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Fujitsu to trial automatically evolving AI

The Fujitsu Social Mathematics Joint Research Unit within the Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University, Itoshima City in Fukoka Prefecture, and Fujitsu Laboratories have announced the start of a joint field trial for automatically evolving artificial intelligence (AI). This is a form of AI that evolves to gradually learn human preferences and seeks to match people wanting to relocate to Itoshima to appropriate candidate locations within the city.

Interest in relocating to the countryside is rising, and Itoshima officials are receiving an increasing number of inquiries about relocating to the area. When people wanting to move there consider where within the municipality they should reside, however, they have found it difficult to obtain information on different locations, which at times had led to a low level of satisfaction among those who relocated.

In this field trial designed to help match potential new residents to candidate locations within Itoshima, automatically evolving AI is trained on the preferences of users seeking to relocate. It presents, based on those preferences, day-to-day information on such locations that are deemed appropriate for the user, then seeks to provide appropriate matches through an interactive process in which the user rates the locations presented. Through this trial, the parties seek to develop AI that takes social acceptance into consideration and to build a system for matching people wanting to relocate with locations where they will feel a high level of satisfaction.


Field trial overview. Image: Fujitsu
Field trial overview. Image: Fujitsu


By bringing together AI technology with mathematical models relating to aspects of human psychology, such as preferences and specific needs, Kyushu University and Fujitsu Laboratories aim to bring solutions to a variety of social issues beyond helping people with location matching. In addition, Fujitsu Laboratories seeks to use the results of this field trial to further improve its automatically evolving AI and bring it into practical implementation in fiscal 2017 as a new technology in Human Centric AI Zinrai, the company’s AI technology.

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