August 03, 2022

Global Brain has invested in SpaceData Inc., a startup developing an AI to automatically generate digital twins of the Earth from satellite data

Global Brain has invested in SpaceData Inc. (SpaceData), a startup developing an AI to automatically generate digital twins of the Earth from satellite data, through its KDDI Open Innovation Fund III (KOIF III).

SpaceData is developing an AI that automatically generates a reality-like world in virtual space using satellite data and 3DCG technology. Using machine learning on images and elevation data acquired from satellites, structures on the ground are automatically detected, classified, and structured, and then the AI automatically generates a 3D model of the ground, using 3DCG technology to automatically reproduce detailed materials such as stone, steel, plants, and glass. Satellite data is subjected to machine learning to understand the meaning of structures on the ground (object type, shape, color, material, height, size, role, etc.) before being reconverted into a 3D model, enabling the system to represent details in virtual space without degradation of resolution, even when approaching an object.

Global Brain has decided to invest in SpaceData because of its advanced technology and competitive advantage. Through this investment, Global Brain will continue to support SpaceData's business and product development for further growth with KDDI.

About SpaceData

Location
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Katsuaki Sato
Founded
January 2017
URL
https://spacedata.ai/en.html

About KOIF III

Name
KDDI Open Innovation Fund III
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
JPY 20 billion

About Global Brain

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Founded
January 1998
URL
https://globalbrains.com/

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