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Artificial intelligence: can facial expression recognition be universal?

In every country in the world, to express our feelings, emotions or sometimes even an idea, we use certain facial expressions. However, these typical mimics of non-verbal conversation are open to question: are they the same in different contexts in different parts of the world? G...

Facebook updates Dynabench, its NLP model evaluation platform, with Dynaboard

This week, Facebook offered a new feature called Dynaboard. This platform allows for comprehensive and standardized evaluations of natural language processing (NLP) models. This tool updates Dynabench , an AI benchmarking model already specialized in NLP models. Dynabench , the p...

Designing more ethical Machine Learning algorithms and models: 3 questions to Michael Kearns

Michael Kearns, Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, works in machine learning, algorithmic game theory, and quantitative finance. An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Ass...

Germany: Bundestag approves new legislative framework for autonomous vehicles

While the British governmenthas authorized the presence of level 3 autonomous vehicles on public roads, it is now Germany’s turn to propose a first legal framework around these transport systems. On May 19, the Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, approved a...

Launch of the call for thesis projects of the COFUND “AI4TheSciences” of PSL University

On May 18, the University of Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL) launched the second edition of its COFUND “Artificial Intelligence for the Sciences” call for thesis projects. Initiated in 2020, AI4TTheSciences will award 26 thesis grants to AI or big data processing s...

The SCS cluster launches the third edition of its “AI & Cyber Challenge 2021” competition

The SCS cluster, an ecosystem of nearly 300 industrial players, large groups, SMEs and start-ups, is launching its “AI & Cyber 2021 Challenge” competition. This challenge is launched to all entrepreneurs capable of proposing a solution that can respond to the secu...

The National Digital Ethics Committee gives its opinion on autonomous vehicles

In a letter written on July 15, 2019, the former prime minister, Edouard Philippe, asked the president of the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) to set up an approach regarding ethical issues in several scientific fields, including artificial intelligence. On May 20, t...

One year after the official announcement of GAIA-X: what is the status of the European cloud computing project?

Almost a year ago, France and Germany announced the official launch of GAIA-X: a project that originated in Germany during 2019 and aims to provide an efficient, competitive and secure cloud computing offering for the European Union. Initially supported by 22 French and German co...

The European Parliament adopts a resolution on AI in culture, education and audiovisual

On May 19, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on artificial intelligence. In parallel to the announcement of the new regulation of the European Commission on AI, this text will intervene in the fields of education, culture and audiovisual. These three areas are very reg...

Artificial intelligence market in 2026: ResearchAndMarkets’ forecast

ResearchAndMarkets, an Irish group specializing in market research, has been offering a reporton artificial intelligence since May 24. The document presents an evaluation of the global market for artificial intelligence, that of AI platforms and forecasts for the period 2021-2026...

DELPHI: an MIT framework using machine learning to estimate the impact of a scientific article

Two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a framework using artificial intelligence. Based on machine learning, this software infrastructure was designed to predict the impact of a new technology by analyzing scientific articles published i...

Towards 1-nanometer etching: the challenge of researchers at MIT, NTU and TSMC

Earlier this month, IBM announced its new 2-nanometer chipaimed at high performance. In a close collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Taiwan University (NTU) and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), several researche...

Avanseo raises €10 million to help VSEs obtain business loans more easily

Business lending fintech Avanseo has announced that it has raised €10m from French investment fund Newfund. The brand, which focuses on Very Small Enterprises (VSEs), will develop the first closing of its debt fund. Thanks to a 100% digital platform, a financing request can be ma...

NIST proposes the development of a methodology to assess our confidence in artificial intelligence models

Last month, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia conducted a studyshowing that people were more likely to trust opinions given by an algorithm than those given by a crowd of individuals. More recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has pr...

Amazon continues to refuse to let law enforcement use its facial recognition tools

In a statement on May 18, 2021, Amazon announced that it is extending its ban on U.S. police operating its facial recognition software Rekognition. Law enforcement is being denied access to the tool due to controversies related to the potential for discrimination that its use cou...

