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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...

The RePAIR project: helping archaeologists restore past frescoes using artificial intelligence

In order to facilitate the process of reconstruction and rehabilitation to give a second life to works of art from antiquity and the Middle Ages, the European Union is launching the RePAIR project for “Reconstructing the Past: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics”. Th...

How climate analytics startups are deploying AI solutions to manage global warming

Climate change is a major issue that is increasingly being highlighted by authorities and is already impacting several industries. Several companies and startups specializing in climate analysis have developed solutions to predict how climate change could affect global trade. The...

Adaptiv’Langue, a personalized learning solution thanks to artificial intelligence available in high schools in the Paris region

September is inevitably associated with the start of the new school year, when 12.8 million primary and secondary school students return to school. EvidenceB, a start-up combining cognitive science and artificial intelligence, offers a module called Adaptativ’Langue. Some 5...

Skoda opens artificial intelligence lab to improve electric vehicle production

At the Technical University of Ostrava, in the Czech Republic, the car manufacturer Skoda has inaugurated an artificial intelligence production laboratory (AIM.Lab). This opening is part of the company’s Next Level strategy, which aims to make the Czech Republic a productio...

Receive the 5th issue of ActuIA, the magazine of artificial intelligence

Issue 5 of ActuIA, the magazine of artificial intelligence, arrives on newsstands and in digital format on September 21, 2021! Receive it directly at home or at work by subscribing today. On the agenda: features, analyses on AI and its applications and renowned experts for an iss...

Quebec: creation of a research chair in digital health to better treat rare diseases

Understanding rare diseases in order to better diagnose and treat them effectively is a major challenge due to the multiplicity of syndromes and the small number of people affected by rare diseases. To meet this challenge, the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec will launch a rese...

Greenly raises $3 million to deploy its AI-powered carbon accounting solution

Greenly, a technology start-up specializing in helping organizations reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, announced this week that it has raised $3 million from a group of investors. With this new funding, the start-up hopes to be able to deploy its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)...

Atos and AFNOR Certification announce the creation of a label dedicated to the security of IoT solutions

Atos, a French specialist in digital transformation, announces the signing of a partnership with AFNOR Certification for the promotion and development of the IQS – IoT Qualified as Secured – label. It will allow Internet of Things (IoT) players to verify the security ...

Round tables and white paper: the AI experimentation in Hauts-de-France presents the results of its two years of existence

On September 9, 2021, an event took place in connection with the AI experimentation in Hauts-de-France. This event was an opportunity to present the assessment of the two and a half years of the initiative in the presence of Bruno Lucas, general delegate for employment and vocati...

The ArchAIDE project: an automatic recognition application for archaeological fragments

During the XXV meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Bern, an innovative application was presented. Named ArchAIDE, this tool designed by a team of researchers from the University of Pisa aims to revolutionize the world of archaeology with the help of artificia...

French scale-up Botify raises $55 million to improve its offering in line with the growth of the SEO market

Botify, a French SEO start-up, has announced that it has raised $55 million from InfraVia Capital Partners, with participation from BpiFrance through its Large Venture fund. This investment round should help the company to improve its solution in line with the growing market dema...

Capgemini becomes World Rugby’s digital transformation partner through to the 2023 World Cup

From September 8 to October 28, 2023, the Rugby World Cup, one of the world’s greatest sporting events, will take place in France. Two years to the day before the kick-off of the first match between the host country and New Zealand, World Rugby announces its partnership wit...

Deep learning model accurately classifies six types of intracranial tumors

To classify a brain tumour into one of six common types using a single 3D MRI scan: that was the challenge set by a team of American researchers. Together, they designed a deep learning model capable of this feat, a step closer to creating a reliable tool for automatic detection ...

How does Google Maps manage to be so accurate in predicting the arrival time of its users?

Google Maps, the Mountain View company’s online mapping service, offers a feature that allows users to learn more about ETA: estimating the time of arrival at a location predefined by the user. The accuracy of this estimate is based on several technologies, including graph ...

