What is 'ethical AI' and how can companies achieve it?


The rush to deploy powerful new generative AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, has raised alarms about potential harm and misuse. The law’s glacial response to such threats has prompted demands that the companies developing these technologies implement AI “ethically.” But what, exactly, does that mean? The straightforward answer would be… Read


Farmers face a soaring risk of flash droughts in every major food-growing region


Flash droughts develop fast, and when they hit at the wrong time, they can devastate a region’s agriculture. They’re also becoming increasingly common as the planet warms. In a new study published May 25, we found that the risk of flash droughts, which can develop in the span of a… Read

Executive Impact

Insider Q&A: Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in military tech


Josh Lospinoso’s first cybersecurity startup was acquired in 2017 by Raytheon/Forcepoint. His second, Shift5, works with the U.S. military, rail operators and airlines including JetBlue. A 2009 West Point grad and Rhodes Scholar, the 36-year-old former Army captain spent more than a decade authoring hacking tools for the National Security… Read


GaijinPot Meet party for those who want to network, make new friends or just chat with other foreigners


Thanks to the success of our past meetups, we’re proud to announce GaijinPot Meet 4 on June 15. It’s the fourth installment in our series of casual parties for our users, aimed at those who want to network, make some new friends, or just chat with other foreigners. This time,… Read


Etihad Airways to launch flights to Osaka


Etihad Airways has unveiled plans to launch flights between Abu Dhabi and Osaka, Japan. The airline will operate the route with five flights per week using Boeing 787-9 aircraft, beginning Oct 1. The introduction of this route will support the growing trade and tourism ties between the countries and add… Read


Koikeya giving snackers a chance to compare chips made from potatoes in 3 Japanese regions


Drinks like sake and wine are often appreciated for their regional characteristics that are deeply rooted in the environmental conditions within. It stands to reason as their flavor and textures are entirely dependent on the air, soil, and water from which they come. So, why not potato chips too? Growing… Read


A night at the 114-year-old Nara hotel, where emperors, Einstein and Audrey Hepburn stayed


The Nara Hotel has had some pretty impressive people stay in it over the years. Built over a century ago, the list of guests includes multiple members of the Japanese imperial family, visiting presidents and prime ministers of other countries, and global luminaries such as Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Charlie Chaplain, and Audrey… Read

New Products

Mister Donut unveils a new type of doughnut, stuffed with two different fillings


Mister Donut is the nation’s top-selling doughnut chain, and it’s easy to see why when they keep bringing out mouthwatering new releases that the public simply can’t resist. The chain’s latest release is bound to entice even more fans, because it involves more than just a new type of flavor — this… Read


Car seats and baby formula are regulated. Is social media next?


The U.S. Surgeon General is warning there is not enough evidence to show that social media is safe for children and teens — and is calling on tech companies, parents and caregivers to take “immediate action to protect kids now." With young people's social media use “near universal” but its true impact… Read


Making proactive efforts to avoid early onset of dementia


Medical science is still awaiting discoveries that will pinpoint the cause, and bring about a cure, for Alzheimer's disease. Right now, however, the best we can say is that physicians who treat the disease are in general agreement regarding certain points, such as the need to prevent buildup of amyloid… Read

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