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Japanese e-commerce firm opens research centre in India

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Japanese on Monday said it had opened its research and development (R&D) institute here to focus on deep learning, computer vision and robotics for

"The (RIT) at our operations centre in Bengaluru will combine creativity and innovation with emerging technologies to fuel the growth of e-commerce," said the Tokyo-based firm in a statement here.

The 20-year-old firm's five other research centres are in Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, and in the US.

The company's B2B2C platform Ichiba is the largest in and among the world's largest by sales.

"has a vibrant computer science research community in Bengaluru and we look forward to collaborate with academic researchers to discover and develop new technology applications," said the Institute's

The company has appointed as the Institute's

The applied research on deep learning will be to detect and predict financial fraud, developing applications in computer vision for and medical imagining and advancement of automation to improve efficiency in warehouse robotics and logistics.

"has a large technical talent and its researchers have an understanding of combining academic research with to deliver pioneering business solutions," said Gopinath.

The Institute will also strengthen the company's global vision of leveraging technology to enhance the convenience of its e-commerce, fintech and

"We collaborate with the industry and academia, hold exchanges with educational institutions and conduct research incorporating the latest academic knowledge," said Mori in the statement.

The firm's Bengaluru R&will be a hub for collaboration with Indian universities to provide researchers opportunities to study technologies and develop services for the companies the world over.

The RIT's first centre was set up in in 2006 to keep pace with the evolution of the cyber world and the rapid growth of services globally.

"Our research centres are engaged in cross-location projects and support globalization of the group companies," added the statement.

The RIT also partners with Hidehiko Masuhara of the and serves as a fellow.

With 16,000 employees, the operates in 30 countries worldwide.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:04 IST
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