Kaori Kikuchi joined NHK in 2012 and, after a few years at the Fukuoka Broadcasting Station, she worked on virtual architectural systems and real-time computer graphics for sports and news programs at the Broadcast Engineering Department in Tokyo. In 2017, Kaori was appointed as Visiting Scientist at the Object-Based Media group at MIT Media Lab, where she focused on developing the 8K Searchin’ Safari project. This project takes advantage of a large, ultra-high-definition 8K screen with a built-in touch-and-gesture interface to enable users to explore a simulated animal habitat through multi-user social collaborations. As CG Engineer, Kaori currently supervises the technical aspects of the AI-powered real-time CG character, Yomiko for the daily program, News Check Eleven.