NTT Communication Science Laboratories
We humans understand the external world by receiving various pieces of information around us through the media such as light and audio waves. We can even communicate with each other by mutually exchanging information regarding ourselves. The “media” is playing an important role in our daily lives.
Recent progress in information network technology has dramatically pushed the frontiers of the media world. In the past, it had only dealt with sights and sounds just around us. It is now a huge entity reaching across time and space, and the amount of accessible information is growing explosively day by day.
However, to make the media world truly valuable to us, it is crucial to establish means of organizing and searching a vast amount of information accessible through networks, and also ways to support our high quality, heart-to-heart communication. In order to achieve this goal, we need to look into technologies related to fast media recognition, advanced signal processing, and also basic theories regarding information representation and computing, which serve as a basis for security and advanced computing.
From this standpoint, our research activities at the Media Information Laboratory are organized into three research groups: media recognition, signal processing, and computing theory. As well as taking principled and theoretical approaches to various issues, we learn as much as possible from findings and experiences in the real world. Our goal is to contribute to solving social problems and creating a prosperous society through our activities.
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