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Achieving General-Purpose AI that Can Learn and Make Decisions for Itself

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There are increasing trends toward utilizing the big data collected at companies and the data acquired through the IoT to generate new management value. Of these trends, AI technology is attracting attention as a means of intelligently utilizing large amounts of data by making full use of computer processing capacity. Hitachi is developing Hitachi AI Technology/H, which optimizes and automates decision-making in various ways through the utilization of large amounts of data, thereby contributing to improvements in outcomes for corporations. This article first describes the trends in and types of AI technologies, and then explains the concepts and basic principles of Hitachi AI Technology/H Hitachi has developed. Furthermore, it touches on the technology’s potential as a general-purpose AI solution that can shed light on complicated problems through possible applications in a wide range of different industries and fields.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Norihiko Moriwaki, Ph.D.

Intelligent Information Research Department, Center for Technology Innovation – Systems Engineering, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd. He is currently engaged in the research and development of human information systems and AI. Dr. Moriwaki is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), The Japan Society for Management Information (JASMIN), and the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Tomoaki Akitomi

Intelligent Information Research Department, Center for Technology Innovation – Systems Engineering, Research & Development Group, Hitachi Ltd. He is currently engaged in the research and development of AI and human behavior modeling. Mr. Akitomi is a member of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).

Fumiya Kudo

Intelligent Information Research Department, Center for Technology Innovation – Systems Engineering, Research & Development Group, Hitachi Ltd. He is currently engaged in the research and development of AI and big data analysis based on statistical approaches. Mr. Kudo is a member of the JSAI.

Ryuji Mine

Center for Exploratory Research, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd. He is currently engaged in the research and development of AI, evolution science, learning science, and technology. Mr. Mine is a member of the IEICE, the JSAI, and the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).

Toshio Moriya, Ph.D.

Center for Technology Innovation – Systems Engineering, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd. He is currently engaged in the R&D management of AI and robotics, computer vision, and big data applications. Dr. Moriya is a member of the IEICE and the IEEE.

Kazuo Yano, Dr. Eng

Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd. He is currently engaged in research and development work including AI in his role as Corporate Chief Scientist. Dr. Yano is a Fellow of the IEEE and member of the IEICE, The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), The Physical Society of Japan (JPS), and the JSAI. Author of “Invisible Hand of Data,” Soshisha.

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