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A look back at Gran Turismo Sophy, Sony’s AI that beats the best Gran Turismo drivers

Gran Turismo Sport, a video game developed by the Japanese studio Polyphony Digital Inc (PDI) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), has found its master: Gran Turismo Sophy. On February 9, Sony AI, PDI and SIE announced the creation of this AI capable of beating ...

VINCI Energies acquires Bluescale, a company specializing in data engineering, to strengthen its Axians brand

On February 10, VINCI Energies announced the acquisition of Bluescale, a data engineering specialist that supports companies in the digitalization of their business processes with services and global solutions for data valuation. Bluescale will strengthen the data analytics offer...

The Scikit-learn MOOC starts on February 15, registration is open

Scikit-learn is a free and open-source Python library for machine learning built on SciPy. More than 2,000 contributors cooperate in the development of the software, which is the 3rd most visited in the world (70 million visits by 2021) and has received the 2019 Inria-Académie de...

Why Meta decided to abandon facial recognition for Facebook

Facebook is definitely in the middle of the turmoil lately… The reputation of the company had already been tainted with the leaks concerning the name, age, phone number, identifiers of millions of users. The accusations, made by the whistleblower Frances Haugen, aiming to s...

Belgium: KU Leuven researchers use retinal scans to predict myocardial infarction

The University of Leuven in Belgium, KU Leuven, reported in a statement that one of its research teams has successfully predicted the risk of heart attack based on eye scans. By analyzing activity in the retina with a deep learning algorithm, the likelihood of having a heart atta...

Canada: A new fund dedicated to artificial intelligence to accelerate applied research capacity

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is an independent funding corporation. In January, Jeff White, its CEO, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, and Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, officially lau...

Glooko acquires xbird, a German company specialized in AI and diabetes management

Glooko, a leading provider of remote patient monitoring and digital health solutions for diabetes and chronic diseases announced the acquisition of xbird, a Berlin-based medical artificial intelligence company that develops JITAI (just-in-time adaptive interventions) technologies...

Morocco: The General Directorate of Taxes proposes a bilingual chatbot

The Moroccan General Directorate of Taxes has equipped itself, last January, with a conversational agent “chatbot” as part of the diversification of its communication channels and facilitation of its interactions with users as well as in application of the law No. 55-...

Idiap research group improves facial recognition in cars

As automakers look to improve the security of their cars, they are increasingly interested in facial recognition. At CES 2019, Hyundai showcased its Genesis GV60 model that is equipped with this technology. The Biometrics Security and Privacy Research Group at the Idiap Institute...

France Urbaine and the Interconnected launch two working groups, including one dedicated to AI

In March 2021, France Urbaine’s “Digital and Innovation” commission submitted to the Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Cedric O, the Manifesto “ For Responsible Digital Territories”, drawn up jointly with the Assembly of French Communities (AdC...

CausaLens raises $45 million to further develop its causal AI platform

CausaLens, a London-based deeptech specializing in causal AI, announced a $45 million fundraising ina Series A round led by Dorilton Ventures and Molten Ventures, formerly Draper Esprit. Existing investors Generation Ventures and IQ Capital, GP Bullhound and other investors also ...

Studying the evolution of glaciers in the face of climate change using Artificial Intelligence

All glaciers are undergoing major changes due to global warming. An interdisciplinary team of glaciologists, climatologists and mathematicians from the University of Grenoble Alpes, INRAE, Météo-France, the Free University of Brussels and TU Delft used for the first time deep art...

Fight against insurance fraud: Diot-Siaci adopts Shift Claims Fraud Detection solution

At the end of January, Diot-Siaci Group, a European leader in property and personal insurance consulting and brokerage, and Shift Technology, a French unicorn specializing in the development of AI-based data automation and optimization solutions for the insurance industry, announ...

Back to JEDI and the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability its replacement

On July 6, 2021, the Pentagon announced the cancellation of JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure), a $10 billion contract to build its infrastructure that it had awarded to Microsoft, and in the process launched the “Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability” (JWCC),...

AlphaCode, code generator from Deepmind, reviewed on Codeforces

DeepMind, the subsidiary of Alphabet (formerly Google), specialized in AI presented AlphaCode, a tool capable of writing computer code in a completely autonomous way to solve problems requiring logical thinking and understanding of language. It has confronted this new code genera...

