Michael
Spranger

Profile

Michael Spranger is the COO of Sony AI Inc., Sony’s strategic research and development organization established April 2020. Sony AI’s mission is to “unleash human imagination and creativity with AI.” Michael is a roboticist by training with extensive research experience in fields such as Natural Language Processing, robotics, and foundations of Artificial Intelligence. Michael has published more than 70 papers at top AI conferences such as IJCAI, NeurIPS and others. Concurrent to Sony AI, Michael also holds a Senior Researcher position at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., and is actively contributing to Sony’s overall AI ethics strategy.

Publications

Logic Tensor Networks

Artificial Intelligence, 2022
Samy Badreddine, Artur d'Avila Garcez*, Luciano Serafini*, Michael Spranger

Attempts at combining logic and neural networks into neurosymbolic approaches have been on the increase in recent years. In a neurosymbolic system, symbolic knowledge assists deep learning, which typically uses a sub-symbolic distributed representation, to learn and reason a…

Expert Human-Level Driving in Gran Turismo Sport Using Deep Reinforcement Learning with Image-based Representation

NeurIPS, 2021
Ryuji Imamura*, Takuma Seno, Kenta Kawamoto, Michael Spranger

When humans play virtual racing games, they use visual environmental information on the game screen to understand the rules within the environments. In contrast, a state-of-the-art realistic racing game AI agent that outperforms human players does not use image-based environ…

Blog

October 12, 2021 | Sony AI

Sony AI Values and Why They are Important for the Future of AI

Sony AI’s mission is to unleash human imagination and creativity with AI. This mission is only achievable if we follow three core values that underlie everything we do. We believe extraordinary innovation requires diversity in …

Sony AI’s mission is to unleash human imagination and creativity with AI. This mission is only achievable if we follow three cor…

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