Sōseki was selected by the Todai-to-Texas program to exhibit at SXSW Online 2021.
SXSW (South by Southwest) is a conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences held each year in Austin, Texas. More than 400 thousand people attend and it is one of the largest of such gatherings in the world. In 2021, due to the coronavirus, the events will be held online from 3/16-3/20.
Todai-to-Texas is a program hosted by Tokyo University Division of University Corporate Relations. The goal of the program is to support Tokyo University based startups and projects challenge to go global by showcasing their products at SXSW. Sōseki was selected through a selection process, as one of 4 teams that will be showcasing this year.
We will be demonstrating the possibilities of Sōseki through two demos: One showing Sōseki’s ability to search large datasets, and the other showing how Sōseki can be used to search private datasets. We hope that users will be able to experience Sōseki’s state-of-the-art ability to accurately understand the meaning of texts, and provide answers to questions based on the knowledge accumulated in the documents.
SXSW Online 2021 https://www.sxsw.com