SoftBank Embraces Smart Robots, Emotional Cars – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016

TOKYO—Fresh from a $32 billion acquisition, SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son is already roaming in new directions, saying the company will focus on artificial intelligence and work with Honda Motor Co. to build cars that understand love.

Speaking at a company event Thursday, Mr. Son, SoftBank’s chief executive, laid out a future of artificial intelligence, smart robots and the so-called Internet of Things. These areas would be in…


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