Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

  • The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021 - companies that are shaping industries from healthcare to retail and many more.
  • This year’s cohort includes representation from 26 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley. 
  • AI Medical Service Inc., which is developing “Endoscopic AI” assisting physicians to reduce lesions being overlooked, made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of healthcare. 

The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.

Tokyo, 15 June, 2021 – AI Medical Service, the Tokyo-based med-tech company that develops “Endoscopic AI” with deep learning technology, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. AI Medical service, founded by Dr. Tada aiming for elimination of GI cancers, has collected massive and high-quality datasets thanks to the partnership with more than 100 medical institutions and will expand its endoscopic AI to global market to save as many patients as possible.


The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.


With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Tomohiro Tada of AI Medical Service will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. AI Medical Service will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. 


“We’re excited to welcome AI Medical Service to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “AI Medical Service and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”


“It’s great to be acknowledged as pioneer by the World Economic Forum”, said AI Medical Service’s Tomohiro Tada. “We have conducted a number of studies with top medical institutions and released more than 40 articles on top journals, including world’s first gastric cancer detection AI and esophageal cancer detection AI. Based on the academic background, we would like to build endoscopic AI with cutting-edge deep learning technology and contribute to the evolution of medical/healthcare industry. We are looking forward to be a part of technology pioneers and participate in discussions on global issues.”   


For the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time. 


The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here


Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms


All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: 

More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here


About AI Medical Service: AI Medical Service is the med-tech start-up that develops “Endoscopic AI”. 


About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (


About the Technology Pioneers:

The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.


The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.



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