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The city of Nice equips 32 of its cameras with the Cityvision solution from Wintics

Nice is the French city with the largest number of cameras, with 3,865 in its Urban Supervision Center to date. Thirty-two of them will be equipped with Cityvision software from Wintics, a classification and counting solution based on AI that will allow the analysis of dangerous ...

Focus on Neuroskin, a solution from the start-up Kurage, which wants to make sport available to everyone

Kurage, a Lyon-based start-up, has set itself the mission of restoring mobility to those who have partially or completely lost it and enabling them to (re)practice sports and physical activity. Its Neuroskin solution, based on deep learningand neuromuscular remobilization by elec...

Oregon: child protective services to stop using trained algorithm to detect child maltreatment

At the University Hospital of Dijon, researchers are currently testing an algorithm to screen for child abuse by identifying pathologies and injuries during hospitalizations of very young children. In the US, in many states, screening tools are already being used by child protect...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Announces the 12 Winners of its 8th Accelerator Program

On April 5, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the launch of the 8th edition of its start-up acceleration program to which some 50 companies responded. After a first selection in May, on June 9, it unveiled the twelve young innovative French companies that were selected d...

Fiftieth anniversary of Prolog : Participate in the Alain Colmerauer Award

In 1972, Alain Colmerauer and his team in Marseille proposed a first version of the logic programming language Prolog. This work, enriched by a collaboration with Robert Kowalski of the University of Edinburgh, laid the foundations of today’s logic programming. Prolog and l...

Event: The next REF Numérique “Tech éthique ou tech en toc” will be held on June 15 at VivaTech

The MEDEF invites you to meet the actors of the technological transition on June 15 at the VivaTech exhibition (Hall 1)! The next REF numérique entitled “Tech éthique ou tech en toc” will present on June 15, 2022 the challenges that companies will have to face between...

(De)Toxigen and AdaTest, the new Microsoft tools for more reliable language models

Large language models (LLMs), in addition to being very energy intensive, can reproduce the biases and stereotypes acquired during their training. Microsoft researchers have developed open source tools and datasets to test content moderation systems: (De)ToxiGen and AdaTest. Thes...

Fighting Forest Fires: How NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin are Collaborating on Fires

As part of its Silicon Valley-based laboratory, NVIDIA has initiated work to simulate and fight fires with NVIDIA DGX and Omniverse systems. The goal of this research is to better understand wildfires and stop their spread. The research involves NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin, as wel...

Event: the next WaiTALK will take place on June 16th in Paris

Women in AI France invites you to the next WaiTALK, which will take place in person on June 16 at leboncoin in Paris. The topic will be “Mentoring for Women in AI Careers.” Mentoring allows women to be guided in their AI career, but also to benefit from methodological...

ServicePower, the Field Service Management specialist, sets up in France

ServicePower, a major player in Field Service Management (FSM), announced at the end of May the availability of its solutions on the French market. With this new subsidiary in Paris, the company confirms its growth in Europe and its ambition to help players in the retail, insuran...

Focus on the UJM and University of Ottawa project: “Towards a Franco-Canadian approach to the regulation of artificial intelligence

The Université Jean Monnet (UJM) and the University of Ottawa have been collaborating for several years. A team of researchers from the CERCRID (CEntre de Recherches CRItiques sur le Droit), at UJM, has recently entered into a scientific cooperation with the Centre de recherche e...

Vantage Health Technologies and the Nigerian Institute of Human Virology Partner to Fight HIV

An estimated 38 million people worldwide are HIV positive. Detecting the disease early is important not only for the comfort of patients, but also to prevent the spread of the virus and to ensure that patients take their treatment continuously. Vantage Health Technologies and the...

Nuclear safety: IRSN and CNRS present their joint roadmap

CNRS and the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) have long cooperated in the field of nuclear safety. In 2008, they created a joint laboratory, MIST (Laboratoire de Micromécanique et Intégrité des Structures), to study the thermomechanical behavior of materi...

Diagnosing multiple sclerosis with artificial intelligence

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). World MS Day 2022 was held on May 30. To diagnose it, doctors use a painless magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain and/or spinal cord. Deep learningcould allow...

Report by Gerard Quinn, UN disability rights expert: “Humanity must get the best from AI, not the worst”

At the 49th session of the Human Rights Council, which took place from February 28 to April 1, Gerard Quinn submitted a report including a study on artificial intelligence and the rights of people with disabilities. According to him, if AI can present enormous assets for disabled...

