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Table of Contents 

  • About ACES Co., Ltd.
    • Company overview
    • Value
    • History
  • Business contents of ACES Co., Ltd.
    • DX partner business
    • Algorithm software business
    • Image recognition
  • Characteristics of ACES Co., Ltd.
    • Implementation and packaging of state-of-the-art technology from academia
    • R&D capability
    • Unique technical area
  • Latest trends of ACES Co., Ltd.
  • Future of ACES Co., Ltd.
  • Recruitment information of ACES Co., Ltd.
    • Recruitment type
    • Application overview
  • Summary

About ACES Co., Ltd.

About ACES Co., Ltd.

  1. Company overview ( AI)
  2. Value
  3. History

We will discuss the above three.

Company overview

company name ACES Co., Ltd. / ACES, Inc.
Established November 20, 2017
location 〒113-0034Yushima First Genesis Building 3F, 2-31-14 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
representative Koichiro Tamura
number of employees 34 people
capital 100 million yen

Value

A simple society is a smooth and structured society.

In a simple society, everyone can live an intuitive and diverse way of life, and they will be able to focus on the work they want to do and the work that is worthwhile in connection with people.

In order to realize a simple society, we set the main issues to be solved as “personalized work style”, “inflexible rules”, and “business style with a lot of middleman exploitation” and move toward achieving the vision. I’m here.

History

November 2017 Founded as a venture from the University of Tokyo Matsuo Research Institute
June 2018 Developed an algorithm using Deep Learning with M3, Inc.
July 2018 Adopted for the startup support program “AWS Activate”
December 2018 Started algorithm business in real industry
May 2019 Funding of tens of millions of yen from IGPI and Deep30
August 2019 Selected as a trial project for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s “Introduction and Utilization of Innovative Technologies to Dramatically Improve Productivity at Construction Sites” project.
October 2019 ACES won the “HONGO AI AWARD” and “Fujita Award” at “HONGO AI 2019”
January 2020 Started DX partner business with many industries such as retail, construction, childcare, automobiles, and manufacturing
February 2020 Certified as a partner company of NVIDIA “Inception Program”
April 2020 Certified as a partner of SoftBank corporate partner program “ONE SHIP”
September 2020 Started business alliance with Zoff to promote retail DX
December 2020 Funding of 320 million yen from IGPI Oyori Deep30
February 2021 Expanded and relocated office
July 2021 We will implement a DX project on AI utilization in lead creation and human resource assessment
August 2021 ACES received the “New Technology Promotion Engineer Award” from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Kanto Regional Development Bureau
November 2021 Acquired a patent for non-verbal message analysis technology that visualizes “habits and characteristics of conversation partner” from video
ACES provides recommendation engine for Zoff’s smartphone fitting service “Zoff Virtual Counter”
March 2022 Full-scale provision of sales support AI SaaS ACES Meet
April 2022 ACES Acquires International Standard Information Security Management System (ISMS) Certification
May 2022 Started capital tie-up business with Sompo Light Vortex Inc.

 

Business contents of ACES Co., Ltd.

From here, it is the business of ACES Co., Ltd.

  • DX partner business
  • Algorithm software business
  • image recognition

I will explain three.

DX partner business

ACES Co., Ltd. is promoting DX jointly with major companies and implementing future supply chains that are intelligent with data and algorithms. In the past, we have collaborated with multiple companies such as Dentsu, Sompo, TV Tokyo, Zoff, and Fujita.

ACES Co., Ltd. digitizes human behavior in construction, manufacturing, nursing care, stores, etc. using action recognition technology to DX the real industry. By digitizing the work that has supported the site, we have succeeded in making human work more efficient.

Algorithm software business

ACES Co., Ltd. develops and operates applications while refining the technology of human sensing algorithms.

The main product is “ACES Meet”, a sales support AI tool. “ACES Meet” is a service that digitizes business negotiations and supports sales expansion for sales organizations whose sales activities have moved online due to the corona crisis.

It is made using human sensing technology and utilizes the strengths of ACES.

