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Canada: A look back at the partnership between the Centre Hospitalier de Montréal and DIAGNOS for diabetic retinopathy screening

One of the complications of diabetes can be diabetic retinopathy, which is damage to the retina, a thin membrane essential to vision that covers the back of the eye, ultimately resulting in decreased vision and even blindness. In June 2018, DIAGNOS, which specializes in AI-enable...

USA: NHTSA releases crash data for vehicles equipped with ADS or ADAS Level 2 systems

In June 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a standing blanket order requiring manufacturers and operators to report to it certain crashes involving vehicles equipped with Level 2 automated driving systems (ADS) or advanced driver assistance sy...

Data and health: Mozilla’s buyer’s guide alerts on 18 pregnancy and period tracking apps

It’s often difficult for consumers to get clear, actionable information from companies about the security and privacy of their connected products. That’s why the Mozilla Foundation launched the “Privacy Not Included” buyer’s guide in 2017 with the go...

Event: the 8th edition of SIDO Lyon will take place on September 14 and 15, 2022

The eighth edition of the SIDO Lyon will open its doors on September 14 and 15, 2022 at the Cité Internationale de Lyon: 48h top-chrono to decipher the innovation and to concretize its digitalization projects, whatever the level of maturity of its project! SIDO Lyon, the leading ...

Pharmaceutical industry: France is the country with the strongest growth in job offers in ML

According to the online journal Pharmaceutical Technology, machine learning engineers are increasingly sought after by pharmaceutical companies. The largest number of job openings are found in North America, but some countries in Europe and Asia are gaining ground. France, for ex...

Google will improve its featured snippets with its AI Multitask Unified Model (MUM)

Featured snippets are the small summaries that Google offers in response to a question frequently asked by Internet users. On August 11, Google presented an innovation to improve their quality: the company will use MUM, (Multitask Unified Model) its AI-based algorithm built on th...

META AI unveils BlenderBot 3, a research project on conversational AI

After introducing BlenderBot in 2020, the BlenderBot 2.0 iteration in 2021, META unveiled BlenderBot 3 on August 5. As with its predecessors, the company is sharing the model’s weights and codes with the scientific community with the intention of helping advance conversatio...

Facial recognition: “From Numbers to Name” platform helps identify Holocaust victims

Deep learningis used in many fields today, and it is increasingly being used in history. Daniel Patt, a software engineer at Google, teamed up with financier Jed Limmer, to design the “From Numbers to Names” site, which offers users who have family members who perishe...

Launch of the call for applications for phase V of the competitiveness clusters

As Phase IV (2019-2022) of the competitiveness clusters comes to an end in December 2022, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, and Roland Lescure, Minister Delegate for Industry, announced in early August the opening of the call...

Focus on SMART, IARPA’s program to identify and monitor large-scale construction using machine learning

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the research arm of the U.S. intelligence community, has launched the Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program to detect, monitor and characterize large-scale construction projects and other ...

Navya autonomous shuttle pilot project launched in Minnesota

On August 5, NAVYA, a French company specializing in the design and construction of autonomous, electric and robotic vehicles, announced a new partnership in the United States with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), AECOM and the City of White Bear Lake, for the ...

Autonomous ships: the Mayflower Autonomous Ship has reached Plymouth in Massachusetts

After technical stops in the Azores and Halifax, Canada, the 15-meter long oceanographic trimaran Mayflowerarrived in the port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, after an autonomous crossing of the Atlantic, it would be, according to its designers, the first boat of this size to achieve...

Facial Recognition: New York State Supreme Court rules in favor of Amnesty International and Project STOP

Facial recognition systems raise questions about data protection issues and the risks of infringing on personal freedoms, and many NGOs, such as Amnesty International, are calling for an end to their use. In late July, New York Supreme Court Justice Laurence Love ruled in favor o...

Researchers at Stanford University and NVIDIA publish the study “EG3D: Efficient, Geometry-Sensitive 3D Generative Antagonistic Networks.”

Transforming 2D images into 3D scenes is the subject of much research, Nvidia Research recently presented Instant NeRf, an AI model capable of doing this very quickly, various software are offered for free for this purpose on the Internet. Researchers at Stanford University and N...

