History - NAVER LABS Europe

NAVER LABS EUROPE STORY

Today NAVER LABS Europe is the biggest industrial research centre in AI in France but the story began back in the 90s with just a handful of people.

2020

RESEARCH IN AI FOR ROBOTICS

Research in AI for Robotics accelerated through the NAVER AI R&D Belt and a number of European partnerships. Advances in robot task learning demonstrated with the Ambidex robotic arm.

2019

3IA MULTIDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE IN AI (MIAI@GRENOBLE) ACCEPTED

NAVER LABS Europe is a founding partner of the French national AI institute ‘MIAI’, chair lead for “Lifelong Representation Learning” within MIAI and contributing chair to “Explainable and Responsible AI”. All French 3IA institutes are coordinated by INRIA

2018

FOUNDING MEMBER OF 3IA INSTITUTE ‘PRAIRIE’

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2017

WHEN WE BECAME NAVER LABS EUROPE

Korean internet giant NAVER acquired Xerox Research Centre Europe (us!) to expand their capabilities in artificial intelligence research and their presence in Europe. We became part of NAVER LABS the R&D arm of NAVER Corporation and turned our focus to Ambient Intelligence, location and mobility and AI for robotics.

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2013

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEADING EDGE RESEARCH IN AI

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2010

XEROX ACQUIRED BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING COMPANY ‘ACS’

At which point European research targeted many transportation services and other mobility applications.

1998

NEW NAME ‘XEROX RESEARCH CENTRE EUROPE’

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1993

RESEARCH BEGAN WITHIN WHAT WAS THEN XEROX’S CORPORATE RESEARCH DIVISION

The focus was on creating software services with an underlying element of computer human interaction within the eves growing European market. The applications developed from research ran on networks, computers and mobile and printing devices.

25 YEARS

ALL OF THIS TALENT IS NOW DIRECTED TOWARDS CREATING AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE WITH AI

NAVER LABS has since integrated an established research organisation that’s been making ground-breaking progress in computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning for over 25 years and a place that has an extensive network. The team has always been closely integrated with the scientific community throughout Europe and in the French Rhône-Alpes region, a prime choice of location because of its strong ecosystem in academia, industry and start-ups.

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