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Makila AI, Université de Montréal and SAGE Group launch a collaborative research project in artificial intelligence

As part of a partnership, Makila AI, a company specializing in the development of data analysis and prediction solutions based on artificial intelligence founded in 2017, the SAGE Group and Manuel Morales, from the University of Montreal, have announced the launch of a research p...

Databricks announces the acquisition of 8080 Labs, Low-code/No-code expert to extend its Lakehouse platform

Dubbed the “Data and AI company”, Databricks is a pioneer in data lakehouse architecture. In October, the company completed the acquisition of 8080 Labs, a German startup specializing in Low Code/No Code and the originator of Bamboolib, a popular user interface-based ...

Focus on OptiBiomass, a project combining agronomy with added medical value and artificial intelligence

Launched in 2017 at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech ULiège, the OptiBiomass project was focused on research in the pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical sectors. Molecules of interest were studied until the COVID pandemic led to a reorientation of the research towards one plant in particu...

Deepmind Technologies announces first profits in 2020 after years of losses

DeepMind Technologies is a British company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI). Founded in 2010 by Denis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman and Shane Legg, it was acquired by Google in 2014 for more than $628 million. While it had been making huge losses in recent years (over €5...

The finalists of the INPI Trophies were presented with Exotec and Archeon in the running

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) is a public body placed under the supervision of the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs with the aim of protecting innovation in companies. Since 1991, the INPI Trophies have been rewarding innovative compani...

AI, demystifying technology, motivating creative research: an interview with Nils Aziosmanoff from the Cube

Twenty years ago, Le Cube was born, an association dedicated to digital creation and training. From the outset, it has skilfully blended digital creation, training in new practices, education and also reflection on societal issues, serving the public and businesses. Preparing for...

87% of IT decision makers are reviewing their 2022 investments amid market volatility, according to Teradata research

Paris, October 12, 2021 – Having the right IT capabilities and relying on a cloud-first and data-first orientation are current priorities for enterprises. However, to advance their digital transformation plans and fully realize the opportunities presented by emerging techno...

Announcement of the France 2030 investment plan

France 2030, a 50 billion euro investment plan, will benefit a dozen sectors of activity including digital, hydrogen, batteries, space, health and culture. With France 2030, Emmanuel Macron aims to enable France and Europe to regain their independence in the industries and skills...

The joint laboratory on systems engineering and artificial intelligence (LC2IA) is renewed by ENSTA Paris and Naval Group

The joint laboratory on systems engineering and artificial intelligence (LC2IA), created in 2017 by ENSTA Paris and Naval Group, has been renewed. The announcement was made during the Naval innovation Days. The theme of advanced numerical methods will now also be integrated into ...

Keyrus strengthens its leadership in Latin America with two strategic acquisitions

On October 7, Keyrus announced the acquisition of Bigo, a Mexican company specializing in digital commerce, and D4IT Performa, a Colombian company focused on data intelligence. Keyrus has been present in Latin America for nearly 15 years and is thus looking to strengthen its lead...

Machine learning at the heart of the science diplomacy laboratory launched in Geneva

Solving complex problems in diplomacy with the help of quantitative methods and new technologies? This is the idea behind the newly launched Science Diplomacy Laboratory (SiDLab) at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and ETH Zurich in Geneva. This interdisciplinary centre for scien...

Laurent Félix becomes Managing Director France of Ekimetrics

Ekimetrics, a European specialist in data science and artificial intelligence for businesses, announced this week the appointment of Laurent Félix as Managing Director France. Founded in 2006, the company has established itself as a data transformation accelerator for organizatio...

Artificial Intelligence Assessment Forum: Building trust and validating performance, or how to define an enabling environment for AI development

The Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) is organizing the first forum on the evaluation of artificial intelligence (AI). This event will be an opportunity to discuss the development of new AI measurement and evaluation methods and to recall their importance...

Focus on the automation of COVID-19 reports from Santé Publique France by Dynacentrix

Santé publique France, the agency in charge of the epidemiological surveillance of covid-19 , is in charge of the national health surveillance and alert system and provides the Ministry of Health with all the indicators needed to monitor the COVID-19 epidemic on a daily basis. It...

Review of the launch of MAESTRIA, a digital platform for the integrative diagnosis of atrial cardiomyopathy

The MAESTRIA (Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Early Detection of Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation) research project was officially launched in late September. Coordinated by Sorbonne University and responding to the H2020 call for projects on digital diagnosis, thi...

