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Follow live the 2nd PMIA Summit – GPAI

On November 11 and 12, the second summit of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) will be held in Paris. Numerous international AI experts from civil society, academia, industry and government, including ministerial delegates from PMIA members, are gathering to...

Artificial intelligence: watch the GPAI summit live

The Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) 2021 is being held this November 11 and 12. The initiative initiated in 2018 by France and Canada, since joined by many countries, aims to guide the responsible development and use of AI in a spirit of respect for human rights, inclusion, diver...

Start-up: H2O.ai raises $100 million in funding

H2O.ai is a start-up that aims to democratize artificial intelligence. This AI solution is focused on adding value to businesses, is completely open source and is used by more than 20,000 companies worldwide. At the end of last week, H2O.ai announced that it had raised $100 milli...

Omniverse and Digital Twins Focus of NVIDIA Keynote Announcements

The Nvidia 2021 Global GTC takes place from November 8-11. The event is attended by over 200,000 developers, innovators, researchers and designers worldwide. On the agenda: deep learning, data science, high performance computing, robotics, network data centers and graphics. Durin...

Impact of AI in the world of work: the PMIA Living Lab to better understand practices

The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) was created to ensure the responsible development and use of AI, in line with the OECD Principles on AI. The GPAI experts are working on the creation of a “Living Lab” to better understand the practices of the f...

SuMO: a French digital predictive therapy for surgery of disabling lumbar pathologies

Developed by Cortexx Medical Intelligence, the SuMO solution for “Surgery Medical Outcome” integrates the personal data of each patient to ensure personalized follow-up and thus guarantee them better chances of long-term recovery. An initial predictive study to evalua...

Qualcomm launches four new Snapdragon 4G and 5G wireless platforms

The American company Qualcomm is a recognized specialist in the market of chips for premium android smartphones. To boost the performance of these processors for 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones, it announced four new Snapdragons processors in late October. Although the smartphone marke...

Amazon announces the signing of a contract with the British secret service around artificial intelligence

Amazon has won a contract, via its AWS Cloud platform, estimated at between 500 million and one billion pounds (600 million to 1.2 billion euros) with the British secret services, which want to consolidate all their sensitive data. According to the Financial Times , the aim is to...

Artificial Intelligence: €2 billion for the second phase of the national strategy

To ensure that “France does not miss the train of artificial intelligence”, Emmanuel Macron had announced in March 2018 a plan of 1.5 billion euros to develop the ecosystem of artificial intelligence and attract new researchers. Part of the measures announced were ins...

Switzerland: 100,000 francs for the winners of the CSEM Digital Journey 2021

The CSEM Digital Journey 2021 prizes were awarded on November1 at the launch conference of the Forward event organized by EPFL (École polythechnique fédérale de Lausanne), Le Temps and PME Magazine. Created in 2018, this competition rewards two projects in each of its editions. I...

Google promises smarter, greener traffic lights

Waiting at a traffic light because it’s red when no cars are in sight may seem stupid, but the driver has to do it if he doesn’t want to break the traffic law and possibly get fined. The gasoline consumed during this wait may seem negligible but it contributes to the ...

Planète A, Crédit du Nord’s incubator, ready to receive impact start-ups in early 2022

“There isno plan B because there is no planet B”declared in 2014 Ban Ki-moon, then Secretary to the United Nations. It is with this idea of saving the world, or at least keeping it in the best possible state, that Crédit du Nord has launched “Planet A”, an...

A French team from the MINERVA project wins the SKAO Data Challenge 2021 using the Jean Zay supercomputer

The SKA project’s radio astronomy observatory is announced as one of the largest machines on earth. It will span a square kilometre, as its name suggests: Square Kilometer Array. SKAO, the SKA observatory, will provide scientists with data of unprecedented quality, quantity...

Milestone Systems and NVIDIA offer two exclusive webinars on real-world solutions to the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s cities

Milestone Systems, a provider of open platform IP Video Management Systems (VMS) software, and NVIDIA, a global hardware provider, announced last month a partnership to bring artificial intelligence to the heart of cities. Combining their expertise, they will offer two online con...

EvidenceB and Techné launch the second version of the ELLA French learning module

Adaptiv’Langue is a language learning application that offers each student a personalized learning experience. Developed by EvidenceB, it uses the digital workspaces (ENT) of a general and technological high school and a vocational high school in the New Aquitaine region. T...

