The remarkable progress of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in
recent years will help many people make their dreams a reality, but at
the same time, signs that AI is bringing about changes that are
difficult to predict can sometimes be disturbing. Against this
background, 2019 will mark a changeover to a new name in the
traditional Japanese era system, and with only one year to go until
the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it is becoming a year of transition.
NTT Communication Science Laboratories undertakes groundbreaking basic
research with the aim of achieving person-to-person and
person-to-computer communication that can extend even to our deepest
At Open House 2019, we will introduce the latest research results in
a wide range of fields from machine learning, media recognition, and
language processing to sports brain science in an easy-to-understand
manner through a variety of lectures and exhibits. This year, in
particular, we will welcome former track and field athlete Dai
Tamesue and NTT Fellow Dr. Makio Kashino to talk about sports and
brain science as a special program.
I sincerely hope that this event will be an opportunity for many
people to get a true sense of the future by experiencing these novel
technologies. All of us at NTT Communication Science Laboratories look
forward to heartily welcoming everyone to Open House 2019.
Takeshi Yamada, Director of NTT Communication Science Laboratories