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Memorandum of Understanding between the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) and the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC)

On March 15, BBDC Co-Director Klaus-Robert Müller and RIKEN Center for AIP Director Masashi Sugiyama signed a memorandum of understanding between the two research institutions.

The signing ceremony: From the back left: Minister Mӧbs, Counsellor Hӧllein, Ambassador von Werthern, RIKEN Executive Director Shigeharu Kato, and RIKEN International Affairs Division Director Masashi Akiba; From the front left: BBDC Co-Director Klaus-Robert Müller, RIKEN Center for AIP Director Masashi Sugiyama

The focus of the exchanges encouragement lies on machine learning. Exchanges of research and academic materials, the holding of joint meetings as well as exchanges of faculty should strengthen the ties between Japan and Germany in this field.

RIKEN, foundet in 1917 is a private research foundation in Tokyo, and is Japan's largest comprehensive research institution renowned for high-quality research in a diverse range of scientific disciplines. The BBDC is one of two big data competence centers in Germany, and is fundet by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to support the research for the intelligent use of large, heterogeneous amounts of data in Germany.