BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5293@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20170328T000000Z DTEND:20170328T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Tuesday\, March 28\, 6&mdash\;8:30 PM</strong>\nPepper\ , the humanoid robot with artificial intelligence\, is the world&rsquo\;s first personal robot equipped with an emotional engine and a cloud-based a rtificial intelligence system that can analyze expressions and voice tones . Unlike traditional robots\, Pepper can detect human emotions and respond accordingly. In Japan\, Softbank Mobile stores and banks are using Pepper as a new way to welcome customers. Pepper has also been adopted in Japane se homes as a friendly family member. In this program\, a representative f rom Softbank Robotics Corp. shares behind-the-scenes stories\, plans for l aunching Pepper in North America\, and the impact of Pepper and artificial intelligence on society. In addition to a demonstration of Pepper&rsquo\; s functionality and features\, the program offers participants the opportu nity to meet and experience Pepper during the reception.&nbsp\;\n<strong>S peaker</strong>:\n<strong>Kenichi Yoshida</strong>\, Vice President\, Busi ness Development Division\, Softbank Robotics Corp.\n<strong>Agenda</stron g>\n6&ndash\;6:30 PM &nbsp\; &nbsp\; &nbsp\; &nbsp\;&nbsp\; Registration&n bsp\;\n6:30&ndash\;8 PM&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&n bsp\;&nbsp\; Lecture\, Demonstration and Q&amp\;A\n8&ndash\;8:30 PM &nbsp\ ;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\; Wine and Sushi Networki ng Reception\n<strong>\nAdmission:&nbsp\;</strong>\nNon-members: $20\nJapa n Society Corporate Members: Free\, up to designated number of tickets\; a dditional tickets $15\nJapan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle l evel and above: $15&nbsp\;\nAcademic and government: $15&nbsp\;\nSeating i s available on a first-come\, first-served basis.&nbsp\;\n<em>Prepayment m ust be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.</em>\nFor more information\, please contact the Business &amp\; Policy program at 212-715-1208 or email&nbsp\;<a href="ht tp://mailto:register@japansociety.org/">register@japansociety.org</a>. SUMMARY:Meet Pepper: The World's First Humanoid Robot That Reads Human Emot ions URL:/en/events/2017/03/28/meet-pepper-the-worlds-first-humanoid-robot-that/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR