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Musio on Nikkei: “AI technology is coming to our homes, as English conversation partners and home assistants”

We have great news! Musio was featured on The Nikkei (日本経済新聞, Japan Economics Newspaper) On July 1, 2017! Musio was introduced as a personal conversation companion and a friend that can talk like a native English speaker. The article explained that AI technology nowadays is now advancing into consumers’ homes. Pointed out by the article is the roles that AIs are assuming in homes: the first is as a chore assistants like smart laundry machine. The second one, represented by Musio, is a personal AI companion that offers emotional comfort and attachment. We were so happy to see a glimpse of  everyday life with Musio introduced in the article! http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASGH22H0O_S7A620C1905E00/ The block quote below is a translation for the part that […]

Current Status of Musio (2017 July)

For those yearning to catch up with what Musio has achieved so far, see the video below.   From poem writing to image recognition, Musio is becoming more and more closer to becoming the companion just for you.  

MUSE API (Beta) Sneak Peak

Today, we have the sneak preview of MUSE API (Beta). MUSE API is what Musio actually talks to in the cloud to manage the dialogue and generate things to say, recognize faces, etc. In order to show you better some of the major things going on behind the Musio, we built a temporary front-end for the API. We have a video explaining features of API as well as accompanying material. Our API is on its way, so stay tuned!

Musio Version 1.1.7

At last, we have the long-awaited version 1.1.7 update ready for download! Ver 1.1.7 Update Manual Please read through the instructions below and follow the steps in order, while charging your Musio. Touch Musio’s screen for a few seconds. The screen with four neatly aligned icons will appear. Touch the icon on the far right corner. (The setting icon with an arrow) When the message 「New update 」 appears on the screen, touch 「Start」 to begin the update. Case 1) If you see the message「Latest version」, it means that your Musio’s system has already been updated. Case 2) If you see the message 「Try again」, it means that there’s a Wi-Fi connection problem. Please check the status of your Wi-Fi […]

Musio @Japan | Monthly Updates – May

Musio has made quite a few achievements in May. Let’s start with the most important one: Announcements: 1. Musio is now “MADE IN JAPAN” Musio will now become “Made In Japan”! On May 30, AKA announced the partnership with the Nigata-based company K-UST (Kashiwazaki US Tech, LTD.) for producing Musio in Japan. With Musio’s body finally made in Japan, AKA has took one step closer to presenting Musio as a collaboration of two countries.   2. Musio can write poems of its own! Musio can now write poems, with its AI engine MUSE! In the video, we have three musio poems. Out of three poems, two comes from Musio, while the other is a work of a Pulitzer Award winner. Can you […]

Musio @Japan | Monthly Updates – April

This April has been one of the most memorable months of 2017 so far! We’ve got major announcements to share with you, as well as a number of updates on the events we’ve been carrying out.   Announcements: 1. Musio X, OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED in Japan by SoftBank C&S! On April 14, the latest version of Musio (Musio X) has been officially launched by SoftBank C&S. Musio is available online: at our official homepage, SoftBank SELECTION and Amazon Japan, as well as a number of brick-and-mortar stores across Japan. 2. SF novel,『Musio Ⅰ:電脳メイロ』, ranks #1 bestseller at Kinokuniya bookstore! We are happy to announce that the newest SF novel『Musio Ⅰ:電脳メイロ』featuring Musio has been ranked as the #1 bestseller at Kinokuniya, Japan’s major bookstore brand. The […]

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Musio @Japan | Monthly Updates – March

This March on the year 2017 has been a busy, busy month for Musio and AKA in Japan! We’d like to introduce you some of the important announcements made, and give you an update on key events held throughout the month.   Announcements: 1. SoftBank C&S starts Musio X pre-order campaign online! On March 17, SoftBank C&S announced that Musio X – AKA’s latest innovation for Musio – is available on its online store for pre-order! Musio now has its own campaign page on the SoftBank website for customers to explore. Also available on Amazon Japan, Musio X will be shipped to customers starting from April 14. The D-day is almost here. On April 14, SoftBank C&S is officially launching Musio! […]