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Japan making push for AI-led medicine, manufacturing

AI development startup Preferred Networks' technology, left, and ZMP's self-driving system.

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor and NEC will join a public-private initiative to develop a core artificial intelligence technology that can find application in such fields as medicine, manufacturing and infrastructure management.

The government-backed Riken research institute's Center for Advanced Integrated Intelligence Research will open a research base Sept. 1 in Tokyo. More than 20 companies and institutions, including Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone and AI development startup Preferred Networks, are expected to send researchers there.

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