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The American College of Radiology publishes a survey on the uses of artificial intelligence in radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Data Science Institute conducted an annual survey of its members. The objective was to understand how radiologists use artificial intelligence in their daily practices. As part of this study, an articlewas published, explaining all the resu...

Switzerland: the scientific computing centre will be equipped with the Alps supercomputer

With the help of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nvidia, the Swiss Centre for Scientific Computing (CSCS) is developing the Alps supercomputer. This new tool, equipped with artificial intelligence, aims to be the most powerful in the world in this field. It will replace Piz ...

UN calls for harnessing the full potential of science and technology for the 2030 Agenda

In the process of achieving the goals of Agenda 2030, the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, science, technology and innovation are taking on a huge role. The 6th multi-stakeholder collaboration forum focusing on these key areas calls for harnessing their potenti...

Artificial intelligence for border control and management: Focus on Frontex report

Frontex, the European border and coast guard agency, is responsible for the control and management of the external borders of the Schengen area. As part of its digital transition strategy, it has published a report on a study carried out around the main requirements and opportuni...

Towards an inclusive and responsible artificial intelligence: Three questions to Cristina Lunghi from Arborus

Arborus and Orange unveiled the International Charter for Inclusive Artificial Intelligence on April 21, 2020. One year later, all the partners and signatories of this Charter celebrated the first year of existence of this initiative. In this very special context, focus with Cris...

Apple hires Samy Bengio, former Google Brain executive and co-founder

After the firing of experts Timnit Gerbu and Margaret Mitchell from Google, Samy Bengio had decided to submit his resignation. The former leader and co-founder of Google Brain was one of the pillars of artificial intelligence at Google. His arrival at Apple has been announced and...

GAFAM: a look back at their AI strategies and acquisitions in 2020

2020 was a transition year in the use of AI by GAFAM. This is what CBInsights tells us in a report called Big Tech’s AI Ambitions. The strategy of these large groups consists of acquiring innovative start-ups, but with very different goals. Let’s focus on these tech g...

VIGIA project: robotics and artificial intelligence for the surveillance of marine protected areas

Marine protected areas are areas that contribute to sustainable fisheries and other activities. They are subject to specific protection measures in order to allow the species present to be able to reproduce and therefore, to make them last. This process requires great vigilance o...

Mayflower Autonomous Ship, an autonomous boat to conduct scientific experiments on the high seas

Of the 510 million km2 defining the surface of the Earth, 70% corresponds to the seas and oceans. This vast expanse of water is teeming with marine animals and underwater plants, but also with other objects resulting from pollution or human activity. Led by ProMare, an organizati...

China: A look back at the fourth China Digital Summit

On 25 and 26 April, the fourth Digital China Summit was held in Fuzhou, capital of China’s Fujian province. The event saw the signing of 523 projects with investments worth 318.8 billion yuan, equivalent to 44.1 billion euros in areas covered including artificial intelligen...

Focus on “Big Science”, the collaborative project for the development of an efficient open source language model

In order to develop an efficient open source multilingual language model in one year, several laboratories, large groups and start-ups have come together. They will use the French supercomputer Jean Zay to carry out the “Big Science”project. The main objective is to d...

ThreeDWorld Transport Challenge: a challenge to test the interaction of robots in an environment

In a study, several researchers from IBM, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University have teamed up to launch the “ThreeDWorld Transport Challenge”. Its objective is to evaluate the ability of artificial intelligence systems to find paths,...

Ireland: How the government is using artificial intelligence to make administrative tasks easier

The Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is the agency responsible for developing and regulating the agri-food sector in Ireland. To carry out its mission and manage the €1 billion in payments they have to make each year to 120,000 farmers, the DAFM is bank...

What about the electronic signature in the era of digital transformation?

The current health crisis has accelerated the dematerialization movement that has been underway in recent years. The intensification of electronic exchanges and the democratization of CRM make it possible to fluidify the phases of acquisition and conversion of leads. But the sign...

A machine learning tool to fight waste threatening Pacific island species

The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) is a British organization dedicated to saving the species of the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. The islands are home to many endemic species. However, every year, more than eight tons of plastic waste from the mainland flood th...

