Artificial intelligence can help researchers identify diseases before they happen, reducing treatment costs. Whether it is advanced data analytics or an increased use of robots in surgery, AI can be a set of tools that can assist or help doctors provide care. AI tools can also help to halt the rise of healthcare costs in several ways: they can assist surgeons in complicated surgeries; and reduce human errors by assisting in diagnoses. The predictive capabilities of AI can also help to manage re-admissions – and even the spread of epidemics – more efficiently.
Artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning, can also help in the back office with insurance claims. Using past claim data, the algorithms can quickly work through claims. The technology is not only being tested in Japan, but is also being trialed by the private sector – for example, insurance provider Prudential Singapore.
China is the leading nation when it comes to deploying AI in the context of city planning and management. Hangzhou, a city of nine million people, has built a “city brain” which ‘runs’ the government on a huge amount of data collected from sensors and cameras.
WWhile the rest of the world is worried that automation will make their jobs obsolete, Japan is scrambling to make sophisticated robots that can help it do exactly this as its workforce ages. This is especially the case in construction, where a significant number of workers are set to retire soon and there are not enough people to replace them. Unfortunately, even with robots, the challenges are still steep.
Among the biggest problems with using machines to replace humans in building entire skyscrapers is the sheer absence of versatility. Humans can easily scale beams and walls, but robots are still unable to do so. As Bloomberg also points out, it takes about 500,000 workers to erect even just one 30-story building.
Robots can replace workers by the dozens or even hundreds, depending on the task. Telemarketing can see an artificial intelligence take over for an entire floor or even building of workers, if necessary. This just isn’t the same with construction.
Among the companies that are trying to build enough robots to at least soften the blow of the retirement of many construction workers in Japan is the Shimizu Corp. and it’s trying to do so by building machines that can weld or install ceiling panels. Robots aren’t exactly a strange sight in construction these days, either, so this isn’t surprising.
Unfortunately, there are limitations to what these robots can do. Mobility is a particularly huge problem that still doesn’t have a viable solution.
An artificial “earthquake” in North Korea created by a hydrogen bomb was felt throughout the region today. The “artificial quake” measured 6.3-magnitude and was followed by a 4.6-magnitude quake originating near the North’s main testing site at Punggye-ri.
The Russian ministry issued a statement on today urging immediate dialogue and negotiations. It says that’s the only way settle the Korean Peninsula’s problems, “including the nuclear one. The ministry says Russia reaffirms its readiness to participate in negotiations, “including in the context of the implementation of the Russian-Chinese road map.”
Under that proposal, North Korea would suspend nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the US and South Korea suspending their joint military exercises.
US President Donald Trump has reportedly held a 20-minute phone conversation with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe following North Korea’s H-bomb test.
Spokeswoman Ri Chun-hee — AkA “The Pink Lady” — announced the country’s sixth nuclear test was “a perfect success”.
In this undated image distributed on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile. Picture: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via APSource:AP
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ARE SO PROUD OF THIS
Buddhist priest for a funeral cost about $2,200 in Japan. So a plastic molding company Nissei Eco Co. decided to create a robotic Buddhist priest. Nissei has modified an existing robot in the form of SoftBank’s Pepper robot. The Buddhist Pepper robot is going to be around $450 per funeral.
Japan’s providing skills to 40,000 technical people in 10 years by collaborating with engineering colleges and other institutions.
While speaking at the prestigious International Engineering and Technology Fair (IETF), the ambassador stated that Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu in Delhi is keenly interested in transferring technology to India. Anant Geete, Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, assured Indian manufacturers that the Government would take concrete steps for re-energizing the capital goods, automotive and heavy industries. Over 500 companies from 25 countries are expected to participate at this event held by the Confederation of Indian Industry every two years. IETF 2017 is supported by 10 Ministries of Government of India and Government of NCT of Delhi, besides several relevant industry associations.
The minister added that technology should play a major role in revamping the manufacturing sector. The industry should adapt state-of-the-art technology developed elsewhere and, at the same time, should encourage more indigenous innovation and research and development.Countries like Japan could provide the relevant technologies and investments in the core sectors of Indian industry. Japan is the partner country for the IETF for the fifth time.
Scientists for the first time have created an embryo that is part human and part pig as part of a groundbreaking experiment that published this week in the biochemistry journal Cell. This incredible chimera was developed by a team of researchers from the Graduate School of Agriculture and Department of Advanced Bioscience at Kindai University in Japan. Considered as one of the most successful chimeras to date, the experiment is a leap forward for the field of regenerative medicine, which is searching for ways to produce human organs using animal models. In the procedure developed by the Kindai team, a laser beam was used to make an opening in the outer membrane of a pig blastocyst cell. The channel was wide enough for a needle to deliver the human iPS cells into the matrix of the developing embryo. The resulting hybrid cell was then implanted into a female pig (sow) and allowed to develop for four weeks.
After a month of in situ development, the embryo was harvested and analyzed. It was found that a small fraction of the pig embryo was composed of human cells. The human stem cells that were present had grown into precursor cells capable of eventually developing into heart cells, liver cells, and neurons.
The scientists believe that the results also may lead to the future use of farm animals as a host for growing transplantable human tissues. The future application of the technology may provide organs suitable for transplant and could help lessen the worldwide organ shortage that currently exists.