株式会社 RIDGE-I リッジアイ

Business with AI

Ridge-i co., Ltd., in pursuit of the optimal
balance of business and AI technology.

Services

Ridge-i is a business venture that offers consultation and business solution development. Our strength is AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology, particularly Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning.

AI’s leading-edge technology, Deep Learning, has vast possibilities for application in real-world business. Our team of experts who have perfect command in both industry and technology will choose the optimal technology combination that matches your real needs and problems. Effective and speedy solutions are implemented through the partnership between major players and our engineers with a high level of expertise. With the corporate vision of realizing “the perfect fusion of technology and business”, we collaborate with Japan’s largest corporations for various projects including demonstration experiments.

Product

“Ridge-i AI Video Editing Assistant (automatic colourisation)” has been already adopted by NHK Art for their production of a historical Sumo match in 1931 or “Tokyo Black Hole: Year Zero in Post-WWⅡ Japan” (2017) which depicted the life in Tokyo right after WWII.Besides colourising, many other functions are being developed and expected to be added, such as object masking required for VFX editing most of the time, damage recovery to help restore old films, or upscaling of low-resolution films to 4K / 8K to respond the demand created by the improvement of TV quality. Many trials of our tool are already actively being conducted by major film production companies in Japan.

Ridge-i AI Video Editing Assistant(RAVEA)

Colourisation
(released)

Automating colourisation of monochrome films

Colourisation

So far

  • Colourise manually one frame each

AI

  • Colourising automatically using the training data prepared for each scene

Damage Recovery

Automating damage recovery process of films with flaws

So far

  • Existing tools provide the similar function
  • Fine objects still need to be edited manually (e.g. distinguishing rain from flaws)

AI

  • Eliminating flaws automatically using a pre-trained model trained on the similar type of flaws

Masking

Detecting and masking specific objects appearing in films

So far

  • Existing tools support the similar function only for the blue back
  • Hard to apply on ordinary backgrounds

AI

  • Creating models and masking objects automatically using the training data for each specific scene
  • Creating a model specialised in masking a certain part of human body is also possible

Super-Resolution

Automating upscaling of low-resolution films

Super-Resolution

So far

  • Applicable only on analogue films
  • Low-resolution digital films are difficult

AI

  • Upscaling low-resolution films automatically using a combination of a pre-trained model and the training data for a specific scene

Project

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Company

Company Name Ridge-i Co., Ltd.
Address No. 442, Otemachi Building, 1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan
(From June 1st, 2017, we moved from No. 404 to No. 442)
Founded July 29, 2016
Capital 5 million yen
Representative Naofumi Yanagihara, Chief Executive Director
Miguel Estevez, Representative Director
Yoshiki Minamoto, Director
Employees 9 persons (as of November 2017)
Related Companies Asian Frontier Co., Ltd.
Access Directly connected to Otemachi station, Marunouchi line
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Recruit

Ridge-i’s average employee age is 29. We have great teamwork and a very bright environment. Ridge-i supports employees to work in a way that suits their individual lifestyle. However, because of this free environment, we are looking for responsible and professional individuals. Our image of a professional is not just to have abundant experience and deep knowledge. A professional is a person who has the responsibility towards the task given, strives with full effort together with other team members to produce outputs regardless of the difficulty. This is the image of the professional we are looking for.

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