Tag - artificial-intelligence



Mar 31, 2017
Toyota lets AI loose on hunt for cheaper fuel cells
Toyota Motor Corp. is betting the keys to longer-range electric cars and cheaper fuel cells may lie in machines that act like humans.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2017
Sony, Line eye AI-powered consumer gadgets
Sony Corp. and Line Corp., Japan's most popular messaging service, are considering joining forces to develop devices powered by artificial intelligence.
Dec 25, 2016
Denso, NEC to tie up on self-driving technology for automobiles
Major auto parts maker Denso Corp. will team up with NEC Corp. on developing self-driving automobile technology that makes use of artificial intelligence, sources at the two companies said.
Dec 19, 2016
NEC aims to develop cancer drugs using artificial intelligence
NEC Corp. said it will develop cancer drugs using artificial intelligence, aiming to put new vaccines using peptides into practical use within the next eight years as key substances in next generation immunotherapy.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2016
The AI revolution has begun
The crucial issue now facing humans is how to live in harmony with artificial intelligence.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2016
How can I help? Chatbots offer full customer support with no call waiting
Just as text messaging has become a mainstream form of communication, attention is shifting to the chatbot as the next big thing for information management and customer service.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jun 25, 2016
SoftBank's long-term strategy under scrutiny as founder Son stays on
SoftBank Group Corp. founder Masayoshi Son aims to stay at the helm of his company longer than originally planned to focus on the burgeoning business field of artificial intelligence, but is now under increased scrutiny over his longer-term strategy after the surprise departure of his successor.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2016
'Ex Machina': When the machine has its own ghost
When the histories are written years from now, our era will be defined by information technology in much the same way that the 1960s were defined by rock 'n' roll and social protest, or in the U.S., the '20s by Prohibition. People will look back with bewilderment at images of us — like we do at those...
May 10, 2016
Japan moves to protect 'copyrights' of AI creations
The Japanese government plans to develop a legal framework to protect copyright on novels, music and other works created by artificial intelligence.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2016
Human primacy is go-ing, go-ing, gone
It is said of the ancient Chinese game go that the number of possible positions on its board exceeds the number of atoms in the known universe.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2016
Japan pushes for basic AI rules at G-7 tech meeting
Communications minister Sanae Takaichi proposes drafting basic international rules for the development of artificial intelligence at the G-7 technology meeting in Shikoku.
Apr 15, 2016
Japan to propose basic rules for AI research at G-7 meeting
The government plans to propose basic rules for the research and development of artificial intelligence at a Group of Seven meeting of ministers in charge of information and communication technology later this month, sources said Friday.
Apr 11, 2016
Google's artificial intelligence program defeats go master
The Google artificial intelligence program AlphaGo has defeated South Korean go grandmaster Lee Se-dol in a historic tournament in Seoul.
Mar 27, 2016
Artificial intelligence marches on
As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, we must make sure it's used for the benefit of humanity and not to its detriment.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 18, 2016
Can you call the stock market? Equity analyst says he can
On the 10th day of every month, Junsuke Senoguchi has just one thing on his mind: the closing level of the Nikkei average.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2015
AI robot touted as future English-learning tool for Japanese kids
Japan has long been criticized for its low level of English, but children could soon become more proficient in the language just by chit-chatting with an artificially intelligent robot.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2015
Line's AI program captures hearts with lifelike personality
An artificial intelligence program posing as a sweet and innocent schoolgirl has captured the hearts of young men nationwide, with some smitten users even declaring their love for their new "girlfriend."
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2015
Hitachi dubs new data-mining software 'artificial intelligence'
Hitachi Ltd. says it has developed an "artificial intelligence" system that draws on a massive range of data sources, such as millions of news articles, and can provide a reasoned response to hot-button topics.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2015
Humans may face a singular concern when it comes to robot employment
The trouble with machines is, they do things better than we do. "Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth," said the third-century B.C. Greek inventor Archimedes, lever in hand. The Earth has been moving ever since, ever faster.
Japan Times
May 20, 2015
Blomkamp's sentimental 'Chappie' comes alive
'Chappie" could almost be described as "Three Thugs and a Baby Bot." Though the story raises Isaac Asimov-like issues of good vs. evil in the context of robot technology and its human creators, philosophy takes a back seat as family sentiments sashay to center stage. The titular character is a robot...


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