Belgium: Digital4climate study finds 15 technologies will have a positive impact on the digital sector’s carbon footprint by 2030

Digital4Climate, an Agoria study conducted by Accenture, looks at the carbon reduction potential of digital technologies in the four most carbon-intensive sectors in Belgium: industry, construction, mobility and logistics, and energy. One of the conclusions is that the positive i...

How do small business employees view the future of their jobs in the face of automation?

Software Advice, a consulting, research and user feedback company on enterprise software applications, member of the Gartner network, surveyed 1,000 French people, aged 18 to 65, working full or part-time in a company with less than 250 employees, last November. The survey focuse...

AI and industry: Trigo acquires start-up Scortex, a specialist in AI applied to automated control

TRIGO, a leading provider of inspection, consulting and quality engineering services to the transportation industry, owned by the Ardian investment fund, announced on May 6 the acquisition of SCORTEX, a French start-up specialized in AI applied to automated quality control. This ...

Morocco invests in artificial intelligence, drones and aircrafts to fight forest fires

Prevention, monitoring and rapid intervention are major assets to fight against forest fires. The Moroccan National Agency for Water and Forests (ANEF), to protect the 9 million hectares of forest on its territory, has set up an action program for the prevention and control of fi...

RenovAlte, a Franco-German project based on AI for the energy renovation of buildings

At the “AI Village” held from May 17 to 20, Germany and France, which had launched the joint JPA “AI for Risk Prevention, Crisis Management and Resilience” on February 3, 2021, announced €17.5 million in funding for the five selected projects, RenovAIte, w...

Datacraft offers a contest to test its new digital escape game

Datacraft contest, come and test the digital escape game! datacraft is organizing a draw to give 10 companies the opportunity to test their new digital escape game, which aims to raise awareness of data and AI issues. You will have the choice between a personalized demo for your ...

Canada Calls on G7 Members to Create Cyber Security Task Force

In early May, G7 digital ministers, joined by Ukraine’s digital minister, met to discuss the urgent issue of cyber resilience of digital infrastructure in the context of Russia’s offensive against Ukraine. Following the meeting, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, ...

Focus on Gato, DeepMind’s general-purpose agent capable of performing over 600 tasks

Current AI systems were created to focus on a specific task, generalist AI, which would be able to reason like a human being, perform various unrelated tasks, is currently the quest of many scientists. DeepMind published a paper on the arXiv site about Gato, a generalist agent, t...

InSpek and invisensing.io, the two winning start-ups of the X-Grant Silicon Valley 2022 award

Created in 2013 and endowed with a total of $100,000, the X-Grant Silicon Valley Prize rewards project carriers or entrepreneurs from the École Polytechnique’s entrepreneurial ecosystem each year. Jérôme Michon (X 2011), co-founder of InSpek, and Feng Yang (X 2001), co-foun...

Samsung announces €330 billion investment in semiconductors, biotech and AI

While it had announced in August 2021 an investment of 175 billion euros over three years to position itself in the global race of semiconductors, but also on future markets such as robotics, AI and vaccine production, the South Korean conglomerate Samsung unveiled on May 24 a ne...

Microsoft Azure Training: Learn Data Engineering on the Microsoft Cloud

Interested in becoming a Cloud Data Engineer on Microsoft Azure? Find out everything you need to know in this guide. What is a Cloud Data Engineer? A Cloud Data Engineer combines software engineering and data science skills to design scalable Big Data infrastructures. They transf...

Eden AI raises €1.5 million to unify AI/ML APIs

Companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence services, especially when it comes to automating internal processes or improving their customers’ experience. The strong development of AI now makes it a commodity. These functionalities can be found in several fields...

Artificial intelligence invites itself to the Cannes Film Market

The Cannes Film Market, the commercial platform of the Festival, was created by Emile Natan in 1959 to allow film industry professionals (producers, distributors, exporters, importers) to meet in a dedicated place. It offers conferences, film selections and events where participa...

Researchers from Meta AI and the University of Twente have developed MyoSuite, an AI platform that unifies neural and motor intelligence

On May 23, Mark Zuckerberg announced that researchers from Meta’s AI Research Lab and the University of Twente’s Neuromechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab in the Netherlands, led by Professor Massimo Sartori, had collaborated to develop an open source framework cal...

AI and Music: Soundcloud, the music streaming platform, announces the acquisition of Musiio

AI for music is an exciting topic, and we devoted a feature to it in the latest issue of ActuIA, currently on sale in digital and paper versions, available at newsstands and by subscription(https://boutique.actuia.com). SoundCloud, a music streaming platform, announced in early M...

