Toshiba plans to build an R&D AI center in Kawasaki, Japan. The $321m hub would accommodate around 3,000 employees who specialize in areas like AI, quantum cryptography, and security.
- The center, which will have two buildings, is slated to open in April 2023. It will be rebuilt from an existing R&D center near Tokyo.
- Toshiba recently debuted its Motion Estimation AI, which can predict car and drone movement at high accuracy. The electronics and machinery maker also developed an AI system that can provide real-time video subtitles in online classes.
- Last year, Toshiba partnered with the University of Tokyo to train students in AI and big data analysis. Toshiba wants to triple its number of AI engineers to 2,000 by March 2023.