Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Education, Science & Technology, Academia, International

On April 9 (local time) during a business trip to the U.S., MEXT Minister MORIYAMA Masahito attended a signing ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce on partnerships in Artificial Intelligence (AI) between U.S. and Japanese universities and companies. The two new research partnerships in AI are between the University of Tsukuba and the University of Washington, and between Keio University and Carnegie Mellon University. The partnerships are supported by the private sector including NVIDIA, Arm, Amazon, and Microsoft.

At the signing ceremony, Minister MORIYAMA said, as AI technology is growing in use in various fields, MEXT is also promoting measures to strengthen Japan’s research and industrial competitiveness through combining the resources and efforts of the academia and national research and development agencies.

The minister said he strongly hopes these partnerships will contribute to lead on Innovation and economic security in the U.S. and Japan and fortifying people to people ties between the two countries.

Reference:https://jp.usembassy.gov/ja/us-japan-announce-2-university-corporate-ai-partnerships-worth-110-million-ja/(Official website of the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Japan)

From right: MEXT Minister MORIYAMA Masahito, NVIDIA Vice President Ned Finkle,
University of Tsukuba President NAGATA Kyosuke,
University of Washington Provost Tricia Serio,
Amazon Vice President David Zapolsky, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo

From right: MEXT Minister, Microsoft CMO NUMOTO Takeshi,
Keio University Vice-President for Research AMAGAI Masayuki,
Arm CEO Rene Haas, Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian,
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo