TotemoTech - 2023-06-20


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on June 20th, 2023. The Kusatsu Onsen Tourism Association has announced the release of a tourism PR video created using AI, including ChatGPT, on YouTube. The video aims to showcase the difference between the AI-generated content and the real experience of Kusatsu Onsen.

In Hokkaido, a new mineral called ‘Hokkaidoite’ has been discovered in two regions. This mineral is believed to hold the key to understanding the formation of petroleum, and researchers have high hopes for its potential in future studies.

Moving on to other news, T-Point and V-Point, both operated by CCCMK Holdings and Sumitomo Mitsui Card respectively, have announced their merger scheduled for spring 2024. To commemorate the integration, a campaign will be held, offering 1000 points to users.

Rakuten Books has announced that it is now possible to use ‘Toshokan Card NEXT’ for purchasing books and magazines. Customers can make payments by entering the card’s ID number and PIN when making a purchase.

In a recent campaign by NTT Docomo, it was discovered that there were instances of double points and points not being awarded as intended. NTT Docomo has apologized for the errors and will rectify the situation by providing the correct amount of 1000 points.

Mizuho Bank has initiated a verification experiment with Fujitsu to improve their system development and maintenance. By utilizing generative AI, they aim to automatically detect omissions and errors in system design documents.

JAXA’s Space Education Center has released a game based on the small lunar landing demonstration vehicle ‘SLIM’. The game is designed as a STEAM educational material for upper elementary and middle school students.

Lastly, Yamato Holdings and Japan Post Group have signed a basic agreement for collaboration to promote sustainable logistics services. As part of the agreement, Yamato will discontinue certain services and gradually transition to new services utilizing Japan Post. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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