Google I/O: Vertex AI, the new Google Cloud MLOps Platform, announced

Since May 18, Vertex AI from Google Cloud is available: this MLOps platform allows to deploy AI models as well as to maintain them. The tool aims to simplify the process of creating and deploying machine learning models. The Vertex AI announcement comes during the annual Google I...

AI for Tomorrow and The Good AI launch Horizon AI: a series of events dedicated to students

With the aim of helping students and young graduates to better understand the challenges of the world of artificial intelligence, AI for Tomorrow & The Good AI have joined forces to launch Horizon AI. This is a series of interactive lectures, live on YouTube or Instagram, in ...

VineScout: an autonomous vineyard observation robot developed by the Polytechnic University of Valencia

After a French company called on CEA List to develop a machine learning modelto sort corks, it is the turn of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) to propose an innovative robot in the world of wine growing. This new agricultural machine exploits artificial intelligence, ...

STMicroelectronics Acquires Cartesiam, a Software Vendor Specializing in Machine Learning for the IoT

The Franco-Italian multinational STMicroelectronics is keen to get involved in the world of artificial intelligence, as demonstrated by its presence in the Industrial Council on Artificial Intelligence Research (ICAIR) and its involvement in the design of the “Software Repu...

Gartner conducts a survey on the use of artificial intelligence in the financial sector

Ina surveyconducted by Gartner, 300 CFOs were asked about the investments they would make in artificial intelligence. The context related to the COVID-19 pandemic was taken into account in the questions asked to financial executives. The importance for companies to invest in arti...

A brain-machine interface allows disabled people to write with their minds

Researchers at Stanford University have designed an innovative brain-machine interface (BMI). This direct neural interface will allow the user to write words by thinking about how they would have written them in handwritten letters. This new technology could make it easier for pe...

Elements of AI: Finland aims to train European citizens in the basics of artificial intelligence

An initiative launched by Finland aims to train at least 1% of EU citizens in the basics of artificial intelligence. The Elements of AI training will allow each person who wants to learn more about AI. 22 EU countries took part in this project coordinated with the help of the Uni...

Chile: What does the unanimous vote on the bill on the exploitation of neurotechnologies mean?

The Chilean Senate recently unanimously approved a draft constitutional reform. The purpose of this text is to establish a legislative framework for the protection of mental integrity and the status of neural data. Chile would thus become the first country in the world to clearly...

Facebook introduces a deep learning method for models to forget certain information

Machine learning and deep learning are two of the most widely used techniques to train artificial intelligence models and use them in the tasks at hand. However, getting them to forget some of the data they have learned is something much more complex. With this in mind, Facebook ...

Google I/O: announcement of the LaMDA chatbot, capable of conversing naturally with a human

After announcing its new TPUs its MUM artificial intelligence technology, Google is introducing its Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) at the annual Google I/O conference. This is the brand’s latest breakthrough in the field of natural language understanding. ...

Google I/O: MUM artificial intelligence technology announced, more powerful than BERT

This 2021 edition of Google I/O, which takes place in streaming from May 18 to 20, is, as we could expect, the occasion of a multitude of interesting announcements in terms of artificial intelligence. On the hardware front, we previously mentioned a new version of the TPU . A sec...

Google I/O: fourth generation TPU announced and exaflopian pods launched

As part of the Google I/O 2021, many new features are announced by the Mountain View firm. One of them concerns the development of its new computing processor dedicated to artificial intelligence. This is the fourth generation of the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) chip, named TPUv4...

CEA and Berkley Lab launch the Desi telescope with the goal of creating a 3D map of the Universe

In the framework of a project led by the Berkley Lab and in which the CEA is a partner, a 3D map of the Universe will be drawn up. This research will help us to learn more about the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe, for which dark energy is the main cause. Thanks [&h...

Intel ISL unveils machine learning model to make video game images more realistic

Video game developers are making virtual worlds as realistic as possible, and some researchers have succeeded in making these environments even more believable. As part of the Enhancing Photorealism Enhancementproject, the Intel ISL research group has created a machine learning m...

IBM Think 2021 Conference: Innovations in Hybrid Cloud and Artificial Intelligence

At IBM’s Think conference, the firm announced its advances in artificial intelligence. Hybrid cloud and quantum computing were also highlighted. The objective of these innovations is to help IBM’s clients and partners accelerate their digital transformation or improve...