Graphcore and Pure Storage Release First Reference Architecture

Pure Storage, a leading provider of 100% flash-based block, file and object storage solutions for the enterprise, and Graphcore, a semiconductor company that develops gas pedals for AI and machine learning, have partnered to optimize and deliver the best possible performance for ...

Focus on ARNIA, Regional Agency of Digital and Artificial Intelligence, of the GIP des Territoires Numériques Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Last December, the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region made official the creation this year of the Regional Digital and Artificial Intelligence Agency: ARNIA, a high-level digital public service, which will support citizens, companies and communities in their digital transition and dev...

Employees: right of access to work-related data and e-mails

The Data Protection Act allows any person to access data concerning him or her. This right is reinforced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) published on May 4, 2016 and entered into force in May 2018. An employee can therefore ask his employer to communicate persona...

MIT: Studying turbulent motion in plasmas with AI

One of the most studied aspects of magnetic confinement fusion is the turbulence of the edge plasma, which is critical to the performance and operation of the reactor. Abhilas Mathews, a doctoral student in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and works in the Plasma...

France Assureurs advocates the use of ethical AI

France Assureurs, the federation that brings together all insurance and reinsurance companies operating in France, (more than 247 companies representing more than 99% of the global insurance market), publishes a position paper in which it asks insurers not to rush headlong into t...

Conference “Building Europe’s Digital Sovereignty” [Live video].

On February 7 and 8, as part of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, the conference “Building Europe’s Digital Sovereignty” will take place. On the program of this first day, broadcasted live online : Opening speeches Session 1: Open sover...

Dataquitaine 2022: the 5th edition of the conference dedicated to AI, Operations Research and Data Science

Dataquitaine 2022, the day dedicated to AI, Operations Research and Data Science in New Aquitaine, will take place on February 10, 2022 in Bordeaux, in hybrid format. This annual event is organized by Digital Aquitaine’s AI Data Science community, in partnership with INRIA ...

Synapse Développement, winner of the Digital Deeptech theme of the i-Nov competition

Synapse Développement, a specialist in Artificial Intelligence applied to texts and linguistic engineering, has won the i-Nov competition in the Digital DeepTech theme financed by the Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (PIA) and operated by Bpifrance, thanks to its ...

AI and neuroscience: discover the winners of the Simons Foundation prize, Guillaume Lajoie and Amy Osborn

Guillaume Lajoie, a member of Mila, the Institut québécois d’intelligence artificielle, and an assistant professor at the Université de Montréal, and his colleague Amy Orsborn, from the University of Washington, have won an award from the Simons Collaboration on the Global ...

USA: Helicopter pilots soon to be equipped with AI-assisted augmented reality helmet

On February 1, Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance (PTG) program contract to develop a prototype artificial intelligence (AI) assistant. The prototype will be integr...

EU: Strengthening of EUROPOL’s mandate

On January 10, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) ordered EUROPOL, the European criminal police agency, to divest itself of data collected in the course of investigations lasting more than six months. On February 1, the Council Presidency and the European Parliament r...

WITHINGS acquires 8fit, fitness and health app

Withings, a French company, designs, develops and markets connected objects for the well-being and health of their users. To provide users with even more personalized monitoring and expand its range of services, the company has just announced the acquisition of the German start-u...

ITU calls for cooperation around AI to build global resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the potential of AI and digital technologies to help manage crises and support resilience, but not all people and countries benefited equally. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has just released guidelines for solutions to ensure th...

Results of the ACPR study on digital transformation in the French banking and insurance sectors

In France, banking and insurance supervision is carried out by the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR). Created in 2010, following the 2008 financial crisis, the authority aims to supervise banks and insurance companies to guarantee financial stability, protec...

IDEMIA and CEA strengthen their collaboration to secure citizens’ digital activities

The IDEMIA group, world leader in Augmented Identity, announced in early January the signature of a collaboration agreement with the CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives). Both have already conducted joint projects in the past, they will now d...

