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Ascent Robotics to sponsor Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School

Ascent Robotics is proud to announce its sponsorship of Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School, a one-week summer school held in Bucharest, Romania from July 1st to 6th, 2019. The event’s organizers and lecturers include people from world’s top universities and companies such as DeepMind, UC Berkeley, Oxford and Google AI among others. Futhermore, by […]

Ascent CEO in panel discussion with Nvidia and Toyota Motor Company, Research Institute

Ascent CEO Masayuki Ishizaki took part in a panel discussion at the International Conference on Machine Vision Applications in Tokyo on May 30th. Ishizaki joined the panel with Jose Alvarez (Nvidia), Yasuomi Takeuchi (Toyota Motor Corporation) and Koichiro Yamaguchi (Toyota Research Institute) to discuss a wide variety of fundamental issues of autonomous driving including safety, […]

Ascent CEO Masayuki Ishizaki’s Keynote at Microsoft Japan’s de:code 2019 conference

Microsoft Japan’s annual conference “de:code (Japanese)” was held on May 29th at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo. Ascent Robotics CEO Masayuki Ishizaki took the stage in the morning of the first day of the conference to deliver a keynote speech. Microsoft’s de:code is a technical conference tailored for IT professionals and engineers, including developers. […]

Engineers from the Polytechnique Montréal visit to Ascent office in Tokyo

Several engineers from the Polytechnique Montréal visited our offices on May 9th as one of the sites on their Poly-Monde mission to Japan. Their plan was to meet industry and government on the themes of urban mobility and robotics. We were delighted to host them and engage in a conversation on the role of Artificial […]

Tech.eu: Ascent Robotics, a global Japanese deep tech startup

A Tech.eu article “The rise of deep tech startups in Japan (and why European companies should take note)” gives an overview to the development of the Japanese startup investment and startup ecosystem. In the article, Ascent Robotics is described as a Japanese startup fostering a truly international work culture and actively recruiting global talent. The […]

Ascent Robotics featured in Nissen Digital Hub

Nissen Digital Hub, a portal gathering information on corporate AI solutions, featured Ascent Robotics in its 3rd volume of Japanese startups. The article emphasizes Ascent’s objective of creating vehicles that can navigate autonomously not only on wide highways, but also on the narrow streets of Japan. 日本のAIスタートアップ紹介 Vol.3 (Japanese)  

With or without 3D maps? Ascent Robotics’ approach featured in an online article

Ascent Robotics was featured in an article on Jidounten Lab. The article discusses the different approaches that companies and institutions take on creating autonomous driving solutions. It introduces Ascent’s approach of training AI in its virtual learning environment. 3D地図「いる派vsいらない派」 自動運転業界の仁義なき戦い ダイナミックマップは必要? (Japanese)

Ascent Robotics nominated as one of the top 5 finalists of Nikkei’s Raise Awards

Nikkei, the world’s largest financial newspaper, chooses annually Japan’s top startups in its Nikkei Raise Awards. This year Ascent Robotics was nominated among the top 5. In a briefing announcing the finalists, Nikkei briefly described the reasons behind the nominations. Ascent Robotics was credited for its achievement in developing a system that allows for the […]

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