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Supporting manufacturing, craftsmanship, and Japanese manufacturing with cutting-edge AI (artificial intelligence) technology

Cross Compass Ltd. is a leading AI company providing state-of-the-art solutions to global industry leaders in manufacturing, robotics, gaming, healthcare, design, and marketing. Established in Tokyo in 2015, Cross Compass develops cutting-edge techniques in Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Artificial Life, to increase safety, quality, and productivity for the benefit of society.

Suzuki Katsunobu

Katsunobu Suzuki


He gained experience in research, development, and manufacturing in the semiconductor and electronic device industries. He was the first in Japan to introduce AI to edge devices at factories at Renesas Electronics. As CEO of Cross Compass Inc., he is in charge of the company's strategy to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research that contributes to humanity and AI technology for social implementation.

Antoine Pasquali, PhD

Antoine Pasquali, PhD


Antoine, a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and an expert in engineering and automatic control science, has 20 years of experience in deep learning development in industrial robotics, manufacturing, food industry, finance, psychophysics and brain imaging, and currently leads the research and development of Cross Compass' technological innovations as a research and technology advisor.

Olaf Witkowski, PhD

Olaf Witkowski, PhD

Executive Officer

Director, CrossLab Laboratories, Inc.

His main research areas span multiple groundbreaking fields, including machine learning algorithms, emergent communication, multiple intelligences, collective problem-solving mechanisms, creative machine design, and the mathematical structure of conscious experience. He has been elected president of the International Society for Artificial Life, which manages and promotes advanced interdisciplinary scholarship and education in these research fields and their positive social and industrial impact, from 2023. He also co-founded ALIFE JAPAN in 2021.

Olaf says he envisions a new era of AI in the future that combines biological and artificial cognition. His dream is to create an environment where AI can contribute to society beyond its functions.

Takashi Ikegami, PhD

Takashi Ikegami, PhD

Research Advisor

Professor, The University of Tokyo

Mizuki Oka, PhD

Mizuki Oka, PhD

Research Advisor

Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Chair of the Artificial Life Research Group

A Message from the CEO

Through many years of experience in the development and manufacture of large-scale integrated circuits in the semiconductor industry, we have gained a better understanding of the challenges that digital transformation will face and must solve in the future.

Against this background, in IoT systems where a large amount of digital data flows between multiple devices connected by a large-capacity high-speed communication network, artificial intelligence (artificial intelligence) is used to analyze and control valuable data as big data in edge devices. We believe that AI) needs to support the latest innovations.

We provide digital technology that creates value for various industries. By providing everything from cutting-edge AI technology to designing digital solutions for the manufacturing and robot industries, and supporting engineers and engineers at factory sites to increase the value of work, we are facing the social problem of labor shortage due to population decline. I would like to contribute to the solution.

That’s our vision, AI Closer to You, which means we design and deliver solutions that can support and benefit everyone, down to the individual level.

This is how we approach all the technologies, services, products and promises we develop to our clients. To do that, we need a robust ecosystem, where we combine our technology with researchers, innovation vendors, solution providers and apply it to our customers’ needs.

Representative Director Katsunobu Suzuki

Company Profile

Company Name 

Cross Compass, Ltd.


April 10, 2015


Katsunobu Suzuki

Business content

Research and development of artificial intelligence technology and provision of software licenses


Tokyo Office


CAMEL TSUKIJI II 3F, 2-7-3 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo


Kyoto Office / Cross Labs


3F, Kikusan Building, 112 Machitocho, Chuo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Number of Employees

38(as of April 2023)

Since April 10, 2015

Our history​


Published in METI/Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 2023 Manufacturing White Paper

Cross Compass' implementation case at a medical device manufacturer was introduced as "a company that provides digital utilization solutions for manufacturing companies."


AI traceability service launched

A technology jointly developed with Persol Process & Technology Co., Ltd. that enables tracking of the manufacturing process of circuit boards incorporating semiconductors, etc., from purchase to delivery.


MANUFACIA 2.2 version released

Improvements have been made, such as strengthening the evaluation indicators for the generated AI models and implementing a reporting function for the model results.


MANUFACIA 2.1 version released

New version with significantly improved image analysis performance



Developed "MANUFACIA", an AI generation tool, by combining AI development technology and know-how


Cross Compass is founded

As a developer of artificial intelligence technology, we were one of the first companies to apply the technology to the manufacturing industry.

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