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See you from 17 to 19 November 2021 for the 4th edition of the Soph.I.A. Summit

This year’s Soph.I.A. Summit will take place from November 17 to 19, 2021. Organized by the Université Côte d’Azur, the Communauté d’Agglomération de Sophia Antipolis and the Sophia Club Entreprises, with the support of the Alpes Maritimes department, this 4th e...

France Num publishes the 1st Barometer on the digital transformation of VSEs/SMEs conducted by CREDOC

France Num, an initiative led by the French General Directorate for Enterprises (DGE), presented Alain Griset, Minister Delegate for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, with the first 2021 barometer of VSEs/SMEs (0 to 249 employees). Conducted by CREDOC (Centre de recherche pour ...

A look back at the adoption of NATO’s first Artificial Intelligence strategy

NATO’s 30 nations are committed to ensuring the freedom and security of their alliance members. Created in 1949, NATO must adapt to an increasingly complex and ever-changing security environment, and the international organization has been paying more attention to emerging ...

Climate change: Mila provides experience of natural disasters to raise awareness

In recent years, natural disasters seem to increase and follow one another at an exponential rate. Whether it is the devastating fires in California, Australia or Canada last summer, which resulted in an episode of intense smog, or the torrential rains that fell in Belgium severa...

United Robotics is reportedly considering the purchase of Pepper, Softbank’s French division.

According to Reuters, Softbank, after putting a halt to the production of the Peppers robots created in 2014, has entered into talks with United Robotics to sell its French robotics division. The humanoid robot Pepper has not been the commercial success it was hoped for and Softb...

800 million of the France 2030 plan dedicated to Robotics.

On Monday 25 October, during the visit of the Sileane group in Saint-Etienne, Emmanuel Macron announced that the France 2030 investment plan would allocate 800 million euros to the robotics sector. 400 million will go to support industrial site projects, the other half of the env...

ARM’s new GPU, with 30% more computing power than the Mali-G710, is coming in 2022

ARM designed chips are used in fields ranging from Artificial Intelligence to 5G (almost all smartphones are equipped with them). ARM has already sold more than 200 billion of them and continues to expand its application areas. The next generation GPU is planned for 2022, its arc...

United States: criticism rains down on the possible creation of a national research centre dedicated to artificial intelligence

The race for artificial intelligence continues and the United States is seeking to strengthen its leadership in the field in the face of a China that aspires to dominate the sector. Decision-makers at major technology companies are looking to the Federal Government to create a &#...

Survey on AI and retail for a state of the art and forecast for e-commerce

What future for e-commerce? Faced with the pandemic, globalization, new consumer expectations, especially regarding the environmental impact and the web2store, retail is evolving. Artificial intelligence tools developed to meet these challenges exist, but have professionals taken...

Focus on the “Digitilization and Decarbonization of Mobilities” acceleration strategy and the “Logistics 4.0” call for projects

During a visit to UTAC in Essonne, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate for Transport, and Guillaume Boudy, Secretary General for Investment, launched the “Digitalisation and Decarbonisation of Mobilities” acceleration strategy, which has been allocated €570 mill...

Shift Technology reveals new insurance fraud trends detected by artificial intelligence

Shift Technology has unveiled the third volume of its Shift Insurance Perspectivesreport. Belonging to the very closed club of unicorns, the company founded in 2014 in Paris uses artificial intelligence and advanced data science techniques to detect suspicious behavior during cla...

The French Tech Grand Paris brings together the French AI ecosystem during the Paris AI Week, from November 8 to 19, 2021

On the sidelines of the GPAI (Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence), the French Tech Grand Paris is organizing Paris AI Week: two weeks during which France is showcasing its artificial intelligence ecosystem by bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs and public deci...

CLS wins a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency for maritime surveillance and rescue by UAV

CLS, a CNES subsidiary, and its partner TEKEVER (REACT) have been awarded a contract by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for maritime surveillance by drone. Their mission will be to monitor European waters by drone with the capacity to rescue people in peril. This new c...

Artificial intelligence to support cardiologists in the early detection of cardiac arrhythmia

Volta Medical’s VX1 artificial intelligence software is currently being tested in 18 cardiology departments in several European countries, including Nantes where it is being evaluated on 344 patients for a period of one year. In the event of a confirmed or suspected cardiac...

360Learning raises $200 million for its collaborative B2B training platform

EdTech is on a roll and that’s nothing new! 360Learning, a Franco-American scale-up founded in 2013 by Guillaume Alary-Raisonnier, Nick Hernandez and Sébastien Mignot, has announced a $200 million financing round. This round of financing will allow the company to continue i...

