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Lab Café Special and Search Project Tie-In - Intelligence and Sensitivity Network Series: The Source of AI and Intelligence

2015-5-30 (Sat) -

In recent years, computer technology for recognizing objects, sound, and language has been evolving at an accelerated rate. The new trend of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Deep Learning, through its automatic learning process, has enabled recognition of cats from numerous images on the Internet without having been taught. This type of learning is well known as the much talked about "Google Cats."

In this Lab Café, FUKUSHIMA Kunihiko, who established the basic concept and technology of Deep Learning, HATANAKA Minoru, a curator at ICC, and yang02, an artist who participated in the search project, will talk about the history and the future of artificial intelligence.


  • FUKUSHIMA Kunihiko, Fellow, Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute
  • HATANAKA Minoru, Chief Curator, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC)
  • yang02, Artist

Café Masters:
KINOSHITA Chieko, KUBOTA Tetsu (faculty staff, CSCD, Osaka University; steering committee members, Art Area B1)

•  Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

•  The program may be modified without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2015-5-30 (Sat) -
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway), Kaitokudo for the 21st Century
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: No registration is necessary for this event.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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