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PlayStation 'father' Ken Kutaragi becomes CEO of AI startup

Tokyo-based Ascent Robotics puts Sony veteran and board member in charge

Ken Kutaragi will apply his experience in developing Sony's PlayStation to speed up the commercialization of AI-assisted technology.(Photo by Koji Uema)

TOKYO -- Former Sony executive Ken Kutaragi, often called the "father" of the PlayStation video game system, has been named CEO of Tokyo-based startup Ascent Robotics.

Ascent develops artificial-intelligence technologies for self-driving cars and other applications.

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