Spectee Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO Kenjiro Murakami, hereinafter “Spectee”), announces that it has concluded a business alliance agreement with Sony Business Solutions Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Kazuo Miyajima, hereafter “SBSC”) by underwriting new shares through third-party allotment. The shareholding ratio of SBSC after this equity financing remains below 10%.
Spectee is a start-up company that specializes in analyzing various data especially on social media and sharing the latest information for disaster prevention and crisis management. In particular, Spectee promptly notifies of emergencies and allows clients to assess the situation in the event of disaster and accident, being proud to hold the largest market share in Japan in this field. Spectee’s service is already adopted by most mass media agencies such as television and newspaper companies. Apart from mass media, Spectee has many other clients such as the disaster management team in local governments and crisis management department of private enterprises. In recent years, the emphasis has been made in digital transformation and national resilience using AI technology. Spectee has attracted attention in the field of disaster prevention and crisis management with its technologies such as real-time analysis of social media, image analysis of cameras installed on roads and rivers, and voice-enabled notification.
Spectee Inc. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO Kenjiro Murakami; hereinafter referred to as Spectee) will exhibit at ONA19 held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 12 to September 14, 2019. Spectee also exhibited at ONA in 2018, making this the second time Spectee is going to exhibit at the conference.
ONA19 organized by the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of online journalists, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Journalists and media tech companies from around the world will gather to discuss online news as it continues to change and develop.
Spectee provides newsworthy UGC* videos to news agencies around the world through its platform as well as on AP and Reuters platform. At ONA19, Spectee will introduce its services to media outlets around the world through introductions and exchanges during the conference.
UGC* is an abbreviation for User-Generated Content, which refers to any form of content, including text, audio, images and videos posted by social media users.
On July 20, 2019, CEO Murakami was interviewed on the subject of AI and media coverage. An article covering the interview has been published in the RONZA section of Asahi Shimbun.
You can find the article here.
Spectee business partnership with Reuters was posted on The Bunka News on July 8, 2019.
The article can also be viewed from here.
Reuters Connect cements its place as the ultimate destination for UGC with three new partners: Spectee, ViralHog & SWNS
Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, announced today that it is further expanding its UGC offering to Reuters News Agency customers.
As the demand for UGC continues to grow, and in addition to Reuters own impressive offering, three new partners specialising in UGC will join existing partners Jukin, Newsflare and Accuweather on the Reuters Connect platform:
- Spectee, a Japanese company which specialises in curating newsworthy social media videos, through the use of patented AI technology which powers real-time access to UGC
Spectee announces participation in BroadcastAsia 2019, Asia’s largest media convention, held from 18-20 June in Singapore
Spectee will be exhibiting at BroadcastAsia, Asia’s largest media convention, held from 18-20 June in Singapore
BroadcastAsia is Asia's must-attend international event for the pro-audio, film, digital media and broadcasting industries.
The main focus for this event is to promote and demonstrate Spectee.com, a platform which provides license to newsworthy user generated content, to global media organizations.
Spectee was invited to participate in the Global Tech Conference, ICT Spring 2019, held from 21-22 May in Luxembourg. They were also previously selected to participate in ICT Spring 2014 as a Japanese start-up company.
Starting from April 1st, Monday to Friday, "AI Weather" will be broadcast at around 6:55 am on the Fuji TV series "Mezamashi TV"
Jointly developed with Fuji Television and the Japan Weather Association, the images taken by the weather camera are analyzed using AI. The umbrella usage rate as well as coat wearing rate was determined.
Click here for the press release.
Here is the back story of the development.
Spectee was recognized as a partner company in NVIDIA's AI startup support program, "NVIDIA Inception Program". NVIDIA Corporation, based in Santa Clara, California, is a technology and AI computing company that offers a GPU deep machine learning platform.
Spectee analyzes SNS postings in real time and distributes newsworthy information on weather, accidents, natural disasters, etc. Spectee provides this service to various organizations such as news agencies, government administration offices, local government, as well as other private enterprises. With more than 220 domestic contractors and expanded to more than 40 countries around the world, it boasts the largest market share in Japan.
In addition, Spectee provides other comprehensive AI services, such as real-time analysis of security camera footages, smart announcer, marketing data analysis and provision of tourist information through Instagram analysis.
With the help and recognition gained from the Inception Program, Spectee will be able to gain access to the latest GPU hardware and technical support from NVIDIA. Through this, Spectee will further accelerate AI development and further improve its services.
Spectee launches a new beta platform ‘SIGNAL’, providing solutions to meet various AI needs ~ Commencement of real-time video analysis for weather camera
Spectee Inc. (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) provides data analysis services using artificial intelligence (AI) to companies that require AI development in areas such as image analysis, natural language analysis, voice and speech recognition. SIGNAL enables companies to use and develop AI quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
Although many companies intend to implement AI, the high cost, lack of data for machine learning, and long development process pose as a barrier and challenge. They could not immediately implement AI in their business and end up having do without it.
AI development platform SIGNAL is a service which addresses these issues and makes it possible for companies in need of AI to implement it quickly at a lower cost.
For example, companies can utilize SIGNAL to identify certain objects within an image. By analyzing about 10 different raw images necessary for machine learning, SIGNAL is able to reach the point that images can be processed with high accuracy.
AI Development Platform (SIGNAL)