Virtual Attendant IA Returns This Summer

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!

Find the official site here.

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?

Find the official site here.

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

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