Japanese Culture and AI Symposium

Date: November 11, 2019

Location: Hitotsubashi Hall, 2-1-2, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

In Japan, historical materials such as pre-modern books, old documents, and historical records have been preserved for more than a thousand years, and the amount of historical materials are estimated to be hundreds of millions, which is rare in the world. Most modern Japanese people, however, are unable to read historical materials written in kuzushiji, and reading and understanding a large amount of kuzushiji became an urgently important issue. This symposium introduces the forefront of kuzushiji research spreading around the world, discussing past and present to the future of research that uses AI (artificial intelligence) to read and understand kuzushiji.