The government will invest in artificial intelligence techniques to prevent the decline in birth rates in Japan. This artificial intelligence will be used to help people find a life partner of their choice.
In Japan, the government will provide assistance to local governments that are already running or starting such projects from next year.
Last year, only 6 lakh 754 thousand children were born in Japan. This is a new record for the lowest birth rate in the country.
Japan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. Birth rates worldwide have already decreased dramatically. As a result, Japan has now become a country of elders.
The government has been trying to change this trend for many years. One such initiative is the use of artificial intelligence.
Next year, Japan’s central government will allocate 2 billion yen (₹ 19 million) to local governments in the sector.
Many local government organizations in Japan provide match-making services. Officials in some areas are now using artificial intelligence for this purpose. For those who are looking for a life partner, it is believed that this work can be greatly improved by analyzing the form filled with artificial intelligence.
The concomitant capacity of existing systems is very limited. Only age or income limits are considered when looking for potential peers. Exactly the kind of partner someone is searching for, if there is such a person, then only he can be found in the search results.
According to local media in Japan, the government will provide funding to create more advanced technology. Where looking for a couple, issues such as one’s hobbies and values can also be taken into consideration.
A government minister told the media, “We plan to provide special assistance to local authorities who have started or are going to use Ghatkali services using artificial intelligence technology.” Hopefully, with this kind of help, we can change Japan’s current birth rate reduction. ‘
The population of Japan is expected to decline to 530 million by the end of this century from 126 million in 2016.
The number of working people in Japan is decreasing, while the number of retired elderly is increasing. In this situation, policy makers are now concerned about how the government’s increasing public welfare spending can be met.
Sachiko is a socio-cultural and medical anthropologist at Temple University in Hariguchi, Japan. He thinks that there is a better way for the government to raise the birth rate than to raise money for artificial intelligence. Such as providing assistance to low-income youth.
In this case, he is drawing attention to a recent study. That being said, there is a link of indifference between romantic relationships and their low income among young adults in Japan.
In the words of Dr. Hariguchi, “If they do not want to have a relationship with anyone, then there is no point in having a conversation.”
“If we have to depend on technology, artificial intelligence robots that can do housework or take care of children will do more.”
Analysts have long reported that working mothers in Japan receive no assistance. In the country, it is expected that a woman will take care of her job and raising her children and all the household chores.
The government says it wants to encourage full-time girls to be employed in Japan. But in recent years, gender inequality in the workplace has increased.
According to the World Economic Forum’s 2019 data, Japan ranks 121st out of 153 countries in the world in terms of gender equality. Compared to the previous year, the situation in Japan has gone down 11 steps. Source: BBC