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NAVER LABS is an ambient intelligence technology company owned by NAVER Corporation, Korea’s leading internet content services company and one of the world’s most innovative companies.

NAVER LABS Europe is the biggest industrial research lab in artificial intelligence in France.

NAVER Labs Europe is a hub of NAVER’s global AI R&D Belt, a network of centres of excellence in Korea, Japan, Vietnam & Europe.

Our ambient intelligence vision

Ambient intelligence technology has an organic understanding of users and their contexts to provide meaningful and useful services at any time.

With a deep understanding of life and ambient intelligence technology, our world class research team is working towards creating a world where people can focus on what’s important to them without having to constantly learn new tools to do so.

Areas of application include machine translation, aspect based sentiment mining, news recommendations, semantic mapping of indoor and outdoor environments, 3D environment reconstruction, robot navigation, multimodal mobility and shopping services.

NAVER LABS Europe is part of NAVER LABS, an ambient intelligence technology company creating services that deeply understand users and their contexts.

LABS is part of NAVER Corporation, Korea’s leading internet company with annual revenue of more than 3 billion euros. NAVER LABS researchers, engineers and designers work on future technologies including autonomous driving, robotics 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. The technical expertise of the centre 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 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.

NAVER LABS Europe was previously the Xerox Research Centre Europe, created by Xerox in 1993. NAVER acquired the research centre in August 2017.

Read more about this change from Florent Perronnin, Director of Science and Engineering in the article NAVER LABS Europe, the start of something big and an invitation to come join us.

The centre was the first in the world to explore a number of technologies.

Starting in the 1990’s, its scientists were the first to mix paper and computer screens to form a ‘digital desk’ – one of the first steps towards augmented reality. At that time, we created the concept of meta-search engines that harness the power of multiple search engines and even automatically learn to query online databases. We laid the foundations for today’s ubiquitous computing, by exploring how mobile devices could share hyperlinks and how people could retrieve information on the basis of their context. We also created distributed computing systems and web service architectures which now form the underlying structure for how we do business in an online world. Our seminal methods for visual categorization and machine learning led to the world’s first commercial generic image categorizer.



Our partnerships range from long-term fundamental research to investment in products and services.

11 October 2020

From Abstract Specifications to Application Generation

9 September 2020

Transforming scholarship in the archives through handwritten text recognition

31 August 2020

Guided Exploration of User Groups

23 August 2020

2020 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2020)

23rd-28th August 2020, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Tutorial accepted by Gabriela Csurka at al: "Domain Adaptation for Visual Applications"
20 July 2020

PRAIRIE and MIAI International Summer School 2020

PAISS HAS BEEN POSTPONED - new dates will be shared in May.
20th-24th JULY 2020. The third edition of this AI summer school will be held in Grenoble.
14 June 2020

Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2020), Seattle, Washington , USA

NAVER LABS Europe is co-organising the 3D Humans workshop.
28 May 2020

Fast Adaptation of Reinforcement-Learned Robot Navigation Skills to Human Preferences

Our navigation system enables robots to adapt to specific real-world environments and use cases with only small amounts of human preference data.
27 May 2020

A machine translation model for Covid-19 research

We're releasing a state-of-the-art multilingual and multi-domain neural machine translation model specialised for biomedical data that enables translation into English from five languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish and Korean).
28 April 2020

Vital Records and Deep Learning are helping us uncover the past from historical handwritten records

A new platform based on deep-learning approaches to handwritten-text recognition and information extraction enables data from century-old documents to be parsed and analysed, making it possible to explore epidemics and the evolution of populations over time.
NAVER FRANCE Gender Equality Index for the year 2019  is 93/100


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