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Launch of Siquance, a CEA Leti and CNRS start-up dedicated to quantum computing

Siquance, a spin-off of the CEA and CNRS, was officially launched on November 29 in Grenoble. The ambition of its three co-founders is to become a leader in universal quantum computing by developing and marketing a large-scale universal quantum computer based on microelectronics ...

Watch the replay of the sixth edition of the “European AI Forum

The European AI Forum is an initiative launched in June 2020 on the last day of the Croatian Presidency in the Council of the European Union. The 6th edition of this event, produced in cooperation with nine national associations in the EU, took place online on December 15 from Br...

Axys Consultants’ survey: “AI, Tech and Data: being a manager in retail and e-commerce in the era of augmented management”.

What is the place of AI, data and new technologies in the daily life of retail and e-commerce managers? Axys Consultants conducted a survey of 223 managers to understand the impact of these technologies on their missions and focused on retail and e-commerce managers. Axys Consult...

Autonomous vehicles: GRDF joins Montpellier’s CARRETA project

In June 2018, the Government launched the EVRA call for projects aimed at supporting projects for experimenting with autonomous vehicle use cases, and in April 2019, the SAM (Safety and Acceptability of Autonomous Driving and Mobility) project, grouping 13 experiments, was select...

Focus on Metanomic’s “Thunderstruck” player analysis platform

Metanomic, a game economics and player analytics company, announced in September the launch of its player analytics platform Thunderstruck, using AI based on Bayesian inference and aiming to revolutionize game developers’ use of behavioral data to improve retention and mone...

Juxta announces a partnership with ASISPO to improve post-operative patient follow-up.

Juxta, a software publisher dedicated to healthcare centers and a subsidiary of DL Software, a French specialist in business ERP, announced last November a partnership with ASISPO, an AI solution designed by a dental surgeon and an AI Chatbot expert, to facilitate post-operative ...

Launch of the fourth edition of the RATP Group’s start-up gas pedal

In November 2019, the RATP Group launched its first start-up gas pedal dedicated to new mobility and better urban living. For the fourth edition, announced on December 15, interested start-ups can propose their innovations on four themes related to energy efficiency, industrial e...

The “AI and Health” chair of Inetum and the ECE engineering school

Inetum, a European leader in digital services and solutions, and ECE, a leading engineering school in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon, have launched the “AI & Health” chair to ensure that future engineers in the sector are taught as closely as possible to the field. This...

HPE Unveils New Features of the HPE GreenLake Platform at HPE Discover Frankfurt

The theme of the HPE Discover 2022 events is edge-to-cloud, it addresses AI, hybrid cloud, data analytics and security. At HPE Discover, which took place in Frankfurt on Dec. 7-8, the company unveiled new application, analytics and development services for HPE GreenLake, its edge...

Launch of a call for proposals to set up 20 university innovation poles (PUI)

As part of France 2030 and the law on research programming (LPR), the French government is strengthening its approach to supporting innovation, as close as possible to public research laboratories, by setting up University Innovation Poles (PUI). After having tested five pilot PU...

Food of the future: operational launch of the “Ferments of the Future” challenge

The “Ferments of the Future” challenge, led by INRAE, the French national research institute for agriculture, food and the environment, and ANIA, the French food industry association, was officially launched on September 12. Funded by the French government to the tune...

AI and contemporary art: the Biennial of Digital Imaginations runs until January 22, 2023

Seconde Nature and Zinc are two associations that aim to promote digital culture. Gathered today within the collective “Chroniques”, they organize since 2018 the “Biennale des Imaginaires Numériques” whose 3rd edition started in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence ...

The start-up Elqano announces a fundraising of 900 000 euros

Founded in 2018 by Yann Echeverria and based in Bidart (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), the start-up Elqano has developed a collaborative software solution that identifies employees’ areas of expertise to facilitate and accelerate knowledge sharing between employees of the same comp...

The call for projects: “Technological maturation and demonstration of embedded artificial intelligence solutions” will close on January 16

The second phase of the national strategy for AI addressed emerging markets: embedded artificial intelligence, edge computing, trust technologies for the explicability and reliability of algorithms and the development of energy-efficient AI. The call for projects “Technolog...

