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Call for Participants [Conference on Super Interdisciplinary] A Machi-Factory Tried AI Visual Inspection in Their Own Company / March 6, 2021, 10:00am- @ Ota-ku, Tokyo


panel discussion

A small factory tried AI visual inspection in-house.

A panel discussion titled "A Machi-Factory Tries AI Visual Inspection" (presented by RIVANES Corporation's Monozukuri Research Center) will be held during the 10th Annual Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields, March 5-6, 2021 (Friday and Saturday), hosted by RIVANES Corporation.

The registration period for auditing has ended.


With the development of technology, AI is no longer a technology that is out of reach for SMEs, but one that can be utilized by SMEs to improve not only productivity, but also employee satisfaction and technology transfer, among other benefits. While the software part of AI is becoming less difficult to utilize due to technological development, the key to its introduction lies in the on-site knowledge and skill of SMEs, yet few companies are aware of this. In this session, we will discuss the convenience and difficulty of using AI tools for visual inspections, inviting a local factory that has taken the initiative in implementing AI tools rather than relying on outside IT companies through a demonstration project initiated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and McKinsey & Company.


We will have a program of discussions among researchers, start-ups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
We are now accepting applications for audience participation. Please visit the conference website (see below).

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A small factory tried AI visual inspection in-house.
presented by Monozukuri Research Center, LIVERNESS Co.
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00-11:00



Yoshizumi Press Co.
(senior) managing director
Ken Yoshizumi

After graduating from high school attached to Nippon Institute of Technology (now Komaba High School attached to Nippon Institute of Technology), he joined the company and learned mold technology under his predecessor. He was one of the first to introduce 3D CAD and machining centers, and improved the accuracy of complex molds. He also acquired deep drawing and plate forging technologies that had not been available in the company until then, and worked on sales activities based on VE proposals, such as converting machined parts to stamping and two parts to one part, establishing a system from prototype development to mass production. In recent years, the company has been challenging the possibilities of press working, for example, by teaming up with designers to start product development.

McKinsey & Company Japan, Tokyo Office
Yasuaki Sakurai

He leads digital transformation efforts for consumer goods retailers and public sector companies. He has extensive experience in AI applications for large and small companies, particularly in the area of data utilization. He has written numerous articles for Harvard Business Review and other publications. He holds a B.A. in Law from the University of Tokyo and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Information Technology Utilization Promotion Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
assistant section or department manager
Yutaka Murakami

Graduated from Tokyo University of Science, Faculty of Science in 2007. Joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in the same year. studied at Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business from 2015 to 2017. received MBA. At the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, he was engaged in the construction of Safety Net (electronic application system for industrial safety and product safety related laws and regulations) as part of METI-DX, etc. He has been in his current position since 2019. He is in charge of "AI Quest," a problem-solving AI human resource development program.

Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Executive Officer CKO
Kazuhiro Hasegawa

He holds a master's degree in engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University. He is also responsible for the launch of Techplanter, an incubation business in the manufacturing field, the operation of Garage Sumida in collaboration with Hamano Manufacturing, and the promotion of the Super Factory Group. He also established Japan's largest incubation facility for manufacturing start-ups, "Center of Garage," and is responsible for the revitalization of manufacturing companies from a wide range of perspectives.


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