TotemoTech - 2023-11-16


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on November 16th, 2023. In today’s news, Unity Technologies has announced the upcoming release of Unity 6, the latest version of their game engine. Set to be released in 2024, Unity 6 will bring improvements to graphics performance and AI capabilities. This announcement was made at Unity’s event, ‘Unite 2023’, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Moving on to our next story, Bandai Namco Group has initiated a project to install the ‘Universal Century Charter’ on the moon. This charter, featured in the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam UC’ series, will be placed on the moon using HAKUTO-R’s lunar lander. The project is scheduled for launch in 2024.

In other news, Microsoft has rebranded its cloud search service, previously known as Azure Cognitive Search, to Azure AI Search. The name change does not affect the pricing or services offered by the platform.

Next, NTT Docomo has apologized for the second consecutive day of disruptions in its payment service, ‘d払い’. Some services of d払い were temporarily unavailable, causing inconvenience to users.

Shifting gears, TV Hokkaido has announced an experimental project to utilize AI-driven digital humans as weather forecasters. This initiative aims to explore the concept of the ‘uncanny valley’ and its impact on viewers.

Lastly, Niantic, the creators of augmented reality game ‘Peridot’, have introduced an update that utilizes generative AI to bring virtual pets to life. The update, known as ‘Llama 2’, allows AI to breathe life into digital characters, showcasing the potential of AI in the gaming industry.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates from TotemoTech. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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