MIRA miniature robot-assisted surgery platform to join the ISS in 2024

In collaboration with Virtual Incision, a robotics company, engineers at the University of Nebraska have developed MIRA, a small remote-controlled surgical robot that can perform surgery remotely. NASA plans to send it to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2024 to conduct a...

France 2030: the government unveils the first 66 winners of the “Skills and occupations 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 intere...

Germany: T-Systems partners with Envision Digital to reduce carbon emissions

On August 4, Deutsche Telekom, a global leader in integrated telecommunications, announced that its subsidiary T-Systems will partner with China’s Envision Digital, a leading global provider of AIoT software for Net Zero solutions, to enable German retailers to reduce their...

Telecom Paris’ First Job 2022 survey: engineers in demand and well-paid

Télécom Paris, a school of the Institut Mines-Télécom and a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, trains general digital engineers. It recently published a survey to measure the rate of integration into the job market of its graduates from the classes of 2019, 2...

Canada: use of artificial intelligence remains low within companies, according to HR

Human resources (HR) plays an important role in organizations. In Canada, the College of Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) conducted a web-based survey of 304 Certified Human Resources and Industrial Relations Professionals (CHIRP) working in business and found that ...

Focus on the European research project HosmartAI “Hospital Smart development based on AI

The European research project HosmartAI aims to provide Europe with a strong, efficient, sustainable and resilient healthcare system, benefiting from the AI capabilities of European technology players to generate impact. To this end, a common open integration platform with the ne...

Predicting mortality and length of stay in intensive care units using machine learning

Intensive care units (ICUs) provide continuity of care and continuous monitoring for critically ill patients. A team of researchers from Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine conducted research to investigate the predictive accuracy of mortality and length of stay of patie...

A look back at the Open for Good Alliance’s webinar on open AI and data in law and justice systems

The Open for Good Alliance, as part of UNESCO’s Global Judicial Education Initiative, which has trained more than 23,000 judicial operators since 2014, hosted the “Webinar on Open AI and Data in Law and Justice Systems.” More than 100 judges, lawyers, government...

the Pôle d’Expertise de la Régulation Numérique (PEReN) presents its 2021 activity report

The Pôle d’Expertise de la Régulation Numérique (PEReN), a national service created on August 31, 2020, recently submitted its first activity report for the year 2021 to its supervisory ministers, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sover...

Studying PH variability in coastal areas using deep learning

Seawater has a pH of about 8.2, although it can vary between 7.5 and 8.5 depending on local salinity, and is estimated to have declined on average by 0.1 since the industrial era. This downward trend associated with increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere is a matter of concern b...

Ganymed Robotics announces €21 million fundraising

Ganymed Robotics, a developer of computer vision software and robotic technologies dedicated to orthopedic surgery, announced in early July that it had raised €21M in a Series B financing round. The round was led by Cathay Health, with the participation of Crédit Mutuel Innovatio...

Botswana: artificial intelligence to mitigate human-elephant conflict

The Kavango-Zambezi transboundary conservation area was created to protect wildlife, particularly elephants, from poaching. It has fully succeeded in doing so, as it now has 250,000 elephants, or more than half of the total population of these pachyderms on the continent, estimat...

MIT research team creates nanosecond programmable proton resistors for analog deep learning

If there is one digital activity that consumes a lot of energy, is time consuming and has high costs, it is deep learning. An approach based on analog deep learning is both less energy intensive and faster. A multidisciplinary team at MIT has been working to create programmable p...

Boston Limited wins £3.5 million contract in the AI and HPC market

On July 28, 2CRSI, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance energy-efficient IT solutions, announced that one of its companies, Boston Limited, had won a contract worth 3.5 million pounds, or 4,179,700 euros. However, the group did not reveal the identity of the company wi...

European Commission publishes data for the Digital Economy and Society Index 2022

The European Commission published on July 28 the data provided by the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) for 2022, which aims to measure the progress made in EU member states in the digital field. According to the report, only 54% of Europeans have “basic digital skil...

