Naver proved its AI technology competency by presenting 13 papers in the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), which is most ever.
Naver announced on Oct. 18 that it had presented a total of 13 papers in an official session along with Naver Labs Europe and Line at the online conference held Oct. 11-17. One of these papers had the honor of being presented orally, which is only given to about 3% of the research.
Naver has been participating in ICCV since 2017. Since then, it has strengthened the investment in AI, and the number of papers accepted has been increasing every year.
Naver also presented a paper that can be applied to actual services in ICCV.
The papers are written about the technology that can efficiently create fonts even with a little amount of handwriting data and image recognition technology that can advance Naver services.
Ha Jung-woo, Leader of Naver Clova AI LAB, said, “AI is now evolving beyond research into a technology that creates new values in people’s lives. Naver has been investing in a wide range of AI technologies, from AI theory to research that can be applied to actual services, and it is consistently reaping results.”
He added, “The revitalization of industry-university cooperation with domestic and foreign research institutes such as Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and University of Tubingen also contributed to these achievements.”
Naver participated as a premium sponsor for ICCV 2021. Also, an online booth was set up to share AI technology and gather talented workers.
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