Tag - artificial-intelligence



Japan Times
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.
Apr 9, 2018
Moral dilemmas for Japan's high-tech researchers
As the line between civilian and military research becomes increasingly permeable, researchers are increasingly forced to assess their involvment in programs that raise important moral and ethical questions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2018
Japanese researchers seek to read Mario Draghi's poker face to predict European Central Bank policy
If European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi appears slightly more downbeat at his regular news conference than before, it could foreshadow a possible move by the bank to trim its monetary policy stimulus.
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2018
Majority of job-seeking university students put off by AI-powered candidate screening
As more companies turn to artificial intelligence to discover new talent, a recent survey has shown that a majority of job-seeking university students don't want their abilities judged by the technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Mar 4, 2018
Automation comes to news-gathering in Japan
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.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2018
Is artificial intelligence killing Japan's banks?
As part of an ongoing series about artificial intelligence, the Asahi Shimbun on Jan. 11 published a story that asserts the financial industry has adopted AI more readily than any other. Because finance is a data-driven endeavor, designing AI software to do things such as read and analyze reams of economic...
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.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2017
The robot revolution is still coming
The robot revolution is coming, but will it amount to much?
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2017
Canada, a leader in AI, now makes its foray into driverless car technology
Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars — specifically the lidar (laser radar) technology that lets these vehicles see where they're going.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2017
Sony unveils family-friendly robot aimed at spurring communication
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. announced Tuesday it will begin selling a new communications robot targeted at families next month, furthering its foray into the trending robot market.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2017
Japan's smart speaker market heats up as Line faces off against Google and Amazon
The battle for smart-speaker supremacy in Japan has begun, with major firms announcing the launches Thursday of new products armed with high-tech voice-controlled features.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2017
Mizuho is reportedly readying AI platform for trading before EU's MiFID overhaul
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. will start artificial-intelligence trading to bolster its Japanese equity business, according to people with knowledge of the plan.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2017
Brace for the coming robot arms race
Even if mankind can avoid a nuclear apocalypse, the coming AI and robotic revolution may prove an equal existential challenge.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2017
Sony develops magnetic tape that can store 20 times more data
Sony Corp. has developed a new type of magnetic tape that can record 20 times more data than was previously thought possible — a technology that could be useful as the spread of cloud computing and artificial intelligence demand higher data storage capacities and a dependable way to preserve data.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2017
Big data offers big promise in medicine
In handling some kinds of life-or-death medical judgments, computers have already surpassed the abilities of doctors.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2017
Shogi: A measure of artificial intelligence
Though last Sunday's Tokyo assembly elections garnered the most media attention, another contest came in a close second, even if only two people were involved. Fourteen-year-old Sota Fujii's record-setting winning streak of 29 games of shogi was finally broken on July 2 when he lost a match to 22-year-old...
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2017
U.S. looks to block Chinese stakes in artificial intelligence, technology with military uses
The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national security, current and former U.S. officials have told Reuters.
Japan Times
May 19, 2017
Do you want to be a cyborg?
Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is convinced that enhancing human intelligence and memory is our species' only alternative to elimination by our own super-intelligent inventions.
Japan Times
May 9, 2017
Step aside, Siri: A new AI-powered assistant is in town, and she's kawaii
When Siri is asked whether she has a boyfriend, the iPhone's digital assistant is usually quick to deflect the question with a quip about drones always trying to pick her up.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2017
Creating a real ghost in the shell
Yasuo Kuniyoshi is a man with an extraordinary plan. Kuniyoshi, a professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, has been attempting to produce an utterly convincing artificial being for the past 30 years.


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