LaborIA: Matrice launches a survey on the impact of artificial intelligence on work this September

Launched last November 19, the 5-year LaborIA program, financed by the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Integration and operated by Matrice, an institute for technological and social innovation, has been joined by Inria. Its mission is to ” better understand artificial int...

Launch of French Tech DeepNum20, the third sectoral program of the Mission French Tech

The sector programs of the French Tech Mission aim to support start-ups positioned in sectors identified as strategic in the framework of France 2030. After Green20 and Agri20, the third French Tech DeepNum20 sector program is aimed at French start-ups operating in the digital se...

Benin adopts Custom Webb, an AI-based solution, for its customs system

Since 2016, the Beninese government has aimed to make Benin the digital services hub of West Africa. On July 25, Webb Fontaine, a leading provider of advanced and innovative solutions to serve government and customs based in Dubai, announced that Benin has opted for its Customs W...

Luxembourg: The Ministry of Economy launches its first call for projects in the field of High Performance Computing

On July 25, the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy announced the launch of a joint call for projects, in partnership with the National Research Fund (FNR) and Luxinnovation, open to companies and research institutions wishing to leverage High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities ...

AI and diabetes: BIB-UP, a UMR 1190 project to understand and predict the outcome of metabolic surgery

The UMR 1190 or Translational Diabetes Research Laboratory is a joint research unit of the University of Lille, Inserm, the Lille University Hospital and the Pasteur Institute of Lille. The unit focuses on translational research on diabetes and in particular on human islet transp...

Vodafone and Google Cloud announce deployment of AI and ML AI Booster platform

Vodafone, a British telecommunications company, and Google Cloud have signed a six-year strategic partnership in May 2021. The two companies recently announced an agreement to deploy the AI and ML platform “AI Booster”, jointly created, it will bring predictive capabi...

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

The UK Government has made no secret of its intention to move away from the GDPR since leaving 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 Intelle...

Consumers express growing confidence in AI solutions for managing their auto claims

Solera, a provider of integrated software, data and services for vehicle and fleet lifecycle management, recently released a study on the impact of AI in the claims management and repair journey. In partnership with research firm Coleman Parkes, Solera surveyed more than 2,000 co...

What is the place of artificial intelligence in financial auditing practices?

A financial audit allows you to make a detailed assessment of the financial accounts of a company, and the largest companies are required to do one every year. AI, with its great computing power, can be a very useful tool for the auditor’s job. The Master CARF (Control Audi...

Accenture Announces Acquisition of Eclipse Automation, a Provider of Customized Manufacturing Automation Solutions

Accenture, a global consulting firm, announced on July 21 that it has reached an agreement to acquire Eclipse Automation, a Canadian provider of custom robotics and automation technologies headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. According to Accenture, the acquisition will e...

Can an AI like GPT-3 be considered as the lead author of a scientific paper?

GPT-3 is a language generator developed by Open AI . Two of the company’s researchers, Almira Osmanovic Thunström and Steinn Steingrimsson, instructed him to “write an academic paper in 500 words on GPT-3 and add scientific references and citations inside the textR...

The European Commission finances 61 European Defence Fund projects to the tune of 1.2 billion euros

The European Defence Fund (EDF) provides financial support to defence projects developed jointly at EU level. In June 2021, the European Commission adopted the first EDF annual work programme and published a first series of 23 calls for proposals. Within this framework, 61 collab...

Open data: Caisse des Dépôts makes available three sets of data relating to the Personal Training Account

Managed by Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, on behalf of the State, the Personal Training Account (CPF) allows any active person, from the moment they enter the job market until their retirement, to acquire training rights that can be mobilized throughout their professional li...

Canada: AI and Data Commissioner Appointed as Part of Data Protection Bill 2022

François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, introduced a new bill last June to reform the Canadian Digital Charter, strengthen consumer privacy protection and establish clear rules to ensure fair competition in the online marketplace....

Researchers develop AI to help doctors find relevant information within electronic records

Doctors are increasingly turning to electronic records for information to guide them on the best treatment for their patients. To help them do this more quickly, researchers from MIT, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research, physicians and medical experts, have developed machine ...