Launch of the French AgriTech by the government to support agriculture and innovation

While the DIGIFERMES label is launching its call for applications, the government is focusing on agriculture and innovation with the launch of the French AgriTech. With this initiative, the government wishes to support the development, maturation and export of know-how in the Agr...

Digital agriculture: next call for applications for the DIGIFERMES label

From October 1 to November 30, a call for applications in the digital agriculture sector will be launched. This initiative is part of the DIGIFERMES network, which aims to support farmers in the implementation of digital technologies. Thus, farmers with an experimental farm where...

Databricks Announces $1.6 Billion Round of Funding to Accelerate Adoption of Lakehouse Architecture

Databricks, a company specializing in data and AI, has just announced a new round of financing in the amount of 1.6 billion dollars from numerous investors, including Counterpoint Global – Morgan Stanley. With this new financing, the company’s valuation is positioned ...

Third plenary session of the GAIA-X France Hub on 23 September

GAIA-X, the European data infrastructure project set up by France and Germany during 2019 was the subject of two plenary sessions in 2021 in the framework of the French GAIA-X Hub. The third plenary session will take place on Thursday 23 September, with the presence of Cédric O, ...

Toyota’s autonomous vehicle crashes into visually impaired athlete at Tokyo Paralympics

An athlete was run over by an autonomous bus designed by Japanese carmaker Toyota during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which run from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The firm has apologized for the “overconfidence” that led the bus to cause the terrible accident. T...

The start-up Modjo announces a €7 million fundraising to take a step forward internationally

Mojdo, a start-up offering a SaaS solution to improve the performance of sales teams, has announced that it has raised €7 million from several investors, including the Daphni fund and the Aglaé Ventures fund. The conversational analytics company hopes to recruit around 60 new tal...

Wagon availability at the factory: Everysens TVMS tool updated with new functionality

With the aim of making transport planning more reliable, Everysens, a French company specializing in logistics visibility, announces the launch of a new AI-based feature: availability forecasting. This feature should allow logistics coordinators to know if enough wagons will be a...

Three French start-ups selected among the twenty finalists of the EIT Digital Challenge 2021

As part of the eighth edition of the EIT Digital Challenge which focuses on deep tech companies, twenty start-ups were chosen to participate in the final of the competition. All of these companies cover a wide range of topics and offer innovative services or products using sophis...

GFP-GAN, a GAN-based image restoration model with promising results

As part of a project led by Tencent, several researchers have succeeded in developing a model for restoring images and photographs of faces. It is far from being the first tool of its kind, but the results it offers are much better than the average, as shown by the various compar...

Significant growth in the European IT services market in Q2 2021 due to cloud usage

Information Services Group (ISG), a global technology research and advisory firm, has published a report on the European IT services market. The report shows that the sector is still growing strongly thanks to the increasing adoption of cloud-based services. The Europe Middle Eas...

10th edition of Big Data & AI Paris, the European event dedicated to artificial intelligence and big data

On Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September 2021, the tenth edition of Big Data & AI Paris will take place, a major European event dedicated to artificial intelligence and Big Data that you should not miss. During these 2 days, many actors of AI and data will be present to excha...

Voice analysis on a smartphone to detect signs of a depressive disorder

At the 180th meeting of the American Acoustic Association (ASA), a research team from the University of Maryland, USA, presented an artificial intelligence model to detect signs of depression. The tool, coupled with a mobile application, analyzes the voice and notices potential c...

Europa AI Institute and CCI organize the International Conference on Women and AI

As part of the cycle of international conferences on AI organized in the Alpes-Maritimes department (06), a debate will be organized around AI and women. On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, this conference will focus on the role that women play in the advent...

AMLD Africa: a three-day digital event to discuss the application of machine learning on the African continent

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) will organize AMLD Africa, an event that will take place from September 2 to 4. Thisis the fifth edition of a series of conferences over three days around machine learning applied to the development of the African continent. Thi...

Podcast: the AI collective of the French-speaking village – Synapse AI N°5

In this new episode of Synapse AI, Mathieu Barreau interviews Isabelle Galy, coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) collective of the Village francophone. The French-speaking Village is an initiative designed to create delegations and federate actors on the sidelines of ...

