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 ...

/ Jan 15, 2018

AI-based story-summarizing system to debut at Japanese newspaper

Fujitsu Ltd. will provide the Shinano Mainichi Shimbun with a system that automatically summarizes articles using artificial intelligence. Using the system developed by the electronics maker, summarizing jobs will be finished in an instant, versus three to five minutes per article if done by hand, ...

Dec 13, 2017

Google opens AI center in China despite exclusion from nation's internet

Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research center in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the U.S. search giant's exclusion from the country's internet. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has been an area of intense focus ...

/ Oct 30, 2017

Mizuho plans to cut workforce by one-third over next decade

Mizuho Financial Group is considering slashing its global workforce by about one-third over a decade, reports said, as it looks to replace clerical jobs with artificial intelligence and other technology, media reports said. The lender is looking at chopping 19,000 jobs from its current roster ...