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Accelerating the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis with artificial intelligence

The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are nonspecific, similar to those of other forms of chronic inflammatory rheumatism. However, early diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis can not only relieve pain but also prevent irreversible stiffness. Israeli researchers have developed PredictAI...

Microelectronics: Focus on µWAI, CEA-Leti’s autonomous imager

Microelectronics made its appearance in the 1960s with the arrival of semiconductors and the transistor. The CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) was one of the pioneers of this industrial sector, notably with the creation of CEA-Leti (Labora...

Protecting fundamental rights in the age of AI: recommendations from the Human Rights Defender

While the European Commission is working on a draft legal framework for artificial intelligence systems, the French Human Rights Defender Claire Hédon is calling for special attention to be paid to discrimination resulting from algorithmic processing. According to the authority, ...

The importance of the role of terrestrial algae in the carbon cycle

The word algae evokes the sea, yet there are also terrestrial algae and they can be found in deserts, peat bogs and on the top of mountains… Vincent Jassey from the Laboratoire écologie fonctionnelle et environnement (CNRS, Toulouse INP, UT3 Paul Sabatier) and his team have...

DayDreamer: training robots in the real world with online reinforcement learning

Deep reinforcement learning (deep RL), a combination of RL and deep learning, is a common approach for learning robots in simulated environments. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, took advantage of recent developments in the “Dreamer” world model ...

Focus on ICT49 projects to facilitate the implementation of AI solutions in SMEs

On January 10, 2019, the European Commission launched the AI4EU (Artificial Intelligence for the European Union) project aiming to boost Europe’s technological and industrial capacity, strengthen its industrial competitiveness and accelerate the adoption of AI across its ec...

Belgium: Focus on the Great Challenges of the TRAIL Institute

In 2019, the Walloon government launched ” DigitalWallonia4.ai” , a regional program for the appropriation and development of AI in Wallonia. As part of this program, the TRAIL (Trusted A.I. Labs) initiative was set up in September 2020 aiming to mobilize the research...

NDS publishes its recommendations for an ethics of AI “by design” for health

Last April, the Ministerial Delegation for Digital Health (DNS) published its recommendations for best practicesfor integrating ethics into the development of artificial intelligence solutions in health: implementing “ethics by design”. Here is a look at this report. ...

IGN relies on AI and deep learning to enrich land use data

It is estimated that in France, 20,000 to 30,000 hectares are artificially created each year. Artificialization of soils has consequences on biodiversity but also on global warming, flooding… The French government has asked the IGN to map the impacts of human activity on th...

Delivery of the largest open science multilingual language model ever

While they regularly provide fascinating results, large artificial intelligence models are generally black boxes: we don’t know exactly how they calculate their answers and many elements are not made public. The BigScience project, involving a thousand researchers in a part...

The Institut Curie and Janssen France partner in the fight against cancer

On July 4, the Institut Curie, France’s leading cancer center, announced the signing of a five-year strategic framework agreement with Janssen France, a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company. Johnson & Johnson Innovation supports this partnership, which aims to a...

HGH integrates artificial intelligence into its long-range surveillance systems

It was at the Eurosatory international trade show, dedicated to land and airborne Defense and Security, that HGH, a pioneer in infrared technology, unveiled on June 13 its new artificial intelligence module integrated with SPYNEL 360° long-range surveillance: GAIA™. It was in 198...

The start-up Move.ai joins the LeStudio program, LaSource’s gas pedal

At the end of June, LaSource, a Paris-based BtoB agency focused on sports, digital and new technologies, announced that Move.ai, a London-based company with expertise in motion capture and augmented reality, would be the second start-up to join its LeStudio program, a gas pedal f...

Teledyne FLIR Introduces Prism AI, Software for the Development of Automotive Thermal Perception Systems

In late June, Teledyne FLIR, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, announced the release of Prism AI, a software framework that provides object classification, detection and tracking, enabling automotive engineers to quickly integrate thermal cameras into advanced d...

Artificial Intelligence: Focus on current calls for projects

Artificial intelligence is at the heart of the digital transformation of our society. For industrialists, it is a tremendous asset, but RDI projects are very expensive. Calls for projects are a real opportunity for companies to carry out their research and thus develop, integrate...

The French Presidency of the European Union takes stock of its digital component

The French Presidency of the European Union (PFUE), which ended on June 30, was strongly marked by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Since the beginning of the year, despite the context, France has been working on a sovereign digital Europe at the service of citizens, companies and...