Watch the AI Act Day co-organized by datacraft and Impact AI

In the context of the future implementation of the AI Act, datacraft and Impact AI are organizing an event to allow companies to understand and put into practice the future European regulation of AI. (Re)watch the live broadcast of this morning of presentation and exchanges. Prog...

AI and autonomous vehicles: focus on the AI4MOBLAB LabCom

AI4MobLab, is a shared laboratory born from the association between the Pascal Institute and the two industrialists logiroad and SHERPA Engineering. It aims to couple autonomous vehicle control systems with techniques for analyzing the state of the road network in order to respon...

Airbus drops and flies a support drone from a Bundeswehr A400M

Airbus announced Dec. 12 that it has conducted a first flight test of airdrop followed by operation of a support drone demonstrator from an A400M, in collaboration with the Bundeswehr, the German Aerospace Center DLR, SFL and Geradts companies. Airbus military transport aircraft ...

Thales’ new multimodal biometric module combines facial and iris recognition

Before the end of this year, Schengen member states will be required to have a biometric entry and exit system to register non-EU citizens crossing an EU external border. The new multimodal biometric module announced on December 6 by Thales is an efficient solution for the regist...

3 million euros raised for Meelo, a fintech specializing in the fight against fraud

Meelo, a start-up specializing in the fight against fraud and risk, has announced a first round of financing of €3 million from Odyssée Venture and Bpifrance. The fintech, which offers a “plug & play” solution based on AI and Open Data, intends to continue its inv...

AI Act will slow down innovation in Europe’s AI ecosystem, survey finds

The AI Act Impact Survey, co-initiated by AI Austria in collaboration with leading European AI organizations: KI Bundesverband, Hub France IA, AI Sweden, Initiative appliedAI, Croatian Association Cro AI, AI Cluster Bulgaria and ai4si for Slovenia alerts on the risks of loss of c...

Google Health and iCAD partner to detect breast cancer

Detecting cancers at an early stage increases patients’ chances of survival and can potentially avoid necessary surgery at a later stage. Google Health, which has developed AI technology for breast cancer detection, and iCAD, a provider of innovative cancer detection and tr...

According to the European Commission’s draft request for standardization, ETSI will only play a minor role

European standards are adopted by the three European Standards Organisations (ESOs): the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). While the E...

PSL University launches a call for thesis projects in 2023 as part of the COFUND AI4TheSciences doctoral program

Artificial Intelligence for the Sciences (AI4theSciences), a doctoral program led by PSL University with the support of the European program Horizon 2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-COFUND, launched at the end of November a call for thesis projects for its third cohort...

Robotics: Nicolas Mansard, coordinator of the MEMMO project, winner of the Stars of Europe

Created in 2013, the Stars of Europe awards recognize the coordinators of European collaborative research projects. On December 6, Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Higher Education and Research, presented trophies to twelve winners at a ceremony at the Quai Branly Museum. Among the...

The European Commission confirms its intention to invest 1.2 billion euros in defense R&D

On July 20, 2022, the European Commission announced its intention to provide a total of nearly €1.2 billion in EU funding for 61 collaborative defense research and development projects selected from the first-ever calls for proposals under the European Defense Fund (EDF). On Dece...

South Africa establishes an artificial intelligence institute

The AIISA Institute of Artificial Intelligence, South Africa’s first, was launched on November 30 in a partnership between the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies at the Johann...

Awareness and support for AI: a look back at the IBM-Riality Lab partnership

Inaugurated in July 2021 in Marseille, the Riality Lab is a place dedicated to AI technologies aimed at raising awareness and supporting the region’s economic players in their adoption of AI. IBM and the Riality Lab signed a first partnership agreement in 2021 and renewed i...

First feedback on ChatGPT, the conversational language model based on GPT-3.5

On November 30, Open AI presented a new language model called ChatGPT, interacting in a conversational way, ” a sister model to InstructGPT”. At the same time, it made it available to the public and since then, more than a million users have tested it, according to Sa...

CES Las Vegas 2023: 26 companies will be supported by the Occitania Region

Created in 1967, the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas is the largest trade show dedicated to technological innovation and a great showcase for start-ups, VSEs and SMEs. For the ninth time, the Occitanie Region will be represented there: its economic development agency...