Eagle Eye, a machine learning model to fight against feminicide

An initiative presented in Santo Domingo has been launched in an attempt to prevent femicide in the Dominican Republic. The platform, called Eagle Eye , uses artificial intelligence to analyse data and generate predictive scenarios to prevent such tragedies. The tool, developed b...

New vision for US defense: Pentagon bets on AI, quantum and edge computing

In a speech, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin outlined his new vision for U.S. defense. The U.S. Department of Defense wants its militaries to be prepared to combat potential cyber threats that may loom over the country. Artificial intelligence is one of the focuses to develop more in...

CAMEO, a machine learning model capable of recognizing all types of materials

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an AI model for materials research. This algorithm, called the Closed-Loop Autonomous System for Materials Exploration (CAMEO ), helps researchers recognize a material as a target. Using this tool, they were ...

FairFair, a start-up from Béarn, raises 400,000 euros for its intelligent multi-trade platform

FairFair, a commercial brand of the QuiOuvre group, has raised nearly 400,000 euros from Mines Alès Angels and MELIES Business Angels. This investment should enable the start-up to accelerate the activity of its network of emergency repair professionals. The intelligent multi-tra...

IBM unveils study on enterprise adoption of artificial intelligence

In a study conducted by Morning Consult for IBM, different countries around the world were scrutinized to better understand their uses of artificial intelligence, especially within groups and institutions. The results indicate that AI is increasingly being considered and explored...

Synapse AI: Interview with Julian Lucchesi, Director of Partnerships at Centech in Montreal

The adoption of artificial intelligence in companies often requires support. In this issue 3 of Synapse AI, Mathieu Barreau meets Julian Lucchesi, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Centech, a Montreal-based startup incubator specialized in DeepTech. The incubator offers an in...

A deep learning model to more easily identify complex metastatic tumors

We recently reported on a systemdeveloped by Scottish scientists to help identify mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. A team of researchers from the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has designed an artificial intelligence model that can find the orig...

Three start-ups specializing in data and artificial intelligence are finalists for the LVMH Innovation Award

28 start-ups were selected for the fifth LVMH Innovation Award. Thanks to this prize dedicated to innovation, the finalists will accompany the French brand to The LVMH Gallery, a Lab & e-Lab at the Viva Technology trade show taking place from June 16 to 19, 2021. Three of the...

Speech recognition to diagnose COVID-19 is not 100% reliable

Can you tell if patients have COVID-19 by their voice? This is the challenge that several research teams have set themselves. Since the beginning of the pandemic, several initiatives have been taken to design artificial intelligence programs that use voice recognition to diagnose...

CEA List develops a machine learning model to classify corks

In the framework of a collaboration with DIAM Bouchage, the Carnot institute CEA List has developed a technology to detect defective corks. This solution uses artificial intelligence to perform an X-ray analysis of the cork. An automatic sorting solution for defective corks As wi...

MIT researchers used deep learning to generate 3D holograms instantly

In 2018, several studiesdemonstrated how deep learning would enable practical applications for holograms. In research supported in part by Sony, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new method for producing three-dimensional holograms, b...

The CNIL announces the winners of its call for projects on health data protection

Last February, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) launched a call for innovative projects in the field of health data processing. With this initiative, the CNIL wanted to support innovative solutions in the field of health and give them the benefit of enhanced support in...

Contact centers as a service: the guarantee of a personalized customer relationship

The following life cycle is a classic for companies: a start-up company distinguishes itself by its excellent quality of service and its outstanding customer support, which creates a strong relationship between the start-up and its first customers. Word-of-mouth and marketing dev...

Safety Line and Inria’s challenge: a digital tool to save fuel for aircraft

As part of a partnership between the start-up Safety Line and Inria, researchers from the French national institute for research in computer science and control will be called upon to exploit the data recorded by aircraft during their commercial flights. In order to reduce the co...

Focus on three research projects to better understand animal behaviour

Projects involving artificial intelligence and animals seem to be gradually developing. Whether it is to fight against the extinction of African elephants, to recognize marine species in an aquatic reserve or to reducethe pollution that threatens species in the Pacific islands, A...

