[Artificial Intelligence also challenged to Quiz Champion]
Artificial Intelligence had challenged Quiz Champion. AI fought against on the famous TV quiz program “Jeopardy” in United States. The AI fight was “Watson” created by IBM. This quiz show has a style to answer as quickly as possible and type of question is known like “The capital of the country is Tokyo”. Every round there are about six topics and the difficulty of the quizzes increase as the reward amount becomes higher.
[Artificial Intelligence as a good partner]
With very rapid penetration of internet, computers around the world are being connected. When I first used internet in 1980s, there was no search engine existed. Since then, search engine was invented and we can instantly display the information in the computer around the globe.
Rakuten has been running an internal Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for over 4 years. Rakuten application teams use our PaaS not only for testing but also for running production scale services. Because of the power of PaaS, we’ve been enabling them great productivity. For example, they can release their application and scale them out horizontally when needed using a single command.