Arithmer is a company that applies mathematics to solve social challenges. The company name “Arithmer” derives from the word “Arithmetic”, a mathematical word used to describe the study of numbers.
It is believed that mathematics is a study that captures the truth or essence of matter. Galileo once said, “The universe is written in the language of mathematics.” Einstein pondered, “How is it possible that mathematics, a product of human thought that is independent of experience, fit so excellently with the objects of reality?”
We believe the beauty and simplicity of mathematics can make the world a better place. Throughout history, we have witnessed transitions in society through the evolving ideas of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Today, our research in modern mathematics and AI systems provides new solutions solving social challenges.
The recent development in AI systems is not limited to the benefits seen in work efficiency and automation. It also leads to further progress in highly specialized technologies and techniques beyond human skills. As a result of our research and development activities, we have produced technologies which include disaster control, accident prevention and medical treatment for a safer and more secure society and environment.
Mathematics is the foundation of all sciences and technologies. The unrestricted field of mathematics is an incredibly effective tool for describing core issues in society. In the business world, work that cannot be standardized will be at great risk in the future. However, most of this risk can be reduced to mathematically computable algorithms that are handled by computers and AI.
Capturing the essence of matter and phenomena starts with analyzing observational data. This first step is crucial. It is the data which dictates the model to use for the analysis. A change in the observed data will change the model and greatly affect the result of the analysis.
Furthermore, the observational data which expresses the essence of data, can take on a variety of forms when viewed from diverse angles. In other words, observational data is about quality and balance, not just the quantity of data. We need to identify the attributes that best express the true nature of the matter.
For example, human movement is represented through data inputs of time and space. By collecting data with higher density and accuracy, it becomes possible to reproduce highly accurate human movements. In other words, we are getting closer and closer to reproducing human movements through AI.
With AI the precise analysis of spatial and temporal data will enable the detection of implicit knowledge that lies behind human movements. The process of discovering implicit knowledge will contribute to AI’s ability to outperform operations by highly skilled humans.
Currently a new era is underway, where AI with intelligent minds and clear sights bring great innovations to existing business systems. AI is about to become the world’s main business infrastructure.
However, while AI can work accurately and efficiently for long hours, AI cannot set up its own framework. AI moves as brains and arms under a framework set by humans. Setting the framework will remain the role of mankind.
The first Japanese Nobel laureate Dr. Hideki Yukawa refers to poetry and science to describe the following:
“Poetry and science are distant and yet close. They seem close and yet so far away.
Science is like a strict and demanding teacher. You cannot make irresponsible replies. It requires intricate and careful experiments. Learning difficult mathematical ideas is mandatory.
Poetry is the kindhearted mother. No matter what you say, most of the times she listens. Poetry includes all the beautiful flowers in the world. It may also be a delicious fruit.
Yet they seem somewhat close. This is because they share the same beginning. Both started from the observation of nature. There is no great difference between the desire to smell the scent of a rose, admire its beauty, and recognizing its shape.
. . . (I)n any case, not only does poetry and science originate from the very same place, they are bound to reach the same destination.
Perhaps the reason why they seem so far away is because we focus too much on the path way.”
Poetry and Science: Hideki Yukawa
At Arithmer we believe it is our job to apply mathematics and science to solve social challenges, leading to hope for a brighter future.
We will continue to apply modern mathematics to create new technologies that are yet to be developed, while keeping in mind the combined motives of poetry and science.
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