Hiroaki
Kitano

Profile

Dr. Hiroaki Kitano is CEO of Sony AI Inc. Additionally, he is Executive Vice President and Officer in charge for AI Collaboration for Sony Corporation and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. He also serves as the director of Sony Global Education. He is the Founding President of the RoboCup Federation, a recipient of The Computers and Thought Award in 1993 and Nature Award for Creative Mentoring in Science (Mid-carrier award) in 2009. He has served as the president of International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (2009-2011) and has served as a member of scientific advisory boards for numerous academic institutions including European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). He currently serves as a professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School. Most recently he was named a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (2021).

Publications

Outracing Champion Gran Turismo Drivers with Deep Reinforcement Learning

Nature, 2022
Pete Wurman, Samuel Barrett, Kenta Kawamoto, James MacGlashan, Kaushik Subramanian, Thomas J. Walsh, Roberto Capobianco, Alisa Devlic, Franziska Eckert, Florian Fuchs, Leilani Gilpin, Piyush Khandelwal, Varun Kompella, Hao Chih Lin, Patrick MacAlpine, Declan Oller, Takuma Seno, Craig Sherstan, Michael D. Thomure, Houmehr Aghabozorgi, Leon Barrett, Rory Douglas, Dion Whitehead Amago, Peter Dürr, Peter Stone, Michael Spranger, Hiroaki Kitano

Many potential applications of artificial intelligence involve making real-time decisions in physical systems while interacting with humans. Automobile racing represents an extreme example of these conditions; drivers must execute complex tactical manoeuvres to pass or block…

Blog

June 21, 2021 | Sony AI

Dr. Hiroaki Kitano’s Vision Behind a New Grand Challenge is Published in Nature’s Npj Systems Biology and Applications Journal

A paper by Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, CEO of Sony AI Inc., entitled, “Nobel Turing Challenge: Creating the Engine for Scientific Discovery,” has been published in npj Systems Biology and Applications, part of the prestigious Nature Portf…

A paper by Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, CEO of Sony AI Inc., entitled, “Nobel Turing Challenge: Creating the Engine for Scientific Discover…

January 26, 2021 | Sony AI

Sony AI - A Place for Grand Challenges

The Origin of Sony AISince the early days of my academic career, I’ve had a strong desire to understand the universe, life, and intelligence, and a deep passion for designing and building electronic devices — mostly audio systems…

The Origin of Sony AISince the early days of my academic career, I’ve had a strong desire to understand the universe, life, and i…

News

March 15, 2022 | Press Release

Sony AI’s Hiroaki Kitano Appointed to Continue as Member of Singapore’s Advisory…

Tokyo, Japan – March 15, 2022 -- Hiroaki Kitano, CEO, Sony AI, has been appointed by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information to continue to serve as a member of Sin…

February 1, 2021 | Press Release

Sony’s Dr. Hiroaki Kitano Named Fellow by the Association for the Advancement of…

Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, CEO of Sony AI and Executive Vice President, Officer in charge of AI Collaboration at Sony Corporation, is named fellow by the Association for the Advancement o…

February 1, 2021 | Press Release

ソニー(株)常務北野宏明が米国人工知能学会の「AAAIフェロー」に選出

ソニーAIのCEOであり、ソニー㈱ 常務の北野宏明が、この度、米国人工知能学会(Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)の…

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