Focus on the Tekimpact solution which aims to accelerate technological innovation in companies

SATT CONECTUS, a technology transfer accelerator in Alsace, and the startup TEKIMPACT have signed an exclusive license for the worldwide exploitation of an innovative technology from a public research laboratory INSA/ICube (University of Strasbourg). This new Tekimpact software s...

Energy transition: Autogrid announces its acquisition by Schneider Electric

Early, Autogrid, a pioneer in AI-based optimization for distributed energy resources (DER) with a mission to accelerate access to clean, reliable and affordable energy, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Schneider Electric, a global automation a...

Atos announces the launch of “Atos Business Outcomes-as-a-service” developed in collaboration with Dell Technologies

In early May, Atos announced the launch of Atos Business Outcomes-as-a-Service ( Atos BOaaS ), a 5G, Edge and IoT offering developed jointly with Dell Technologies. Atos BOaaS leverages the benefits of Cloud-to-Edge and Cloud-to-Far-Edge architecture to extract business actionabl...

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes : Minalogic and Visiativ announce a partnership for innovation and digital transformation of companies

Minalogic, a digital technology cluster in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, and Visiativ, a specialist in digital transformation and innovation for small and medium-sized businesses, announced a strategic partnership in early May with the aim of contributing to the development an...

A team at Columbia University has developed an AI algorithm to combat intrusive microphones

Sometimes we receive advertisements about a product or a service when we have discussed it shortly before with friends or family quietly at home. We can wonder about this strange coincidence: would we be spied on by the voice assistant we own, by some applications on our smartpho...

Qualcomm unveiled the Qualcomm Robotics RB6 platform and Qualcomm RB5 AMR reference design at the 2022 “5G Summit”

It was at its annual “5G Summit” event in San Diego, California, that Qualcomm unveiled an expanded roadmap of advanced 5G and AI robotics solutions with the introduction of the Qualcomm Robotics RB6 platform and the Qualcomm RB5 AMR reference design. These latest adv...

Researchers use artificial intelligence to predict road user behavior

For an autonomous car to drive safely, being able to predict the behavior of other road users is essential. A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s CSAIL, along with researchers at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) at Tsi...

U.S. Department of Energy Joins Frontier Development Lab Program

On May 18, the SETI Institute announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is joining the Frontier Development Lab (FDL) program, a public-private partnership between the SETI Institute, NASA, USGS, Google Cloud, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Nvidia, Trillium Technologies, ESA, a...

Focus on the Pôle Emploi Charter for an ethical use of artificial intelligence

Pôle emploi was one of the winners of the “Public Action 2022″ program for its project ” installing artificial intelligence within Pôle emploi as a lever to accelerate the return to sustainable employment”. It was in fact one of the first French public act...

The National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CNIA) will be held in Saint-Etienne from June 27 to 29

The National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CNIA) is aimed at the entire AI research community. It aims to strengthen the links and interactions between the different sub-disciplines and disciplines using AI and also allows to share the latest advances in AI. This year, t...

Ctoutvert continues to invest in artificial intelligence

Ctoutvert, a reservation management specialist for the Hôtellerie de Plein Air (HPA), designer of the online availability search and reservation system Secureholiday.net, to which it integrated in 2019, “Holly-D”, a quote-creating chatbot developed with Synapse Dévelo...

France and Germany release €17.5 million to finance the five winning projects of their joint APP

As part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE) is organizing, with the support of the Hub France IA and Numeum, an event at the heart of the Global Industrie industrial trade show, in Paris Villepinte: The ̶...

Marseille-based start-up Telaqua announces a €4 million fundraising round

Telaqua, a Marseille-based startup specializing in the management of agricultural and viticultural irrigation systems, announced on May 11 a €4M fundraising round to accelerate its commercial deployment and continue its R&D work. The round of financing was led by Demeter Inve...

Start-up gas pedal Future4care officially opens its premises and digital platform

On June 10, 2021, Sanofi, Capgemini, Generali and Orange announced the creation of Future4care, which aims to accelerate the development of European e-health solutions until they reach the market. A little less than a year after the launch of this initiative, Future4care inaugura...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announces construction of its first dedicated HPC and AI facility in Europe

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced on May 18 that it is building its first facility in Europe designed to support the development of exascale-class supercomputers and intelligence systems. The new facility will accelerate customer deliveries and strengthen the supplier ec...

