Tech and Japan
The celebrated Chinese Go master, Ke Jie, plans to play Google's AlphaGo a set of three games at Wuzhen, Chekiang Province, late in May, announced DeepMind, April 4.
March 28, 2017 at 12:07 am
This year's Startup World Cup handpicked a unique kid-rearing IT robot manufactured by a venture business, UniFa, in Nagoya, Japan, from among some 200 entrepreneurs from 12 countries and regions of the world.
March 24, 2017 at 2:23 am
The Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) hosted a ground test of passenger cars developed by 8 leading motor manufacturers in Japan to test automatic brake systems to help ensure safety driving of the aged drivers, March 22.
March 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm
Tokyo stages a round robin in the game of Go featuring Japan, China, South Korea and DeepZenGo starting tomorrow, March 21.
March 15, 2017 at 1:18 am
A charming development is on the horizon for rearing a fresh generation of researchers to advance technology in the areas of AI and VR.
March 8, 2017 at 2:13 am
Only last year AI shocked the world by trouncing the world's top Go professional, a while ago the top poker player bowed to an AI program and now - stock exchanges are turning to AI devices for vital stock exchange functions.
February 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm
Wisdom knows its way of putting the concept of "Mottainai" into action. Tokyo's Governor Yuriko Koike just delivered a clean line-drive right in the center for another run in her crucial Tokyoites-first game of local politics.
February 21, 2017 at 3:40 am
An international race in deep-sea exploration is slated for September by an American foundation, etc. competing on how swiftly to study the conditions of the ocean floor.
February 3, 2017 at 12:04 am
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved at its review committee February 1 the world's first clinical research for the treatment of Macular degeneration, grave eye disease, using iPS cells provided by Prof, Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University.
January 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) attempted and failed to launch a Mini rocket off the Uchinoura Space Center January 15.
January 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Three Iithium-ion batteries delivered by Japan's space transfer vehicle "Konotori" last month for use on the International Space Station are now being installed outside the station by six US astronauts, 21:30 January 6.
January 7, 2017 at 12:31 am
Chiba City Museum, Chiba, started a demonstration experiment to apply ICT (Information Communication Technology) to assisting foreign visitors, January 4.
December 20, 2016 at 1:50 am
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced December 16 that a memorandum was signed with a private team HAKUTO and its body corporate "ispace" for launching Japan's first lunar exploration car next year.
December 16, 2016 at 1:36 am
Japan's No.6 space transfer vehicle Kounotori, launched off Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima, December 9, is now successfully docked with the International Space Station, 400 km high in space, past 03:00 December 14 morning.
December 11, 2016 at 7:40 pm
Natsume Soseki, one of Japan's eminent writers, is now back to life in an android and greeted: "You will excuse my long silence."