If you missed the AI news this summer…

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 results, large artificial intelligence models are generally considered as black boxes and many elements are not made public. The BigScience project, involving a thousand researchers in a participatory and open science approach, is changing this with “Bloom”.

Artificial Intelligence: Focus on current calls for projects

Artificial intelligence is at the heart of the digital transformation of our society. For industry, it is a tremendous asset, but RDI projects are very expensive. Calls for projects are a real opportunity for companies to carry out their research and thus develop, integrate and commercialize AI technologies more quickly. We present you the current APPs, the second APP 2022 of the Eurostars program which starts this July 13 as well as the AMI on the valorization of data of the Ministry of the Armies.

Artificial intelligence for the British army: towards a military revolution?

In Great Britain, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has unveiled its first-ever defense strategy for artificial intelligence, which emphasizes three principles: ambition, innovation and responsibility.

La Poste Group invests €800 million in its “Consumer and Digital Branch

As part of the strategic plan “La Poste 2030, committed to you”, La Poste group has created the Consumer and Digital Branch (BGPN) in 2021 with the ambition of customer satisfaction. To achieve this goal, it announced on June 28 an investment of 800 million euros by 2025 to modernize its omnichannel distribution network, expand its territorial presence and accelerate its digital transformation.

DNS publishes its recommendations for an AI “by design” ethics for healthcare

In April, the French Ministerial Delegation for Digital Health (DNS) published its recommendations for best practices to integrate ethics into the development of artificial intelligence solutions for health: implementation of “ethics by design”. Here is a look at this report.

United Kingdom: the British Intellectual Property Office proposes to modify the law on copyright

The British government has made no secret of its intention to move away from the RGPD since its exit from the EU, hoping to establish a more flexible regulation. While the EU only allows text and data mining for scientific research, which the author can monetize if they wish, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has proposed a change to copyright law that would allow data to be mined to form AI business models, without being accused of copyright infringement or forced to pay to do so.

France 2030: government unveils first 66 winners of “Skills and Professions of the Future” call for entries

The France 2030 plan aims to support the emergence of talent and accelerate the adaptation of training to the skills needs of new sectors and professions of the future. This is the framework for the “Skills and Professions of the Future” call for expressions of interest, conducted on behalf of the French government by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the Caisse des Dépôts et des Consignations. Sixty-six projects were selected following the first round on February 24, and will be funded to the tune of €304 million.

Protecting fundamental rights in the age of AI: the recommendations of the Human Rights Defender

While the European Commission is working on a draft legal framework for artificial intelligence systems, the French Human Rights Defender Claire Hédon calls for special attention to be paid to discrimination resulting from algorithmic processing. According to the authority, fundamental rights must be at the heart of the legal framework around AI.

The demand for automation within companies is rising sharply

A global study conducted by Vanson Bourne for Mulesoft, a provider of integration and API solutions and a subsidiary of Salesforce, reveals that the demand for automation within companies is on the rise. These demands are coming from various departments looking to increase their efficiency and productivity in the face of the current macroeconomic uncertainty. Although 90% of CIOs (Chief Information Officers) in France are seeing an increase in demand within their companies, 69% of French organizations are nevertheless concerned that taking on automation will increase their technical debt.

Study analyzes the link between the aesthetic score assigned to coral fish and their conservation status using CNNs

Preserving biodiversity is a major scientific and societal challenge to meet the challenges posed by climate change and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A team of researchers including ecologist Nicolas Mouquet from the Laboratoire Biodiversité Marine, Exploitation et Conservation (Marbec), a CNRS/IRD/Ifremer/University of Montpellier unit, have studied the link between species beauty, perception and conservation using AI and deep learning

and entitled their study: “The aesthetic value of reef fish is globally inadequate to their conservation priorities”.

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