Artificial Intelligence in Japan

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is used in our daily lives for things like navigation and automatically setting your alarm clock on workdays. Artificial intelligence is one of the most rapidly developing disciplines of technology worldwide. AI is a type of technology that combines computer intelligence with the ability to think like a human to analyse data and make predictions, recommendations, and judgments. It’s a collection of technologies, algorithms, and methods. Since 2016, AI has seen a significant shift in public attitude, with people becoming more accepting of the technology.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is exploding all over the world, particularly in Japan. With AI as one of its key components, Japan has achieved a major place in the high-tech sector. Japan intends to create the society of the future by devising a long-term strategy based on the new prospects that high-tech breakthroughs present. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a vital technology that allows for the processing of large volumes of data and the smooth translation of that data back to human users.

The Artificial Intelligence Industry in Japan
For the longest time, AI in Japan has mostly concentrated on robots as sub-domains of artificial intelligence, with AI being developed in particular in the fields of technology and medical.

According to the Nomura Research Institute, Artificial Intelligence in Japan is on the verge of exploding, with AI robots performing half of all professions in Japan by 2035. While the Japanese AI market has been focusing on robotics, other companies across the world have been focusing on software development, which is an area of opportunity for foreign companies trying to enter the Japanese AI market.

Japan’s AI Ecosystem

In Japan’s AI field, there isn’t just one sort of area that is the most important or dominant, but rather a collaboration of areas such as public, private, and research domains that are all interconnected.

The private sector, the public sector, and research facilities are the three types of areas. These three categories are interconnected, and the division between them is constructed in a highly schematic manner. As a result, the categorization into three sorts of zones is merely a simplification of the reality.

Japan’s cutting-edge AI firms
When it comes to the AI market in Japan, there are around 300 businesses. Large competitive organisations, small to mid-sized businesses, and start-ups are among them. The following are some of the significant businesses:

NEC, based in Tokyo, is a global leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, with a long history of AI research dating back to the 1980s.

NEC delivers sensors, computation, networking, and analysis to help society with technology solutions. Their active data solutions are capable of anticipating, monitoring, and resolving problems, as well as intelligently responding to bad situations.


This Japanese company is a start-up that uses artificial intelligence. It was launched in Tokyo in 2012, and it has since assisted over 150 organisations in implementing AI in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, infrastructure, logistics, and retail. Machine learning and deep learning, as well as retail shop analysis, are their key areas of focus.

Tokyo, Paris, London, San Francisco, Boston, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, and Sydney are among its offices. SoftBank Robotics currently has over 35,000 robots in use in over 70 countries, with new applications in retail, tourism, healthcare, finance, education, facilities management, and cleaning.

Japan has devised a strategy for creating a future civilization that incorporates AI into practically every area of daily life. The reason for its rapid growth is that Japan’s home welcoming environment for new AI approaches is founded on collaboration between the Japanese government, the business sector, and, of course, their know-how.As a result, AI will be critical in transforming the information society into the society of the future, also known in Japan as Society 5.0, which is defined as “a human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems through a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space.”

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