ABB and Tallarna enter into a strategic partnership and investment agreement

ABB, a technology leader in electrification and automation announced on December 5 that it has entered into a strategic partnership and minority investment agreement with Tallarna Ltd, a UK-based climate technology start-up, with the aim of strengthening its Smart Power division&...

Transatlantic Cooperation: Progress of the 3rd EU-US Trade and Technology Council

The EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TCC) was launched by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden at the EU-U.S. Summit in Brussels on June 15, 2021. The third ministerial meeting of the TCC was held on Monday, December 5 in College Pa...

Event: The first Global Forum on AI Ethics will take place on December 13 in Prague

It is within the framework of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and under the patronage of UNESCO that the first Global Forum on AI Ethics, whose theme is “Ensuring Inclusion in the AI World,” will be hosted by the Czech Republic on December 13...

Focus on PULSE, a joint Inria-Qarnot Computing challenge aimed at recovering IT waste heat

On October 24, Inria and Qarnot Computing, with the support of ADEME, the French agency for ecological transition, launched a new joint challenge on the valorization of computer waste heat. Called PULSE (PUshing Low-carbon Services towards the Edge), it aims to measure, understan...

CIAR project: deep learning to detect forest fires from satellites

France has experienced this year very important heat waves, including one very early. With climate change, this phenomenon may occur every year, increasing the risk of forest fires, which was unfortunately observed this summer. The IRT Saint Exupéry is studying technological solu...

AI and health data: focus on five use cases of the European health data space

In May 2022, the European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which aims to regulate and improve the use of health data in the EU, for the benefit of citizens and patients, as well as for research, innovation, and policy and regulatory purposes. Last Octobe...

Federated learning: Inria joins forces with La Poste Group to launch the Fed-Malin challenge

In March 2021, Inria, the Inria Foundation and the La Poste Group signed a sponsorship agreement for a responsible digital society. It is within the framework of this partnership that the Fed-Malin (Federated machine learning over the Internet) challenge was launched, an Inria ch...

Robotics: Milrem Robotics to deliver 14 THeMIS HSMUs to Ukraine

In late November, Milrem Robotics, a company specializing in robotics and autonomous systems, announced the signing of a contract with German defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to Ukraine. The German Ministry of Defens...

iExec: Addressing the trust issues of AI with blockchain

Data security, traceability of processing tasks, explicability of results… The development of artificial intelligence comes up against a global issue of trust. Beyond contracts and agreements that may fail, shifting trust to technology may represent an appropriate alternati...

Mangopay acquires Nethone to protect marketplaces from fraud

Mangopay is a turnkey payment solution dedicated to marketplaces launched in 2013 by Leetchi. Crédit Mutuel Arkea had become the majority shareholder of both companies in 2015, then sold the majority of its shares to the Advent International fund last April. On November 29, Mango...

Quest for change launches Quest for health incubator for healthcare start-ups

Quest for change, a network of five incubators of excellence (Innovact, Quai Alpha, Rimbaud’Tech, SEMIA and The Pool) accredited by the Grand Est region, announced this Thursday, December 1st the launch of Quest for health, an incubator dedicated to health start-ups. The in...

AI and profiling: Julie-Michèle Morin’s conference “Artificial Intelligence: Data Games and Power Games

Recently, we devoted an article to the conference ” AI and profiling: ethical and legal risks” by Céline Castets-Renard as part of the ICCC 2022-2023 science week. She emphasized the importance of quality data for training automated systems. Today, we present the seco...

Qubit Pharmaceuticals leverages NVIDIA and hybrid quantum computing to accelerate drug discovery

Qubit Pharmaceuticals, a deeptech company specializing in molecular simulation and modeling through the use of quantum physics, announced on Wednesday, November 30, the creation of a platform to accelerate drug discovery using hybrid classical and quantum computing on the NVIDIA ...

EU: Agreement between Parliament and Council on the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles

Last January, the European Commission proposed a Declaration on European Digital Rights and Principles complementing existing rights, such as data protection, privacy and online privacy, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The European Parliament and the Council of the Europea...

