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Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

Jun 2, 2018

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

An award-winning sake brewery in the Tohoku region is eyeing a new approach to sake production that uses artificial intelligence to assist skilled workers. Nanbu Bijin Co. in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, is developing an AI tool to find the best time to drain water in ...

Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan

/ Mar 4, 2018

Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan

by Tomoko Otake

The news business in Japan has long been notoriously labor-intensive. Reporters assigned to the crime and disaster beats have largely relied on briefings from police officers or firefighters for their initial reports. But to get a scoop or avoid falling behind their competitors, they have ...