Festival d’Avignon: Focus on AI-enabled shows at the Grenier à Sel during Aires Numériques #3

The 2022 edition of the Avignon Festival began on July 7 and will end on Tuesday 26, while the Off Festival will continue until Saturday 30 July. Despite the heat and the threat of Covid 19, this festival of live performance was a great success. The Grenier à sel, meanwhile, host...

Innatelogic, start-up specialized in biochemistry, winner of the RISE 2022 call for projects

RISE is a CNRS program, and the fifteen or so start-ups that win in the various calls for projects benefit from customized support for a year, as well as inclusion in the CNRS Innovation network of experts and partners to structure and develop their project. Innatelogic’s p...

DALL-E 2, OPENAI’s image generation AI, soon to be available in beta version to one million users

In January 2021, OPEN AI introduced DALL-E and then launched its second version last April. On July 20, it announced the availability of this AI system that creates realistic images and art from natural language description in beta. In the coming weeks, one million people on the ...

Presentation of the 17 winners of the second wave of the “ExcellenceS in all its forms” call for projects

During her visit to the Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation (MaCI) on the UGA campus in Grenoble in early July, Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Higher Education and Research, presented the 17 winners of the second wave of the call for projects “ExcellenceS in all ...

Study analyzes the relationship 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 Biodivers...

The CNIL publishes its position on the deployment of augmented cameras in public places

Faced with the resurgence of augmented cameras in public spaces and the ethical or legal problems that these devices pose, the CNIL, after various works on the issue, published on January 14, a “Draft position on the conditions of deployment of so-called “smart”...

Deepmind AI introduces “DeepNash”, the model-free autonomous RL agent, expert of the game “Classic Stratego”

For AIs, board games are great learning grounds, which has allowed them to beat humans at Go, chess, poker, backgammon… Stratego is one of the board games that AI has yet to master, researchers at Deepmind AI present “DeepNash,” an autonomous agent trained with ...

Meta AI introduces Sphere, a model designed to verify citations on Wikipedia

When we do a search on the Internet, the search engine very often suggests the site of the community encyclopedia Wikipedia. It contains about 6.5 million articles by volunteer contributors, but how can we know if these are reliable, even though the sources of the articles are ci...

Focus on SOUND.AI, a European project selected in the framework of COFUND MSCA

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions aim to foster excellence in the training, mobility and career development of researchers by funding research training projects. The MSCA COFUND 2021 call for projects, which closed last February, was launched to stimulate regional, national and ...

Canada: What’s in the second phase of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy?

A few weeks ago, François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the launch of the second phase of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy. This second phase, which is expected to benefit from an investment of more tha...

Sports: the NBA relies on AI and opts for the Uplift Capture solution

Since it first appeared in the field of sports, artificial intelligence has become more and more important and plays an important role at many levels: recruitment, training, performance analysis, games, injury prevention… As part of its “Launchpad” program, the ...

Mozilla Foundation’s “The Internet Health Report” 2022 on artificial intelligence

The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. In 2017, it launched an open source initiative, “The Internet Health Report,” to document and analyze the health of the Internet based on various...

EuraTechnologies, France’s leading incubator, raises €24 million to accelerate its development

EuraTechnologies, France’s leading start-up incubator and gas pedal, has announced a €24 million fundraising round with the Mulliez Family Association and Entreprises et Cités (via ECTech) among other private investors. All the historical shareholders: the European Metropol...

Computer Vision: Recognize objects faster and more accurately with CNNs

Despite constant movements of the body, head or eyes, our visual perception of the objects around us remains stable even though the physical information hitting our retinas is constantly changing. Scientists at the RIKEN Institute in Japan have looked at all the unnoticed eye mov...

IT’s impact on health care remains modest, MIT study finds

The impact of information technology (IT) on health care so far has been evolutionary but not revolutionary, according to a paper by an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The study finds that IT has reduced costs and improved patient care, but only mode...

The General Directorate of Armament awards the realization of the ARTEMIS.IA platform to ATHEA

At the beginning of July, the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) announced the industrialization phase of the ARTEMIS.IA project (Architecture de Traitement et d’Exploitation Massive de l’Information Multi-Sources et d’Intelligence Artificielle). Led by the...

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