TotemoTech - 2023-08-19


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on August 19th, 2023. In today’s news, we have some interesting stories from the world of technology.

First up, an IT enthusiast is questioning the practice of storing passwords in plain text. The security-conscious individual is raising concerns about the potential risks associated with this practice.

Moving on to our next story, a company called MOVeLOT has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Makuake. They are offering the opportunity for people to pilot their own giant robots. With tickets starting at just 5000 yen, this is an exciting opportunity for robot enthusiasts to experience the thrill of controlling these mechanical marvels.

Shifting gears, several organizations, including the Newspaper Association, have released a joint statement calling for a review of copyright protection measures related to AI-generated content. They argue that Japan’s copyright laws, specifically Article 30-4, are not adequately addressing the challenges posed by AI-generated works. They believe that these laws heavily favor AI training over other countries, highlighting the need for a more comprehensive approach.

In other news, a virtual YouTuber named ‘Nanayo Seira’ is making her debut as she sets her sights on becoming a data scientist. She will be sharing educational videos to enhance statistical skills and IT literacy.

Next, we delve into the world of virtual pets. The popular ‘Tamagotchi Uni’ has garnered attention for its use of AWS (Amazon Web Services) as its cloud platform. We spoke to Bandai to find out why they chose AWS over other cloud providers like Azure and Oracle.

Shifting gears once again, a recent report by GfK Japan reveals a decline in air conditioner sales during the first half of 2023. Sales figures show a 22% decrease compared to the previous year, with a total of 3.8 million units sold.

And finally, Studio Ghibli has released 14 still images from the upcoming film ‘How Do You Live?’. These captivating scenes offer a glimpse into the highly anticipated movie, leaving fans eager for its release.

That’s all for today’s news from TotemoTech. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the world of technology. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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