1st Place has announced that IA will be stepping back into her virtual attendant role to interact with her fans again soon!
Some fans may remember how IA served as a virtual attendant at Ueno Station earlier this year, helping commuters find where they need to go.
This summer, fans will get the chance to see and interact with her again at two separate events!
Tokyo Robot Collection
Date: July 22 and 23
Time: from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (JST) on each day
Location: JR Shinagawa Station Central Ticket Gate
The Tokyo Robot Collection is an event run by NTT Data that brings together robots and A.I. of high technology used in the service industry with the goal of making Tokyo 2020 the most hi-tech Olympics ever. Since IA is being included as one of their showcases, who knows? We may see IA being the one to guide us around Olmpic Village next year!
Guidance AI Project
Date: August 5 through November 10
Location: Ueno Station
Then in August, IA will be returning to Ueno Station to take part in the 案内ＡＩみんなで育てようプロジェクト(フェーズ2) (“Let’s Foster Guidance AI Project, Phase 2“). This time, not only will she come with even more knowledge of the area, but she will even be able to communicate in Chinese and Korean on top of Japanese and English! Could this lead to more language voice banks in the future?
Those hoping to interact with IA while traveling in Japan this summer, make sure to know where and when to look for her!
Information source: 1st Place Official News Blog