SOCFACE, research project on the evolution of French society, based on AI

The interministerial service of the Archives of France (SIAF), in partnership with the Paris School of Economics, is launching the Socface research project, conducted by the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) and the company Teklia. The evolution of French society f...

ITU launches “AI for Good neural network”, a new platform for sustainable development

On February 1, the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) announced the launch of a new community platform powered by artificial intelligence and invited people to join the “AI for Good neural network” without further delay. This AI-based networking platform aims...

50th anniversary of Prolog, the first computer language for “logic programming

50 years ago, Alain Colmerauer laid the foundations of Prolog, the first computer language for “logic programming”. Like LISP, it was to become one of the key tools of Artificial Intelligence (AI). After its glory days in the 80’s with the worldwide repercussion...

Artificial intelligence and skin health: L’OREAL joins forces with VERILY

Popular beauty brand L’Oréal and Verily, an Alphabet subsidiary in the U.S. that specializes in life science research, announced an exclusive partnership in late January. To study the mechanisms of hair and skin aging, the companies will rely, among other things, on the dev...

Focus on the DEEL project: AI for aeronautics, space and embedded systems

The DEEL project aims to develop an interpretable, robust, secure and certifiable artificial intelligence (AI) applied to critical systems in the aerospace and transportation fields. This transatlantic research program is led in Quebec by the Consortium for Research and Innovatio...

InstaDeep raises $100 million for decision support AI

InstaDeep, one of the leaders in the design of decision-making Artificial Intelligence systems, announced on January 25 that it had raised $100 million (€88 million). The company closed a Series B round led by DeepTech investment firm Alpha Intelligence Capital and supported by C...

Call for Papers – CNIA 2022 (National Conference on Artificial Intelligence)

The National Conferenceon Artificial Intelligence(CNIA), supported by the AFIA Board of Directors, is intended for the entire AI research community. It is a forum to strengthen the links and interactions between the different sub-disciplines of AI and the disciplines using AI. CN...

Call for participation to the ALEIA Webinar: The new sovereign and operational AI solution on February 03 from 9:30 to 11:00

ALEIA, a platform to accelerate and secure artificial intelligence projects, organizes on February 3rd, the webinar ALEIA, the new sovereign and operational AI solution. ALEIA is a member of the Hub France IA, a non-profit association, driving and federating European AI initiativ...

SANOFI goes for the discovery of new drugs thanks to the AI of EXSCIENTIA

Sanofi and Exscientia have been collaborating since 2016, they recently signed a license and research collaboration agreement to develop up to 15 novel small molecule candidates in oncology and immunology. Exscientia’s fully integrated artificial intelligence (AI) platform ...

MIT researchers’ study finds that CNNs suffer from over-interpretation

At CSAIL, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brandon Carter and colleagues conducted a study that showed that neural networks trained on popular datasets like CIFAR-10 and Image Net suffer from over-i...

INRIA, Ecole Polytechnique and Radio France launch fact-checking

Fact-checking consists of systematically verifying statements made by political leaders or elements of public debate, especially during election periods. Radio France has entered into a partnership with Polytechnique and Inria to develop artificial intelligence in its newsrooms. ...

Bosch and Cariad, the Volkswagen Group’s software subsidiary, partner for automated driving

German companies Bosch and Cariad, the Volkswagen Group’s software subsidiary, have announced an extended partnership to accelerate the introduction of partially and highly automated driving functions suitable for series production on all classes of Volkswagen Group vehicle...

Review of the important changes to the European Commission’s draft Regulation on Artificial Intelligence

On Tuesday 25 January, the Internal Market and Civil Liberties Committees held their first joint exchange of views on the proposed legislation on artificial intelligence. Parliamentary work on this central topic will continue this year. In December, on the occasion of its Preside...

Seagate expands use of Ansys simulation solutions to improve data storage

Ansys, building on a long-standing relationship, announced in late 2021 a multi-year agreement with Seagate Technology to expand Seagate’s use of Ansys simulation solutions internationally. Seagate Technology, a global leader in mass data storage solutions, applies Ansys...

Brussels: Improving public services with AI and FARI

FARI, the Brussels Institute for Artificial Intelligence, set up last year as part of the recovery plan, aims to connect AI experts, citizens, businesses and local organizations. The Minister of Digital Transition, Bernard Clerfayt, has just awarded it four projects. This first m...

