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Deep learning sparks third artificial intelligence boom

TOKYO -- Deep learning, a revolutionary machine-learning technique, is breathing new life into artificial intelligence research.

     Professor Emeritus Koichi Furukawa of Keio University in Tokyo pioneered artificial intelligence in Japan. He served as the deputy director of the Institute for New Generation Computer Technology, which was in charge of the Fifth Generation Computer Project under the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry from fiscal 1982 to fiscal 1992.

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