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AI and Health: Incepto, the digital health specialist, raises €27 million in funding

Incepto, an AI solutions platform applied to medical imaging, announced on September 19 that it had raised €27 million in a round of financing led by LBO France, with the participation of Wille Finance and its historical investors AXA Venture Partners (AVP), the Patient Autonomy ...

Supply Chain: IMT Mines Albi and Scalian take stock of their research work in their joint laboratory SCAN

On September 2, 2019, Scalian, an international group specialized in consulting and engineering, and the engineering school IMT Mines Albi signed a 5-year renewable industrial partnership. The joint SCAN (Systems of Agile and Digital Collaboration) laboratory, dedicated to R&...

Occitania region: ANITI and Ekitia launch a regional consultation on the relationship between citizens and AI

As part of its strategy to disseminate knowledge related to AI, the Toulouse Interdisciplinary Institute of Artificial Intelligence (ANITI) and Ekitia (formerly Occitanie Data) launched on September 22 a citizen consultation on the knowledge, acceptability and ethical issues conc...

Galeries Lafayette launches “Tailored Insights”, a retail media platform

For companies, understanding and continuously improving the customer experience has become as important as product development, innovation or marketing. To help its partner brands better understand their customers’ expectations, Galeries Lafayette has developed “Tailo...

Deloitte and NVIDIA strengthen alliance to bring new services based on NVIDIA AI and Omniverse platforms

NVIDIA and Deloitte announced on Sept. 20 at GTC 2022 that they are expanding their partnership to help companies develop, implement and deploy hybrid cloud solutions using the NVIDIA AI and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise platforms. Deloitte employees will be able to leverage these ...

Canada: Alberta tests “Heads-Up”, the phone detection solution from Acusensus

The use of the telephone while driving, although reprimanded by law, is one of the main causes of driver distraction. Despite all the awareness campaigns, it is becoming commonplace: according to road safety figures, about 69% of French people admit to using their smartphone whil...

AI and genomics: loss of neuronal homeostasis plays a central role in Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease is a rare genetic and hereditary disease that leads to a progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain, resulting in severe psychiatric and motor disorders. A research team (Sorbonne University/Inserm/CNRS) led by Christian Néri, Inserm Research ...

WHO/Europe Member States adopt the Region’s first-ever action plan for digital health

On September 12-14, after two years online, the 53 member states from across Europe and Central Asia were invited to the 72nd session of the Regional Committee for Europe (RC72) held in Tel Aviv, Israel. Among the action plans approved, one concerns one of the flagship initiative...

PyTorch strengthens its governance with the creation of the PyTorch Foundation, which will be managed by the Linux Foundation

PyTorch is one of the most widely used open source ML frameworks, developed by Meta AI. Soumith Chintala, one of its creators, announced on September 12 that PyTorch has joined the Linux Foundation, whose main mission is the collaborative development of open source software. The ...

New MIT study reveals the potential and limitations of AlphaFold 2, Deepmind’s AI solution

Predicting the structure of proteins is one of the challenges of biological research. The MIT Technology Review relayed an announcement from Deepmind about its AI tool, the AlphaFold program. In it, the company said it had successfully predicted the structure of almost every prot...

Deep learning could help detect TB earlier in low-income countries

Tuberculosis is a contagious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body such as the brain or kidneys. To detect it, the WHO recommends a chest X-ray. However, low-income countries where this diseas...

Outpainting, the latest Open AI feature for DALL-E 2

At the end of July, OpenAI announced the availability of its image generation AI, DALL-E 2,in beta version. One million people had already registered on the waiting list, they will be able to benefit from Outpainting, the latest feature for DALL-E 2 announced by Open AI. In 2021,...

The House of Mathematics and Computer Science presents the exhibition “Enter the world of AI” in Lyon

We have seen in the last few years that scientific culture is essential. It is an integral part of culture and it is all the more important as many political decisions rely on science. To be able to think, to make informed decisions, to make enlightened choices, requires to know ...

Digital Health Acceleration Strategy: launch of the “Data Challenges in Health” call for projects

The Digital Health Acceleration Strategy is part of the France 2030 plan, which aims to create the medical devices of tomorrow in France. On September 14, the Ministerial Delegation for Digital Health, the General Secretariat for Investment, in charge of France 2030, and the Heal...

Classifying undiagnosed primary cancers with deep learning

While cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world (approximately 1 in 6 deaths), early diagnosis increases the chances of a cure. Researchers from the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) used deep learningan...

