Sharechat sets up a R&D lab in Silicon Valley – brings on board former Uber product leader to drive AI and ML innovation

Sharechat sets up a R&D lab in Silicon Valley – brings on board former Uber product leader to drive AI and ML innovation
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  • Sharechat has also brought on former Uber product leader Gaurav Mishra. At Uber, Mishra led Uber AI, Data, and Marketplace Platforms.
  • Located in Palo Alto, the company said the new lab will be the ‘backbone’ of all technological developments for the company.
  • Sharechat will build on artificial intelligence and machine learning driven capabilities for both its social media platform as well as its recently launched video platform Moj.
Indian social media platform Sharechat has set up a research and development lab in Silicon Valley called Sharechat Labs. Located in Palo Alto, the company’s CEO and co-founder said this lab will build the "the most sophisticated content creation and distribution engine”.

To lead its product developments, Sharechat has also brought on former Uber product leader Gaurav Mishra. At Uber, Mishra led Uber AI, Data, and Marketplace Platforms. He had also co-founded a regional language search engine platform Guruji.com which was acquired by Flipkart.

At the Silicon Valley lab, Sharechat will build on artificial intelligence and machine learning driven capabilities for both its social media platform as well as its recently launched video platform Moj.

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"We are building both ShareChat and Moj with a future-ready approach. We would focus on building new products and solutions around camera technology and AI/ML (especially focusing on deep learning). We would also look at hiring the best technology minds globally and not just limited to India. We would soon expand our talent base to other international geographies and drive excellence in technology innovations in the Indian internet space,” said Mishra.

By bringing on board global talent, the company said that it will look into “developing state of the art deep learning ML (machine learning) models to better personalize the user feed and detect NSFW content, hate speech and fake news with a goal to enhance the experience of it's community of creators and users.”

NSFW refers to “not safe for work” for content, videos and images that a user should refrain from in a public environment.

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Earlier in 2019, Indian ride-hailing giant Ola had set up an advanced technology center in the Bay Area in San Francisco.

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