AI

Ueno Station has signs that show ambient sounds as onomatopoeia for deaf passengers

One of the most fun accessibility features you’ll ever see.

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Buddhist metaverse “Teraverse” in development at Kyoto University, includes AI Buddha

I guess you could call it a meta-metaverse.

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Robot security guards patrol Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

They look kind of like robot squid too.

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Image-generating AI’s picture of “Final Fantasy VII Cloud” is so wrong, yet so right

Simultaneously looks exactly and nothing like the Final Fantasy hero.

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Machine-learning A.I. used to try to skirt Japanese censorship laws.

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Japanese AI device reads stories to your kid with your voice, even if you’ve never read them【Vid】

Coemo lets you narrate stories whether you know them or not.

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AI-powered Super Great Robo Goalkeeper employed at sports center in Saitama

I wouldn’t put it past Teppeki-kun.

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Shikoku Island holds world landmark lookalike photography contest judged by AI

Many of the greatest places on Earth are all on one rural Japanese island.

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One Piece’s Luffy is now working as an AI receptionist at manga publisher’s Tokyo office【Video】

Leader of the Straw Hat pirates greets and holds conversations with visitors to Shueisha.

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Man uses AI to “destroy” censor mosaics in Japanese adult videos, gets arrested by Kyoto police

It’s debatable whether or not what he did was actually destruction, but the police say there’s no question it was a crime.

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AI translation company Rozetta bans staff from speaking a foreign language at work

The company’s AI machine translation programs eliminate the need for anyone to speak a language other than their own, they say. 

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Japanese government’s new birth rate plan: Use AI to tell people who’d be a good spouse for them

Wants to help people find spouses who don’t meet their preferences for age, income, or education.

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Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain makes sushi with the help of artificial intelligence

At least when the machines take over there’ll be good sushi to eat.

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Tokyo in 60 frames-per-second, 107 years in the past, looks amazing【Video】

AI-restored video opens a hyper-realistic window to the Japan of a century ago.

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New Japanese social media platform promises positive responses only for users’ posts【Video】

But won’t there always be terrible people online? Not on this social media network.

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These models don’t exist: New agency offers AI generated models for commercial use

Company boasts scandal-proof faces for all your marketing needs.

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SoraNews24’s first article written entirely by an AI

The future is here, and it’s weird.

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Digital resurrection after death? 63 percent of Japanese and American survey participants say nah

Dead folks tell no tales unless they become an AI-programmed hologram!

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Anime dating simulator girl gets turned into horrifying monster by “image improvement” AI【Video】

Anime characters are known for their big eyes, but this time it’s some tiny ones that are causing terror.

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New Osamu Tezuka manga to be released this month, penned by AI

We will soon see if AI can recreate the magic of the God of Manga.

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