliver several keynote presentations introducing recent trends in the field of robotics and AI in the UK and Japan, and will be followed by discussion on future innovation and business collaboration between the two countries.

Keynotes from Japan:
• Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro, Professor, University of Osaka
• Supercomputing for Robotics, Biomechanics, and Neuroscience
Prof Yoshihiko Nakamura, Professor, University of Tokyo
• How AI revolutionises Industrial Robots and Automotive
Mr Shohei Hido, Chief Research Officer, Preferred Networks, Inc.

Keynotes from the UK:
• UK’s Initiative on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)
Prof Guang-Zhong Yang, Professor, Imperial College London
• Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction
Prof. Roberto Cipolla, Professor, University of Cambridge
• Collaborative R&D on Autonomous Vehicles
Mr Llewelyn Morgan, Oxfordshire County Council

For more information about the seminar, please see the Japan-UK Robotic and AI seminar in London program

Seminar attendance:
This event runs from 3.30pm on Thursday, 18 February 2016 at the Embassy of Japan, 101/104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT.

Please note that registration prior to the event is essential; https://www.jetro.go.jp/form5/pub/ldn/160218robotics

Members of the media:
Please register for the event in advance by contacting the Embassy with your full details at [email protected]

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