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.
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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)
Spectee Inc. will relocate its head office to the following address as the business expands.
In the new office, Spectee will continue to work closely as a team to further enhance operations and improve the services provided to their customers.
Looking forward to your continued guidance and support.
<New Office Address>
Gobancho YS Bldg., 3F,
12-3 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku,
- JR / Tokyo Metro / Toei Subway: Ichigaya station - 5 minutes walk
- JR / Tokyo Metro: Yotsuya station - 6 minutes walk
<New Office Opening Date>
18th March 2019
Spectee will be exhibiting at BVE 2019, the UK's largest broadcast, production and media tech event. It is held from 26th to 28th March 2019 in dcasting industry. Broadcasters and related companies from all over the world will participate.
At the exhibition, Spectee as a content partner of the Associated Press, will demonstrate its user-generated content on "AP Video Hub".
Japan Weather Association and Spectee jointly developed a technology to support road management using AI Analysis of videos
Japan Weather Association and Spectee jointly developed the real-time delivery of disaster prevention information through AI analysis of images taken from SNS and weather cameras.
Disaster prevention information obtained through the AI analysis of images will be provided to road maintenance companies, local governments, and other business entities that require such support.
Up till now, quantitative information for determining winter road condition and events that impact our daily life is mostly dependent on human eye judgement or require expensive measuring equipment. Through this joint development, the two companies will develop technologies to obtain information such as rain-snow distinction, snow/road condition, snowstorm occurrence, visibility, etc., through AI analysis of video footages.
Spectee was proudly awarded "Best of 2017 Partner Videos" by the internationally renowned news network Associated Press (AP).
Carefully curated by our journalist team, 4 videos, including "Sandstorm Prevails Villages in Sudan" in June 2017 and "Mass Shooting in Las Vegas" in September 2017, were chosen as "Best of 2017 Partner Videos" based on the reporting value of the provided content and their impacts on international awareness. They were brought to audience around the world through AP on news media like CNN and New York Times.
Although image-sharpening technology is not new to the industry, it had been deemed ineffective in detecting blurred words like those at the corner of a picture, but not anymore.
In collaboration with Taito City Tourism Board, Spectee's patented technology will assist the security management of the Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2017, one of the largest and most famous fireworks festivals of Tokyo. Our image analysis and natural-language processing AI technology is going to examine real-time SNS data to surveil potential happenings during the festival such as accidents, traffics and weather changes. We are proud to be the pioneer to integrate SNS data with security control through AI technology for the first time ever in the history of Japan.