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September 2021 Vol. 19 No. 9


View from the Top

  • Hidehiro Tsukano, Senior Vice President, Head of NTT IOWN Integrated Innovation Center

Front-line Researchers

  • Shinji Matsuo, Senior Distinguished Researcher, NTT Device Technology Laboratories and NTT Basic Research Laboratories
  • Masayuki Terada, Senior Manager, X-Tech Development Department, NTT DOCOMO

Rising Researchers

  • Kenta Niwa, Distinguished Researcher, NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Feature Articles: Creativity and Technology—Designing for an Unknown Future

  • Reach Out and Touch Someone’s Heart: Exploring the Essence of Communication to Create a Spiritually Rich Society
  • The Day a System Becomes a Conversation Partner—Exploring New Horizons in Social Dialogue Systems with Large-scale Deep Learning
  • Looking More, Acting Better
  • Developing AI that Pays Attention to Who You Want to Listen to: Deep-learning-based Selective Hearing with SpeakerBeam
  • Technique for Modulating the Tactile Sensation of Objects Using an Illusion

Regular Articles

  • Routing and Spectrum Assignment Using Deep Reinforcement Learning in Optical Networks

Global Standardization Activities

  • Next-generation Metallic Access Technologies and Their Standardization Activities

External Awards/Papers Published in Technical Journals and Conference Proceedings