pepperFollowing Softbank Robotics’ announcement of the launch of Pepper Partner Program which comprehensively supports developers of Apps for Pepper for Biz to respond to a wide range of demands of companies implementing Pepper for Biz, Hokkaido Bank and Shiga Bank announced on December 3 that both banks hired the humanoid robot, “Pepper for Biz”.

hokkaido-bank-logoThe Peppers will take a training course at each bank and after the training, they will be assigned to their place and deliver new type of communication with customers and better services utilizing artificial intelligence.

shigabank-logoHokkaido Bank and Shiga Bank will assign Pepper to the lobby of their head office. Shiga Bank plans to expand this service to 3 branches after verification of the effects of Pepper.

Pepper has been gaining increasing attention from many industries and it has also been introduced by financial institutions such as SMBC Nikko Securities and Yamaguchi Financial Group as we reported.

(Source: Hokkaido Bank, Shiga Bank)

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