AI MAKES SPORTS MORE EXCITING

© J.LEAGUE

VISION

Contributing to the evolution of sports data technology with a central focus on AI, while creating sports entertainment that will be loved worldwide.

This is our vision at Sports AI inc.
From this vision, our AI simulation that predicts the results of the J League matches, WARP was conceived.
By making full use of the array of data that accumulates during a soccer match,
WARP can allow people to deepen their understanding of soccer, develop personal likings for J League players, and start looking forward to the weekend matches more and more.
As we continue the challenge of bringing AI knowledge and learning to the most “chatoic yet fractal” of sports, soccer.
We will continue to offer support to clubs and teams, so that they may use WARP and AI tech to their advantage.

SERVICE

01. Club team support activities utilizing AI and data.

02. Operation of WARP.

03. Sports data technology research with AI at center.

WARP

Sports AI is led by WARP (“Warping to never-before-seen outcomes/results”) ,
but our researchers are continually developing and evoloving the AI tech at the core of WARP.
WARP is also operated in cooperation with Data Stadium Inc.,
the company that manages and operates the official data of J League,
and EL GOLAZO, a newspapaper dedicated to the J League.

Data Stadium / EL GOLAZO

Part of the proceeds of Sports AI, will be used to support Japanese soccer grass roots activities, such as promoting and fostering the growth of youth soccer.

media exposure

COMPANY

Company name

Sports AI inc.

Establishment

February 2017

Capital

JPY44 million

Location

1-13-10 8F Shibaura, Minatoku, Tokyo 105-0023, Japan

Members

Tomohito Oyobe

President & CEO

Tomohito Oyobe established QUANTUM, aiming to be a full-scale startup studio within the HAKUHODO group and was appointed as vice president. While driving the business of QUANTUM, he established SPORTS AI, and concurrrently serves as President & CEO. He held prominent positions including mentor and judge of a start-up program in Hakuhodo DY Holdings (Ad+Venture) and lectures at the Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program(GTEP). He was an editorialsupervisor for “STARTUP STUDIO (Nikkei BP)” among others. He majored in Technology Management and completed hismaster’s degree program at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He won the Director’s Prize of Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Innovation Management for his thesis on structural equation modeling.

Yosuke Kaneko

Chief Data Scientist

Yosuke Kaneko served as a technical mechanic for All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. This was followed by distibution strategy development at a strategy-consulting firm. He then joined the startup studio QUANTUM after having been engaged in the services and website development as an engineer at a web venture company. Currently, Yosuke works on development of websites and algorithm as a data scientist at SPORTS AI. He majored in Applied Mechanics and Aero Space Engineering at Waseda University.

Takanori Kubo

Chief AI Engineer

Takanori Kubo is a doctor of engineering. He studied in Koblenz, Germany for two years from 2013. Returning in 2015, he joined startup studio QUANTUM to offer diversified IT solutions to new business creation, leveraging his knowledge, experience and skill. He is currently working at SPORTS AI engaging in the development of WARP. He is certifed as a “super creator” under the METI’s MITOU Program through the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA). He majored in genetic algorithm, multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence, earning a doctoral degree at the University of Fukui, Japan.