Out of a competition with 57 competitors, the 6 winner companies and their topics are:
1. Hmcomm.com, a spinout of NAIST, https://hmcom.co.jp/?lang=en
International voice recognition AI for conference purposes
2. A.R.I. Co. https://ari-jp.com
AI system for interview of outpatients guiding them to an appropriate medical department
3. SOINN.com, https://soinn.com
Classification of unstructured data on smartphone using deep learning
4. BEDORE Corporation, https://www.bedore.jp
Interactive document search/question answering system based on deep learning from big data, for companies
5. Earth Eyes Co., https://earth-eyes.co.jp
Camera-based AI in stores including retail shoplifting countermeasures
6. Cinnamon Co., 株式会社シナモン
AI document reading engine for backoffice use
Japan’s Artificial Intelligence Technology Strategy Council is supervised by the Prime Minister and supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, MEXT and METI to conduct R&D and demonstration for implementation of IoT in the social and business field.

NEDO news release, September 6, 2017