Esri Opens New R&D Center for Deep Learning, AI in New Delhi

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The R&D team at Esri’s New Delhi center will consist of talented data scientists, product engineers, enterprise developers and GIS analysts

Esri, a leading global company in location intelligence, announced that it has launched a new research and development (R&D) center in New Delhi, India. The focus of the new center will be on deep learning, data science and geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) solutions, in order to revolutionise spatial analytics for overcoming some of the biggest challenges in the world.

Apart from focusing on applying AI and deep learning to location intelligence, Esri’s new R&D center will play a crucial role in creating next generation of its ArcGIS Enterprise that is based on a microservices architecture.

Major focus areas

Through New Delhi center, the company will focus its efforts on research into:

  • Data science through spatial machine learning, visualisation, and analytics
  • Deep learning through object detection and segmentation using imagery
  • GeoAI solutions using advanced analytics
  • ArcGIS Enterprise server and data store development

The R&D team at the newly developed center will consist of talented data scientists, product engineers, enterprise developers and GIS analysts who are working in the fields of GeoAI solutions, deep learning and ArcGIS Enterprise.

Engaging talent worldwide

Speaking about the development, Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri, said, “At Esri, we are continually pushing disruption, and we see our mission and goals as being aligned with those of our customers who are also advancing their use of GIS software. By locating strategic R&D centers around the globe, we are able to continue to engage talent worldwide to expand the capabilities of Esri Geospatial Cloud.”

Currently, the company has 14 R&D centers all across the globe, from Beijing in China to Zurich in Switzerland. The New Delhi R&D center is the 15th such center for the company. It has recently opened an R&D center in Vienna, Austria that is focused on creating cutting-edge indoor positioning system (IPS) capabilities.

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