The politics of technology
Tokyo, Fukushima and Tochigi prefectures now allow employees to use ChatGPT for work purposes, while another 22 prefectures have started the system on a trial basis.
On August 23, 2023, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government began allowing the use of generative AI for certain tasks. An estimated 50,000 employees will use ChatGPT, developed by US company OpenAI, to reference when summarizing documents and brainstorming ideas for planning proposals.
The editorial department of ChatGPT Magazine, a media site operated by AI and research company Goatman, conducted an independent survey on how ChatGPT and generative AI are currently being used by Japan’s 47 prefectural government offices, based on publicly released information from each office. Along with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s recent initiative to allow employees to officially use ChatGPT for work purposes and to improve services for citizens, the Fukushima Prefectural Government issued a notice to all its employees in June advising them to use ChatGPT to help them create texts. Planning proposal. The Tochigi prefectural government also announced that it will begin using the system on a full-scale basis from September. A further 22 prefectures have launched the system on a trial basis, meaning that more than half of Japan’s 47 prefectural governments are now using generative AI in some form.
While the introduction of ChatGPT is expanding in the Tohoku and Kanto regions, the system is still generally either “under consideration” or the status is “unknown” in Kansai and Kyushu, indicating a stronger move toward generative use in the eastern part of Japan. West.
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Picta.)
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