Bpifrance and IFC want to boost Deeptech to provide solutions to 21st century challenges

Bpifrance and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) present a new sector note aimed at boosting the financing of deeptechs, companies and start-ups that offer disruptive innovations by creating new products or services. These technologies are proposed to meet the challenges...

e’VM: A predictive algorithm for heart failure created in Nancy with AI

The result of scientific work carried out over the last 3 years by teams from the Nancy CHRU (Centre d’Investigation Clinique – Plurithématique) and Loria, e’VM is a new tool for predicting the risk of heart failure. Created with Artificial Intelligence from the...

Event: Big Data & AI World Paris returns on 23-24 November 2021 in Paris

The Big Data & AI World Paris exhibition will take place on 23-24 November 2021 for two days dedicated to data and artificial intelligence. Co-organized in a new format with Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud & Cybersecurity, DevOps Live and Data Centre World Paris, this French Bto...

Self-control and mental flexibility enhanced by artificial intelligence and electrical stimulation

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have reported that specific electrical stimulation of the brain using artificial intelligence techniques can improve certain human brain functions related to mental flexibility and self-control. The study is the result of ...

Focus on the SAMI 4.0 robot as a solution to the agricultural labour shortage in Quebec

Ten days ago, Pierre Fitzibbon, Minister of the Economy and Innovation, accompanied by Danielle McCann, Minister of Higher Education, and André Lamontagne, came to see a prototype of SAMI 4.0 designed for the harvesting of broccoli, in a field of Coustineau Gardens, in Saint-Cons...

IBM and Crédit Mutuel strengthen their partnership with AmbitionS, a new centre of technological excellence

The partnership between IBM and Crédit Mutuel began 50 years ago. The two companies have strengthened this strategic collaboration with the creation of AmbitionS, a new centre of technological excellence in Strasbourg, the result of an agreement between IBM and Euro-Information, ...

Innovation: Cédric 0 announces €1.8 billion in funding over 4 years for the Cloud sector

OnNovember 2,Cedric O, Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, presented an industrial plan to support the French Cloud industry. This is the third pillar of the strategy for the cloud announced in May 2021. Based on the observation that the cloud...

Quebec: Over €14 million for digital technology training and talent development

Several million euros will be devoted to the creation of a continuous learning space in digital technologies, announced Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, and Danielle McCann, Minister of Higher Educ...

Artificial intelligence to the rescue of New Caledonian underwater fauna

New Caledonia’s underwater fauna is very varied, but it is its major representatives that have caught Laura Manocci’s attention. To better protect these sometimes rare animals such as the dugong as well as various sharks, rays and turtles, the biologist from Marbec an...

AWS lance le Startup Loft Accelerator

AWS today launched the Startup Loft Accelerator, a virtual 10-week, no-cost accelerator program for startups in EMEA. Participants will receive personalized training and access to experienced advisors, subject matter experts, investors and some of the world’s most successfu...

Use Case: ALTIR, a non-profit healthcare organization, migrates to AWS with the help of SCC France

ALTIR, the Lorraine association for the treatment of renal failure, develops treatment methods for patients suffering from renal failure. Present in the four departments of Lorraine, it enables kidney patients to undergo dialysis close to home. It must therefore store confidentia...

French confidence in digital science and technology surveyed by Inria and Harris Interactive

INRIA (National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology) and Harris Interactive France (marketing studies and opinion polls) conducted a survey on French confidence in digital science and technology. They revealed the results of this double survey conducted among...

AI Verse, a Deep Learning start-up, raises €2.5 million from Innovacom and Bpifrance

Based in Sophia Antipolis, AI Verse is developing new technology to help companies efficiently train their Deep Learning networks and create future vision-based applications. The company, which specializes in Deep Learning solutions for the computer vision market, has just comple...

NICE strengthens its behaviour and trade monitoring solution with SURVEIL-X Conduct Surveillance

Financial institutions must comply with the latest regulations, deal with an unstable market, different hybrid work models, new communication media: wrong choices can have serious consequences for companies. To help them avoid these mistakes, NICE Actimize, a NICE company, has an...

Banking, insurance and finance: CAP IT, an event dedicated to IT functions, will be held on 23 and 24 March 2022

The banking, finance and insurance sectors have been undergoing a definite transformation for over ten years. Their teams must transform themselves, comply with new regulations, confront new competitors, new expectations from their customers, new technologies and must rethink the...

Belgium: 20 million euros more for artificial intelligence in Wallonia

The DigitalWallonia4.AI programme, launched in July 2019, aims to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence and develop the Walloon ecosystem. It supports companies wishing to integrate AI, conducts awareness-raising actions among public services, companies and the Wallo...