Deep AI: Milestone Systems and Nvidia Announce Technology Partnership in France on Video

This is an important partnership that Milestone Systems, a provider of open platform VMS IP video management software and Nvidia have signed. This new partnership between Nvidia and Milestone Systems should accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence in IP video technology...

HealthTech 2021 Awards: France Biotech unveils the winning companies

France Biotech, an association of health innovation entrepreneurs, unveiled the 7 companies awarded this year at the HealthTech 2021 awards ceremony held at the Eiffel Tower theatre. More than a hundred companies had applied, demonstrating the dynamism, expertise and scientific a...

Quantum Surgical, a startup in Montpellier specializing in medical robotics, raises €40 million

Quantum Surgical, based in Montpellier, France, designs medical robots specialized in minimally invasive cancer treatment, including Epione, developed for liver cancer. The startup announced that it has raised €40 million to develop this robot Founded in 2017 by Bertin Nahum, CEO...

Bloom announces a €11 million round of funding and a strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes

Bloom, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform dedicated to qualitative, predictive and strategic analysis of social networks, announced in October that it had raised €11 million in funding. This round of financing, which was carried out with its historical shareholders as well ...

How FDL and Intel are using artificial intelligence to study the effects of cosmic radiation on astronauts

Over the past few months, Intel AI mentors have been assisting Frontier Development Lab (FDL) researchers in their study of astronaut health to better understand the physiological effects of radiation exposure. To identify biomarkers of cancer progression, using Intel’s art...

Nine European companies selected for Softbank Vision Fund and Speedinvest’s EMERGE 2021 program

Following the success of the first Emerge accelerator program launched in the United States, the first European edition was launched this summer. In total, more than 600 European companies from 30 countries applied for the Emerge 2021 program. On October 19, 2021, Softbank Vision...

Manutan Group invests in Robotic Process Automation to boost its Finance Department

Manutan, a European supplier of products and services to businesses and communities and a specialist in BtoB e-commerce, is investing in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for its finance department. The group wants to offer its employees automated solutions to avoid simple and rep...

Spice AI wants to facilitate the integration of artificial intelligence in applications

Seattle-based startup Spice AI aims to make it easier for developers to build smart applications. Although AI has made considerable progress in the last decade, there are still, according to the founders of the startup, too many difficulties in building intelligent software. Spic...

Podcast: Paris Dauphine-PSL University unveils the first episode of “EX MACHINA, the age of algorithms

“AI: who are the humans behind the machine?” is the title of the very first podcast of EX MACHINE, launched by the University of Paris Dauphine-PSL. This series of multidisciplinary podcasts offers a reflective approach to artificial intelligence (AI) and aims to enab...

Manitty, PaIRe and Beyond Aero awarded at the 11th Jean-Louis Gerondeau Prize – Safran

Manitty, PaIRe and Beyond Aero are the winning startups in the Jean-Louis Gerondeau – Safran 2021 prize. Their innovations in the fields of aeronautics, biotechnology and nuclear medicine impressed the jury, and the startups will each receive 15,000 euros. The Gerondeau ...

Atos takes advantage of the launch of SAP S/4HANA Cloud to accelerate its digital transformation

Atos will be one of the first to deploy the SAP S/4HANA® Cloud private edition. The cloud edition, a core component of the RISE with SAP offering, is expected to help Atos accelerate its digital transformation across 105,000 employees in 71 countries. The company announced that i...

HAILO, the Israeli start-up famous for its Hailo-8 processor, raises $136 million and joins the exclusive club of unicorns

Hailo is a startup founded in 2017 by Hadar Zeitlin, Avi Baum and Orr Danon, all three of whom served in the technology unit of IDF, the Israeli army. Hailo specializes in manufacturing chips for Edge peripheral devices. In particular, it has developed Hailo-8, a processor for de...

OROK’s autonomous electric freight vehicles tested at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Since last August, the ADP group (Paris airports manager) and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have been carrying out a series of tests on a new freight transport solution proposed by Orok. The French start-up has designed autonomous electric vehicles that should boost airside frei...

Driver assistance safety systems impacted by bad weather, especially rain, according to AAA research.

On-board assistance systems are present in many modern cars, but are they reliable? A study by AAA (American Automobile Association) published on October 14, 2021 tends to show that they are not. Tests conducted by the researchers prove that the performance of driver assistance s...