Atos presents the winners of the Joseph Fourier Prize and the Atos IT Challenge

On Wednesday, July 6, Atos presented the three winning teams of the Atos IT Challenge, an international student competition whose theme was ” How data from space can advance humanity”. The company also announced, in partnership with GENCI (Grand Equipement National de...

Canada: Focus on HI_DOS, the Internet of Things for Health certification program

The HI_DOS program is aimed at Quebec SMEs and is designed to support the security certification and regulatory approval processes as well as the interoperability activities of companies wishing to commercialize connected objects in the healthcare field. Implemented by the Regrou...

Artificial intelligence in the service of the British army: towards a military revolution?

In Britain, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has unveiled its first-ever Artificial Intelligence Defence Strategy, which emphasizes three principles: ambition, innovation and accountability. In 2021, England confirmed through the publication of theIntegrated Review, its desire to st...

Germany and France launch a new call for joint AI projects

France and Germany have been cooperating since 1963 in scientific and technological fields and, since 2019, have intensified their cooperation in the field of research and digital transformation, especially in AI and disruptive innovations. The ANR and the German Federal Ministry...

The Confiance.ai collective unveils the four winners of its call for SHS expressions of interest

The technological pillar of the Grand Challenge “Securing, certifying and making reliable systems based on artificial intelligence” launched by the French government, Confiance.ai is the most important technological research program of the #AIforHumanity plan, which a...

Generating benzenoid structures using artificial intelligence

Benzenoids are a sub-family of hydrocarbons (molecules composed only of hydrogen and carbon atoms) whose carbon atoms form hexagons. The electronic properties of these molecules, notably their conductivity and magnetism, suggest that they could be used in nanoelectronics, but the...

5 questions to Julien Chiaroni and Arno Pons on the Digital New Deal’s AI trust report

How can we better manage artificial intelligence, fight against bias and abuse, and work towards the implementation of a trusted AI based on transparency, without hindering innovation? To answer these questions, the Think Tank Digital New Deal presented its report “Trusted ...

This machine learning model detects microbial contamination in cell cultures

Researchers at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) in Singapore, have developed an anomaly detection model that uses machine learningto identify the presence of possible microbial contamination within minutes. The MIT Research Enterprise in Singapore ha...

Study by the Centre Hubertine Auclert on “The obstacles to girls’ access to computer and digital studies

Numerous studies are conducted throughout students’ schooling, some of which relate to the academic success of girls and their differences in orientation compared to boys when they enter high school. The study conducted by the Centre francilien Hubertine Auclert aims to hig...

EU Council calls on Member States to continue their efforts in the fight against terrorism

In early June, the EU Council adopted conclusions on the actions taken and the next steps to be taken to ensure the protection of Europeans against terrorism. Among other things, it calls on Member States to cooperate, to exchange information on terrorists, to ban terrorists from...

Village by CA Paris unveils the winning duos for the “Village Awards 2022

On June 30, the Village by CA Paris organized the fifth edition of the Village Awards in collaboration with Les Echos Entrepreneurs and Alliancy, a ceremony that aims to reward the best cooperation between start-ups and large companies in four categories: the most effective coope...

Focus on the CNCDH’s recommendations to promote an ambitious legal framework for AI

On April 21, 2021, the European Commission presented its draft regulation of AI. More recently, last December, Slovenia, which held the EU Council Presidency at the time, submitted a compromise text concerning this draft law aimed at prohibiting social scoring, framing the use of...

La Poste Group invests 800 million euros in its “Consumer and Digital Branch

As part of the “La Poste 2030, committed to you” strategic plan, La Poste group has created the Consumer and Digital Branch (BGPN) in 2021, with the aim of achieving customer satisfaction. To achieve this goal, it announced on June 28 an investment of €800 million bet...

Event: A Symposium on AI is organized on July 12 and 13 for the 20th anniversary of the MIT-France Fund

A Symposium on Artificial Intelligence is organized on July 12 and 13, 2022 in Paris in honor of the 20th anniversary of the MIT-France Fund. This fund was created in 2000 within the MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) and finances the program of the same...

Discover ActuIA n°8, the new issue of the artificial intelligence magazine

Summer is here and it’s already time for the new issue of ActuIA, your artificial intelligence magazine! For this issue #8 of ActuIA, available from July 6th in newsstands and in digital version, we have prepared a perfect program to accompany you at the office or on your v...