NVIDIA Announces Future Argonne National Laboratory Polaris Supercomputer to be Accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

The Polaris supercomputer project will aim to be one of the largest supercomputers to boost AI to extreme scale. It will be housed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. NVIDIA has announced that the infrastructure will run on the firm’s accel...

192 Cerebras CS-2 systems networked to put 163 million cores at the service of artificial intelligence

Officially unveiled last April, the Wafer Scale Engine V2 (included in the Cerebras CS-2 system) is the latest processor designed by Cerebras, an American semiconductor manufacturer. Always in a will to go further and to be able to put in network its processors, the firm announce...

Gartner: Which companies in the robotic process automation market are ahead of their competitors?

As it does every year, Gartner, an advanced technology research and advisory firm, proposes its “Magic Quadrant”, a table that takes the form of four boxes, each corresponding to a category: leaders, visionaries, niche players and challengers. The document proposed by...

Algeria: Inauguration of the Higher Schools of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence

While in the Republic of Congo, a workshopwas launched to accelerate the establishment of an African center for research in artificial intelligence, Algeria announces the creation and inauguration of higher schools of mathematics and artificial intelligence. For this academic yea...

NVIDIA Aims to Make AI Accessible with NVIDIA AI Enterprise Suite

NVIDIA AI Enterprise is the name of NVIDIA’s suite of AI tools and frameworks that are now available to companies that want to use them. The company is offering companies running VMware vSphere the ability to virtualise AI workloads on NVIDIA-certified systems. Among the we...

Soph.I.A Summit is looking for its next national and international speakers and is launching a call for submissions for its 4th edition from 17 to 20 November 2021

The 4th edition of the Soph.I.A Summit will be held from November 17 to 20, 2021 in Sophia Antipolis. 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 de...

Tesla Dojo D1 artificial intelligence training chip presented at Tesla AI Day

After presenting its next humanoid robot at Tesla AI Day, Elon Musk’s firm announced the future design of Tesla Dojo D1. This chip dedicated to the training of artificial intelligence should allow Tesla vehicles to ensure a semi-autonomous driving thanks to the supercompute...

IBM Telum, Big Blue’s innovative new chip to fight fraud in the financial sector

Last May, IBM Research showcased its latest creation: a technology for creating 2-nanometer chips. On August 23, the firm unveiled Telum, its first chip with AI inference acceleration, which is expected to perform tasks such as fraud detection in banking transactions. It is the r...

Graphcore and Tractable Announce Partnership to Accelerate Auto Claims Processing

In order to speed up the processing of claims and car accidents, insurtech Tractable and AI and machine learning specialist Graphcore announce their collaboration. The two companies are joining forces to bring their respective skills to improve tools for identifying damage to pro...

The deepfake tends to be popularized in France thanks to its more and more pronounced use in the media

Deepfake is a technology for synthesizing images or videos using artificial intelligence. It allows, in general, a superposition of images or videos to change the face of a person or to make him say things he never said. A look at this technique, which is increasingly used in the...

GAIA-X: the European cloud computing association organizes the first edition of its hackathon

For more than a year, the European GAIA-Xproject has been in the news. With its objective of offering a cloud computing service in Europe and a European data infrastructure, the initiative is undoubtedly ambitious. In a move to get more and more into the thick of things, a hackat...

To combat the presence of asbestos in its carriages, the SNCF uses machine learning

During the summer of 2019, several employees of the SNCF denounced a major health problem in some of the freight cars of the railway company. Indeed, these employees discovered asbestos in a dozen freight maintenance workshops, an insulating and resistant material used in many co...

China: adoption of a regulation on personal data protection

Data protection is a delicate issue that is often debated. In France, and more generally throughout the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the reference text for personal data protection. In China, such legislation did not exist, at least, until Augu...

Focus on PanGu-Alpha, the language model built with 25 billion more parameters than GPT-3

GPT-3, Open AI’s language model, available since July 2020, was at the time of its announcement, the largest language model ever trained with 175 billion parameters for a size of 45 terabytes. For comparison, GPT-2, Open AI’s previous language model, had been trained ...

