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We are working jointly with the University of Tokyo on initiatives to apply various AI technologies based on machine learning to actual businesses, and on technology development to achieve breakthroughs in AI capabilities to overcome the current issues shared by AI such as the accuracy and speed involved and the cost of preparing teaching data, and also on research into next-generation AI with flexible human-like universal problem-solving capabilities through integration with neuroscience.

To gather diverse data with sufficiently high accuracy required for using AI, we prepare high-quality teaching data and take steps to ensure data can be safely used while protecting privacy.

Through these activities, our aim is to not only provide AI solutions to support our business and shared platforms for these, but also to contribute to companies and society by realizing better AI.


The Internet of Things (IoT) will make it possible to measure and quantify information not previously obtainable in various areas, from connections between people and devices to connections among devices, allowing the exchange of vast amounts of data communications to bring about a major transformation for a new age of information processing.

We offer a multitude of practical solutions, such as the verification of utilization methods in the field of earth sciences using our proprietary reference points for high-precision positioning systems, and research on smart aquaculture utilizing IoT and AI technology.

With our research and development of IoT technology, we aim to create new businesses and services that contribute to the realization of a more convenient and prosperous society.


The practical implementation of automated driving is expected not only to make our lives even more convenient, but also to solve various social issues involving mobility.

To widely spread next-generation automated driving services in society, we are conducting research and development on various automated driving-related technologies such as operating service platforms for automated driving, High-resolution maps (HD maps), and communication technologies for automated driving vehicles using 5G networks.

In addition, SoftBank is engaged in various verification testing and commercialization efforts through developing automated driving technologies via our subsidiary BOLDLY Inc. and developing mobility platforms and providing services for MaaS (Mobility as a Service) with MONET Technologies Inc., another subsidiary.