MTG's AI Research Center

MTG Co., Ltd. has established a research center to draw on the power of AI and further evolve and expand the way we develop our brands. We input the unique big data that we acquire into AI systems and research how to apply it across a range of activities, including product development and marketing. By utilizing AI to create consumer products and services, we believe we will be able to contribute not only to the development of our own brands, but to the advancement of AI itself.

With a view to utilize AI effectively in the beauty and wellness fields, Professor Masashi Sugiyama from the Department of Complexity Science and Engineering at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences has been named Technical Advisor to MTG's AI Research Center. In addition to his positions with the University of Tokyo and MTG, Professor Sugiyama is Director of the Center for Advanced Intelligence Project at Riken.

A message from Masashi Sugiyama, Technical Advisor to MTG's AI Research Center “Today's AI is supported by machine learning technology that gives computers similar learning capabilities to those of human beings. To date, product development and marketing in the beauty and wellness fields have been based mainly on human experience and intuition. But by applying cutting-edge machine learning technology to big data gathered from IoT-enabled products, we can expect to see major innovations in the development and marketing of beauty and wellness products.”

MTG AI Research Center

Technical Advisor, MTG AI Research Center
Masashi Sugiyama
Director, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Riken Professor, Department of Complexity Science and Engineering
at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo

About Masashi Sugiyama
Masashi Sugiyama was born in Osaka in 1974. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in Engineering, a master’s degree in Engineering, and a doctorate in Information Engineering by the University of Tokyo in 1997, 1999 and 2001, respectively. He worked at the University of Tokyo as an Assistant starting in 2001, as an Assistant Professor starting in 2003, and as an Associate Professor starting in 2007. Since 2014, he has been a Professor at the University of Tokyo. In 2016, he was named Director at the Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Riken.
From 2003 to 2004, Professor Sugiyama held an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship at the Fraunhofer Research Center in Berlin. In 2006, he received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship from the European Commission, and worked at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. He won the 2007 IBM Faculty Award for his research on machine learning in non-stationary environments. In 2011, he won the Special Researcher Award from the Information Processing Society of Japan for his research into machine learning based on density ratios. 2014 saw him awarded the Young Scientists’ Prize in the Commendations for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. In 2016, he received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize as well as the Japan Academy Medal.
From 2003 to 2004, Professor Sugiyama held an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship at the Fraunhofer Research Center in Berlin. In 2006, he received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship from the European Commission, and worked at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. He won the 2007 IBM Faculty Award for his research on machine learning in non-stationary environments. In 2011, he won the Special Researcher Award from the Information Processing Society of Japan for his research into machine learning based on density ratios. 2014 saw him awarded the Young Scientists’ Prize in the Commendations for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. In 2016, he received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize as well as the Japan Academy Medal.

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