ICAIR: focus on the Industrial Council on Artificial Intelligence Research led by SAP and Amadeus

Olena Kushakovska, a graduate in applied mathematics and Senior Development Manager at SAP, and Jean-Michel Sauvage, an engineer by training and Director of R&D solutions at Amadeus IT Group, have been leading the Industrial Council of Artificial Intelligence Research (ICAIR)...

Deepomatic raises €2.3 million to develop its solution for the telecommunications sector

Deepomatic, a start-up specializing in image recognition, has announced a €2.3 million round of financing from the investment fund Swisscom Ventures. The French start-up markets a software suite for developing applications based on image recognition and computer vision. Deepomati...

Facebook AI announces two breakthroughs related to computer vision and supervised learning

Facebook AI announcedat the end of last week two discoveries considered as major in artificial intelligence and computer vision. These models are the result of a collaboration with Inria and several academic institutions. The first, called DINO,is based on the transformation of v...

ARIES for SEEA: the UN platform for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Measuring the impact of nature and ecosystems on countries’ economies and sense of well-being more easily is the goal of a new artificial intelligence-based tool presented by theUnited Nations(UN), and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). This solution has been desig...

Autonomous vehicle: EasyMile raises €55 million from Searchlight

EasyMile, which specialises in the design of autonomous shuttles and utility vehicles, has announced that it has raised €55 million in funding from Searchlight. The objective for the Toulouse-based company is to develop its autonomous solutions into concrete commercial offers. It...

Luxembourg: announcement of the results of the public consultation on artificial intelligence

The Luxembourg Prime Minister, also Minister of Communications and Media, and Minister for Digitalisation, Xavier Bettel, presented the results of the Luxembourg public consultation on artificial intelligence on 28 April 2021. The governmental novelties in relation with the AI do...

LNE launches a public consultation on its artificial intelligence certification

The Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) has set up a working group composed of several major industrial groups with a view to creating a certification around artificial intelligence. A public consultation, open until 21 May 2021, has been launched to gather...

Integrating the autonomy of lethal weapon systems: The Defence Ethics Committee delivers its opinion

After the publication of its work on the augmented soldier, the Defence Ethics Committee submitted to Florence Parly and the Ministry of the Armed Forces its opinionon the integration of autonomy in lethal weapon systems. This is a central topic chosen because of the strategic, l...

UK government gives green light to autonomous cars on the road

On 28 April 2021, the UK announced the forthcoming creation of regulations for the use of autonomous vehicles. Operating at reduced and limited speeds, these cars could be allowed on British roads by the end of the year. In France, legislation in this area was the subject of a na...

How does artificial intelligence influence voting decisions and online dating?

Can artificial intelligence influence our attitudes and decisions? This is the question that Ujué Agudo and Helena Matute, researchers at the University of Deusto, in Bilbao, Spain, have been looking into. Whether in the field of politics or dating, they conducted several experim...

French team wins first prize in #GirlsInAI2021 hackathon with project to help the hearing impaired

The #GirlsInAI2021 international hackathon by Teens in AI was attended by 83 teams composed of over 950 participants from 23 different countries. The first prize was won by a French team, composed of three teenagers aged 16 to 17. They designed Hear-Me, an application based on ar...

The first anniversary of the International Charter for Inclusive Artificial Intelligence

The International Charter for Inclusive Artificial Intelligence celebrated its first anniversary. For the occasion, and to celebrate the first 100 signatories, an event was organised on 21 April in the presence of Cédric O, Secretary of State in charge of Digital Transition and E...

Pixyl raises €2.2 million to market its neurological pathology detection solution

Founded in 2015, Pixyl is a French company specializing in medical imaging. The startup announced a €2.2 million fundraising from the investment fund Elaia, with the participation of Bpifrance and Holnest and hopes to accelerate the marketing of its flagship software suite and co...

Chemotargets develops a platform to find a cure for Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease is the subject of research by several teams around the world. Last February, a research team from Sorbonne University, Inserm and CNRS had established, thanks to AI, a linkbetween the evolution of this pathology at the molecular level and the loss of co...

How can artificial intelligence combat the falsification of satellite images?

