Cultural assets, the common property of mankind, are facing problems of preservation and display destruction by conflict. Cultural assets are unique and their authenticity is inherently impossible to replicate, but, at Tokyo University of the Arts, we have developed a patented technology of "Clone Cultural Properties", which reproduces the same texture, shape, material, and color used in the originals by combining analog and digital technologies. In this paper, we will discuss the purpose and significance of Clone Cultural Properties and its future prospects in four parts: (1) characteristics of Japanese culture, (2) DNA of art, (3) production method and exhibition example of Clone Cultural Properties, and (4) peaceful diplomacy.
Cochrane, founded in 1992, has established methodologies for systematic reviews and been providing trusted and freely available health information by the hands of over 37,000 contributors from about 130 countries. Since the birth of the organization, it has been promoting consumer involvement in the process, as well as well-informed decision making in healthcare. All the Cochrane Reviews have been peer reviewed by consumers, particularly focused on patient-oriented outcome settings and appropriate use of the language. All the Reviews also have Plain Language Summaries. Its Library is open to all the people living in some countries, too. Based on the current knowledge and experiences, the focus will be how rather than if consumer is involved in healthcare research and decision making.
Four panelists at the forefront of artificial intelligence held a talk session. Session topics include "What is AI", "How human work changes with the evolution of AI", "Capability that human should acquire in the AI era", "Recommendations for young people". The panelists' speeches gave a big clue to knowing the truth of AI and the current situation of AI and to thinking about how to handle AI.
In the fields of human genetics or medical genomics, the need of "data sharing" is increased not only for facilitating research activities but also for realizing clinical genomic medicine. Since 2014, the Japan Society of Human Genetics has been publishing an open access journal "Human Genome Variation" accompanying the journal's own database. The concept of the journal as well as its present and future prospects are described.
The monthly journal "JOHO KANRI" or "Journal of Information Processing and Management" has captured topics on science and technology information from time to time for 60 years since its inception. In fiscal year 2007, we celebrated the 50th anniversary and summarized articles for 50 years. In closing the history of 60 years, we will introduce a part of the articles over the last ten years. Though recent change in the information distribution field is very intense, by reviewing through articles, we would like to look over the changes over the last 10 years.
"My Bookshelf" is a series where an author introduces recommended books under one theme every month. We also intended to introduce selectors' personality through the choice of books. We listed all 360 volumes introduced in this series that lasted 11 and a half years (October 2006 - March 2018).