Mercari Establishes New Team Dedicated to Generative AI/LLM

Mercari, Inc. is thrilled to announce the establishment of a team dedicated to generative AI and large language model (LLM) technology. This team will be led by Vice President of Generative AI/LLM Yuki Ishikawa and will work with members and team across the entire Mercari Group, working together to enhance internal productivity and solve issues encountered by users of our products by applying generative AI/LLM technology.

With the advent of generative AI and LLM, we expect to see more innovation in a variety of fields moving forward, and we also see potential for many applications of this technology within Mercari Group. This team will create an environment where these new technologies can be used both within the company and in our products, and will aim to contribute to the disruptive growth of the company as indicated in Mercari Group’s mission of “circulate all forms of value to unleash the potential in all people.”

Furthermore, in utilizing generative AI and LLM, Mercari and Mercari R4D (the research and development organization of Mercari Group) will leverage their research and knowledge of ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues) as it pertains to the field of AI in order to formulate and implement guidelines that take into account factors such as data security, governance, privacy, and AI ethics.