Researchers develop a tool to quantify the beauty of a landscape using artificial intelligence

Evaluating and quantifying the beauty of a landscape, an ecosystem and its effects on a person’s well-being has become a central issue for public authorities. With this in mind, scientists from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Wageninge...

Review of the Hugging Face and Graphcore partnership to facilitate the deployment of transformers on IPUs

Graphcore announced earlier this month that it has joined Hugging Face’s partner program, which focuses on optimized models and software integrations. This collaboration will allow developers to deploy transformers-based models at production scale and on IPUs. The artificia...

Makila AI, Université de Montréal and SAGE Group launch a collaborative research project in artificial intelligence

As part of a partnership, Makila AI, a company specializing in the development of data analysis and prediction solutions based on artificial intelligence founded in 2017, the SAGE Group and Manuel Morales, from the University of Montreal, have announced the launch of a research p...

Databricks announces the acquisition of 8080 Labs, Low-code/No-code expert to extend its Lakehouse platform

Dubbed the “Data and AI company”, Databricks is a pioneer in data lakehouse architecture. In October, the company completed the acquisition of 8080 Labs, a German startup specializing in Low Code/No Code and the originator of Bamboolib, a popular user interface-based ...

Focus on OptiBiomass, a project combining agronomy with added medical value and artificial intelligence

Launched in 2017 at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech ULiège, the OptiBiomass project was focused on research in the pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical sectors. Molecules of interest were studied until the COVID pandemic led to a reorientation of the research towards one plant in particu...

Deepmind Technologies announces first profits in 2020 after years of losses

DeepMind Technologies is a British company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI). Founded in 2010 by Denis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman and Shane Legg, it was acquired by Google in 2014 for more than $628 million. While it had been making huge losses in recent years (over €5...

The finalists of the INPI Trophies were presented with Exotec and Archeon in the running

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) is a public body placed under the supervision of the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs with the aim of protecting innovation in companies. Since 1991, the INPI Trophies have been rewarding innovative compani...

AI, demystifying technology, motivating creative research: an interview with Nils Aziosmanoff from the Cube

Twenty years ago, Le Cube was born, an association dedicated to digital creation and training. From the outset, it has skilfully blended digital creation, training in new practices, education and also reflection on societal issues, serving the public and businesses. Preparing for...

87% of IT decision makers are reviewing their 2022 investments amid market volatility, according to Teradata research

Paris, October 12, 2021 – Having the right IT capabilities and relying on a cloud-first and data-first orientation are current priorities for enterprises. However, to advance their digital transformation plans and fully realize the opportunities presented by emerging techno...

Announcement of the France 2030 investment plan

France 2030, a 50 billion euro investment plan, will benefit a dozen sectors of activity including digital, hydrogen, batteries, space, health and culture. With France 2030, Emmanuel Macron aims to enable France and Europe to regain their independence in the industries and skills...

The joint laboratory on systems engineering and artificial intelligence (LC2IA) is renewed by ENSTA Paris and Naval Group

The joint laboratory on systems engineering and artificial intelligence (LC2IA), created in 2017 by ENSTA Paris and Naval Group, has been renewed. The announcement was made during the Naval innovation Days. The theme of advanced numerical methods will now also be integrated into ...

Keyrus strengthens its leadership in Latin America with two strategic acquisitions

On October 7, Keyrus announced the acquisition of Bigo, a Mexican company specializing in digital commerce, and D4IT Performa, a Colombian company focused on data intelligence. Keyrus has been present in Latin America for nearly 15 years and is thus looking to strengthen its lead...

Machine learning at the heart of the science diplomacy laboratory launched in Geneva

Solving complex problems in diplomacy with the help of quantitative methods and new technologies? This is the idea behind the newly launched Science Diplomacy Laboratory (SiDLab) at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and ETH Zurich in Geneva. This interdisciplinary centre for scien...

Laurent Félix becomes Managing Director France of Ekimetrics

Ekimetrics, a European specialist in data science and artificial intelligence for businesses, announced this week the appointment of Laurent Félix as Managing Director France. Founded in 2006, the company has established itself as a data transformation accelerator for organizatio...

Artificial Intelligence Assessment Forum: Building trust and validating performance, or how to define an enabling environment for AI development

The Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) is organizing the first forum on the evaluation of artificial intelligence (AI). This event will be an opportunity to discuss the development of new AI measurement and evaluation methods and to recall their importance...

Focus on the automation of COVID-19 reports from Santé Publique France by Dynacentrix

Santé publique France, the agency in charge of the epidemiological surveillance of covid-19 , is in charge of the national health surveillance and alert system and provides the Ministry of Health with all the indicators needed to monitor the COVID-19 epidemic on a daily basis. It...