NextGenerationEU: European Commission gives green light to Dutch recovery plan

In July 2020, the European Union established “NextGenerationEU,” a recovery plan to ” mitigate the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.” To benefit from these funds, each member state had to present its National Recovery and Resilienc...

AI-assisted creation: Midjourney creates 240 ads in a few minutes

The use of AI, in particular Midjourney to create a work of art, raises many controversies, the British advertising agency 10 days, which, as its name suggests, develops communication campaigns in just 10 days, decided to demonstrate that AI-assisted creation will soon disrupt th...

Neuroscience: understanding communication flows in the brain through machine learning

Scientific research is giving us a better understanding of the functioning of the complex organ that is our brain and its 86 to 100 billion neurons. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Champalimaud Foundation have been working fo...

Electric mobility: Valeo and CEA now partners in advanced research on power electronics

Valeo and the CEA announced on September 13 that they had signed an agreement to collaborate on the next generation of power electronics, which are at the heart of the challenges of tomorrow’s electric mobility. Their teams will work together on innovative electronic techno...

Carnegie Mellon University and the Mastercard Foundation partner with the Government of Rwanda to develop engineering and technology programs

Approximately 10,000 young Africans will benefit from the partnership announced on September 8 by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the Mastercard Foundation, and the Rwandan government. The $275.7 million investment will go to CMU-Africa, a Kigali-based campus of the U.S. univer...

Machine learning and underwater cameras to predict the global distribution of zooplankton

As part of an international collaboration, a team of researchers from the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche sur Mer (LOV, Sorbonne University/CNRS) has assembled a huge zooplankton dataset acquired by underwater cameras on a global scale, the analysis of which has...

Spain: Spanish Radio and Television (RTVE) relies on AI and the VSNExplorer solution to improve its catalog of documentary content

Radio Television Española (RTVE), the country’s largest audiovisual group, equivalent to France Televisions in ours, has enlisted the help of VSN, a technology company specializing in the development of advanced software solutions for the broadcasting and media and entertai...

MidJourney AI-generated artwork wins 1st prize at Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State Fair is a highly anticipated event in Colorado, this year it took place from August 26 to September 5. On August 29th, the award for the Digital Arts/Digitally Manipulated Photography category was given to Jason Allen for “Space Opera Theater”, a wo...

US bans export of advanced AI chips to China

On August 31, NVIDIA announced that it had received a letter from the U.S. government imposing restrictions on exports to China and Russia of its A100 graphics processors and those under development H100. On the same day, AMD announced that the sale of its MI250 accelerator chips...

Machine learning: DeepMind and Zindi join forces for turtle conservation in a challenge

Saving species is one of the major issues that technology can help solve. Nowadays, thanks to start-ups and artificial intelligence, solutions are emerging to protect natural ecosystems and participate in species conservation. DeepMind gets involved in saving ecosystems with AI A...

Michelin supports pedestrians and cyclists with its new artificial intelligence service

Michelin, the world’s leading tire manufacturer, took advantage of the Public Works Association’s (PWX) annual convention to share its new artificial intelligence service from the Safer Roads Suite, “Near Miss / VRU”. Before the start of the new school yea...

New strategic partnership between Confiance.ai and Aniti

Confiance.ai, a collective of 13 major French industrial and academic French industrial and academic partners, has just joined forces with Aniti in an agreement to develop trusted AI solutions. The two entities already had a first agreement in 2021, focusing on robustness and fai...

Focus on the APP “Organizational innovations associated with a technological or digital solution” launched by the ARS Ile-de-France

The ARS Ile-de-France wishes to “promote access for all Ile-de-France residents to innovations that significantly improve their care, as close to home as possible”. Following the second call for ” Innovators” projects on June 23, this APP, launched in July...

Insight Selects Sidetrade’s Order-to-Cash Solution in Five-Year Partnership Agreement

Sidetrade, an AI platform dedicated to securing and generating enterprise cash flow, announced on September 6 that it has been selected by Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 IT systems integrator, for a five-year partnership. Insight’s goal is to improve employee engagement...

The Big Data Steering Group, a joint EMA/HMA steering group, publishes its work plan on megadata

The Big Data Steering Group jointly established by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the network of heads of medicines agencies in the EU, the Heads of Medicines Agencies Organization (HMA), published its third workplan for 2022-2025 this summer. The goal of the Big Data Wo...

