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NEWS 29 MARCH, 2019

Natural Language Processing technologies at AI EXPO Tokyo

PangeaMT will show case its Natural Language Processing technologies at Japan’s largest artificial intelligence exhibition,  AI-EXPO, promoting its unique and inspiring innovations in NLP to the world.

The AI-EXPO event will specifically showcase the innovative and emerging technologies being developed in Japan and beyond, with a strong accent on robotics, automative, plus Big Data, where PangeaMT technologies can make a difference, enabling language communication, speech-to-text, and analytics.

A view of AI EXPO Japanese website

Yusuf demonstrated his ground-breaking interactive avatar app which uses 3D technology to mimic a user’s hand and finger movements onto a laptop screen. Muscle activation of the hand translates to the image of the hand on the laptop, with labels on the image indicating the muscles and tendons being used to make the movement.

Yusuf believes that tools such as the avatar show that collaboration between different fields of science is essential for creating new and unique products.

“I have an Honours medical student who is working on a project that needs an integration of computer science and anatomical/medical knowledge, and we are currently collaborating with computer science and information science people. I believe joint structured postgraduate programmes will be essential in the future, and it was good to see both medical and biomedical computer science students engaging with the many displays at the event.”

Marlene, along with the assistance of Dr Ruth Napper, presented a selection of E12 sheet plastinates and prosections prepared in the Department. For her, the event was a rare opportunity to interact with the public and show the cutting-edge techniques of plastination.

“There was a broad cross section of people who visited our display and many simply could not believe the specimens were real and had been produced right here in Dunedin.”