Sony has announced it's consolidating its artificial intelligence work under a new organization called Sony AI. Sony AI will focus on the 'fundamental research and development' of artificial intelligence; it will have offices located in Japan, the US, and Europe.

According to Sony, its new Sony AI organization will initiate 'multiple world-class flagship projects,' among other things. The division will launch with projects involving Sony's Imaging & Sensing Solutions division, as well as its Gaming division and the field of gastronomy. Sony already uses AI in a variety of products, including to power its Eye AF feature.

Sony says the new organization will ultimately create new AI technologies that will be 'critical' for its sensor business. The organization will work closely with other Sony business units on its projects, but the company hasn't provided details about specific R&D initiatives at this time.