Gentle and Friendly AI
Open Lab: "reco!" ―the relationship started from touching AI
A trial experiment of viewing the permanent exhibitions together with the artificial intelligence (AI)
Let's take part in the trial experiment of viewing the permanent exhibitions together with the artificial intelligence (AI) "reco!"
This is a trial to create, together with you and other visitors, a user-friendly artificial intelligence that is available for people when needed.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an intricate part of our daily lives. So, let's say it is perfectly natural to have AI installed in the automatic vending machines in town; in that case, what kind of AI would be good? What about AI that has personalized conversations with people..., can it reduce loneliness and isolation? This trial aims to develop AI that is "by our side" and create new value in a future where AI is a familiar feature in life. This trial also uses AI to help create a social community where you can feel safe and have peace of mind.
We will ask all participants of this trial some simple questions about what you thought of the exhibitions, and some aspects of your personality. You can answer using the AI "reco!" that is set up in the exhibition venue. The more data we collect, the better the AI we can create - one that quietly protects us, and encourages us to notice new things. Please take part in this trial, while imagining a future in which people and AI build connections together.
How to take part
Flow of trial
1 Sign up
Please go to the "Start reco!" terminal at the entrance of the 3F permanent exhibition area to sign up to take part in the trial.
Once you agree to take part and register your transport IC card, "reco!" will suggest some exhibitions to you.
2 View the exhibitions
Please experience the exhibitions in the permanent exhibition area, and touch the nearby "recommendation reco!" terminal.
- The "recommendation reco!" terminals are located throughout the 3F and 5F permanent exhibition areas.
- Please touch your registered IC card on each terminal.
- You can also experience other exhibitions, as well as the recommended ones.
3 Finish the trial
You can review your trial at the "Goal reco!" terminal outside the 3F Gate.
10:00-17:00 (please sign up by 16:00)
- Please note that the sign up for the trial may end earlier depending on how busy it is on the day, etc.
- You will need your train or bus (transport) IC card to take part in the trial. Please be sure to bring your IC card with you if you would like to take part in the trial.
- Only the transport IC card's unique number will be read during the trial in order to identify participants (Personal information on the transport IC card will not be read.)
Trial period: February 5 (Wed.) to July 6 (Mon.) 2020
Sponsors: Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Cooperation: AI Technology Consortium
Representative researcher: akaoka Kota (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) Probabilistic Modelling Research Team)
2008 Completed Master's Course in Clinical Psychology at the Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences.
2011 Completed Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology (Doctor of Education) at The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Education.
Inquiries for Sign up and exhibition experience
Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Tel: 03-3570-9151 Fax: 03-3570-9150
Inquiries for Trial and research content
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) Probabilistic Modelling Research Team
*What is the Miraikan Open Lab?
The Miraikan Open Lab is an open area for researchers and citizens to conduct experiments to create advanced science and technology. Located in Miraikan, the Lab collects a wide range of data from citizens and also encourages communication between citizens and researchers, who, together, are advancing research that incorporates a variety of perspectives.
This trial will be held as a related event of Miraikan Focus, which is a key theme of Miraikan - to link science and society. This year, Miraikan is holding various events and exhibitions on the theme of artificial intelligence and society in the future, with the title of "Hello AI World! What is artificial intelligence? And what kind of person am I?" This trial will be run as a part of the Miraikan Focus activities, and it aims to develop AI that is there for people when needed and implement it in society.