Open AI researchers design a process to improve the behavior of linguistic models

The experts at Open AI announced one of their latest findings around language model behavior. They noticed that they could improve it by fine tuning a small organized dataset with less than a hundred example values. Fine Tuning Large Generalist Models to Fit a Specific Context Li...

Baidu World 2021: Level 5 autonomous car and mass production of its AI chip announced

During the Baidu World 2021 held on August 18, the Chinese technology giant unveiled its prototype autonomous vehicle. According to the firm, the car would have an autonomy of level 5 SAE, the highest level that exists. Alongside the announcement, Baidu also announced that it has...

Google develops reinforcement learning model to build chips faster

Last May, Google announced in its 2021 edition of Google I/O, the fourth generation of its TPU chips (TPUv4). A research team from the Mountain View firm has developed a machine learning model, and more precisely, reinforcement learning, capable of designing the components of a c...

Tesla Bot, the humanoid robot project presented by Elon Musk exploits autonomous vehicle technology

As mentioned by Elon Muskat the beginning of August, August 19, 2021 was an important day for the Tesla brand which organized the Tesla AI Day, an event focused on innovations in artificial intelligence. The firm’s CEO, but also the CEO of SpaceX took the opportunity to mak...

Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous system at the center of a federal investigation following multiple accidents

While Tesla AI Day took place on August 19, the leader in autonomous vehicles is seeing one of its technologies at the heart of a federal investigation. Indeed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched its investigation into Tesla’s semi-auton...

SAP Announces Acquisition of SwoopTalent to Integrate its Leading Solution into its Software Suite

German company SAP, which designs and sells software specializing in management and maintenance, has announced the acquisition of SwoopTalent, a company specializing in machine learning software for human resources management. Their main tool of the same name will be integrated i...

T-Systems and Google Cloud extend partnership

As part of a partnership between T-systems and Google Cloud, the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary is now offering managed services for the cloud computing platform provided by the Mountain View company. The two companies are thus further expanding their collaboration in the developmen...

Facebook AI offers the AugLy Python library to evaluate and improve ML models

Facebook AI announces the free access toAugLy, a Python library for artificial intelligence researchers. After the update of Dynaboard with Dynabench to provide an evaluation of natural language processing models, it is the turn of machine learning algorithms to be tested. This l...

Google AI and Harvard University map a portion of the cerebral cortex in three dimensions

At the beginning of June, Google announced, in collaboration with the Lichtman laboratory of Harvard University, the realization of a cartography of the human cerebral cortex in three dimensions. In parallel, a 1.4 petabyte (1015bytes) dataset has been published: it includes imag...

Africa: the fintech Pngme raises $15 million to continue its development on the African continent

African fintech PNGme has just announced a $15 million funding round led by London-based investment fund Octopus Ventures. This funding comes less than a year after a first round of financing that resulted in the raising of three million dollars. With this money, the company anno...

Pre-launch of SuccessfulAI, 1st European marketplace dedicated to AI and digital transformation

Artificial intelligence is an extraordinary growth lever. The most optimistic analysts go so far as to envisage that 35% of the value of companies will be directly or indirectly attributable to AI solutions by 2027 (Source ResearchAndMarkets). Yet, according to these same analyst...

GoldSpot Discoveries acquires Canada’s Geotic to enhance its geoscience SaaS software offering

GoldSpot Discoveries, a leading technology services company, announces the acquisition of Geotic, a provider of software for the mining industry, including applications for geological and geophysical modeling, based in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The objective of this acquisition is ...

Surprising wave of resignations at Apple within the artificial intelligence, health and iCloud teams

In his weeklynewsletter offered in Bloomberg, Mark Gurman claims that Apple employees working on health, AI and iCloud would have recently decided to leave the company. These are mainly engineers who make up this wave of departures, former defectors from other GAFA like Amazon, G...

Samsung, IBM, Nvidia, Google: artificial intelligence in the design process of electronic components

While the shortage of electronic components is raging all over the world, this does not prevent some major technology groups from innovating and exploring new ways of designing. This is the case of Samsung, which announced that it has integrated the DSO.ai artificial intelligence...

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