While many of us are admiring the real-life photos of Thomas Pesquet from space, a study conducted by researchers from several American universities has highlighted the development of geographic spoofing and calls for “demystifying the question of the absolute reliability o...

Odeuropa project: an encyclopaedia of European olfactory heritage using artificial intelligence

Led by historians, perfumers and artificial intelligence specialists, the European Odeuropa project was launched at the beginning of 2021 with the aim of creating an olfactory encyclopaedia. Smells found in Europe between the 16th and 20th centuries will be recreated for the occa...

Alzheimer’s: Artificial intelligence-based application for reminiscence therapy

Reminiscence therapy is an approach used in the field of gerontology, the field of study of aging and its consequences. It is a way of integrating the past into the present by bringing back distant emotions and memories. This is one of the solutions proposed to people suffering f...

Citizen participation and artificial intelligence at the heart of a tool to anticipate the presence of jellyfish

A team of researchers from the University of Huelva and the University of Malaga, Spain, has developed an artificial intelligence model that anticipates the arrival of jellyfish on beaches. The design of this tool was initiated by a study to analyze the behavior of these marine a...

Scottish researchers introduce system to speed up mesothelioma diagnosis process

A team of Scottish scientists from the University of Glasgow, Canon Medical Research Europe and the Data Lab, Scotland’s centre for innovation in data and artificial intelligence, have developed an AI-based imaging system that is effective in detecting mesothelioma. This ra...

17 winners of the “Connected Bridges” call for projects for innovative maintenance

Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, the French Minister of Transport, has announced the 17 winners of the “Connected Bridges” call for projects. As part of the “France relance” plan, a call for projects with €4 million in support was launched to bring out new methods ...

EU AI regulation: EDPS expresses reservation on facial recognition

Last week, the European Commission unveiled its regulationon the use of artificial intelligence within European companies and institutions. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) announced its support for the development of a legal framework for AI. However, the body in c...

Focus on the CORE-MD project which proposes a review of medical device evaluation methods

The CORE-MD project has been launched in close collaboration between the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and the European Society of Cardiology. It is part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. ...

How the Ambroise Paré clinic wants to improve screening for cardiac arrhythmias with Cardiologs

The Cardiologs solution has just been chosen by the Ambroise Paré clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine to reinforce its services in cardiology. The French company proposes an integrated AI platform to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnoses and to reduce ECG reading time. A solution to ...

Australian police want to use artificial intelligence to act against stalkers on Tinder

The New South Wales Police Force (NWSPF) in Australia recently unveiled a proposal to make dating apps safer. Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, has been reluctant to implement the proposal. NWSPF has raised the possibility of using AI to analyze conversations between us...

Chronopost and ILLUIN Technology: artificial intelligence for deliveries

Chronopost has announced that it is acquiring a stake in ILLUIN Technology, a developer of innovative projects based on artificial intelligence. This acquisition of a 5% stake is part of the close collaboration that may exist between the two companies. After having designed two A...

Quebec: A recruitment program targets foreign talent specialized in artificial intelligence

On April 22, Quebec launched its pilot program for permanent immigration of workers in the artificial intelligence and information technology sectors. The goal is to recruit talent in all of these fields in order to address the country’s labour shortage. Under this program,...

Researchers have developed an algorithm for predicting disease due to specific diets

Consultations with nutritionists have increased considerably in recent years. Thanks to scientific progress, diets have improved and are much more adapted to each individual’s profile, according to their needs and objectives. A project led by researchers at Chalmers Univers...

How artificial intelligence can help fight the extinction of African elephants

The applications of artificial intelligence-based tools for biodiversity are numerous. This week, for example, we mentioned the platform developed by researchers at the University of Alicante to monitor species exploited by fishing. Here is another application that focuses on Afr...

Only 6% of companies in France use artificial intelligence according to Eurostat

With the new regulation on artificial intelligence presented by the European Union last week, companies and institutions have additional guidance if they want to foster the arrival of AI in their strategy. A Eurostat survey on the use of information and communication technologies...

MIT researchers present a deep learning tool to analyze material stress from photos

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presented a developed artificial intelligence tool earlier this month. This deep learning model will be able to determine the stress and strain of a material through image analysis and computer vision. It can be used ...

