Curiosity and Benefit
Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?
What I was interested in was that I could approach the human brain in terms of information and robotics. It was quite unique that people from multiple research institutes gathered, and financial aid was also attractive to me. However, the reason I decided to apply was that the companies and research institutes that I partnered with had a good deal of people. I heard that normal doctoral students have difficulty in finding a suitable job, so it is a great advantage to be able to easily make connections with companies while in graduate school and to be able to discuss with the executive director in major companies.
Q What is your expertise and how do you want to develop it with the program?
When I was an undergraduate student, I specialized in control engineering. In the meantime, I began to be attracted in artificial intelligence, machine learning and researching how the brain and nervous system of human and the other living things rather controlling the movement of the body. There is a lot of talented, skillful researcher in the world, but I am not so. Therefore, my goal is not a specialist. Be generalist, who have a broader viewpoint, management skill, ability of problem finding, and creating innovative products, is the future of mine.
Q What are your future dreams and goals?
Basically, I want to be a millionaire. As a relatively feasible dream, I would like to support researchers as an executive officer or politician with sufficient scientific knowledge. On the other hand, as a moonshot dream, I want to realize artificial intelligence beyond human knowledge that cannot reach as long as a human is a human. However, even the current Deep Learning, we cannot understand truly. Perhaps, it may not be such a dream story.