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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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JAPAN
Mar 23, 2019
Otsu turns to AI in bid to help teachers detect signs of school bullying
The city of Otsu will begin next month the country's first attempt to use artificial intelligence to help teachers detect signs of serious school bullying.
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JAPAN
Mar 16, 2019
Meteorological Agency starts development of AI-based system to predict windy events in Japan
The system is also expected to help self-driving cars avoid accidents caused by strong wind, including tornados and downbursts.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 25, 2019
In the age of AI, think tanks must evolve
Think tanks must further develop international coordination and work together to make the best use of AI while not allowing the abuse of such technologies.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 23, 2019
Artificial intelligence debate raises more questions than answers
"The human race, version 2" — a thought to inspire hope or fear, maybe a little (or a lot) of both. "We today," says Komazawa University economist Tomohiro Inoue, whose thought it is, "will soon be 'the former human race.'"
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 2, 2019
Facial recognition technology: What would George Orwell say?
This coming June, British author George Orwell's dystopian novel, "Nineteen Eighty-Four," marks the 70th anniversary of its publication. In the United States, Penguin has announced plans for a special 75,000-copy reprint. According to The New York Times, the publisher noted that, sales of the novel have...
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CULTURE / Books / RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
Jan 26, 2019
Androids, infertility and ethics collide in Kazufumi Shiraishi's dystopian 'Stand-in Companion'
Kazufumi Shiraishi's novella 'Stand-in Companion' offers an interesting male perspective on infertility, plumbing the frustrations of a childless couple and the self-accusation and unspoken blame that can eat away at a relationship.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 21, 2019
How will AI change domestic politics?
Political stability and economic prosperity in the future seems likely to depend on who can control the anger and frustration of the critical mass of the unemployed.
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 18, 2018
Lies, damned lies, and artificial intelligence
As algorithmic decision-making spreads, it is exposing social and economic inequities that were long hidden behind 'official' data.
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JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Nov 3, 2018
Fukuoka enlists artificial intelligence in fight against organized crime
Advances in artificial intelligence have come along in leaps and bounds in recent years, prompting police in Fukuoka and Kyoto to look into ways of using the technology to tackle organized crime.
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COMMENTARY / World
Oct 27, 2018
Algorithms and charting the great unknown
Researchers tend to cluster and mine the same familiar territory. AI can overcome that tendency and point to new questions.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 14, 2018
Despite government push of AI and robots, Japanese fear tech to lead to inequality and job losses: survey
Japan is among the biggest users of robots in the world, with 303 per 10,000 employees in 2016 — the fourth-highest globally — according to the International Federation of Robotics. But despite such adoption — or perhaps because of it — belief in the displacement of human workers due to technology...
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BUSINESS
Sep 11, 2018
Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto
Sharp Corp.'s RoBoHon, a small humanoid robot with artificial intelligence features, will accompany tourists in taxis in Kyoto and offer sightseeing guidance in Japanese, Chinese and English starting Sept. 22, the service providers said Tuesday.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 24, 2018
Sony to launch revamped Aibo robot dog in U.S.
Sony Corp. plans to start selling its revamped Aibo robot dog in the United States from September following its domestic revival in January.
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BUSINESS
Aug 14, 2018
World's biggest Bitcoin-mining rig maker Bitmain eyes move into AI
The 1980s cyberpunk novels that predicted today's internet failed to conceive of anything as outlandish or contradictory as Bitcoin: A digital currency that's spent nowhere, a commodity that's used for nothing, and a libertarian dream that is effectively run by elites.
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COMMENTARY / World
Aug 7, 2018
An outbreak of ethics in Silicon Valley?
The employees of the high-tech firms that are creating AI-based surveillance technologies are no longer on the sidelines.
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CULTURE / Books / RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
Aug 4, 2018
'Plum Rains' is entertaining, provocative and eerily plausible
In this complex sci-fi novel, Andromeda Romano-Lax weaves in issues of robotics, kamikaze pilots and Japan's dependence on foreign healthcare workers.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 3, 2018
Japan's economy needs AI and robots to offset graying population: white paper
Japan's graying society will require more investment in technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots to make up for a decline in the labor force and its effect on economic growth, according to a government report released Friday.
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LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Jul 15, 2018
Stay fresh and ahead of the game
Summer activities: a gadget to keep an eye body odor, plus smartphone apps to enhance mahjong and fishing.
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JAPAN
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.
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BUSINESS / Companies / Taking the Lead
Apr 15, 2018
Hands-on Toyota exec passes down monozukuri spirit
Mitsuru Kawai drops by a bathhouse for factory workers at Toyota Motor's headquarters in Aichi Prefecture each day before work.

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