Associate Professor Seiji Kumagai Appeared Live on NHK Radio News Program to Introduce the “Psyche Navigation System” and AI-based Chatbot “Buddhabot”
Associate Professor Seiji Kumagai appeared live on NHK Radio News Program to introduce the joint development of “Psyche Navigation System” and the AI-based chatbot “Buddhabot.”
In the wake of the COVID-19 disaster, mental health care has become increasingly important. Prof. Kumagai reported on the development team’s desire to bring peace and vitality to people and society by developing the Psyche Navigation System, which combines traditional wisdom and technology in anticipation of the age of the mind, as well as their specific development plans.
In addition, Prof. Kumagai also introduced the development schedule for the AI-based chatbot “Buddhabot,” which is one of the technologies that will be utilized in the Psyche Navigation System. He also discussed possible applications for the chatbot in different fields. He said that the Buddhabot could make waves in the Buddhist community, as Buddhism has seemingly drifted away from people’s ordinary life.
The Psyche Navigation System is being developed mainly by Seiji Kumagai (Associate Professor, KRC), Yoshiyuki Ueda (Senior Lecturer, KRC), Noriyuki Miura (Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University) and Hiromitsu Awano (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University).
Regarding “Buddhabot,” the core members of development team are Seiji Kumagai (Associate Professor, KRC), Koshin Higashifushimi (Deputy Chief Priest, Tendai School Shoren-in Temple), and Toshikazu Furuya (CEO, Quantum Analytics Inc.).
Psyche Navigation System was also introduced in the following media (Japanese version only):
https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/news/2021-05-18 (Kyoto University Website)
https://cpms.kokoro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ (Psyche Navigation System Website)
…and many more.
Buddhabot was also introduced in the following media:
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/photo/38954863 (*English version/Asahi Shimbun)
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210424/p2a/00m/0sc/021000c (*English version/Mainich Shimbun)
https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/intnews/20210327/bkn-20210327213028488-0327_00992_001.html (*Chinese version/RTHK News)
https://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20210328/00180_035.html (*Chinese version/昔日東方)
https://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/articles/-/537180（*Japanese version/Kyoto Shimbun）
https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/research-news/2021-03-26-3(*Japanese version/Kyoto University Website)
…and many more.