AI News from France, September 22, 2019

    AI News from France, September 22, 2019
    Actu IA
    French AI News from September 16 to September 22
    French AI News from September 16 to September 22

    Hi and welcome to this french AI ecosystem news digest.

    France Digitale Day: 5 billion euros announced over 3 years to help French start-ups

    Last Wednesday, France Digitale Day took place at the Musée des Arts Forains. Emmanuel Macron announced that institutional investors would “commit in the next three years five billion euros in French funds specializing in technology”. The goal of France is to have at least 25 French unicorns in 2025.

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    The Ministry of the Armed Forces presents the French military doctrine with regard to artificial intelligence

    A 52-page report presenting the basics of the French doctrine with regard to artificial intelligence was made public by the Ministry of the Armed Forces. After a brief inventory, the report reveals a roadmap for the deployment of artificial intelligence on the battlefield, with concrete examples without failing to raise the ethical issues related to autonomous oe semi-autonomous weapons.

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    The “Deeptech Tour” launched by Bpifrance and the Ministry of Higher Education

    The “Deeptech Tour” was officially launched in Grenoble on September 19th by Bpifrance and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. This tour of French Deeptech university campuses aims to better connect the ecosystems of creation and financing of start-ups with the project leaders of the academic world

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    IA Challenges, call for projects on security&defense

    Call for projects to select and finance the best technical answers to the challenges launched in 4 priority sectors in terms of artificial intelligence: health, transport-mobility, environment, and defense-security have been launched

    Applications must be sent electronically to Bpifrance’s innovative collaborative projects extranet by 29 October 2019 at the latest.

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    Huawei Introduces World’s Fastest AI Cluster and Invests $ 1.5 Billion in Open Source AI

    On the occasion of Huawei Connect held in Shanghai, Huawei made announcements on AI. It has introduced Atlas 900, it’s AI training cluster, and announced a $ 1.5 billion investment in open-source AI.

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    Oracle Open World

    At Oracle Open World, Oracle has highlighted many new features across all of its enterprise applications to best meet the ever-changing customer expectations. Persuasive AI and machine learning technologies, conversational user interface, cloud solutions or complete suite were on the program of the event.

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    Element AI raises $ 200 million

    Element AI, the Montreal-based company founded by Yoshua Bengio and Jean-François Gagné, announced that it has raised $ 200 million in its Series B fundraiser. This new fundraising will allow the company to accelerate the deployment and the commercialization of its artificial intelligence solutions for businesses.

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    Atos inaugurated its first artificial intelligence laboratory in Germany

    Inaugurated in Munich, this new artificial intelligence lab allows Atos to develop solutions for its customers that rely on artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. During the inauguration, Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, emphasized the importance of AI for industry and the economy.

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    CHRU de Nancy: IA & imaging for optimization of patient care

    The Guilloz imaging department of the University Hospital of Nancy has integrated artificial intelligence since early September. Two scanners, with integrated deep learning solution, have been set up and allow the imaging service to revolutionize its practices and adapt the treatments provided to patients.

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    Yves Maitre takes charge of HTC and will work on 5G, AI, XR and blockchain

    HTC has appointed Yves Maitre as new CEO. Former executive vice president of consumer equipment and partnerships at Orange, the new leader will continue the efforts begun around the VIVE Reality system, working on technologies, including artificial intelligence, and the partnerships of tomorrow.

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    Jean-Luc Marini, new director of the AI ​​Lab of Axys Consultants

    Consulting firm Axys Consultants has announced the appointment of Jean-Luc Marini as Director of the IA Lab. Doctor in Information and Communication Sciences, the new director describes himself as a “free spirit” who enjoys learning as much as sharing his knowledge.

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    24 new members join the SCS cluster in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

    The SCS cluster, a major player in the fields of Secure Communicating Solutions, microelectronics, IoT, AI, big data and digital security in the PACA region, has announced the arrival of USERCUBE among its 24 new members. The identity management and identity management solutions provider (IGA) will bring its expertise and work in synergy with other entities.

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    Artificial Intelligence: Trends

    From applications that develop management and sales models, to new support functions, artificial intelligence transforms multiple industries. Hervé Lambert presents the new trends in AI.

    Expert contribution proposed by: Hervé Lambert (Panda Security)

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    Artificial intelligence: the 4 pitfalls to avoid before launching

    Expert contribution proposed by Adrien Gabeur (Sinequa)

    Most companies are aware of the potential and the competitive advantage that Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning could bring: a gain in productivity and a reduction in their costs, through the automation of some of their processes, but also the ability to predict and therefore anticipate future events. However, too many companies neglect some fundamental steps.

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    Market research: The social listening revolution

    Social listening is gaining popularity in front of traditional market researches.

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