Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Nonoichi, Ishikawa Prefecture) started a new "artificial intelligence project" in March 2016 in the unique extracurricular education program "KIT Honors Program".The faculty member in charge of this project is Professor Atsushi Nakano of the Department of Computer Science, who specializes in data science and has experience working at Google Inc.It is intended for students of all departments and invites students who like to write programs to participate.

 The background to the launch of this project is the remarkable development of artificial intelligence in recent years, and it is a system that has human-like or surpassing abilities in image recognition, voice recognition, self-driving cars, and strategic games such as shogi and go. Is being developed.Furthermore, there are rapid advances in the theory and practical aspects of deep learning, which is a method of machine learning, and it is thought that it has the potential to significantly change the lives of citizens and society as a whole.
In such a rare period of change, the university will acquire advanced expertise and skills by understanding its essence and actively engaging in its application, rather than being a bystander of technological progress. Therefore, we launched the project.We are planning to participate in the contest by working on "Development of Computer Go Program" as the first theme.

The university's "KIT Honors Program" is a self-goal achievement program that students set their own goals and work to achieve them with the aim of becoming "engineers who think and act on their own". In addition to the project, 7 types are available.Among them, the "Yumekobo Project" is attracting attention from outside the university because student members can experience a series of manufacturing processes such as planning, research, design, production, analysis, and evaluation. It is characterized by voluntary management and organizational management.We are divided into 14 projects such as solar cars, robots, human-powered airplanes, and architectural design.

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