Aims to accelerate the introduction and implementation of its AI applications for customers when dealing with massive amounts of data Builds an integrated system spanning AI-related services from products and trainings to operations TOKYO, Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FRONTEO, Inc. ("FRONTEO" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:FTEO) (TSE:2158), a leading provider of global eDiscovery solutions and big data analysis services utilizing artificial intelligence ("AI"), has announced that it will start providing AI Process Outsourcing ("APO") service, in which FRONTEO's AI experts and service team will accelerate the introduction and implementation of AI applications for its customers. This service aims to resolve challenges an organization faces when adopting AI services, eliminate the obstacles during AI's introduction and realize continued effective usage of FRONTEO's AI applications. With such service, the Company aims to help customers who have no previous experience in adopting AI technologies utilize the KIBIT AI engine to improve operational efficiency and resolve challenges when dealing with massive amounts of data. FRONTEO's AI experts and service team will provide support throughout the entire process, from test analysis, process design to application support after the commencement of the AI operation. This will enable customers to utilize the AI applications effectively without acquiring in-house AI technology experts. KIBIT, the proprietary AI engine developed by FRONTEO, delivers solutions that allow organizations to effectively utilize their information assets that are not currently actively used. KIBIT can extract useful text-based information converted from documents, emails, internal and external Social Network Service, daily sales reports, and customer inquiries, for organizations to identify potential risks and opportunities. The APO service consists of the following three stages: AI Analysis (Stage 1), AI Introduction and Operations Planning (Stage 2), and AI Operational Support (Stage 3). Prices for Stage 1 start at 3 million yen. Prices for Stage 2 and Stage 3 depend on timeframe and scope.