Japan initiates project to utilize artificial intelligence to address global issues, including climate crisis

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) partnered for a project to utilize digital technology to address social global issues.

The initiative will use digital technology such as Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new business and value and promote the implementation of a digital environment.

Specifically, JICA will collect satellite data and other information using AIST's large-scale AI cloud computing system. This information will, in turn, be utilized to establish a monitoring and projection system on infrastructure in other countries. JICA and AIST also will conduct activities on issues such as natural resources, the climate crisis, energy, environment, and food.

Press release – Japan International Cooperation Agency