AICOM -Democratised and Co-creative AI

NUS-Keio & UTokyo Collaboration


AICOMは、東京大学生産技術研究所DLX Design Labと同菅野研究室の共同プロジェクトです。学習データ獲得のためのゲームとワークショップがセットになった機会を提供することによって研究者と一般の方とのコミュニケーションの機会を作り、AI技術を民主化するための新しい仕組みをデザインすることが目的になっています。




このプロジェクトは、東京大学潮田基金の助成を受けてスタートした、東京大学生産技術研究所 DLXデザインラボとシンガポール国立大学・慶應-NUS CUTEセンターのデザインを通じた科学をテーマに行っている国際科学研究である未来の社会プロジェクトの一環として行っています。

-共同研究室 : 東京大学生産技術研究所 菅野研究室 受賞歴 第24回 文化庁メディア芸術祭 エンターテイメント部門 審査委員会推薦作品 (2021) Shortlisted on D&AD Future Impact award 2021

AICOM: Gamified Data Collection and Communication Design for the Democratized Future of AI and Society

AICOM is a joint project of DLX Design Lab and Sugano Lab at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. The objective is to design a new mechanism to democratize AI technology by creating opportunities for communication between researchers and the general public by providing a set of games and workshops for acquiring learning data. In the AICOM data acquisition game, two players are paired up and work together to win points by guessing words on a transparent board while predicting the letters their opponent is looking at. Since the face images during the game are recorded along with the correct characters, a dataset that can be used to train gaze estimation AI is simultaneously created by pairing face images and gaze directions.

In conjunction with game participation, the event will also introduce AI technology and provide an opportunity for an idea generation workshop, giving participants the chance to think about the future together with researchers rather than being subjected to one-way data acquisition.

The ultimate goal is to design a mutually meaningful mechanism that enables participants to learn about AI and machine learning technologies and understand the reasons and purposes for which data is needed while researchers realize the data collection process, which is essential for advancing AI research, by turning it into a game so that it can be widely opened to the public.

This project is part of “future society project”, which has been started as an international research exchange project in between The University of Tokyo IIS, DLX Design Lab and National University of Singapore, Keio-NUS CUTE centre under the support of The University of Tokyo Ushioda Foundation.

With the help of Sugano Lab:


Awards 2021 Japan Media Art Festival Entertainment section Judge recommendation award Shortlisted on D&AD Future Impact award 2021