Provide a frictionless image based experience using advanced computer vision research

The mission of vision group, a part of Rakuten Institute of Technology, is to use advanced computer vision research for automation and new service creation. This group consists of several experienced PhD researchers specializing in computer vision domain and motivated to use their research knowledge for driving innovation at Rakuten.

Focus areas include initiatives such as developing an accurate and scalable eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer) solution using optical character recognition and face authentication to improve customer experience by drastically reducing time taken for customer onboarding, generating creative AI solutions to improve the aesthetic quality and conversion rate of advertisements, extracting visual attributes like colors or brands from product images to enrich the product catalog, and analyzing drone-captured images to automate the antenna audits of Rakuten Mobile.