A look back at the two Arts et Métiers projects, winners of the AMI “Territoires d’industrie 4.0 : anticiper les compétences de demain

As part of the Territoires d’industrie program, the Government and the Banque des Territoires launched the AMI “Territoires d’industrie 4.0: anticipating tomorrow’s skills” to support the realization of projects that meet the training needs of the in...

SystemX launches “Agility and Fidelity of Simulations” (AFS), the 4th project of the “Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Engineering” program (IA2)

SystemX, the technological research institute (IRT) dedicated to the digital engineering of future systems, announced on September 2 the launch of the 4th project of its AI2 program, which aims to combine AI, business knowledge and physical models. The new collaborative R&D p...

State Council encourages deployment of trusted AI in public services

On August 30th, the Conseil d’Etat published a study adopted in a plenary general assembly on March 31st, on the use of AI in public services. Conducted at the request of Jean Castex, then Prime Minister, in June 2021, entitled “Artificial intelligence and public acti...

The State and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region announce the signing of a joint AI roadmap

On August 30, the State and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (AuRA) signed a joint State-Region roadmap on artificial intelligence in order to articulate their strategies in this area. This AI roadmap was signed by Catherine Staron, Vice-President of the AuRA Region, and Sylvain P...

The Strategic Committee for the Healthcare Industries and Technologies (CSF-ITS) launches the AMI “Data, AI and Health Pathways”.

The AMI “Data, AI and Health Care Pathways” was presented on September 5 at the PariSanté Campus innovation and research campus, which will open on December 14, 2021. Launched by the Comité Stratégique de Filière des Industries et Technologies de Santé, the AMI aims t...

Study by the Fintech Observatory on fundraising in the first half of 2022

Every six months, the Fintech Observatory publishes a study that deciphers the main trends in the field in France. The study it conducted on the fundraising of the last six months shows that, although the geopolitical context has impacted the financing of fintech, it has remained...

The city of Bad Hersfeld is experimenting with intelligent traffic lights to make it easier for firefighters to respond

A quick response by firefighters to an accident or fire can save lives but can be hampered by traffic. To remedy this problem, the German town of Bad Hersfeld, located in the state of Hesse, decided to use AI to control its traffic light network and thus allow the emergency servi...

Accenture announces the creation of an R&D center in Brest

During the “Choose France “summit organized by the Elysée Palace in Versailles on July 11, Accenture, a company specializing in digital consulting and support, announced its intention to create an R&D center in Brest, which will create 500 jobs within three years....

Imki, a startup specializing in the design and development of generative AI, will present “We are Legends” at IAAPA Expo Europe 2022

During the IAAPA Expo Europe 2022, which will take place from September 12 to 15 in London, IMKI, a startup from Alsace specializing in the design and development of generative AI, will present “We are Legends”, a turnkey solution for immersive and interactive experie...

AI and tax fraud: the first results of the “Innovative Land” scheme

In order to fight against irregularities in the declaration of buildings, the DGFIP (Direction Générale des Finances Publiques) has launched the “Innovative Property Tax” project, the experimentation of which has so far focused on the detection of swimming pools in 9 ...

AI and cancer: OWKIN presents two AI-based diagnostic solutions with CE-IVD certification

Owkin, a Franco-American start-up specializing in AI and federated learning applied to medical research, announced on September 2 that two of its diagnostic solutions, namely Owkin Dx RlapsRisk BC and Owkin Dx MSIntuit CRC, have received CE-IVD (CE Marking for In Vitro Diagnostic...

Job offer: LNE is looking for an Engineer in charge of the Operations of the Artificial Intelligence Evaluation Department

Missions You will be part of a team of about 15 engineers and PhDs, regularly accompanied by post-doctoral students, PhDs and interns, specialized in the evaluation and qualification of artificial intelligence systems. This team is historically recognized for its expertise in the...

France pioneers automated and connected road mobility

After several years of experimentation, France committed to a national strategy for the development of automated road mobility at the end of 2017. Anne-Marie Idrac, former Minister, has been appointed as the senior official responsible for this strategy and a collaborative workin...

Job offer: the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Economic Sovereignty is looking for a successor (m/f) to Renaud Vedel

Coordinator of the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (SNIA), attached to Bercy, since March 9, 2020, Renaud Vedelwas appointed Director of the Cabinet of the Minister Delegate in charge of the Digital Transition and Telecommunications, Jean-Noël Barrot, on July 13, du...

