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December 24, 2020

Nominated for “CTO of the year 2020”, Adacotech Director Ito made a final presentation.

Adacotech Co., Ltd.(Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Ryota Kawamura, hereinafter referred to as “Adacotech”) , which promotes automation of inspection and testing in manufacturing through image and video analysis using the “HLAC”(* 1)  feature extraction method.On Thursday, December 24, 2020, Adacotech Director Keiichi Itoh was nominated and gave the final presentation at an event held by the CTO of the Year Executive Committee to select the most brilliant CTO of 2020.

The CTO of the year 2020 event focused on CTOs (Chief Technology Officers) who face the technical challenges of rapid system and organizational growth, selecting the brightest CTOs of 2020 and celebrating their outstanding achievements.This year, the event was held online. Eight CTOs who were recommended by others participated in a pitch contest in front of a panel of four judges, and competed on the basis of the uniqueness and advancement of their technologies, their impact on the industry, and their organizational management.

Ito gave a presentation on his efforts to make the AI inspection technology developed using “HLAC” available to everyone, with the aim of automating inspection and testing in the manufacturing industry.

Adacotech will continue to research and develop technologies related to AI-based image analysis and apply new technologies to its own solutions.We will promote the automation of inspection and testing by further promoting the implementation of our solutions in manufacturing sites. We also aim to develop businesses that support the evolution and innovation of the manufacturing industry.


* 1HLAC feature extraction method:A general-purpose and fast feature extraction method with excellent recognition accuracy used for image analysis and recognition.In contrast to the Deep Learning technology, which requires complex processing when calculating the shape and size of the inspection target, it can be calculated by simply performing a sum-of-product operation on the values representing the color shade and brightness of each pixel, which can be instantly calculated on a commercial PC.It is also capable of recognizing the same object even if its position has changed, and when there are two objects, the sum of the features of each object becomes the overall feature.In other words, there is no need to find the boundaries of regions that represent the same thing in an image (segmentation free), and the features can be recognized individually even when multiple anomalies occur in an image.It is a feature extraction method with desirable properties for image recognition.


【 CTO of the year 2020 】


Date and time: Thursday, December 24, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Online 

Judging criteria: Contribution to business through technology (originality, innovation, industry influences, and organizational management will also be evaluated) 

Sponsor: CTO of the year Executive Committee

Media Partner: TechCrunch Japan

Management Partner: Event Resist 

Planning and management support: Amazon Web Services Japan 

Judges: Alphabetical order

             Director and CTO, VOYAGE GROUP: Masanori Oga

             Director and CTO, Visional: Makoto Takeuchi

             Amazon Web Services Japan Startup Solution Architect: Akihiro Tsukada

              freee CTO: Takashi Yokoji