TotemoTech - 2023-12-17


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on December 17th, 2023. In today’s news, JFE Engineering and XMAT, a venture company from Tohoku University, have jointly developed an inspection officer training system using Mixed Reality (MR) technology. This system aims to streamline the training process and improve the efficiency of plant inspections. By leveraging MR, inspectors can receive virtual training and simulations, enhancing their skills and knowledge.

In other news, Nittoseiko has released a new O-ring embedded screw called ‘Asufa WP.’ This screw features a new structure that allows for stable performance and high axial force tightening. It also expands the tolerance range for positional displacement while maintaining waterproof capabilities. The Asufa WP screw improves ease of assembly and transportation during the manufacturing process.

Moving on to the next story, PwC Consulting recently conducted a DX awareness survey for 2023. The survey revealed that the utilization rate of cloud-native technologies has reached an impressive 82%. During the press conference, PwC Consulting discussed the current state of IT modernization and highlighted the challenges that organizations face in adopting digital transformation strategies.

Now, let’s shift our focus to the world of programming. The choice between static typing and dynamic typing has always been a topic of debate. In the programming field, using the correct terminology is crucial. It is essential to understand the impact of using the wrong terms and the importance of using accurate language when discussing programming concepts.

In the realm of telecommunications, discussions surrounding the NTT Law (Japan Telecommunications Corporation Law) have gained momentum. The Liberal Democratic Party’s Project Team on the NTT Law held a meeting on December 1st, proposing the abolition of the NTT Law by the regular session of the National Diet in 2025. The proposal suggests that the abolition should be conditional on ensuring fair competition and implementing measures such as foreign capital regulations.

Shifting gears to the world of artificial intelligence, the recent turmoil at OpenAI has shed light on the emergence of what some refer to as ‘AI extremists’ and the conflicts surrounding their ideologies. The reasons behind the board’s decision to remove Sam Altman as CEO remain unclear, even at the time of writing this column. The situation at OpenAI continues to unfold, raising questions about the future of AI governance and the potential impact of radical AI ideologies.

Lastly, a survey conducted by Nikkei Architecture revealed that LIXIL, a leading building materials and equipment manufacturer, ranked first in the ‘Carport’ category. This marks their seventh top ranking since the survey’s inception in 2015. LIXIL’s carports have been highly regarded by first-class architects for their functionality and cost-effectiveness.

That concludes today’s news report from TotemoTech. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest tech developments and trends. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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