Victor Schmidt, a doctoral student under the supervision of Yoshua Bengio, is the winner of the 6th Antidote Fellowship in NLP

Druide informatique announced at the end of May the winner of the 6th Antidote Fellowship in Automatic Language Processing (ALP). Victor Schmidt, a doctoral student under the supervision of Professor Yoshua Bengio, founder of the Quebec Institute of Artificial Intelligence Mila, ...

A look back at the winner of the CNIL-INRIA Privacy Award

At the end of May, François Pelligrini and Mathieu Cunche, co-presidents of the CNIL-Inria Prize Jury, presented the privacy award to a Spanish-American research team for their paper ” 50 Ways to Leak Your Data: An Exploration of Apps’ Circumvention of the Android Per...

Lufthansa relies on NMY’s “Virtual Aviation Training” software to train its cabin crews

The pandemic has had a strong impact on airlines. Since the lifting of the health restrictions, they have to face another problem: despite a high demand, they have to cancel flights due to the lack of personnel. Lufthansa has found a solution for its cabin crews: Virtual Aviation...

Germany: Europe’s first exascale supercomputer to be installed at the Jülich Research Center

The decision was announced on June 13 in Kajaani, Finland, at the inauguration of LUMI, Europe’s fastest supercomputer: EuroHPC JU, the European Joint Undertaking for High-Performance Computing, has selected Forschungszentrum Jülich, a partner of the Gauss Center for Superc...

Atos to consolidate its cybersecurity services offering with HarfangLab’s sovereign EDR solution

Atos and HarfangLab signed a partnership agreement at the International Cybersecurity Forum 2022 (FIC) in Lille in early June. Atos intends to strengthen its offer of sovereign hosted managed cybersecurity services, respectful of French laws and carried out in France, thanks to H...

Soccer: FIFA and FIFPRO use AI to fight online harassment

With the Threat Matrix solution, FIFA is taking another step forward in its commitment to combat online abuse and protect its players and staff. On International Anti-Hate Speech Day, FIFA is offering an AI-based plan. A report published by FIFA on the occasion of the Internation...

Ground robotics: DGA awards a new phase of the FURIOUS project to Safran Electronics & Defense

In 2018, Safran Electronics & Defense had won the Science and Technology Project (PST) Furious from the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA), aimed at developing three robot demonstrators. After conclusive field trials, the DGA has just awarded it a new contractual tranche...

Vectra AI wins the “Excellence in Threat Solutions Award” at the SC Media Awards Europe 2022

The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square was the venue for the SC Media Awards 2022, the cybersecurity industry’s coveted and prestigious awards ceremony on June 21. Vectra, a leader in AI-based cyber threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises, w...

Inclusive Brains and the CCIAMP join forces: AI for professional integration

Specializing in neurotechnologies and artificial intelligence, the Marseille-based start-up Inclusive Brains has created a device capable of imitating certain mechanisms of the human brain. The company has teamed up with the CCIAMP to promote the professional inclusion of people ...

Owkin announces multi-year strategic collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb

On June 8, Owkin, a French-American start-up specializing in AI and federated learning applied to medical research, announced that it had entered into a multi-year strategic collaboration with pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb to apply its AI capabilities to clinical tr...

How can AI help with space debris management?

Sputnik, in 1957, opened the way to the conquest of space. Since then, many satellites have been launched, either for scientific research like the ISS or for commercial purposes, like Quantum. Some have exploded, collided with others: objects ranging from the last stages of launc...

What role does artificial intelligence play in fighting forest fires?

Morocco, Spain and France are currently experiencing a very significant heat wave that surprises meteorologists because it arrives early. With climate change, this phenomenon is likely to recur every year, and perhaps even earlier in the season. If this year, it raises many conce...

UMONS introduces 40 ERDF-ESF+ project portfolios with a budget of over 280 million euros

The ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and the ESF (European Social Fund Plus) aim to strengthen social and economic cohesion within the EU and, to this end, finance numerous projects. The University of Mons (UMONS) responded to their first call for projects of the 2021-20...

Yoshua Bengio enters the Larousse dictionary

In a new sign of the popularization of artificial intelligence, Mila’s scientific director and Université de Montréal professor Yoshua Bengio has been included in the 2023 Petit Larousse Illustré, joining the ranks of such Quebec luminaries as the late surgeon Lucille Teasd...