Supply Chain: Ivalua study measures the impact of the pandemic on digitalization

Ivalua is a provider of cloud-based expense management solutions. The company assists companies in the management of different categories of expenses, suppliers with the objective of increasing profitability while reducing risks and improving productivity. To analyze the possible...

Lanfrica, NLP applied to African languages – Interview with Bonaventure Dossou and Chris Emezue

Breaking down the language barrier thanks to data and AI and strengthening access to information in languages with limited resources, two central issues for our societies. At Vivatech last June, Unesco organized a startup competition on AI for human rights, where one of the chall...

The Confiance.ai program reveals its first significant results with 6 practical use cases

Launched in January 2021, the Confiance.ai program is a technological pillar of the Grand Challenge “to secure, certify and make reliable systems based on artificial intelligence”. On the occasion of the first Annual Day held in Toulouse on 6 October 2021, initial res...

Demand and adoption of technology to ensure public safety is rising sharply, study finds

In its “Consensus for Change” report, Motorola Solutions, in partnership with an independent academic research team led by Dr. Chris Brauer of Goldsmiths College, University of London, unveils the results of its study of safety and security expectations. The survey, c...

MEPs vote for supervision of artificial intelligence systems and against mass surveillance

In a resolution voted today in the European Parliament, MEPs stressed the importance of human control for the supervision of artificial intelligence systems and of using open algorithms. MEPs also took a stand on banning private databases for facial recognition, behavioural polic...

Datasulting presents the first 2021 Observatory of the Data Maturity of Companies in Île-de-France

The Observatory of the Data Maturity of Companies aims to enable companies and public players to better understand the issues, themes and problems that affect the use of data in companies. As a founding member of this organization, Datasulting has been conducting a study on the d...

PharmIA’s solution comes to UHCs so that AI can solve today’s clinical pharmacy challenges

As part of a close collaboration between the Valenciennes Hospital (CHV), the University Hospital (CHUM) and the University of Montpellier and the SATT AXLR, PharmIA is an innovative medical device dedicated to hospital pharmacy. The first deployment of this platform for the anal...

Sigfox and Coral sign strategic IoT partnership to bring AI locally

Sigfox, one of the pioneers of the 0G network and provider of communication services related to the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced its partnership with Coral. This platform of hardware and software components from Google aims to create devices with local AI and leveragin...

China presents its “ethical specifications for next-generation artificial intelligence”

At the end of September, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology presented its new guidelines in the form of “Ethical Specifications of Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence”. China’s stated goal is to integrate more ethics into the entire AI life cyc...

Capgemini signs agreement to acquire VariQ to strengthen its US Government Solutions business

As the year 2021 begins, Capgemini is active in the AI and digital transformation ecosystem: after becoming one of World Rugby’s partnersuntil the 2023 World Cup, the company is signing an agreement to acquire VariQ. This arrival should enable Capgemini Government Solution,...

Focus on the first four exploratory Priority Research Programmes and Equipment (PRPE)

The first Priority Research Programs and Equipment (PEPR) were unveiled a few days ago. Selected in the first wave of the call for projects on exploratory PEPR created by the fourth program of investments for the future (PIA4), these 4 projects, for a total amount of 200 M€, are ...

Juniper Networks and Fujitsu Partner to Enhance Japanese Firm’s Advanced Network Infrastructure Offering

Juniper Networks, a company specializing in secure networks driven by artificial intelligence, today announced a new partnership agreement with Fujitsu. The collaboration is designed to deliver high-performance Ethernet switches integrated with Fujitsu PRIMERGY server, Fujitsu ET...

Ask Mona raises €2 million to put AI to work for cultural institutions

The startup Ask Mona has announced that it has completed a Series A financing round of 2 million euros. This round of financing was carried out with Saga Invest, an investment fund specialising in art and new technologies, the Tech & Touch fund, managed on behalf of the Frenc...

Google forced to stop its drone delivery service due to attacks by crows protecting their nests

In 2019 and after five years of testing, Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, a possession of Google, is offering residents of the city of Canberra, Australia, a drone delivery service. During the Australian containment related to the Covid-19 pandemic, requests have increased, with t...

The start-up Ponicode offers its new solution to help developers create quality code

Ponicode, a specialist in artificial intelligence and code quality, announces the release of its new solution to help companies and developers accelerate the creation of quality code. Entitled Ponicode CLI, this command line solution allows developers of Javascript and Typescript...

