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President of Japan Deep Learning Association and Professor of University of Tokyo, Yutaka Matsuo, appointed as technical advisor to AnyMind Group

Press Release


Oct 3, 2019

AnyMind Group, a technology company that provides software for the advertising, influencer marketing, and human resource industries, has today announced the appointment of Yutaka Matsuo, Professor in the Graduate School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo, as technical advisor to AnyMind Group.

Matsuo specializes in artificial intelligence, data extraction, social media analysis, business models and more. He is also working on research in knowledge structuring (the structuring of information in the human brain) and the impact of the internet on society and the economy. Matsuo also serves as President of the Japan Deep Learning Association, an organization aimed at improving Japan’s industrial competitiveness in technologies around deep learning, and he has also served as a director of multiple companies.

Kosuke Sogo, CEO and co-founder, AnyMind Group said: “The company’s philosophy of ‘Growth for Everyone’ enables us to expand the business into various fields. We are honored for the opportunity to tap on the expertise of Matsuo, allowing us to strengthen investment in technologies such as machine learning and deep learning, and boost our ongoing efforts to drive greater growth for professionals, businesses and industries through technology.”

On his appointment as a technical advisor to AnyMind Group, Matsuo said: “AnyMind Group is a company that has a wide global network, and is developing technology that can solve a wide range of issues.I’m looking forward to the further growth of AnyMind Group. At the same time, deep learning is beginning to see increased adoption in society and life, and will bring about new businesses and have an impact on how businesses evolve and operate. With this appointment, I would like to promote industry-academia collaboration and support the growth of AnyMind Group.”

Previously operating as AdAsia Holdings, AnyMind Group was formed in January 2018 and is now the parent company of AdAsia Holdings, TalentMind and CastingAsia. AnyMind Group aims to provide industries, businesses and professionals with a suite of solutions to enable greater growth. Headquartered in Singapore, AnyMind Group has over 500 staff from 20 nationalities, across 13 offices in 11 markets. To date, AnyMind Group has raised a total funding of US$35.9 million, from investors including (but not limited to) LINE, Mirai Creation Fund, VGI and JAFCO Asia.


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