Softbank, Univ. of Tokyo to set up AI tech research lab next spring

#Japan #R&D - SoftBank Corp. and the University of Tokyo have agreed to jointly set up the 'Beyond AI Institute' to develop artificial intelligence technologies next spring. The institute will develop AI technologies with top-level Japanese and foreign researchers while SoftBank will provide about 20 billion yen ($184 million) over the next 10 years, plus business opportunities to earn more returns to fund further research. (Mainichi)


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