TOKYO, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, Government Vice President, Officer in control of AI Collaboration at Sony Company, President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. and CEO of Sony AI Inc. has been named a fellow of the Affiliation for the Development of Synthetic Intelligence. Along with his key roles in AI at Sony, Dr. Kitano can be the Founding Trustee of the RoboCup Federation, a world scientific initiative that was created to greatest promote analysis within the space of clever robotics and synthetic intelligence, in addition to associated fields.
Dr. Kitano’s recognition comes from “demonstrating nice contribution and management in robotics, massively parallel AI, scientific discoveries by AI, and the usage of AI in programs biology.”
“Sony seeks to create new worth via know-how and as such, now we have excessive expectations for AI, which might positively affect Sony’s present companies in electronics, picture sensors and leisure, and in creating new companies,” stated Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Company. “As well as, we imagine AI has the potential to contribute to society in enterprise domains that Sony pursues from a long-term perspective, akin to well being, private finance, and within the evolution of next-generation mobility. By groundbreaking analysis in AI, Dr. Kitano has vastly contributed to technological growth at Sony. We’re extraordinarily pleased and proud for him to be chosen fellow of such a prestigious society.”
“From my early days a researcher to at this time, I’ve all the time believed that synthetic intelligence would make important enchancment in peoples’ lives,” stated Dr. Kitano. “Specifically, I’ve been engaged in analysis that integrates AI, massively parallel computing, robotics, and programs biology. As well as, RoboCup was based as a mechanism to speed up analysis and growth of AI and robotics. To advertise the tight integration of the aforementioned 4 analysis fields centered on AI, I’m now within the strategy of launching a brand new Grant Problem Venture to drive scientific discovery via AI. I imagine the fusion of those fields with AI taking part in a key function will decide up much more pace and play a central function in addressing international points, pioneering new frontiers and shaping societies and industries. Because the function that AI performs is extraordinarily giant, I need to thank the AAAI for its dedication to advertise AI analysis and for this large honor.”
Dr. Hiroaki Kitano started his profession as a researcher on software program engineering at NEC company earlier than transferring to Carnegie Mellon College to start out his AI analysis. In 1993 he joined Sony Pc Science Laboratories, Inc. (CSL) as a Researcher. In 2008 he was promoted to Director of Analysis at CSL and since 2011 he serves as President and CEO of CSL. He additionally serves as Director of Sony World Training, and, in June 2020, was named Government Vice President and Officer in Cost of AI Collaboration for Sony Company and CEO of Sony AI in April 2020. Kitano is a recipient of The Computer systems and Thought Award in 1993, Nature Award for Inventive Mentoring in Science (Mid-carrier award) 2009, served as a president of Worldwide Joint Conferences on Synthetic Intelligence (2009-2011), a member of scientific advisory board for quite a few tutorial establishments together with European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), presently serving as a professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Know-how Graduate Faculty.
The Affiliation for the Development of Synthetic Intelligence (AAAI) is a nonprofit scientific society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and clever habits and their embodiment in machines. AAAI’s Fellows Program acknowledges people who’ve made important, sustained contributions to the sector of synthetic intelligence.
About Sony AI
Sony AI Inc. was based on April 1, 2020, with the mission to “unleash human creativeness and creativity with AI.” Sony AI combines Sony Group’s imaging and sensing know-how, robotics know-how, and leisure belongings akin to films, music, and video games to rework with innovative synthetic intelligence R&D to speed up all of Sony’s enterprise areas and create new enterprise alternatives. To realize this, Sony AI has launched three flagship tasks aimed on the evolution and utility of AI know-how within the areas of “Gaming,” “Imaging & Sensing,” and “Gastronomy.” Sony AI will promote varied exploratory analysis associated to those flagship tasks and different necessary themes, together with AI ethics, within the bodily and digital worlds. For extra info go to https://ai.sony.