All French ministries were mobilized to define their data management strategy

15 ministerial strategies and 500 actions to accelerate public policy on data, algorithms and source codes: this is the result of the mobilization of all ministries on these three themes, resulting from a request from the Prime Minister. The roadmaps were unveiled on September 27...

The Big Data and AI Paris 2021 innovation awards reward three projects

On Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September, the tenth edition of Big Data & AI Paris took place, two days dedicated to AI and big data. As part of this event, the Innovation Trophies were awarded, in partnership with Le Monde Informatique, MyFrenchStartup.com and Cap Digital, t...

New edition of AI100 report discusses the risks and societal impact of AI in the coming years

In 2016, the AI100 project was launched to track AI trends over the course of a century, up to 2116. As a result, an initial report was published that downplayed existing concerns around sci-fi autonomous AI. This year, a panel of seventeen researchers and experts from Stanford U...

JetBrains offers DataSpell, its new development environment dedicated to data science

JetBrains, a software company for developers, presents in preview mode, its new development environment (IDE) called DataSpell. Dedicated to data science, the tool offers data analysis and machine learning model prototyping. This IDE is intended to be a real Swiss army knife for ...

Preligens announces the appointment of expert Pascal Lecuyot as Vice President Software

Preligens, a company specializing in artificial intelligence-based geospatial data analysis solutions for the defense and intelligence industries, announces the appointment of Pascal Lecuyot as VP Software and member of the company’s executive committee. He joins Arnaud Gué...

Launch of the “Ethical AI” initiative for ethical, responsible and trustworthy AI

In order to provide committed actors with a practical tool to design, develop and manage artificial intelligence systems that respect fundamental human rights, Numeum, together with its partners, is launching the Ethical AI project. This initiative is based on three major actions...

The fourth edition of the Soph.I.A Summit will focus on sustainable development, mobility and intelligent territories

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, the Soph.I.A Summit is an annual event that presents the latest advances in the field of art...

The start-up accelerator Future4care launches its first call for projects on digital health

Last June, Orange, Sanofi, Capgemini and Generali announced the creation of a European start-up accelerator called Future4care. As part of this launch, the four companies specified, among other initiatives, the future implementation of a call for projects. During the France Digit...

Research project aims to identify and diagnose autistic disorders using artificial intelligence

A research team at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has developed an AI-based method to detect and diagnose early autistic disorders. This algorithm, which was developed over three years, analyses the movements of children on video and identifies characteristics of autism spectru...

IA4AI Hackathon: using all the capabilities of AI and machine learning for industry 4.0

Organized by ArianeGroup, Atos and SKF Magnetic Mechatronics, with Techniques de l’Ingénieur and the support of Mathworks, the IA4AI Hackathon is designed to allow candidates to explore the possibilities offered by algorithms in industrial applications. Since September 22, ...

British researchers fight phishing with new machine learning technique

Several researchers at the University of Plymouth and the University of Portsmouth, who specialize in computer security, have been looking at machine learning models that recognize the visual representation of a website’s code to make them faster and more accurate. With thi...

Towards the end of the UK’s GDPR: four key measures to be less restrictive and boost the country’s growth

Following the British referendum on June 23, 2016, where a majority of voters voted for the UK to withdraw from the European Union, the country has not been part of the EU since January 31, 2020. Wanting to accentuate its detachment from the European political-economic body and b...

The sixth edition of Devogame will focus on cybersecurity and ethical and responsible AI

Since September 8, Devoteam, a company specializing in digital strategy consulting, technology platforms and cybersecurity, has opened its registration for the sixth edition of Devogame. This serious game offers participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in a life-size ga...

The CGAAER presents its report on the impact of digital transformation on the jobs of the Ministry of Agriculture

Gradually, artificial intelligence, data and more broadly new technologies are making their appearance in several sectors, including agriculture. For example, the government launched the French AgriTechinitiative in early September to support the development, maturation and expor...

Vietnam: country aims to be in top 4 ASEAN and top 50 globally by 2030 in AI

On September 23, 2021, the Vietnamese government released a national strategy on artificial intelligence research, development, and application until 2030, with the aim of making Vietnam a hub for innovation and AI within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the...

