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.