We have a match! Japan taps AI to boost birth rate slump

Japan Times

Dec 9, 2020

Japan is seeking to boost its flagging birth rate by funding the use of artificial intelligence to help match lonely hearts. The Japanese government plans to allocate ¥2 billion ($19 million) over the next year to support local programs that help residents find dating matches. Previously, Japan has relied on human-based matchmaking services. This new plan will employ AI systems that can perform more advanced analysis of people's interest and hobbies. Japan's fertility rate was 1.36 last year, making it one of the world's lowest. The nation hopes that AI can help raise the birthrate.

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