METAFORA biosystems launches METAflow, cloud software for digital flow cytometry analysis

METAFORA Biosystems, a company that has developed an AI-powered flow cytometry platform to generate better in vitro diagnostics (IVD) and more effective cell therapies, announced in early June the launch of METAflow, a cloud-based software for automated multidimensional clusterin...

AXON suspends its taser drone project, the majority of the ethics committee resigns

After the Uvalde mass shooting, which left 21 people dead at an elementary school in Texas last May, Axon, formerly Taser International, announced the development of a ” Taser-equipped drone to deal with mass shootings,” claiming that the device would ” potentia...

Inria and InterDigital launch Nemo.AI, a joint research laboratory dedicated to the metaverse

To engage and employ scientists and engineers from the Brittany region in researching the technologies that will shape the metaverse, Inria, the French national research institute for digital science and technology, and InterDigital, a mobile and video technology research and dev...

AI, cybersecurity and quantum, new themes in the EDF-INRIA partnership to accelerate the energy transition

The EDF Group and INRIA, the national research institute for digital science and technology, signed an agreement in 2016 that led them to collaborate on some 30 projects. It was at the VivaTech 2022 trade show that they announced their intention to strengthen their scientific and...

BCG-MEDEF study on digital maturity: French companies must accelerate their digital transformation

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Mouvement des entreprises de France presented the first barometer “Digital Maturity in France” at the REFnum 2019. It was at the VivaTech show, as part of REFnum 2022, this June 15, that they presented a “State of play o...

Maran Tankers Management (MTM) to use Orca AI collision avoidance platform

Orca AI, a computer vision startup that has developed an automated situational awareness platform for safe maritime navigation, has partnered with Maran Tankers Management (MTM) to equip the latter’s tankers with its AI technology and thus enable crews to make the right dec...

Focus on the Alpine A110 Sastruga, “Awrt Car”, the result of a collaboration between Alpine Cars, BWT Alpine F1 Team and the Obvious collective

The Alpine A110 Sastruga was presented for the first time last April at the Grand Palais Ephémère, during the Art Paris exhibition, which aims to make contemporary art accessible to a wider public. More recently, on May 25th, it made its road debut before the Monaco Grand Prix, i...

Montreal: Samsung’s AI Center moves into an innovative laboratory

While based in Montreal since 2018, Samsung’s AI Center recently announced the opening of new premises downtown. The new lab, twice the size of the previous one, will be able to accommodate the team, which also plans to expand, whose goal is to improve the quality of wirele...

OVHcloud and Atos expand their partnership to accelerate the development of quantum computing

Atos and OVHcloud, the European leader in cloud computing, announced in November 2021 that they would expand their partnership. On June 9, the two companies announced a partnership in the field of quantum computing: Atos’ Quantum Learning Machine (QLM) will be available ...

Watch the VT News web streaming on the occasion of Viva Technology 2022

ActuIA is a partner of this new edition of VivaTech, the leading event of new technologies in France. We allow you to follow VT News, the official live video streaming of the event. Translated from Visionnez le web streaming VT News à l’occasion de Viva Technology 2022...

Ireland: government considers adopting facial recognition technology for its national police force

According to The Irish Times, Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee announced in late May that her department was drafting legislation to allow the Garda Siochena, the country’s national police force, to use facial recognition technology to analyze CCTV footage of serious cr...

Event: From June 15 to 18, the 6th edition of Viva Technology will be held at Paris Porte de Versailles

Come and experience the future with Viva Technology, the biggest tech and start-up event in Europe! From June 15th to 18th, the 6th edition of Viva Technology will be held in Paris Porte de Versailles. During 4 days, the world’s greatest business leaders, start-ups, investo...

Sanofi pursues its digital strategy and launches an internal gas pedal

In early June, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, whose ambition is to be a leader in digital health, announced the launch of Accelerator, an internal digital gas pedal that aims to develop products and solutions and transform the practice of medicine through digital, data and artificial in...

Diabeloop, a MedTech specialized in diabetes, announces a €70 million Series C financing round

Diabeloop, a company based in Isère, has designed a connected device that mimics the functioning of the pancreas to improve the management of type 1 diabetes. On June 2, it announced a €70 million Series C financing round led by LBO France to accelerate its international deployme...

Event: METADAYS, B2B content and business meeting of the metaverse will take place on November 29 and 30, 2022

If it is still a buzz word for its initiates, the Metaverse is no longer a novelty for its enthusiasts because it has existed for more than 20 years. On the B2B side, opportunities already exist and capital-intensive industries are already using the undeniable monetization potent...

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