FRONTEO launches products utilizing AI engine "KIBIT" on Microsoft Azure

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2020.05.28 Press release

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FRONTEO launches products utilizing AI engine "KIBIT" on Microsoft Azure

Linking "Microsoft 365" with AI mail audit system, users can easily introduce mail audit

Masahiro Morimoto, President and CEO
2-12-23 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(Code number: 2158 TSE Mothers)

FRONTEO Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Masahiro Morimoto, hereinafter FRONTEO) is collaborating with Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. (hereinafter: Microsoft Japan) on the cloud platform "Microsoft Azure" provided by Microsoft Japan. Announces that FRONTEO will start selling and providing products of the natural language processing AI engine "KIBIT®" that was originally developed by FRONTEO.


With the strong cooperation between Microsoft Japan and FRONTEO, the introduction and construction of KIBIT products, which have abundant achievements in text analysis of various operations, for user companies that have already used Microsoft Azure or are considering introducing it in the future. Will be easier, and you will be able to utilize AI for your business on Microsoft Azure.In addition, the two companies will deepen their cooperation in the future and will consider further appealing user benefits through the cooperation between Microsoft Azure and KIBIT.


First of all, we will strengthen the cooperation between the e-mail audit system "Email Auditor 19", which has been receiving increasing inquiries among KIBIT products, and the integrated solution "Microsoft 365" provided by Microsoft Japan.This makes it possible for user companies using Microsoft 365 to smoothly start email audits using AI, and while significantly reducing the man-hours of audit work, it is possible to extract audit-required emails from a huge amount of emails. I can.In the future, other products that utilize KIBIT, the business data analysis support system "Knowledge Probe 20" and "KIBIT-Connect" that provides the KIBIT engine as an API, are also planned to be linked with Microsoft products.


First of all, we will provide products with strengthened cooperation to financial institutions.There is an urgent need to strengthen compliance at financial institutions that handle many types of financial products and require customer service in accordance with the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and the amount of text data handled for that purpose is enormous, so compliance operations are becoming more sophisticated. We believe that there is a strong need for KIBIT products that have a proven track record in improving efficiency.


■ About KIBIT®
"KIBIT" is artificial intelligence that uses a unique machine learning algorithm that reproduces the "tacit knowledge" possessed by experts and business experts without relying on keywords in text analysis.It has high natural language processing technology and enables highly accurate analysis in a short time with a small amount of teacher data.

■ Comments from Microsoft Japan
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. sincerely welcomes the development and sale of FRONTEO's Email Auditor, which has deep knowledge of the language analysis AI market, on Microsoft Azure.
With this collaboration, it is no longer necessary to arrange resources for processing large amounts of data, and it has become possible to quickly provide customers with auditing functions using Email Auditor. Microsoft Azure also meets the strict security requirements of financial institution customers, such as obtaining the CS Gold Mark and complying with FISC safety measures standards, so you can use it with confidence.
In the future, not only Email Auditor, but also KIBIT engine and machine learning services such as Azure Machine Learning will be linked to continuously collect and maintain data to maintain the accuracy of the model, and through MLOps (machine learning operation) such as model management. We plan to further promote AI implementation in the production environment.
Microsoft Japan will continue to support the utilization of AI by Japanese customers together with FRONTEO.            

        Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. Partner Business Headquarters ISV Business Headquarters General Manager Satoshi Nonaka



FRONTEO is an original artificial intelligence engine "KIBIT"®(Kibit) ”and“ concept encoder®(Concept encoder) ”is a data analysis company that supports information analysis such as big data.Established in August 2003 as a company that supports e-discovery (electronic discovery), which preserves, investigates, and analyzes electronic data necessary for international litigation, and digital forensic investigations.In-house developed data analysis platform "Lit i View"®(Lit Eye View) ”,“ Predictive Coding Predictive Coding®(Predictive Coding) ”technology is used to provide legal proceedings support to companies.The unique artificial intelligence-related technology cultivated and developed in this legal business learns "tacit knowledge" such as expert experience and intuition, and realizes prediction of future behavior from analysis of human thoughts.We have expanded into areas such as life science and business intelligence, and have achieved results in "work style reform" in addition to FinTech and RegTech. Listed on TSE Mothers on June 2007, 6.The capital is 26 thousand yen (as of March 2,568,651, 2020).



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