Focus on HYDRO by Implicity, first pilot project authorized by the CNIL and accessing the Health Data Hub

In April 2019, HYDRO, Implicity’s project, was one of the ten winners of the first call for projects of the Health Data Club (HDH) and obtained in May 2020 the authorization of the CNIL to be implemented. It is therefore the first project to access the Health Data Club̵...

See you from 17 to 19 November 2021 for the 4th edition of the Soph.I.A. Summit

This year’s Soph.I.A. Summit will take place from November 17 to 19, 2021. Organized by the Université Côte d’Azur, the Communauté d’Agglomération de Sophia Antipolis and the Sophia Club Entreprises, with the support of the Alpes Maritimes department, this 4th e...

France Num publishes the 1st Barometer on the digital transformation of VSEs/SMEs conducted by CREDOC

France Num, an initiative led by the French General Directorate for Enterprises (DGE), presented Alain Griset, Minister Delegate for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, with the first 2021 barometer of VSEs/SMEs (0 to 249 employees). Conducted by CREDOC (Centre de recherche pour ...

A look back at the adoption of NATO’s first Artificial Intelligence strategy

NATO’s 30 nations are committed to ensuring the freedom and security of their alliance members. Created in 1949, NATO must adapt to an increasingly complex and ever-changing security environment, and the international organization has been paying more attention to emerging ...

Climate change: Mila provides experience of natural disasters to raise awareness

In recent years, natural disasters seem to increase and follow one another at an exponential rate. Whether it is the devastating fires in California, Australia or Canada last summer, which resulted in an episode of intense smog, or the torrential rains that fell in Belgium severa...

United Robotics is reportedly considering the purchase of Pepper, Softbank’s French division.

According to Reuters, Softbank, after putting a halt to the production of the Peppers robots created in 2014, has entered into talks with United Robotics to sell its French robotics division. The humanoid robot Pepper has not been the commercial success it was hoped for and Softb...

800 million of the France 2030 plan dedicated to Robotics.

On Monday 25 October, during the visit of the Sileane group in Saint-Etienne, Emmanuel Macron announced that the France 2030 investment plan would allocate 800 million euros to the robotics sector. 400 million will go to support industrial site projects, the other half of the env...

ARM’s new GPU, with 30% more computing power than the Mali-G710, is coming in 2022

ARM designed chips are used in fields ranging from Artificial Intelligence to 5G (almost all smartphones are equipped with them). ARM has already sold more than 200 billion of them and continues to expand its application areas. The next generation GPU is planned for 2022, its arc...

United States: criticism rains down on the possible creation of a national research centre dedicated to artificial intelligence

The race for artificial intelligence continues and the United States is seeking to strengthen its leadership in the field in the face of a China that aspires to dominate the sector. Decision-makers at major technology companies are looking to the Federal Government to create a &#...

Survey on AI and retail for a state of the art and forecast for e-commerce

What future for e-commerce? Faced with the pandemic, globalization, new consumer expectations, especially regarding the environmental impact and the web2store, retail is evolving. Artificial intelligence tools developed to meet these challenges exist, but have professionals taken...

Focus on the “Digitilization and Decarbonization of Mobilities” acceleration strategy and the “Logistics 4.0” call for projects

During a visit to UTAC in Essonne, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate for Transport, and Guillaume Boudy, Secretary General for Investment, launched the “Digitalisation and Decarbonisation of Mobilities” acceleration strategy, which has been allocated €570 mill...

Shift Technology reveals new insurance fraud trends detected by artificial intelligence

Shift Technology has unveiled the third volume of its Shift Insurance Perspectivesreport. Belonging to the very closed club of unicorns, the company founded in 2014 in Paris uses artificial intelligence and advanced data science techniques to detect suspicious behavior during cla...

The French Tech Grand Paris brings together the French AI ecosystem during the Paris AI Week, from November 8 to 19, 2021

On the sidelines of the GPAI (Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence), the French Tech Grand Paris is organizing Paris AI Week: two weeks during which France is showcasing its artificial intelligence ecosystem by bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs and public deci...

CLS wins a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency for maritime surveillance and rescue by UAV

CLS, a CNES subsidiary, and its partner TEKEVER (REACT) have been awarded a contract by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for maritime surveillance by drone. Their mission will be to monitor European waters by drone with the capacity to rescue people in peril. This new c...

Artificial intelligence to support cardiologists in the early detection of cardiac arrhythmia

Volta Medical’s VX1 artificial intelligence software is currently being tested in 18 cardiology departments in several European countries, including Nantes where it is being evaluated on 344 patients for a period of one year. In the event of a confirmed or suspected cardiac...