Graphcore and Aleph Alpha show a sparse AI model at 80

Last June, Graphcore and Aleph Alpha, two European AI leaders, announced that they would collaborate on the research and deployment of Aleph Alpha’s advanced multimodal models, including Luminous, on Graphcore’s IPU systems and the next-generation Good Computer. In mi...

EASA launches the Machine Learning Application Approval (MLEAP) research project

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had issued a call for tenders for the Machine Learning Application Approval (MLEAP) research project funded by the Horizon Europe research and innovation program. It selected APSYS, an Airbus subsidiary, to implement the MLEAP proj...

Inauguration of LEONARDO, a world-class supercomputer from EuroHPC JU

On Thursday, November 24, EuroHPC, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and CINECA, the Inter-University Consortium for Automatic Computing in Northeastern Italy, officially inaugurated LEONARDO, t...

Soph.I.A Summit 2022: 3 days at the heart of artificial intelligence research in Sophia Antipolis

The fifth edition of the Soph.I.A Summit, 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 and the 3IA Côte d’Azur, was held from Novemb...

OpenAI releases a new version of its GTP-3 language model

AI research and deployment company OpenAI is making official its new ‘text-davinci-003’ pattern, which joins the GPT-3 family of patterns and builds on previous InstructGPT patterns. The latter allows to bring an improved behavior in the rendering obtained by querying...

Focus on the conference “AI and profiling: ethical and legal risks” by Céline Castets-Renard

The International Centre of Comparative Criminology (ICCC), attached to the University of Montreal and the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, organized with the Observatory of Profiling “The ICCC Scientific Season 2022-2023” which took place from October 24 to 28...

Focus on the start-up Leobotics specialized in robotics

Leobotics, a start-up created at the beginning of 2021, a new powerful player in the robotics market, has the ambition to make robotics accessible to all, by participating in the development of a robotics culture, for the awakening, education & learning of the general public ...

The National Council of Refoundation launches its digital component

The National Council for Refoundation (CNR), launched in early September by Emmanuel Macron, focuses on 7 themes. The theme dedicated to digital technology explores the relationship of the French to it in its uses and its impact on society. It was launched on Tuesday, November 22...

Event: 2022 IoT Week by CITC to be held December 5-9

IoT Week by CITC is back for a 6th edition, organized from December 5 to 9, 2022, on the Euratechnologies site in Lille, as well as in several other cities in the Hauts-de-France. Like every year since 2015, CITC – the IoT, AI and cybersecurity cluster, invites the innovati...

Call for papers for the 6th edition of the DATAQUITAINE conference

This year again, DATAQUITAINE offers the possibility to companies (Startup, SME, Large Groups), laboratories and administrations to participate in the event in the form of a 30 minutes presentation. These presentations will bebroadcasted live onDataquitaine‘s Youtube channe...

France and Ireland join the European “1+ Million Genomes” initiative

Ireland and France have just joined 24 other EU countries, Norway, and the United Kingdom, in joining the EU’s “1+ million genomes” initiative to interconnect genomic databases, launched in 2018 to enable the sharing of health data to improve the understanding, ...

Meta AI presents CICERO, an AI agent capable of negotiating and cooperating with humans

Meta recently introduced CICERO, an AI that achieves human-level performance in the online version of Diplomacy, a strategy game in which it communicated and negotiated in natural language with human players without them knowing they were dealing with a bot. Cicero ranked in the ...

The first class action suits against GitHub Copilot have been filed

On November 3, a class action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. federal court in San Francisco against OpenAI, Microsoft and GitHub. The plaintiffs are challenging the legality of GitHub Copilot and OpenAI Codex, which allegedly violate the terms of the open source licenses. They are s...

Belgium adopts a national plan for the development of artificial intelligence

Like many other countries, Belgium intends to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by AI. In order to become a European leader in this field, it has adopted the ” National Convergence Plan for the Development of Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, which was app...

Waymo turns its robot cabs into mobile weather stations

Bad weather can have an impact on an autonomous driving system. To improve its technology, Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet Group, decided to make Waymo Driver a mobile weather station. In a blog post on Nov. 14, the company announced that it has designed a new “quantitative...

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