Machine learning model provides insight into lymphocyte function

Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, Finland, have developed a new AI model that can link immune cells to the targets they wish to attack. The system can therefore determine which white blood cells recognize a virus like COVID-19. According to the resea...

Bulgaria: Sofia Tech Park gets a supercomputer designed by French company Atos

On 11 May 2021, the new EuroHPC supercomputer at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria was fully assembled and delivered by Atos. The French company had been selected to build this brand new tool specialized in high performance computing. This announcement follows the acquisition of the Ve...

Cyberattack may be driving up power consumption of artificial intelligence systems

In recent years, efforts have been made to reduce the energy demand of AI systems, which has led to a restructuring of the methods used. However, a team of researchers has just discovered that this structure can be attacked in order to make the machine work much harder and conseq...

DessIA raises €5.5 million to develop its artificial intelligence for the engineering sector

This week, the DessIA start-up announced that it had raised nearly €5.5 million from the investment funds Supernova Invest, btov Partners, Go Capital and BPI. The company offers solutions to help design technical systems for engineers and hopes to revolutionize the engineering se...

Challenge: Intermarché challenges you to design an innovative predictive model

Intermarché invites the community of data scientists and AI experts to participate in a challenge . Participants will have to develop and propose a predictive model to estimate the daily sales volumes achieved by the various outlets of the company for various consumer products. T...

AI Dungeon video game updates its artificial intelligence to fight offensive content

AI Dungeon is an open source text adventure game released in late 2019. It is unique in that it uses the GPT-3 text generation model to generate open-ended and unlimited plots. This system was designed by Open AI, an American company specializing in AI. As part of a recent update...

21 projects selected in the framework of the Franco-German call for projects focused on artificial intelligence

In October 2020, the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a call for projects on innovation in artificial intelligence. The objective of this initiative was to strengthen research collaborations between Fr...

English football club partners with DeepMind to improve match performance

The use of new technologies, including artificial intelligence, in the field of sport is progressing more and more. This is one of the themes of the fourth issue of our magazine, to be published on 18 May. In football, for example, since the 1950s, the number of players has incre...

Neural networks for high quality cosmological simulations

Cosmological simulations of galaxy formation are limited by finite computing resources. Using artificial intelligence, researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University in the United States have developed a solution for solving cosmological simulations using neural networks. It allows si...

NAVER and Seoul National University Collaborate to Create NLP Model

Seoul National University and the computer company NAVER have signed a partnership agreement to develop a large-scale artificial intelligence in the field of linguistics, capable of surpassing the performance of GPT-3. For three years, researchers from both institutions will work...

Cybersecurity: 22 winners selected in European Commission call for projects

The call for projects “2020 CEF Telecom Call – Cybersecurity”, around cybersecurity issues and in the framework of the European Interconnection Facility, took place between June 2020 and April 2021. 22 projects were selected by the European Commission and will t...

IBM announces new 2-nanometer chip for high performance

IBM presented a new chip measuring 2 nanometers that would allow the American group to surpass a new frontier in semiconductor materials. These components play a key role in computing, communication devices, transportation systems and critical infrastructure. A 2-nanometer chip t...

The French start-up Bio Logbook, winner of the European COVID-X call for projects

Bio Logbook, a start-up specialising in precision medicine, has won the European COVID-X call for projects. The start-up will receive a grant of 150,000 euros to make its solution more easily available to doctors. Thanks to a decision support software coupled with a predictive al...

BMW unveils artificial intelligence-based anonymization solution

BMW, the German car manufacturer, has developed an anonymization solution based on artificial intelligence. This model will prevent an object from being identified in a photo or video. The platform is based on the BMW Lite labelling tool, already designed by the brand. Applicatio...

UNESCO presents its recommendations for the development of the African artificial intelligence ecosystem

In 2018, a forumon artificial intelligence in Africa had been organized by UNESCO and Mohamed VI Polytechnic University. The objective was to explore the opportunities that technological innovations could represent on the African continent. This event is one of those that show th...

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