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This page introduces the latest information about the NTT group’s activities related to corevo®.

2018. 09 . 26
NTT DOCOMO Develops Handy Product-recognition App for Foreigners in Japan
- Will allow Muslims, vegetarians, etc. to find food items easily with smartphones -

 TOKYO, JAPAN, September 26, 2018 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has developed a handy smartphone app that will enable foreigners in Japan who have special restrictions to determine the detailed contents of Japanese-labeled food products simply by photographing the products with their smartphones. The app will leverage an image-recognition engine built with NTT's corevoTM AI technology to identify the product and then provide the user with a detailed list of its ingredients in English. The commercial launch date has not been decided yet.

2018. 09 . 06
NTT DOCOMO to Trial Innovative New Pest Monitoring Solution

 TOKYO, JAPAN, September 6, 2018 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) announced today that it plans to commence trials of a new greenhouse pest monitoring device which uses an ultra low-power battery operated wireless HD camera in conjunction with image recognition functionality based on DOCOMO's AI technology.

2018. 05 . 16
Free Trials Utilizing Lifestyle Disease Risk Prediction Technology Performed with Insurance Companies

 NTT DATA Corporation (Head Office: Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and Chief Executive Officer: Toshio Iwamoto; hereinafter, “NTT DATA”) and NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and Chief Executive Officer: Hiroo Unoura; hereinafter, “NTT”) are recruiting insurance companies that agree to a free trial to demonstrate the effectiveness of NTT's lifestyle disease risk prediction technology in insurance companies' product development, member joining assessments, post-joining health improvements, and so forth. The aim of NTT DATA and NTT is to utilize this technology, a part of NTT's AI-related technologies (corevo®), in the insurance industry.

2018. 03 . 28
Mitsuiwa Applies "Deeptector®", NTT Comware's Image Recognition AI for Drone-based Monitoring System Against Fisheries Poaching-- Field test in fishing areas starts in April 2018 --

 Mitsuiwa Corporation (Head office: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, President: Reiji Ramoto, hereinafter Mitsuiwa) will start field tests in fishing grounds of image analysis as part of the monitoring system against fisheries poaching from April 2018 with the image recognition AI "Deeptector®" of NTT Comware Corporation (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Satoshi Kurishima, hereinafter NTT Comware).

2018. 03 . 27
Release of New AI Platform for Businesses-- AI and chatbots to improve work efficiency and realize higher productivity --

 NTT Comware Corporation (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Satoshi Kurishima, hereinafter NTT Comware) launches "Smart AI Platform for Businesses" on May 1, 2018. This platform is to provide virtual business support via chatbots. "Smart AI Platform for Businesses" aims to help business teams perform their tasks in a precise and concise manner by providing virtual business support services, AI functions and user interface. At the same time, the knowledge obtained through the analysis of topics on the chat conversational system can be used efficiently in business.

2018. 03 . 01
Submission for Approval of Business Operation Plan for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019

 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation ("NTT") today submitted its business operation plan for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 to the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications for approval.

2018. 03 . 01
NTT DOCOMO and Panasonic Collaborate on Pilot Experiment for Full Time Connected IoT Home Appliances Using LPWA Wireless Communication Technology

 Tokyo/Osaka, Japan --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. and Panasonic Corporation today announced that they have agreed in principle to collaborate on a pilot experiment aimed at creating a business model and developing and verifying technologies towards realizing IoT-based home appliances utilizing Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies. Tests are scheduled to start this fall, with a total of about 1,000 units of LPWA-enabled home appliances deployed in Tokyo, Osaka and Shiga Prefecture, located northeast of Osaka. This will be the first trial in Japan that envisions a large number of home appliances connected to LPWA networks on a nationwide scale.

2018. 02 . 15
NTT Comware's New Scheme to Improve Open Innovation-- Collaboration with 4 start-up companies using AI-based service, Deeptector®

 NTT Comware Corporation (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Satoshi Kurishima, hereinafter NTT Comware) has started a pilot project jointly with start-up companies to accelerate new AI-based services by combining NTT Comware's "Deeptector®", image recognition AI, and "DevaaS 2.0", a systems development environment cloud, and the services of the startups, as a system to strengthen open innovation by collaborating with the partner companies to create new businesses. NTT Comware aims to expand collaborative projects with the partner companies using AI-based business platforms such as "Deeptector®" and "DevaaS 2.0" and provide high-value AI services in a smooth and fast manner to live up to the expectations of corporate customers and users.

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