MinD in a Device

New Options for Human Life and Society

Uploading Human Consciousness onto a Device

The Company is a university-originated startup that aims at uploading human consciousness onto a device (machines・computers) within 20 years, based on fundamental research and ideas by our technical adviser Masataka Watanabe

Next-generation AI implementing a Generative Model

We introduce novel ideas to Generative Models, which fuses "data oriented learning" and "logical reasoning" at high levels, resulting in enhanced recognition and prediction.


Nagoya University




Graduated from the Keio University Graduate School of Science and Engineering, 2009. Starting work for Toyota in the same year, he experienced several project management jobs. Becoming convinced that human–machine interfaces for consciousness will provide a next-generation industrial base from his interests in integration between humans and machines, he established independent commercialization in 2019.

Technical advisor (University of Tokyo, School of Engineering Associate Professor)


Graduated from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering in 1998. Following appointment as an assistant in that year and assistant professor in 2000, he studied at the California Institute of Technology, and he currently holds positions as Associate Professor in Neuroscience at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and as Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute. He specializes in neuroscience, and is engaged in a wide range of theoretical and experimental research with a particular focus on consciousness. He has been published in leading scientific journals such as Science[2], and his book Brain Consciousness, Machine Consciousness[1] has received high praise. He co-founded MinD in a Device with Nakamura to realize the concept of consciousness uploading as the culmination of approximately ten years of research. (photo by ARAI Takashi)


Tomihisa Kamada
Outside Director / Shareholder (CEO and Founder of TomyK Ltd.)

Dr Tomy Kamada

Dr. Kamada is co-founder of ACCESS Co., Ltd. (listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global software company for mobile and beyond-PC markets. Dr. Kamada received a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Tokyo. He is also renowned as the inventor of "Compact HTML" for mobile phones, enabling successful mobile Internet services in the early days of the Internet. After retiring from ACCESS, in 2012, Dr. Kamada founded "TomyK Ltd." - Startup Booster, which actively supports young innovative startups, including the areas of Robotics and AI, Human Augmentation, Biotechnology, Medical & Life Science, Space, and other frontier technologies. He is the author of the book "Tech Startups and Entrepreneurs Create the Future" (in Japanese, University Tokyo Press, 2017) and gives many lectures on entrepreneurship.

Shareholder (University of Tokyo, School of Engineering Associate Professor)


Yutaka Matsuo is a project associate professor at Institute of Engineering Innovation, the University of Tokyo. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1997, 1999, and 2002 (supervised by Prof. Ishizuka). He joined National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) from 2002 to 2007. His major is web mining (especially on social network mining), text processing, and semantic web in the context of artificial intelligence research.He is one of the prominent young researchers in the information technology field in Japan. He wrote more than 80+ journal papers in Japanese for the past seven years besides 100+ international conference papers. He received the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) Best Paper Award in 2002, JSAI Anniversary Project Award in 2006, and Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2008. He joined the editorial committee of JSAI since 2004, served as editor-in-chief in 2012-2014. He got Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad in 2005 and stayed for two years at Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University. After coming back to Japan, he joined the faculty of the University of Tokyo in 2007


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MinD in a Device
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
December, 28th, 2018



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