KIBITKIBIT makes our future bright

Our original AI “KIBIT” was developed to support technical judgements of attorneys in the cross-border litigation field. KIBIT can comprehend the “KIBI” of the human mind (a Japanese word representing tacit knowledge or the subtleties in our judgement and feelings which are often difficult to express in words) and help humans make decisions in various fields of society.

The wide versatility of the AI “KIBIT”

KIBIT already has a proven track record in the fields of cross-border litigation support and investigation of illegal practices. The American litigation process involves a particular system called discovery, which requires both plaintiffs and defendants to disclose case-relevant evidence. Using KIBIT, you can save considerable labor, time and cost by letting the AI learn the decision criteria of attorneys and classify the vast amounts of documents that may include evidence. KIBIT, which has successfully been used in various cases, has the capability to transform various business domains, and it is effectively utilized in the following scenarios:

- Learning the tacit knowledge of experts

In the patent and medical fields that require tacit knowledge involving specific expertise and task management techniques, KIBIT can assist experts in reducing their workload — for example, intellectual property team managers in search of patent publications, or physicians diagnosing diseases.

- Identifying the decision-making criteria of managers

In fields where administrative management skills are essential, such as software engineering and sales management, KIBIT helps on-site employees in managerial positions find potential clients, or keep on top of project status.

- Capturing the tastes of users

In fields that involve the provision of information to general users, such as digital curation, KIBIT delights and surprises users with recommendations that reflect their unexpressed preferences.

A society in which AI supports humans

Our AI portfolio offers a wide range of solutions driven by employing KIBIT in products across all sorts of business domains.

  • Lit i View product suite

    A suite of KIBIT-embedded platforms learns the judgement processes of managers and experts, and assists them in making decisions. For example, “Lit i View Sukedachi Samurai” supports managerial decision-making by having KIBIT analyze both internal and external communication as well as business data, and “Lit i View PATENT EXPLORER” allows you to save significant time and cost in patent search.

  • Kibiro

    A robot, powered by KIBIT, learns your tastes and preferences by feeding on simple interaction with you and recommends suitable information, including information you never thought would be interesting to you. Through the development of Kibiro, we are engaging even further in R&D activities intended to enhance data analytics in the field of marketing. We will promote Kibiro as a personal companion robot and as a community robot installed at public facilities with an aim to create a society in which AI supports human judgement.

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  • KENKO JIMAN, a healthcare news website powered by KIBIT AI

    This is a healthcare community site we operate that is geared towards enhancing our R&D activities in the field of marketing. We are allocating significant R&D activity into offering and collecting information for general consumers in an easier and simpler manner. It has been very difficult for general consumers to access KIBIT’s superior solutions, but with Kibiro, we are now eagerly helping ever more people by expanding our business into consumer services.

    The society in which “AI stands beside people, understanding our minds and helping us make decisions” is just around the corner.

Our outstanding technological lead over competitors

Our original technologies, which manifest the concept of supporting human decision-making, are thoroughly protected by patents. We actively pursue the acquisition of intellectual property rights through patent applications in multiple countries across the world to protect the expansion of our data analytics business into the global market. Foreign filings account for 63% of our applications and registrations (as of April 1, 2016.)

More than 50 patents protect our technology portfolio relating to machine learning which evaluates the relevancy of data to human behavior, for example in the domain of litigation (applied to cross-border litigation), risk of falling for hospitalized patients (healthcare), or user tastes and preferences (marketing). Technologies to analyze and leverage human behavior models (Behavior Informatics) are covered by 16 patents, while ones that analyze and leverage the structure of sentences are covered by 14 patents. Such widespread patent protection gives us an outstanding lead over competitors.

We are fostering a corporate culture that encourages voluntary R&D initiatives through an incentive system which gives financial rewards to engineers and researchers who have made superior inventions.