The Graduate Major in Artificial Intelligence covers the study of fundamental technologies related to artificial intelligence. This means, in addition to courses in artificial intelligence itself, courses in the fields of basic mathematical science, computation theory, and modeling are also taught.For the study of basic mathematical science, students are taught continuous mathematics necessary for system development. For the study of computation theory students are taught discrete mathematics, such as computational logic, and the basics for handling large-scale data, such as algorithms. For the study of modeling, teaching covers fields such as biomedical, social, and intelligence sciences that are directly linked to real-world applications. For the study of artificial intelligence, study covers fields such as human-computer interface and advanced knowledge processing technology.
The Graduate Major in Artificial Intelligence is an interdisciplinary major traversing the two departments of Mathematical and Computing Science and Computer Science. Artificial intelligence can be used in a wide range of real-world applications. Through group work with students from various backgrounds such as biomedical, social, and intelligence sciences as well as mathematical, computer, and computer sciences, students master the advanced skills of communicating with individuals with different specialized knowledge and cooperative problem solving.
Leading researchers involved in the discipline of artificial intelligence are conducting cutting-edge research — from fundamental theories to real-world applications — in related fields.Specifically, in addition to research into artificial intelligence itself, machine learning, human interfaces, natural language processing, multimedia information processing, bioinformatics, systems biology, and social and economic systems are some fields being researched. With the latest research facilities and under solid research guidance, students make best use of their individual talent in conducting advanced research, receiving many awards at both domestic and international academic conferences.
The Artificial Intelligence discipline actively engages in collaborative research with outside institutions and corporations. Students who wish to can conduct research for their master's and doctoral theses under the guidance of visiting faculty members who are principally affiliated with external research institutions or corporations. (In these cases, the visiting faculty will take on the role of supporting supervisors and work with the discipline's faculty who are acting as academic supervisors to overseeing students' research.) There is currently collaborative research activity with research laboratories of private corporations- as well as RIKEN, the National Institute of Informatics, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the National Institute of Public Health.
A wide variety of Career Paths are available after completion of the Graduate Major in Artificial Intelligence, in fields such as software, the Internet, communications, broadcasting, electricity, control equipment, automobiles, steel, electrical power, finances, and consulting; as public servants, and at research institutions. Artificial Intelligence graduates are accomplishing outstanding achievements in these fields.