Cybercore and SC Automotive Engineering signed a strategic business alliance agreement on customer development and technology development.


Cybercore Co., Ltd., a developer of image recognition AI algorithms (hereinafter referred to as “Cybercore”; Head Office: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture; President: Hiroshi Abe), and SC Automotive Engineering, Co., Ltd. (“SCAE”; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Toshimi Yamanoi), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation that provides technology to major automotive companies, have signed a strategic business alliance agreement to provide solutions that utilize Cybercore’s world-leading* image recognition algorithms to customers of SCAE and SCAE’s parent company, Sumitomo Corporation.

SCAE provides a variety of solutions to major automakers and other transportation equipment manufacturers, and this business alliance is expected to leverage Cybercore’s core technologies, including the LuxEye® image sharpening library, the NeuroEye® lightweight AI algorithm, the WipeEye® missing image restoration algorithm Cybercore’s core technologies, and the DetectEye™ AI for judging abnormal products without the need for defective product learning, are expected to be leveraged to help solve customer issues using cutting-edge technologies.

Cybercore has been active in international AI competitions, where few Japanese companies have been successful. In addition, in April this year, the company launched a new AI system for vehicles. In April of this year, the ReID algorithm was ranked number one in the world by the international algorithm evaluation site Papers with Code. In June of this year, they won the YouTube-VOS 2021 Challenge, an international competition for image AI, out of 331 entries, and gave two presentations at the aforementioned CVPR 2021 conference.

In addition to automated driving, we have experience in developing solutions in a wide range of fields, including infrastructure, factory automation (FA), medical and welfare, and retail, such as convenience stores, as well as the RushEye® AI system for measuring congestion rates using depth cameras, which has already been introduced in the Tokyo Metro. We have a track record of developing solutions in a wide range of fields.

SCAE and the Sumitomo Corporation Group will reinforce Cybercore’s strengths in technology and its weaknesses in commercialization and sales expansion and will promote the business alliance with a view to a possible capital alliance in the future. With this opportunity, we expect to further accelerate our efforts to provide society with intrinsically valuable technologies.

SCオートモーティブエンジニアリング様と、 顧客開拓や技術開発についての戦略的な業務提携合意書を締結しました。



画像認識AIアルゴリズム開発を手掛ける株式会社サイバーコア(以下「サイバーコア」、本社:岩手県盛岡市、代表取締役社長:阿部英志)と、住友商事の100%子会社で自動車大手への技術提供等を行なうSCオートモーティブエンジニアリング株式会社(以下「SCAE」、本社:東京都千代田区、代表取締役社長:山ノ井 利美)はこのたび、サイバーコアのもつ世界でもトップクラス*の画像認識関連アルゴリズムを活用したソリューションをSCAEおよびSCAEの親会社にあたる住友商事の顧客に提供することを目的とした戦略的な業務提携合意書を締結しました。


サイバーコアはこれまで、日本企業ではほとんど成果が出ていなかった国際的なAIコンペティションで活躍。2018年に権威ある国際AIコンペティション&カンファレンス「CVPR 2018」の「iMaterialist」カテゴリーで2,261エントリー中準優勝の成績を収めました。また、今年4月には車両再識別(ReID)アルゴリズムが国際的なアルゴリズム評価サイト「Papers with Code」のランキングで世界1位を記録。続いて今年6月には画像AIの国際コンペティション「YouTube-VOS 2021 Challenge」で331エントリー中優勝を飾り、前述のカンファレンス「CVPR 2021」で2本のプレゼンテーションを実施するなど、高い技術力を有しています。