Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL) was founded in February 1988. At Sony CSL, value is assessed by the degree to which achievements are perceived to contribute to humanity and society, to new science and technology, to industrial progress, and to product development. We respect and foster each member's initiative and creative ability. A work of research is often a reflection of the researcher's values, philosophy, and worldview.

We gather "Crazy" people and let them challenge themselves to change the world. When founded, Sony CSL focused on fundamental research in computer systems, including operating systems, the Internet, and user interfaces. As the organization evolved, its focus shifted to exploring ways to use computers in diverse domains such as systems biology, econophysics and artificial intelligence. And now, its major research themes are "Global Agenda," which encompasses issues ranging from energy to food and healthcare; "Human Augmentation," which includes studies exploring human creativity and human - computer interaction / integration, and "Cybernetic Intelligence," in which Sony CSL aims to make real-world systems and processes intelligent based on AI and data analysis.


Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL) is working on creating new technologies and solutions by undertaking various research activities designed to contribute to social progress and to the betterment of humanity. Efficiency and automation brought about by the evolution of technology will continue to provide convenience and benefit to people's lives; yet the company recognizes that a future with an even higher quality of life is possible, going beyond financial and material satisfaction. Guided by this understanding, Sony CSL will use its Kyoto Laboratory to conduct research focused on the fulfillment of human values.

With the opening of its Kyoto Laboratory, Sony CSL will pursue research into the augmentation of human abilities, including creativity, which is one of its main research themes. The research will be conducted in a decentralized, collaborative manner with its Tokyo laboratories. The Kyoto Laboratory will build on the geographic location and proximity to the regional culture - including the tangible and intangible assets, human resources, and other merits unique to Kyoto and the surrounding Kansai region - as it explores diverse scientific fields in collaboration with partners in industry, government and academia from various cultural backgrounds.

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