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  • 2022.01.11
    AI solution "ailia" supports "intdash" of Aptpod
    ax, Inc. proprietary deep learning framework "ailia SDK" supports the high-speed IoT platform middleware "intdash" provided by Aptopod, Inc. and quickly provides an advanced AI / IoT environment. We announce that it is possible.

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  • 2021.11.09
    ax joins Arm AI Partner Program
    ax Inc. announces that it has participated in the Arm AI Partner Program provided by Arm Limited.

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  • 2021.09.17
    Presentation at arm AI Virtual Tech Talks (held on September 21)
    At the arm AI Virtual Tech Talks, which will be held from 8:00 (PST) September 21, we will give a presentation on the title of "Optimizing NN inference performance on Arm NEON and Vulkan using the Ailia SDK".

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  • 2021.06.22
    Implemented ailia SDK in DFP developed by NSITEXE
    AXELL and NSITEXE Announces that it will jointly propose AI solutions for embedded devices as a new partner. In the joint proposal, the two companies cooperated in the development of the DFP (Data Flow Processor) "DR1000C" developed by NSITEXE to implement the AI framework "ailia SDK" originally developed by AXELL and ax.

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  • 2021.04.01
    Cooperate in AI application development for autonomous driving and remote control of wheelchair
    ax Inc. cooperates with NTT DOCOMO, INC. to promote autonomous driving of "Interactive AI Autonomous Driving Wheelchair Partner Mobility" of Kurume Institute of Technology and video recognition AI and application development for remote control utilizing 5G. I will announce what I have done. The partner mobility was introduced at "docomo Open House 2021" held online in February 2021.

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  • 2021.02.02
    Introducing ailia SDK implementation example at Khronos Virtual Open House Japan
    At Khronos Virtual Open House Japan, which will be held on February 10, we will introduce an implementation example of ailia SDK, which is a high-speed inference framework for AI using Vulkan.

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  • 2020.09.02
    Reasons why "DEEP ∞" boosting AI development with edge AI aiming to be the best in the world
    For details, please see the posted article.

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  • 2020.08.18
    ailia SDK adopted for CLIP STUDIO PAINT for Galaxy
    We are pleased to announce that the deep learning framework "ailia SDK" has been adopted for "CLIP STUDIO PAINT for Galaxy", an illustration/manga/animation production software compatible with the Samsung Galaxy series. The ailia SDK is capable of high-speed inference with its own implementation using Android Vulkan, and even on Android devices, it makes full use of the GPU to achieve high-speed inference. In addition, it has the characteristic that a common model file (ONNX) and API can be used in a cross-platform, which makes it possible to streamline the implementation of AI applications. In CLIP STUDIO PAINT for Galaxy, it is used for the smart smoothing function that reduces the roughness (jaggies) caused by changing the resolution and enlarging the image.

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  • 2020.08.07
    Launched ailia AI Refiner, which improves the quality of live-action videos and animations with AI
    Ailia AI Refiner, which has just begun to be provided, combines the deep learning framework ailia SDK that infers AI developed and provided by ax and Axel with high resolution AI provided by Radius Five. This product can be used with the provided software “After Effects®”. Supports Windows and macOS. We plan to provide Photoshop® Plugin in the future.

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  • 2020.07.30
    Start of free evaluation version of ailia SDK
    We have started to provide a free evaluation version of ailia SDK, a deep learning framework that achieves the world's highest level of high-speed inference.

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  • 2020.06.03
    Launched AI demo software "ailia AI showcase"
    "ailia AI showcase" is a demo software that uses a deep learning framework "ailia SDK" developed and sold by ax and Axel, and has already learned about object detection, image classification, feature extraction, skeleton extraction, personal identification, etc. You can easily try various AI functions using the model. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced AI developer, you can visually check the functions that can be realized by AI. Also, because it supports WEB camera input, you can verify the operation of each AI model in your actual environment.

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  • 2020.03.31
    Attending to COVID-19
    With the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the AXELL Group will implement the following measures to prioritize the safety of employees and all concerned and prevent further spread. Telecommuting is recommended for all employees, but this will be changed and telecommuting will be applied in principle. If you are going to work, you will work at off-peak hours using the staggered shift. Meetings will be postponed as much as possible, and unavoidable events will be held via video conference. We will flexibly respond to urgent tasks related to our business partners, such as conducting meetings with priority given to safety under mutual agreement. Implementation period For the time being from March 27, 2020 We will notify you when we change the response. Going forward, we will quickly determine and implement response policies, with the top priority being to control the spread of infections inside and outside the company and to ensure employee safety. We look forward to your continued understanding and cooperation.

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  • 2020.01.07
    AXELL and Blaize Collaborate to Integrate Blaize AI Processing Technology into ailia AI Framework
    At CES 2020 (South Hall 2, Booth #25332), Blaize will showcase AXELL ailiaTM AI solutions running on the Blaize Graph Streaming ProcessorTM (GSP) architecture Combining low latency with low energy consumption, Blaize GSP processes AI workloads at the system edge more efficiently than existing processing solutions Commercially available AXELL AI solutions using Blaize GSP technology are planned for the second half of 2020 from AXELL CORPORATION and ax Inc, a subsidiary company of AXELL COPORATION.

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  • 2019.10.25
    ailia SDK and Acculus Pose adopted for PoC of next-generation in-vehicle devices
    Deep learning framework for edge inference "ailia SDK" and Acculus's machine learning model "Acculus Pose" have been adopted for the handle module of the next-generation car to be exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show Toyoda Gosei booth .