AI is a major focus of the new INPI-IPOS work plan

In early January 2022, Pascal Faure, Director General of INPI and Ms. Rena Lee, his counterpart at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) signed a new work plan for 2022-2023, which succeeds the October 21, 2020 plan around the promotion and commercialization of IP ...

Killer robots: the United Nations struggles to establish a legal framework for the use of autonomous lethal weapons

As early as 2013, Autonomous Lethal Weapons Systems (ALWS) were discussed at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW). At the end of 2021, the subject was again addressed by the 125 States meeting in Geneva but, due to a lack of agreement, the dossier, referred...

XXII launches an ethical charter for AI software publishing

Artificial Intelligence is booming and the technologies it has developed are in constant evolution. The ethical problems that can arise from their use are at the heart of the debate. XXII, a company specialized in Deep technologies, has announced the creation of an ethical charte...

Meta unveils AI Research SuperCluster, the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer

Facebook founder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Monday, Jan. 24, the construction of the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) supercomputer, which is among the fastest AI supercomputers today and is expected to be the fastest by mid-2022, when it is finalized. Researchers ar...

Morocco: Towards the implementation of a national policy dedicated to AI to accelerate digital transformation?

Morocco’s digital transformation began a dozen years ago. Since then, the government, aware of the impact of digital technology on Moroccan society and economy, has launched several strategies to accelerate its development. Artificial Intelligence has an essential role to p...

Vivoka formalizes partnership with NXP Semiconductors

Vivoka, a Lorraine-based company and French leader in speech recognition with the Voice Development Kit, announced in early January its participation in the partnership program of NXP Semiconductors, the world’s tenth largest supplier of embedded controllers. The addition o...

UAE Research Program for Rain Improvement Science presents the winners of the 4th edition

The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science is an international research initiative launched by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and overseen by the National Meteorological Center. At a ceremony held on January 13 at Expo 2020 in Dubai, under the patronage of His Hi...

Call for Papers: Young Investigators Meeting in Artificial Intelligence (RJCIA’2022)

The 20th edition of the Meetings of Young Researchers in Artificial Intelligence (RJCIA’2022) calls for contributions. It will take place on June 30 and July 1, 2022, the last days of the next edition of the Platform for Artificial Intelligence (PFIA’2022), which will...

Exakis Nelite wins the “Data lake for Nuclear” project of the French Recovery Plan

Exakis Nelite, part of Magellan Partners group, the first Microsoft pure-player partner in France, announced in early January its appointment to the “Data Lake for Nuclear” project as part of the French Government’s France Relance program. Exakis Nelite has form...

The RATP group launches the 3rd edition of its start-up gas pedal

On January 10, 2022, the RATP group announced the launch of the 3rd edition of its start-up gas pedal dedicated to new mobility and better urban living. The five winning start-ups will benefit from a six-month business acceleration to test and deploy their solutions and services ...

INRIA and the University of Rennes 1 announce the creation of the “Inria Center at the University of Rennes

INRIA and the University of Rennes 1 have been collaborating since 1980, the year the Rennes-Brittany Atlantic Center was created. On Wednesday, January 19, the two institutions signed an agreement that confirms their strategic partnership and formalizes the creation of the ̶...

MIT team tackles difficult computational problems

Mathematics is often considered as an exact science and for most of us, it allows to solve all computational problems. However, they come up against certain problems that are still unsolvable, and algorithms designed to solve them have not succeeded either. Among these problems, ...

Covid-19: Focus on Early Warning System (EWS) developed by BioNTech and InstaDeep to detect high risk variants of SARS-CoV-2

Right now, we hear a lot about Delta and Omicron, the two most circulating variants in France, but little do we know that more than 70,000 variants were discovered between early October 2021 and late November 2021. BioNTech and InstaDeep announce that they have developed and succ...

The CNIL launches a public consultation on the use of smart cameras in public spaces

Faced with the resurgence of smart or augmented cameras in public spaces and the ethical or legal problems that these devices pose, the CNIL, after various works on the issue, has published a “Draft position on the conditions of deployment of so-called “smart” o...

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