The AI 100 is selected from more than 6,000 startups based on multiple factors, including patent information, investor quality, news analysis, Mosaic score, a proprietary measure of a startup's growth potential, market potential, partnerships, competitive intelligence, team strength, and technology innovation. More than 50 of the 100 companies selected for 2020 have successfully raised additional funding (totaling US$5.2 billion). The AI 100 also includes promising AI startups each year, many of which have been acquired through mergers and acquisitions or listed on the stock market for further growth.
Cogent Labs has been selected for the 2021 AI 100 in recognition of its achievements in the research and development of cutting-edge AI technology that improves the productivity of intelligent workers and increases operational efficiency.
Overview of Cogent Labs' services based on research and development of cutting-edge AI technologies
(1) "Tegaki" - AI OCR service to convert diverse documents into data
Tegaki" is an AI OCR service that allows users to easily digitize and save a variety of documents by simply scanning and capturing them. Tegaki" improves operational efficiency and reduces costs by quickly and accurately recognizing characters written on forms used in all industries, including manufacturing, distribution, finance, medical, service, and education. Tegaki" is available in multiple languages, including Japanese, Korean, and English, and is deployed in cloud, on-premise, and edge versions that can be used via a web browser or API.
(2) "Kaidoku" - Natural Language Processing Platform
Kaidoku" is a natural language processing platform originally developed by Cogent Labs that enables the structuring and advanced analysis of linguistic information. It can not only understand documents, but also analyze time-series information, which is essential for understanding trends and causal relationships.
Currently, this "Kaidoku" is being used to provide "Kaidoku SmartFind," a search service that enables efficient access to and analysis of information assets within a company.
Comments by Eric Hideyuki Whiteway, CEO of Cogent Labs
We are pleased that our capabilities in research, development, and business deployment of cutting-edge AI technologies have been recognized, as the need for document processing and business automation using AI technologies is rapidly increasing. Against this backdrop, our services are already streamlining document processing operations for numerous companies and organizations in the finance, insurance, logistics, and central and local government sectors. To date, we have raised more than 4.5 billion yen in funding and expanded our partner base to more than 60 companies, and have begun global business development. We will continue to focus on further expanding our customer base in Japan and overseas while strengthening our technology, services, and structure."
Cogent Labs is constantly researching the latest AI technologies to create a future in which AI enriches people's lives by improving operational efficiency and productivity.
About Cogent Labs Inc.
A company that realizes the DX of intelligent labor through the development and provision of cutting-edge yet practical AI services from the cloud to the edge. The company provides AI-based products and services to support the issues of productivity improvement and skilled labor shortages in the workplace. In addition to the AI OCR service "Tegaki," which realizes DX for paper forms including handwritten and typed text, the company offers "Kaidoku," an NLP engine platform that can understand and analyze natural language.
|name of company||Cogent Labs Inc.|
|Location||Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower 36F, 3-2-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032|
|representative||Representative Director Eric Hideyuki Whiteway|
|Business Overview||Providing cutting-edge artificial intelligence research and development and related solution services|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.cogent.co.jp|