Global AI R&D Belt
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. By collaborating with different partners we aim to make AI technology in South East Asia and Europe more competitive.
We have a strong R&D network built on excellence, common research interests and human relations that we’ve developing since the early 90’s. Since we joined NAVER in 2017, we became founding partners of several national AI institutes and considerably enriched the number of strategic academic partners with whom we work. We’re currently expanding our collaboration with leading edge organisations in the field of AI for Robotics.
NAVER LABS Europe is a founding member of two of France’s four 3IA institutes (artificial intelligence interdisciplinary institutes) launched by the French government in 2018 as part of the national strategy for AI. The fundamental purpose of each of these institutes is to develop a comprehensive national programme for AI to develop and boost the research ecosystem, attract and support students and researchers in the field, improve France’s computing power and bolster European and international cooperation in AI.
The two 3AI institutes where NAVER LABS Europe plays a role is MIAI in Grenoble and PRAIRIE, based in Paris. We are the only industrial partner in the 3IA institutes to lead a research chair. All other chairs are led by a public research institute.
The focus of MIAI in Grenoble is AI for health, the environment and energy.
NAVER LABS Europe and MIAI
(Multidisciplinary Institute in Artificial Intelligence)
- Lead chair on Machine Learning and Reasoning: “Lifelong Representation Learning”, Diane Larlus and Florent Perronnin
- Lead chair (since 2021) on Natural Language and Speech Processing: Artificial Intelligence & Language chair, Laurent Besacier
- Member of Fair and Evolvable AI: ‘Explainable and Responsible AI’ chair led by Patrick Loiseau and Marie-Christine Rousset
- Member of Robotics: Collaborative and Intelligent Systems chair led by Gerard Bailly and James Crowley
- Michel Gastaldo, Director of NAVER LABS Europe, MIAI industrial board member
NAVER LABS Europe and PRAIRIE
(PaRis Artificial Intelligence Research InstitutE)
PRAIRIE based in Paris has a focus on AI for health, transport and the environment. As part of PRAIRIE, based in Paris, NAVER LABS Europe and INRIA co-organise the AI summer school ‘PAISS‘ whose first edition was held in Grenoble in July 2018. The 2020 edition of this school was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to take place in 2021.
Another axe of the Global AI R&D Belt includes partnering with private and public institutions in EU and French government projects such as the EU Future Emerging Technology project ‘Time Machine‘ and the privacy project ‘SMOOTH‘. We have over 20 years experience in proposing and executing such projects and have successfully collaborated on dozens of projects across a number of domains. A list of these projects and the research conducted can be consulted here.
NAVER LABS Europe and the NAVER Global AI R&D belt.
30seconds of our research in France and the global AI R&D network [English version of Korean original].