Speech by Rémi Bardenet, AI researcher, on May 19 at the Polaris Colloquium

The scientific community of researchers in computer science and automation in Lille, which has been growing rapidly in recent years, has come together to form the “Colloquium Polaris”. Eight to ten times a year, researchers come to present their work. On May 19, Rémi ...

AI and Oncology: IRT Saint Exupéry and IUCT-Oncopole collaborate to advance cancer research

On May 17, two Toulouse-based institutes, the IRT Saint Exupéry and the IUCT-Oncopole, a European center of expertise in oncology, signed a partnership focused on artificial intelligence. The aim of this partnership is to pool cutting-edge skills around AI-based research projects...

SystemX creates the “Tech Labs @SystemX” to accelerate the valorization and technology transfer of its assets

SystemX, the Technological Research Institute (IRT) dedicated to digital systems engineering, announced on May 16 the implementation of “Tech Labs”, a new cooperation strategy focused on technology transfer. Since its creation in 2012, the IRT has been coordinating co...

I-Stem, Genethon and Kantify discover a promising therapy for genetic diseases

Teams from I-Stem and Genethon, laboratories of the Association Française contre les Myopathies (AFM-Telethon), have collaborated with the Belgian start-up Kantify, which specializes in the field of artificial intelligence, to demonstrate the efficacy of a pharmacological combina...

The final of “My thesis in 180 seconds” will take place in Lyon on May 31

The “Ma thèse en 180 secondes” competition, inspired by the “Three minute thesis”, conceived at the University of Queensland in Australia, is organized in France by France Universités, the CNRS, and the University of Lyon. Doctoral students have three minu...

CentraleSupélec and SystemX launch the CircularIT Alliance to put digital technology at the service of the circular economy

On May 10, CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX announced the creation of the “CircularIT Alliance” to ” put the power of digital technology at the service of the environment and sustainable development. This collaboration, which is expected to last five years, aims ...

Val de Marne relies on artificial intelligence to improve its sewage network

In November 2020, the Seine-Normandy Water Agency launched the call for innovation projects for water management, “Digital Transition and Circular Economy” to support local authorities, companies and associations involved in the protection of the resource and aquatic ...

RAFAEL aims to become the reference platform dedicated to post-Covid in the French-speaking world

The Haute Autorité de Santé, on November 19, 2021, declared that 10% of Covid-19 patients develop long covid, a syndrome recognized by the WHO in 2020. In November 2021, the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) put online RAFAEL, an interactive platform that allows them to get in...

University at Buffalo researchers identify key drivers of lung cancer using AI

Lung and bronchus cancer (LBC) is one of the most common causes of cancer death worldwide, accounting for 11.6% of all cancer deaths in 2018. In both France and the United States, it is the leading cause of cancer death, and while smoking plays a prominent role in the disease, po...

Implicity, a start-up specializing in remote monitoring of cardiac devices, announces a €21 million round of financing

Implicity, a European leader in remote monitoring of implantable cardiac devices and remote patient care, announced at the end of April a €21 million Series A financing round from Crédit Mutuel Innovation and Bpifrance, as well as BNP Paribas Développement and historical investor...

University at Buffalo scientists create 3D models of corals to protect coral reefs

Corals are marine animals living in symbiosis with algae, notably zooxanthella, which provide them with the food necessary for their growth. Unfortunately, coral reefs, very important for the marine ecosystem, are affected by global warming, pollution and overfishing. Saving them...

Intel: Computer vision software coming soon to accelerate model training

Intel, a semiconductor giant, is working on a new software platform for artificial intelligence model training for computer vision. The launch is part of the company’s business strategy to boost chip sales. Simplifying AI model training for computer vision Sonoma Creek is a...

Estimating the magnitude of large earthquakes in real time using gravitational waves

It is estimated that for a tsunami to be generated by an earthquake, it must be of a strong magnitude, at least 6.5 on the Richter scale. A team of researchers from IRD, CNRS, Université Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Los Alamos National Laboratory and K...

Arvind Krishna unveils his plans for IBM, including quantum computing, at Think 2022

On May 10 and 11, IBM’s Think Broadcast conference was held in Boston. This annual event, after two years of broadcasting in virtual form, this year physically hosted business leaders, industry experts, AI players who came to exchange with IBM experts around hybrid cloud, c...

Apple: Ian Goodfellow, director of machine learning, has resigned

Ian Goodfellow, director of machine learning at Apple, has reportedly decided to leave the firm. The Verge‘s Zoë Schiffer reports that his decision would be motivated by the giant’s back-to-work policy. Apple employees demonstrated during the COVID-19 health crisis th...

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