• Director

Kaoru Nasuno

After graduating from the University of Tokyo in the Faculty of Engineering, Kaoru proceeded to study at the Graduate School of Engineering, where he received the Dean’s Award in the School of Engineering. He engaged in a wide variety of research and development as part of the Matsuo Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, including social media analysis, big data analysis, machine learning, and applied research of Deep Learning technology. In April of 2016, during his doctoral program at the Matsuo Lab., he founded DeepX, from the desire to contribute to solving social problems by means of applying artificial intelligence technology, where he assumed the roles of Representative Director.


The message delivered in my official capacity as company representative can be found on the Mission Statement page, with the following being more of a personal reflection of my thoughts regarded our business activities:

I believe that the efforts to develop technologies that can automate even those machines that have been difficult to automate up to now, and to realize them by utilizing advanced artificial intelligence technology have yet to be fully attempted by most of those in a position to do so.

At the time our company was established, I was still a student, conducting applied research on Deep Learning at university, and had never worked on machine automation before.

Of course, there are reasons why such automation has not been achieved, despite decades of technological advancement, and there are certainly many challenges in identifying the various means required to automate machines that have yet to be integrated in such a way in the past.

So why do we strive to push forward, in spite of all this?

There are many things that had never occurred to me before embarking on this venture, but the prospect of being able to “automate any machinery utilizing artificial intelligence” captivated my interests from the following, distinct perspectives:

– Interesting in a cerebral sense, as artificial intelligence technologies, such as image recognition and reinforcement learning, can be applied to industrial areas as well as academia;

– Interesting from the sense of adventure, as we hold the potential for broadening the possibilities for human kind in our own hands, through automating a wide range of machines that have so far proven difficult to automate with existing technology;

– Interesting in terms of social contribution, as automating a wide range of manual labor has the potential to solve the labor shortages that will become more serious in various industries from this point and on into the future;

– Interesting in terms of self-preservation, as we seek to support a society in which ourselves and our families will continue to reside for decades to come, by means of not only protecting industries from decline, but also facilitating further promotion and development, through the social implementation of automation technologies;

– Interesting in the sense that we are required to acknowledge and respect the extent of human intelligence and functionality, through the analysis of work that cannot be automated by existing technologies, remaining the sole domain of human labor;

– Interesting as we are tasked with leveraging the robust manufacturing industry of Japan in order to challenge the global hegemony of the various giants in the offshore IT sector.

I could go on, but this should suffice to impress upon you the variety and extent of the points I find captivating in the pursuit of this venture.

In closing, striving to realize what has not been achieved for decades certainly poses a challenge, with difficulties that might seem insurmountable at times. However, the struggle to automate machinery of all kinds also brings with it a capacity for enjoyment and sense of adventure that far exceed any daunting aspects. We continue to seek new members who are aligned with the same goal, resolute in the knowledge that, together, we can accomplish this.



  • Charting a course through the short-, medium-, and long-term obstacles we face as a business and formulating the best strategies to implement in order to maximize our operational capabilities.


  • I’ve always been a thinker – observing each phenomenon carefully until I can mentally pull it apart, inspect its various elements, and reach an understanding of how and why that phenomenon occurs.

    Rather than gaining knowledge through reading books, I prefer the process of formulating solutions first-hand, through my own lived experience.

  • After being introduced to the sport at the insistence of my colleague, Joji Toyama, I’ve since become completely absorbed in bouldering, to the point that I now hit the wall two or three times a week. Having to concentrate so closely on the mechanics of climbing and the challenge literally right there in front of my face has proven to be great for clearing my mind. It also has the benefit of rewarding your efforts no matter your age, gender, or skill level, so that anyone can enjoy it. I’m always up for a session, so if you’re feeling game let’s hit the wall together some time!

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