360Learning raises $200 million for its collaborative B2B training platform

EdTech is on a roll and that’s nothing new! 360Learning, a Franco-American scale-up founded in 2013 by Guillaume Alary-Raisonnier, Nick Hernandez and Sébastien Mignot, has announced a $200 million financing round. This round of financing will allow the company to continue i...

Deep AI: Milestone Systems and Nvidia Announce Technology Partnership in France on Video

This is an important partnership that Milestone Systems, a provider of open platform VMS IP video management software and Nvidia have signed. This new partnership between Nvidia and Milestone Systems should accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence in IP video technology...

HealthTech 2021 Awards: France Biotech unveils the winning companies

France Biotech, an association of health innovation entrepreneurs, unveiled the 7 companies awarded this year at the HealthTech 2021 awards ceremony held at the Eiffel Tower theatre. More than a hundred companies had applied, demonstrating the dynamism, expertise and scientific a...

Quantum Surgical, a startup in Montpellier specializing in medical robotics, raises €40 million

Quantum Surgical, based in Montpellier, France, designs medical robots specialized in minimally invasive cancer treatment, including Epione, developed for liver cancer. The startup announced that it has raised €40 million to develop this robot Founded in 2017 by Bertin Nahum, CEO...

Bloom announces a €11 million round of funding and a strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes

Bloom, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform dedicated to qualitative, predictive and strategic analysis of social networks, announced in October that it had raised €11 million in funding. This round of financing, which was carried out with its historical shareholders as well ...

How FDL and Intel are using artificial intelligence to study the effects of cosmic radiation on astronauts

Over the past few months, Intel AI mentors have been assisting Frontier Development Lab (FDL) researchers in their study of astronaut health to better understand the physiological effects of radiation exposure. To identify biomarkers of cancer progression, using Intel’s art...

Nine European companies selected for Softbank Vision Fund and Speedinvest’s EMERGE 2021 program

Following the success of the first Emerge accelerator program launched in the United States, the first European edition was launched this summer. In total, more than 600 European companies from 30 countries applied for the Emerge 2021 program. On October 19, 2021, Softbank Vision...

Manutan Group invests in Robotic Process Automation to boost its Finance Department

Manutan, a European supplier of products and services to businesses and communities and a specialist in BtoB e-commerce, is investing in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for its finance department. The group wants to offer its employees automated solutions to avoid simple and rep...

Spice AI wants to facilitate the integration of artificial intelligence in applications

Seattle-based startup Spice AI aims to make it easier for developers to build smart applications. Although AI has made considerable progress in the last decade, there are still, according to the founders of the startup, too many difficulties in building intelligent software. Spic...

Podcast: Paris Dauphine-PSL University unveils the first episode of “EX MACHINA, the age of algorithms

“AI: who are the humans behind the machine?” is the title of the very first podcast of EX MACHINE, launched by the University of Paris Dauphine-PSL. This series of multidisciplinary podcasts offers a reflective approach to artificial intelligence (AI) and aims to enab...

Manitty, PaIRe and Beyond Aero awarded at the 11th Jean-Louis Gerondeau Prize – Safran

Manitty, PaIRe and Beyond Aero are the winning startups in the Jean-Louis Gerondeau – Safran 2021 prize. Their innovations in the fields of aeronautics, biotechnology and nuclear medicine impressed the jury, and the startups will each receive 15,000 euros. The Gerondeau ...

Atos takes advantage of the launch of SAP S/4HANA Cloud to accelerate its digital transformation

Atos will be one of the first to deploy the SAP S/4HANA® Cloud private edition. The cloud edition, a core component of the RISE with SAP offering, is expected to help Atos accelerate its digital transformation across 105,000 employees in 71 countries. The company announced that i...

HAILO, the Israeli start-up famous for its Hailo-8 processor, raises $136 million and joins the exclusive club of unicorns

Hailo is a startup founded in 2017 by Hadar Zeitlin, Avi Baum and Orr Danon, all three of whom served in the technology unit of IDF, the Israeli army. Hailo specializes in manufacturing chips for Edge peripheral devices. In particular, it has developed Hailo-8, a processor for de...

OROK’s autonomous electric freight vehicles tested at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Since last August, the ADP group (Paris airports manager) and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo have been carrying out a series of tests on a new freight transport solution proposed by Orok. The French start-up has designed autonomous electric vehicles that should boost airside frei...

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