Baobab Takes Over Part of the Business Operations from Inspired Cognition


Baobab Inc. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, president & CEO: Miori Sagara, hereafter, “Baobab”), provider of training data creation services for AI, has accepted transfer of part of the business operations from Inspired Cognition (CEO: Graham Neubig), effective June 30th, 2023. As a result of this agreement, Baobab will be entering into the fields of large language model (LLM) development and reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF), as well as the evaluation of these models. Furthermore, Baobab will begin a data set creation service for LLM development.

About Inspired Cognition

Inspired Cognition company overview

Company name: Inspired Cognition

Representative: Graham Neubig, CEO


About Baobab Inc.

Baobab develops training data creation services for AI and various annotation services – annotating elements for image recognition, dialogue scenarios and multimodal projects. We provide these services to universities, academic organisations and research institutes both in Japan and around the world. 

We have established sophisticated systems, organisations and workflows to ensure the output of high-quality training data. We make sure our partners (Baoparts) have the necessary training they need for every project they undertake, and for each project, we create exact project specifications and clear guidelines for Baoparts to follow. Quality assurance managers perform daily progress and data checks and carry out thorough quality checks before delivery. 

In creating services for reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF) – the same training process employed in high performance conversational AI systems such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, large language model (LLM) development and the evaluation of these models, we plan to utilise all the knowledge and expertise that we have gained thus far. 


Baobab Inc. company overview

Company name: Baobab Inc.

Portal Point, Shin-Yurakucho Building 11F, 1-12-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006

Business description: Training data creation services for AI

Representative: Miori Sagara, president & CEO