Hidetoshi Yokoyama, the president of Robot Consulting Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo. President: Hidetoshi Yokoyama. Hereinafter “Robot Consulting”), held a discussion on “Singularity from the viewpoint of Shogi” with Yoshiharu Habu, a shogi player and the chairman of the Japan Shogi Association.
In the discussion, they discussed the learning level and future prospects of Shogi AI from the perspective of AlphaZero (a computer program developed by DeepMind), and the strengths and weaknesses of both AI and humans in terms of creativity.
In the conversation, Habu commented on the relationship between Shogi AI and Shogi, “AI, which looks at the past and present from the same perspective, has nothing to do with human ‘history’. Therefore, a form that used to be played well but was considered obsolete recently may be revived and reevaluated, or a novel move that has never been played before may be created. The mixing of AI in this way has led to a different trend in the world of Shogi. The AI is now mixed in the world of Shogi.”
Yokoyama also commented on the role of AI and humans: “There are many areas where AI can provide more accurate answers and statistics, but there are also areas where only humans can do it. In addition to accurate answers, it is important to think and make decisions in the margins, to read the flow of the game and make dozens of moves ahead, and this is an area where human beings should fill in the blanks.”
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Robot Consulting’s service “Robot Lawyer”, which was mentioned in the dialogue, is currently under development for launch.
“Robot Lawyer” is an AI service that allows users to consult about laws of the metaverse, supervised by a law firm with expertise in the laws of the metaverse. With a UI reminiscent of a metaverse space and advanced AI responses through integration with ChatGPT, the service provides users with a high level of service experience and the ability to consult with real lawyers as needed. Through this service, we aim to create a society in which legal consultation is more accessible. We will continue to expand our business and provide technology for a better world and future for people.
Company Name: Robot Consulting Co., Ltd.
Location: 6F Le Gratteciel Bldg. 2, 5-22-6 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President: Hidetoshi Yokoyama
Establishment: April 2020
Business Description: Development of platform for professionals in metaverse, development and sales of software using AI technology, and planning, research, development, manufacturing, and sales of robots and other products, commercialization of robot systems and promotion of their widespread use.