Montpellier will soon host autonomous vehicles dedicated to logistics as part of an experiment

While the RATPis launching its first experiments with an autonomous bus line, the city of Montpellier is in turn launching an experiment with an automated vehicle dedicated to urban logistics. The Carreta project will be coordinated by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole with the ...

One year after its launch, aivancity Paris-Cachan inaugurates its brand new Campus 5.0, a mecca for innovation

Launched in September 2020, aivancity Paris-Cachan is a Grande Ecole dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and Data. One year after its launch, aivancity Paris-Cachan inaugurates its 5.0 campus. Located in the heart of the Cachan university campus, the Grande École will welcome it...

Atos completes acquisition of US company Visual Bl to strengthen its business intelligence offering

On September 3, French company Atos announced that it had completed the acquisition of Visual BI. This American company is specialized in data analysis and business intelligence (BI) in the cloud. Already mentioned last July, this arrival allows to include new partnerships becaus...

IRT SystemX announces the results of its project dedicated to the cybersecurity of intelligent transport

Launched in June 2016, The Technological Research Institute (IRT) SystemX announces the closure of its Cybersecurity of Intelligent Transport (CTI) project. Conducted in collaboration with the French National Agency for Information Systems Security (ANSSI) and the Gendarmerie Nat...

Discover the twelve finalists of the 2021 edition of the Village Awards, where start-ups and large groups join forces to innovate

On September 30, the Village by CA Paris, a start-up accelerator, will hold its fourth Village Awards ceremony. The competition supports cooperation between start-ups and large groups and is open to the whole of France. In each region, several start-ups are associated with large ...

UN calls for moratorium on use of facial recognition

The United Nations (UN) has explained that certain artificial intelligence systems are in its sights. In particular, it considers that facial recognition systems can represent a very serious risk in the non-respect of human rights, especially when this technology is used in publi...

NLP Cloud start-up integrates the open-source GPT-J model into its NLP programming interface

Last April, NLP Cloud, a Grenoble-based start-up, launched its NLP programming interfaceallowing companies and their developers and/or data scientists to use NLP in their projects. The French start-up announced the integration of the open source GPT-J model in their NLP tool. Rec...

SystemX launches the third project of its AI research program on multi-source data exploitation

SystemX, the technological research institute (IRT) dedicated to the digital engineering of the systems of the future, is launching the “Business Semantics for Multisource Data Mining” (SMD) project, the third project in its “Artificial Intelligence and Augmente...

Hotels & Scheduling: French Tech start-up Skello raises €40 million to improve its scheduling automation solution

Skello, one of the French Tech start-ups, has announced that it has raised €40 million from the investment fund Partech. With this financing, the start-up hopes to improve its solution for optimizing and automating schedule management while developing new markets in Europe, parti...

Deep Vision raises $35 million to improve processor performance and innovate in edge computing

Deep Vision, a company known for developing AI processors as well as software suites for edge computing applications, has announced that it has raised $35 million through the investment fund Tiger Global. This second round of funding will primarily help the company expand the cap...

Ireland: WhatsApp ordered to pay €225 million for violating several points of the GDPR

In Ireland, France and the European Union as a whole, the issue of data protection is important and it is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Data Protection Commission, Ireland’s equivalent of the National Commission for Information Technology a...

AP-HP partners with Gleamer to innovate in the detection of thoracic radiological anomalies

Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) announces the signature of a partnership with Gleamer. Gleamer is renowned for having designed a suite of AI software for radiology diagnosis. The firm will use its skills to co-build with AP-HP an AI solution to detect the ma...

RATP launches its 100% autonomous bus trials on a classic public transport line

This is a major first in the public transport sector in France: the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) is launching an experiment with a 100% autonomous bus. It will run on line 393 from Sucy-Bonneuil to Thiais-Carrefour de la Résistance and vice versa. This announcem...

Global enterprise artificial intelligence market to reach $342 billion by 2022

According to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global revenue of the artificial intelligence market is expected to grow by 15.2% year-on-year in 2021 to reach $341.8 billion. A substantial amount that is expected to climb further in 2022 with a growth of 1...

Launch of the association “Filière Intelligence Artificielle et Cancer”, a public/private partnership to accelerate innovation in cancer

With the aim of contributing to new diagnostic and treatment strategies for cancer patients thanks to AI, several companies, institutions and organisations have joined forces to launch the “Filière Artificial Intelligence et Cancer” association. This public/private pa...

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