About 15 IT-related companies from Japan and Silicon Valley and 14 local start-ups were in attendance and enthusiastically discussed the future of AI technology between the two countries.
Japan-Seattle AI Meetup Event
January 26, 2018
On January 24 (Wed.), the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and Innovation Finders Capital co-organized an AI Meetup event. Consul General Yoichiro Yamada’s remarked on how Seattle is being called the modern AI capital and conveyed his hope for the deepening ties between Japan and Washington State’s AI and IT industries. Washington State Department of Commerce Director Brian Bonlender stated that the state is considering dispatching another AI/IT field mission to Japan this summer, and will continue to provide businesses support from the state government.