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Slovenia cooperates with Japan in promoting society 5.0 through AI and robotics

Published on November 10, 2021

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Slovenia has put forward many advanced solutions, using artificial intelligence and robotics, for the implementation and creation of a smart society 5.0. We would like to introduce some examples of close collaboration with Japan in the fields of art, industry and in policies in general. The event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo is scheduled for Thursday November 11, 2021 online.

Japanese technology group Yaskawa has officially opened its new robot production facility with European robotics development centre in Slovenia in 2019. Slovenian artist Maša Jazbec from DDTLab carried out scientific and artistic experiments of interpersonal interactions together with the Laboratory of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (and is now collaborating with Yaskawa on projects of creative robotics.

Hitachi is collaborating in the implementation of a smart city, creating smart electricity grids in a few Slovenian cities University Rehabilitation Center Soča from Slovenia is cooperating with Toyota and the University Fujita in the field of rehabilitation robotics.

UNESCO International Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), established in 2020 in Slovenia is seeking partnerships with international organizations, governments, companies, NGOs, universities, research institutes, AI consortia and government agencies also in Japan.

In the future, Slovenia would like to enhance cooperation with Japan and explore potential in AI and robotics further.

Detailed program and speakers’ bios are available in this pdf document.

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