With a Siri rival and a holographic girlfriend, Line makes a big AI push www.techinasia.com

Messaging app Line is set to make a big push into AI, later this year rolling out a Siri-esque voice assistant and an Amazon Alexa-style smart speaker, the Japanese company announced yesterday at M...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment


Japanese scholars issue ethical guidelines on AI www3.nhk.or.jp

NHK has learned that a group of Japanese researchers has for the first time drawn up ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence.

The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, com...

posted by  Yubi | 9 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Robot Throwdown Robo-One To Be Held at Kobe's Youth Science Museum Beginning on Feb. 25 otakumode.com

Science hasn’t quite progressed to the point where we can view large-scale mechas pummeling each other in a special colosseum...but we do have the next best thing! Misumi Group, a robot manufacturi...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


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Japan trials drones to save lives during natural disasters www.cnet.com

With Japan's track record of natural disasters, the country is understandably always on the lookout for ways to better prepare itself.

Japan is now looking to the skies, working to develop drones t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 4 weeks ago | 1 comment


Fukushima robot's camera fails, suspending operations www.japantimes.co.jp

There is a huge problem with using robots inside the contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant. High radiation causes breakdowns in the robots' camera systems. While other parts of a robot can be covere...

posted by  Yubi | 10 months ago | 0 comments


Japan goes fishing for space junk but 700-metre 'tether' fails www.theguardian.com

An experimental Japanese mission to clear space junk from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure, officials said on Monday, in an embarrassment for Tokyo.

More than 100m pieces of rubbish are thoug...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


Tokyo transport bureau starts phone interpretation services www.the-japan-news.com

The Tokyo metropolitan government’s Bureau of Transportation started offering an over-the-phone interpretation service in January for foreign customers in five foreign languages at Toei Subway stat...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 1 week ago | 3 comments


2017 Japan Prize awarded for CRISPR Contribution www.genengnews.com

The impact that the genome-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 has had on life science research is almost immeasurable, as the number of research projects utilizing the cutting-edge molecular technique has ex...

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Google wins ‘right to be forgotten’ battle in Japan techcrunch.com

Google has won a long-standing battle in Japan that drew parallels with Europe’s “right to be forgotten” ruling.

The Japanese Supreme Court today dismissed four cases against the U.S. company seeki...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 1 week ago | 2 comments

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