DAY 2Track 3

AI for Visual Recognition in Rakuten

Today, Rakuten’s 70+ businesses span e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech, bringing the joy of discovery to almost 1.3 billion members across the world.

Rakuten Institute of Technology is the dedicated R&D organization for the Rakuten Group. Rakuten Institute of Technology is now located in Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, Boston, San Mateo, and Bangaluru, engaging in cross-location projects and supporting the globalization of the Rakuten Group.

This presentation will introduce several cases related visual recognition in Rakuten and how Rakuten Institute of Technology are connecting artificial intelligence to Rakuten’s business.



Yeongnam Chae Rakuten, Principal Research Scientist

Yeongnam Chae is principal research scientist at Rakuten Institute of Technology.

He received his Ph.D. degree from KAIST in 2013. From his Ph. D., he has been researched computer vision and pattern recognition.

Currently, he is leading several research projects in Rakuten related on large scale image recognition, face authentication, visual validation, fraud detection, image similarity search, image enhancement, and so on.