Image recognition

ACES Co., Ltd. develops and provides image recognition algorithms that recognize human behavior and emotions and detect objects.

This algorithm is provided as an API that returns the machine learning algorithm’s inference results when an image is sent.

Characteristics of ACES Co., Ltd.

About ACES Co., Ltd.

  1. Implementation and packaging of state-of-the-art technology from academia
  2. R&D capability
  3. Unique technical area

I will explain each.

Implementation and packaging of state-of-the-art technology from academia

ACES Co., Ltd. has established a structure for algorithm development and is developing business by combining cutting-edge technology from academia. We are utilizing it for the DX business and ACES-Platform.

In fact, the DX business and ACES-Platform have grown, and sales have increased by 500% compared to the previous year.

R&D capability

The founding members were mainly members of the Matsuo Laboratory of the University of Tokyo, which is famous for the AI ​​field.

In addition, other members have backgrounds as engineers, so the organization as a whole has strengths in AI knowledge and value.

ACES Co., Ltd. converts communication knowledge into AI using algorithms, and has patents related to non-verbal messages.

Unique technical area

ACES Co., Ltd. has strengths in technical areas with high added value by converting the knowledge of experts and professionals such as sales, marketing, and on-site supervisors into AI.

The value of AI technology is high because of the high degree of individuality in jobs where skilled workers are valued. We are realizing AI using technologies such as voice recognition, emotion analysis, and action recognition.

Latest trends of ACES Co., Ltd.

In June 2022, ACES released a new function, the public range function of the meeting, in the sales support tool “ACES Meet”.

With this release, it is now possible to strictly handle information across departments and teams within the company.

ACES Meet records an online meeting on Zoom, transcribes it for each speaker with a unique AI, and visualizes important scenes.

With this new function, it is now possible to use it even in meetings such as highly confidential management meetings and personnel evaluations.

Future of ACES Co., Ltd.

In the future, we will expand the accumulated DX partner business, create businesses from the accumulated technological assets and business machines, and increase sales.

In the long term, we aim to become an AI algorithm business company by growing three areas: improving the processing capacity of AI software, developing digital businesses in real industries, and expanding software share.

As data accumulates, the performance of algorithms improves, expertise and channels increase, and as a result, more data accumulates.

Recruitment information of ACES Co., Ltd.

Recruitment type

  • SaaS business
    • Product Manager
  • BizDev
    • BizDev (SaaS Sales/Customer Success)
    • Bizdev (Head of SaaS Marketing)
  • DX business
    • Project manager
    • BizDev (Business Development/Sales)
  • Development (Contribute to SaaS business/DX business/technical infrastructure development etc. according to your interests/experience)
    • Algorithm Engineer (Image/Video Recognition)
    • Algorithm Engineer ( Natural Language Processing / Speech Recognition )
    • Front-end Engineer
    • Server side engineer
  • Corporate
    • Corporate Manager (HR/Labor)
  • Adult doctorate (short-time regular employee system for those enrolled in a doctoral course)
    • [Worker Doctor] Algorithm Engineer ( Natural Language Processing , Speech Recognition )
    • [Worker Doctor] Algorithm Engineer (Image/Video Recognition)
  • Student intern
    • [Intern] Algorithm Engineer (Image/Video Recognition)
    • [Intern] Algorithm Engineer ( Natural Language Processing / Speech Recognition )
    • [Intern] Project Manager

Application overview

Salary

Salary consists of two components: basic salary and bonus.Bonuses are paid according to achievements and performance

Welfare

  • Health checkup (once a year)
  • Influenza vaccination assistance
  • Granted for 13 days on the same day as paid employment

Holiday

  • 2 days off per week (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)

Recruitment flow

  1. Documents (submission of resume/Sukkiri resume)
  2. Work sample test (skill check using assignments)
  3. 1st interview
  4. Second interview (check degree of cultural fit)
  5. Third interview (final interview with the representative director)
  6. Selection results (Results will be announced within 3 to 4 weeks after application)

Summary

In this article, I explained about ACES Co., Ltd. How was it? As DX continues to advance, I can’t tell you how it will grow.

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