Yukiko Maeda

For Yukiko Maeda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

AI revolution bringing radical changes to human life

| Jan 1, 2016

AI revolution bringing radical changes to human life

The development of artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly advancing thanks to a machine learning process called “deep learning,” raising expectations of radical changes and greater convenience in people’s lives. The AI boom began early in the 2010s when major information technology companies such as ...

Women break stereotype, actually take to maps

Nov 16, 2012

Women break stereotype, actually take to maps

There are those who say women can’t read maps, but this theory about navigation and gender appears to be taking a hit these days. Ai Yashiro, 30, was fascinated with maps when she came to Tokyo from Akita Prefecture to study at a university. ...

Nov 29, 2006

Acupuncture point standard nailed down

Acupuncturists from Japan, China and South Korea ironed out long-standing differences over the precise location of acu-points during a recent conference held under the auspices of the World Health Organization. With the successful results of the conference on the international standardization of acu-points — ...