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BIM - Japanese government to use drones and AI to raise construction efficiency

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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled a campaign to utilise emerging technologies, including drones and artificial intelligence, to increase productivity at construction sites by 20% by 2025.


Abe's Chinese calligraphy wins plaudits in China

The Japan Times

BEIJING – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earned unusual praise from Chinese netizens Wednesday -- but for the quality of his calligraphy, rather than his diplomacy.


DeNA brings EasyMile's self-driving bus to Japan

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Maybe it's just FOMO, but it seems like every internet company wants to be in the car business these days, and Japan's DeNA is no exception. The app maker's automotive wing had a special event in Tokyo today (via Reuters) to reveal its first self-driving vehicle, a 12-person bus which will begin operating in Japan's Chiba prefecture at a shopping center next month.


BOJ makes contingency plans for Brexit, sees dollar squeeze, yen spike as risks

The Japan Times

Japanese policymakers are in frequent contact with their European counterparts on how to soothe markets if Britain votes to leave the European Union, with the first line of defense aimed at preventing a shortage of dollar liquidity.


Japan moves to protect 'copyrights' of AI creations

The Japan Times

The Japanese government on Monday adopted an intellectual property promotion plan for 2016, featuring the development of a legal framework to protect the "copyright" of creations by artificial intelligence.


Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Japan's Demographic Decline?

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Since Google's computer program AlphaGo won four out of five matches against South Korea's champion Go player, Japanese governmental officials are seriously wondering whether artificial intelligence (AI) is the way to rewrite Japan's blueprint for the future.