Ryota KANAI, CEO, started Araya with the business of brain research and brain image analysis.
Obtained Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Utrecht University (the Netherlands).
Engaged in research on visual experience and time sensation at the California Institute of Technology.
Former Associate Professor (Cognitive Neuroscience) at Sussex University (U.K.)
Leading the world in the analysis of brain structure images.
Established Araya Inc. in 2013.
Pursuing of Cutting-edge AI Technologies
In the world of AI, new technologies are appearing day by day. Through research and development, we are always pursuing cutting-edge technologies. The main initiatives are as follows.
Deep Learning technology has spread rapidly in recent years, but it is difficult for general-purpose AI to produce meaningful results for customers. We are actively utilizing new technologies to overcome various hurdles such as accuracy and cost, and developing AI that can be really useful in business.
Until now, most AI has been running in the cloud, but Edge AI technology will make it possible to run it on devices such as smartphones. At Araya, edge AI is achieved by "compressing" the AI model.
- Cloud processing AI
- Lack of real-time performance (it takes time to send and receive)
- Insufficient network reliability (e.g., not available outside the service area)
- Takes up too much network bandwidth (data is too heavy)
with AI for
- Edge processing AI
- There is no need to communicate with the cloud, and AI can be inferred on the edge side, so real-time improvement can be expected.
Utilizing Reinforcement Learning and Imitation Learning, we are developing technologies and products that allow machines and drones to judge the situation by themselves and perform given tasks (moving "autonomously") without human teaching.
- Automation by Machine
- Autonomous AI
In addition to analyzing brain data, we are also conducting research aimed at realizing "artificial consciousness" (making AI conscious).
Approaching Customer's Issues
In order to realize "AI that can really be used in business," we will make proposals and developments that are close to the issues of our customers. For example, we do the following:
Abundant track record of introduction to business and R&D support
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