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  • 2019.08.05
    ax Inc. acquires all shares of MotionPortrait Co., Ltd.
    ax Inc. has decided to acquire all shares of Motion Portrait to accelerate its business in the machine learning (AI) domain. Securing excellent AI engineers against the rapidly expanding AI market is a current issue, and the acquisition of shares this time is a motion portrait that can cope with development projects with high technological difficulty. The goal is to maximize development synergy between the technology and the leading development personnel based on it. Also, from now on, advanced technologies related to deep learning (AI) owned by ax and by combining our IP license, image recognition and image processing technology, we will work to expand services in the AI ​​area provided by the Accel Group. In particular, by integrating the image recognition system provided by MotionPortrait with the advanced image recognition system using AI, which is equipped with "ailia", new value is provided to customers, and existing customers are cultivated We believe that we can create new customers.

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  • 2019.07.17
    ailia SDK that realizes high-speed deep learning inference is adopted in the CLIP STUDIO PAINT.
    CLIP STUDIO PAINT, an illustration / manga / animation production software provided by Celsys Inc. announces that the deep learning framework "ailia SDK" developed and provided by ax Inc. and AXELL has been adopted.

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  • 2019.06.25
    ax Inc. acquired all shares of bitcraft Co., Ltd.
    ax Inc. acquired all shares of bitcraft Co., Ltd. ax Inc. aims to rapidly expand the scale of its business centering on the software (mainly middleware, AI) business. In order to accelerate the growth of our company in this software (mainly middleware, AI) business, in addition to the fact that active recruitment of AI engineers etc. is essential, it is a global that transcends national and language barriers. We recognize that acquiring human resources is an important issue. This time, our company acquires management rights Bitcraft Inc., in addition to the high level of technical capabilities of its members, is comprised of human resources who do not speak Japanese as a native language, making it a global leading technology company. As we aim to be successful, we also expect to contribute to global business development.

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  • 2019.05.22
    Established ax Inc.
    We have decided to establish a company for the purpose of early commercialization in the machine learning and middleware fields. In addition to the AI ​​business centered on ailia, a deep learning framework independently developed by the Company, we will focus on expanding sales of the AXIP series of middleware mainly for the gaming market.

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Thanks to years of research and the evolution of specialized hardware, practical AI is now a reality. Innovations previously deemed impossible, but now AI-enabled, permeate major industries. More than ever, AI is of paramount importance. At ax Inc, we provide the world with powerful tools to master this new AI era.


Preexisting AI frameworks were fragmented among devices and platforms. ax Inc. now provides a consistent, cross-platform inference environment through the development of ailia, an AI framework specialized in inference performance. ailia let's you put AI to practical use.

With its advanced algorithm engineering, ax Inc. provides innovative middleware for image and voice processing.


ax Inc. is a total solution for machine learning, from SDK tools up to integration support and application development.

  • Solution 01

    ailia SDK

    ailia SDK is a cross-platform high speed inference SDK. It provides a consistent C++, C# and Python API on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux, and a proprietary accelerator implementation using Vulkan, Metal, AVX, and NEON for high speed inference that takes full advantage of the GPU and CPU.

  • Solution 02

    ailia MODELS

    ailia MODELS is a collection of models provided by ax Inc. and its partners. You can use them together with ailia SDK, as a total AI solution. And thus realize high-accuracy AI recognition tasks that were impossible before.

  • Solution 03

    ailia TRAINER

    Through ailia TRAINERS we provide support to your model training. We build trained models based both on your available data sets and big-data resources and our own algorithm engineering know-how. These trained models can then be easily deployed with ailia SDK.

  • Solution 04

    ailia CONSULTING

    ailia CONSULTING supports your integration of AI. Starting from the careful consideration of your needs, up to the use of advanced algorithmic optimizations, we support you at all steps.


Message from CEO

As an engineer I've always enjoyed things related to the development of advanced technologies, and AI is exactly this kind of exciting area for me. Especially I can't help being amazed at how deep learning is able to create algorithms that couldn't be written by humans.
I would like to realize the strong desire, as an engineer, to contribute to the development of this field with a new organization called ax.

TERADA Takehiko, ax Inc. CEO 

Name ax Inc.
Location Tokyo, Japan
19-22 Uguisudanichō Shibuya-ku
Tosōkaikan 4F (Google Map)
Name/Title of representative TERADA Takehiko, President and CEO
Business activities Consulting related to AI (development of AI applications, etc), development and sale of framework related to AI, sale of middleware (AXIP)
Capital 300 million yen (including capital reserve)
Financial period 31 March
Date of establishment May 22, 2019
major shareholders & shareholding ratio AXELL Co., Ltd. 90%, Vault Co., Ltd. (representative: TERADA Takehiko) 10%


Career. Ax Inc. offers the following types of jobs. Please contact us for more details.

  • Researcher

    Research and development of AI related cutting-edge technologies

  • Machine learning engineer

    Machine learning using open frameworks

  • Framework engineer

    Development of in-house AI framework using GPGPU and OpenVX

  • Application engineer

    Application development using our proprietary AI framework

We are providing, IT consulting services; computer software consulting; IT consulting services in the field of computer design; consulting services in the field of software as a service (SAAS); consulting services in the field of machine learning, and deep learning; technical support services, namely, troubleshooting of computer software problems; technical support services, namely, technical advice related to software for machine learning and deep learning; providing information to software users in the fields of computer software design, and software for machine learning and deep learning; software as a service (SAAS) featuring software for cloud computing using machine learning and deep learning; software as a service (SAAS) featuring edge computing software for machine learning and deep learning; software as a service (SAAS) featuring software for operating security surveillance systems; computer software design, development and implementation.