Stability AI announces the public release of its open source text-to-image model Stable Diffusion

London-based startup Stability AI announced on August 22 the public release of Stable Diffusion, a text-to-image model similar to Dall-E 2 from Open AI or Imagen from Google. The open-source model is the result of a collaboration between Stability AI, RunwayML, research groups at...

If you missed the AI news this summer…

On this first day of the new school year, we offer you a small selection of the news on artificial intelligence that you may have missed during the summer: Delivery of the largest open science multilingual language model ever trained While they regularly provide fascinating resul...

Samsung invests $15 billion in R&D center in Korea

On August 19, Samsung laid the foundation stone for its future R&D center to be built on its campus in Giheung, south of Seoul. The company plans to invest $15 million by 2028 in the 109,000 square meter facility, which will be dedicated to memory chips and semiconductors, in...

Cybersecurity: more than 1.2 million ransomware attacks occur each month, according to Barracuda

This August has seen some high-profile cyberattacks whether it was the one on the Centre Hospitalier Sud Francilien (CHSF) in Corbeil-Essonnes or the 120 French hospitals in the Ramsay group. However, the vast majority of these attacks are not reported by the companies that suffe...

Machine learning: LightOn announces the availability of its MUSE API in French

Language models are generally designed by the giants of new technologies such as GPT-3 from Open AI or Gopher from Deepmind. Recently we dedicated an article to BLOOM,the largest open-source multilingual language model trained to date involving a thousand researchers. LightOn, a ...

What is the status of artificial intelligence regulation in the US?

Currently, the U.S. does not have a federal framework to regulate AI. The Algorithmic Accountability Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on February 3, but even if it passes, it won’t be able to take effect for a few years. In the meantime, st...

Predicting protein function using deep learning

Proteins are present in all living cells where they perform essential functions. Understanding the relationship between a protein’s amino acid sequence, for example, its domains and its structure or function is the subject of much scientific research. A team of researchers ...

What are the causes of the reproducibility crisis in ML-based science?

The use of machine learning methods for prediction and forecasting has become widespread in the quantitative sciences. However, there are many known methodological pitfalls, including data leakage; for Professor Arvind Narayanan and his PhD student Sayash Kapoor, a reproducibilit...

Start-up UVeye signs a strategic business agreement with General Motors

In late June, UVeye, an Israeli startup specializing in advanced vehicle diagnostic systems, announced that it received an investment from General Motors’ venture capital arm, GM Ventures, to help fund the development and commercialization of its vehicle inspection technolo...

GitHub study: GitHub Copilot use correlates with improved developer productivity

In late June 2021, Microsoft, owner of the collaborative web platform GitHub, and Open AI launched a technical preview of GitHub Copilot, an AI-based completion tool designed to help developers code faster. It’s actually been available to them since June 21 as a subscriptio...

Japan: Telexistence to install replenishment robots in 300 convenience stores

Telexistence (TX), a Japanese robotics start-up, and FamilyMart, a leading convenience store chain in Japan, announced in early August the deployment of the “TX SCARA” AI robot and “TX Work Analytics” in-store task analysis system in 300 FamilyMart stores ...

Event: the 11th edition of Big Data & AI Paris will be held on September 26 and 27, 2022

More than 15,000 project holders, startups and tech leaders will participate in the #1 event in France dedicated to the integration of Big Data and artificial intelligence in business! With its unique positioning as an “adoption facilitator” focused on the sharing of ...

A team from the Technical University of Dresden trains an ML classifier to identify ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity or ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, affecting about 6% of school-aged children and 3% of adults. Early treatment is essential, but before that, the diagnosis of ADHD must be made. A team of researchers from the Depart...

The demand for automation within companies is increasing rapidly

A global study conducted by Vanson Bourne for Mulesoft, a Salesforce subsidiary and integration and API solution provider, reveals that demands for automation within organizations are increasing dramatically. These demands are coming from various departments looking to increase t...

Canada: twelve new AI projects and $50M investment for SCALE AI

Canadian supercluster based in Montreal, SCALE AI acts as an investment and innovation hub to accelerate the adoption and rapid integration of AI in Canada. This Monday, August 22, it unveiled twelve new projects aimed at optimizing production and transportation through AI. With ...

Artificial intelligence and electrical stimulation to help people with reduced mobility

Advanced age and diseases affecting leg coordination, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and neurological damage, can lead to reduced mobility. Start-up CIONIC has partnered with LISiN and industrial design company Fuseproject to develop Neural Sleeve, a weara...

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