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Goals for 2019

2018 has been yet another significant milestone for business and personal life. As for business, we just released our first AI-on-chip called HACARUS-X Edge, enabling both learning and inference to be executed on FPGA where a typical deep learning based chip can do only inference.

For those who know a little bit history about ourselves, we started as IoT company initially. We even did a crowdfunding campaign which did not go well, but learnt a lot from it. Thus, the release of above AI-on-chip feels like going back to square one to us.

As for personal life, I and my wife were lucky enough to welcome new family member this year. Nothing makes us happier than inviting new one to our home and live together. We also moved to new place after living in the previous area for more than 5 years, giving us a totally fresh feeling to everyday life.

That being said, the following is a list of goals that I’d like to achieve by the end of 2019.

  • Produce more techno/EDM tracks
    This has been my hobby for the past 30 years. I bought my first synthesizer when I was in high school.
  • Do at least one gig
    Running a startup as full-time CEO is tough business, but it’s not excuse for me that I cannot do a gig. I’m looking forward to do live performance using my own tracks.
  • Write article in English only
    I used to write articles in both Japanese and English. This is my statement of intent going global.
  • Spend more time with family
    Work-life balance is a challenging thing at growing startup. However, a great CEO is always top business man as well as family man.
  • Spend more time outside Japan
    Now, this goal somewhat contradicts above goal. This is required for me to think big and look at the long term.

What’s your goal for 2019?