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Creating new connections by advancing technology

NAVER LABS is the R&D subsidiary of NAVER, Korea’s leading internet company and the part of NAVER responsible for creating future technology.
Its world class researchers in Korea and Europe create new connections between people, machines, spaces and information by advancing technology in AI, robotics, autonomous driving, 3D/HD mapping and AR.


NAVER LABS Europe is the biggest industrial research lab in artificial intelligence in France and a hub of NAVER’s global AI R&D Belt, a network of centres of excellence in Korea, Japan, Vietnam & Europe.

NAVER LABS Europe is part of NAVER LABS, creating future technology at NAVER, Korea’s leading internet company and a global innovator.

LABS is part of NAVER Corporation, Korea’s leading internet company with annual revenue of more than 4.7 billion euros. NAVER LABS researchers, engineers and designers work on future technologies including robotics, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Since 2013 the LABS have led NAVER’s innovation in technology through products such as the AI-based translation app ‘Papago’, the omni-tasking web browser ‘Whale’, the virtual AI assistant ‘WAVE’, AMBIDEX, the biologically-inspired robotic arm, in-vehicle information entertainment system ‘AWAY’ and AROUND, the 3D indoor mapping robot.

The primary areas of research at NAVER LABS Europe are computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning and optimization. This expertise is enriched with the knowledge gathered from its ethnographers who develop a deep understanding of how people interact with technology to combine both human and machine elements. The primary fields of application are AI for Robotics and  Search and Recommendation. The work and the people at the centre are regularly recognized and awarded in international competitions and forums. Alongside its research and development the centre runs a global partner program where we take part in European Union and national R&D projects. NAVER LABS Europe is in Grenoble, France.



Our partnerships range from long-term fundamental research to student exchanges, visiting professorships and annual projects.

12 December 2020

Vital records: uncover the past from historical handwritten records

6 December 2020

Robust active learning strategies for model variability

27 November 2020

Unsupervised meta-domain adaptation for fashion retrieval

17 January 2021

ALPS – Advanced Language Processing winter school in the French Alps

17th -  22nd January 2021, Autrans, France Co-organized by LIG (University Grenoble Alpes) and NAVER LABS Europe, ALPS
12 December 2020

LaTeCH-CLfL 2020: Joint SIGHUM workshop on computational linguistics for cultural heritage, social sciences, humanities and literature

12th December 2020, virtual event
Paper: Vital records: uncover the past from historical handwritten records
6 December 2020

NeurIPS 2020 – Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems

6th - 12th December 2020 3 main conference papers, co-organising the Robot Learning workshop and Gold supporter with virtual booth and interactive sessions.
24 November 2020
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Web image search gets better with graph neural networks

A new approach to image search uses images returned by traditional search methods as nodes in a graph neural network through which similarity signals are propagated, achieving improved ranking in cross-modal retrieval.
5 November 2020
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A solution for greater algorithmic fairness in digital ranking systems

A new greedy, brute-force solution improves fairness in ranking and encompasses realistic scenarios with multiple, unknown protected groups.
16 October 2020

Flow: enabling non-technical people to create and maintain applications

By incorporating a set of reusable constructs that enable advanced functionality, Flow makes platform-agnostic application modelling, creation, distribution and maintenance easy.
The NAVER FRANCE Gender Equality Index for 2019  was 93/100.

L’index Egalité Femmes-Hommes de NAVER FRANCE au titre de l’année 2019 était de 93/100.