Focus on Alibaba Cloud’s solution to help farmers with artificial intelligence

Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary, has launched its “Agriculture Brain” solution, which includes machine learning models, forecasts, climate analysis, satellite data acquisition systems, voice recognition and images. Focus on a platform whose o...

Video Game: NVIDIA and Sony File Patents for Artificial Intelligence Technologies

NVIDIA, a U.S.-based designer of processors, cards, and graphics chips, and Sony, a Japanese multinational technology company, have each recently patented specific innovations. These patents have in common artificial intelligence, the PlayStation 5 and a potential improvement in ...

How artificial intelligence is being used to help recruit young footballers

The use of artificial intelligence technologies in football, and more generally in sport, is growing by the day. This topic will be featured in the next issue of our magazine. Today, we’re going to take a look at a real-life test. Indeed, a recruitment session with a view t...

Deep Fish, the University of Alicante’s platform for preserving species in the Mediterranean basin

Overfishing, the depletion of the seabed and pollution are often pointed out in the fishing world. As part of a joint project between the University of Alicante and the Spanish Institute of Coastal Ecology (IEL), a platform has been developed to provide a solution to some of thes...

Researchers use supervised learning model to better manage floods

Thawing, differences in ground level, the amount of water received and its flow rate: these are three of the variables that come into play in floods, making this phenomenon very difficult to anticipate. All the more so when it comes to warning the population of the danger it coul...

The educational platform Wiloki raises one million euros from Invus

The Wiloki platform has announced that it has raised €1 million from the Invus investment fund. The personalised educational tool, enriched with artificial intelligence, intends to develop in Europe and enrich its educational content offer. Founded almost three years ago, Wiloki ...

Google Meet uses artificial intelligence to offer new features

One year after making Google Meet available to everyone, the video conferencing application is proposing several new features to improve its platform. These changes will take place on the design of the interface, by creating animated backgrounds but also on the use of artificial ...

Huawei introduces the Arcfox Alpha S: its first electric and autonomous car model

Huawei presented its electric car, theArcfox Alpha S,at the Shanghai Motor Show. The Chinese brand was ahead of other technology groups by announcing on April 17, this model developed with the help of the Beijing Automobile Industry Co (BAIC) group. Extensive use of new technolog...

Atos and Inria are working together to develop innovative solutions in several areas

After announcing the acquisition of three companies and launching a digital platform for banks and insurers, Atos has signed a partnership agreement with Inria. This collaboration is part of a common desire to bring the industrial fabric closer to the world of research, to enrich...

China: artificial intelligence used to design language databases

China has launched the second phase of its project to protect national language resources as part of an extensive programme. The country’s ambition is to preserve everything that exists in terms of dialects and ethnic minority languages. Artificial intelligence technology i...

IoT Week by CITC : Review of a successful 5th edition

The 5th edition of the IoT Week by CITC took place from 15 to 19 March. This event organized by the Innovation Center for Contactless Technologies (CITC) gave rise to 4 hackathons, 35 conferences and saw 4 start-ups being rewarded. Throughout this intense week, 1,400 people conne...

Luc Julia, French specialist in artificial intelligence, becomes Renault’s scientific director

Luc Julia, an expert in artificial intelligence and in the field of human-machine interfaces, has just been appointed by Renault CEO Luca de Meo as the group’s scientific director. The French engineer will support the carmaker in several areas related to AI. His arrival is ...

How Barcelona City Council wants to promote the ethical use of artificial intelligence

Barcelona City Council wants to implement twenty measures to ensure that the artificial intelligence algorithms used by the city, and those that will come to strengthen their technological portfolio in the future, operate with an ethical commitment. The Digital Innovation Commiss...

Atos and DreamQuark launch digital platform for insurers and banks

Following its acquisition of three companiesannounced this week to expand its technology portfolio in several areas, Atos has unveiled a digital platform for banks and insurers. The tool was designed in partnership with DreamQuark, a French start-up specialising in AI technologie...

US national archives to use artificial intelligence to manage digital records

The National Archives and RecordsAdministration (NARA), which holds all of the country’s government records, manages millions of digital files. In order to facilitate the search of this valuable data while limiting the manual marking of files, artificial intelligence will b...

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