Review of the launch of MAESTRIA, a digital platform for the integrative diagnosis of atrial cardiomyopathy

The MAESTRIA (Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Early Detection of Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation) research project was officially launched in late September. Coordinated by Sorbonne University and responding to the H2020 call for projects on digital diagnosis, thi...

Supply Chain: Ivalua study measures the impact of the pandemic on digitalization

Ivalua is a provider of cloud-based expense management solutions. The company assists companies in the management of different categories of expenses, suppliers with the objective of increasing profitability while reducing risks and improving productivity. To analyze the possible...

Lanfrica, NLP applied to African languages – Interview with Bonaventure Dossou and Chris Emezue

Breaking down the language barrier thanks to data and AI and strengthening access to information in languages with limited resources, two central issues for our societies. At Vivatech last June, Unesco organized a startup competition on AI for human rights, where one of the chall...

The Confiance.ai program reveals its first significant results with 6 practical use cases

Launched in January 2021, the Confiance.ai program is a technological pillar of the Grand Challenge “to secure, certify and make reliable systems based on artificial intelligence”. On the occasion of the first Annual Day held in Toulouse on 6 October 2021, initial res...

Demand and adoption of technology to ensure public safety is rising sharply, study finds

In its “Consensus for Change” report, Motorola Solutions, in partnership with an independent academic research team led by Dr. Chris Brauer of Goldsmiths College, University of London, unveils the results of its study of safety and security expectations. The survey, c...

MEPs vote for supervision of artificial intelligence systems and against mass surveillance

In a resolution voted today in the European Parliament, MEPs stressed the importance of human control for the supervision of artificial intelligence systems and of using open algorithms. MEPs also took a stand on banning private databases for facial recognition, behavioural polic...

Datasulting presents the first 2021 Observatory of the Data Maturity of Companies in Île-de-France

The Observatory of the Data Maturity of Companies aims to enable companies and public players to better understand the issues, themes and problems that affect the use of data in companies. As a founding member of this organization, Datasulting has been conducting a study on the d...

PharmIA’s solution comes to UHCs so that AI can solve today’s clinical pharmacy challenges

As part of a close collaboration between the Valenciennes Hospital (CHV), the University Hospital (CHUM) and the University of Montpellier and the SATT AXLR, PharmIA is an innovative medical device dedicated to hospital pharmacy. The first deployment of this platform for the anal...

Sigfox and Coral sign strategic IoT partnership to bring AI locally

Sigfox, one of the pioneers of the 0G network and provider of communication services related to the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced its partnership with Coral. This platform of hardware and software components from Google aims to create devices with local AI and leveragin...

China presents its “ethical specifications for next-generation artificial intelligence”

At the end of September, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology presented its new guidelines in the form of “Ethical Specifications of Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence”. China’s stated goal is to integrate more ethics into the entire AI life cyc...

Capgemini signs agreement to acquire VariQ to strengthen its US Government Solutions business

As the year 2021 begins, Capgemini is active in the AI and digital transformation ecosystem: after becoming one of World Rugby’s partnersuntil the 2023 World Cup, the company is signing an agreement to acquire VariQ. This arrival should enable Capgemini Government Solution,...

Focus on the first four exploratory Priority Research Programmes and Equipment (PRPE)

The first Priority Research Programs and Equipment (PEPR) were unveiled a few days ago. Selected in the first wave of the call for projects on exploratory PEPR created by the fourth program of investments for the future (PIA4), these 4 projects, for a total amount of 200 M€, are ...

Juniper Networks and Fujitsu Partner to Enhance Japanese Firm’s Advanced Network Infrastructure Offering

Juniper Networks, a company specializing in secure networks driven by artificial intelligence, today announced a new partnership agreement with Fujitsu. The collaboration is designed to deliver high-performance Ethernet switches integrated with Fujitsu PRIMERGY server, Fujitsu ET...

Ask Mona raises €2 million to put AI to work for cultural institutions

The startup Ask Mona has announced that it has completed a Series A financing round of 2 million euros. This round of financing was carried out with Saga Invest, an investment fund specialising in art and new technologies, the Tech & Touch fund, managed on behalf of the Frenc...

Google forced to stop its drone delivery service due to attacks by crows protecting their nests

In 2019 and after five years of testing, Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, a possession of Google, is offering residents of the city of Canberra, Australia, a drone delivery service. During the Australian containment related to the Covid-19 pandemic, requests have increased, with t...