Hiroshi Yamakawa

Hiroshi Yamakawa is a chairperson of The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative (WBAI), a non-profit organization,  director of the AI Alignment Network (ALIGN)  and a principal researcher at the Graduate School of Engineering of The University of Tokyo.  He is an AI researcher interested in the brain. His specialty includes brain-inspired artificial general intelligence, concept formation, neurocomputing, and opinion aggregation technology. He is a former Chief Editor of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence.   He received an MS in physics and a PhD in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 1992.  He founded Dwango AI Laboratory in 2014 and was a director until March 2019. He was co-founder of WBAI in 2015 and became a chairperson of it.  He is also a visiting professor at the Graduate School of the University of Electro-Communications, the Director of the Intelligent Systems Division (visiting professor) at the Institute of Informatics, Kinki University, and a chief visiting researcher at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems  Dynamics Research.  


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