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Bpifrance organizes “Deeptech sees BIG”, an event to raise awareness of tomorrow’s players

On October 6, 2021, Bpifrance launches through the Deeptech generation platform, a major event around innovation and technology. “Deeptech sees BIG” invites students and PhDs to come to the Accor Arena in Paris, but also live streaming, in order to better grasp all th...

An analysis of hiring in the electrical industry to better understand the sector’s digital transformation

Artificial intelligence is increasingly present in many sectors where it is used to automate certain processes or to help humans do them better. This is also the case in the electricity sector for which GlobalData has compiled several statistical figures to better visualize the a...

Convolutional neural networks to categorize and classify images of pelagic ecosystems

As part of a mission, several researchers captured in situ images of the planktonic spring bloom in the Arctic Ocean, resulting in a huge database. A team from the Laboratoire d’océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) at Sorbonne University and the Takuvik International Researc...

License plate recognition: Genetec introduces its new generation of cameras

Genetec, a Quebec-based security, AI and operations solutions company, introduces the next generation of its AutoVu SharpV automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras. The firm claims that this new offering can be deployed anywhere very easily and quickly, in just a few mi...

The taxman uses Google to detect undeclared swimming pools

According to a report in Le Canard Enchaîné, Google is going to develop automated detection models for undeclared swimming pools for the French tax authorities as part of the “Innovative Property” programme. The tax authorities have called on Google to develop the art...

From the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo: the technological evolution of timekeeping

The 2020 Summer Olympics took place between 23 July and 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Never have the games been so technological thanks to the presence of Omega, partner of the games since the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, despite an absence at the 1964 Olympics, already ...

Artifly tool harnesses artificial intelligence to create artworks according to enthusiasts’ requests

Art and artificial intelligence: two fields that seem so far away, yet can find such beautiful applications. Earlier this month, a digital artist by the name of Dries Depoorter designed a toolto unmask Members of Parliament when they were using their smartphones in plenary. In th...

Are artificial intelligence tools designed to combat Covid-19 effective?

According to the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Review , many tools have been developed to combat Covid-19. However, their performance has not lived up to the expectations of doctors and specialists: none of the predictive tools developed have made a real difference, and w...

MLP-Mixer: Google Brain’s model of multi-layer perceptrons for image classification

A research team at Google Brain has revisited multilayer perceptrons (MLP) by designing MLP-Mixer. This is a no-frills model that approaches state-of-the-art performance in ImageNet classification, and could achieve performance comparable to systems like ViT (Vision Transformer),...

NVIDIA Launches Hosted Cloud Infrastructure for End-to-End AI Development

After being announced in May, Nvidia is officially launching its hybrid cloud offering Base Command Platform in early August. The tool is a hosted cloud infrastructure that enables the development of end-to-end artificial intelligence applications. The platform is hosted by Equin...

Hootsuite acquires Heydey to leverage its conversational AI platform

Hootsuite, a social media management company, has announced the acquisition of Heydey, a Montreal-based conversational AI platform, for $60 million (€40 million). With this arrival, this player in the industry of social network management software for companies aims to strengthen...

Republic of Congo: Launch of a workshop to accelerate the establishment of an AI research centre in Africa

In the Republic of Congo, a mid-term review workshop on the establishment of the African center for research on AI has been opened. On August 2, in Brazzaville, the Congolese Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Leon Juste Ibombo, inaugurated this workshop w...

United States: the latest news about the Pentagon’s AI and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Artificial intelligence in the defense sector is a topic that is gradually making its way into France: at the end of April, the ethics committee of the Ministry of the Armed Forces presented its opinion on lethal weapon systems and in July, the Ministry signed a partnership with ...

The 3IA Côte d’Azur launches a new training course on artificial intelligence in health and medicine

In partnership with the University of Côte d’Azur’s Faculty of Medicine, the Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Intelligence Artificielle Côte d’Azur (3IA Côte d’Azur) will offer a training course on AI and health. It will be aimed at healthcare professio...

Birmingham City Council seeks new land for AI-powered housing

In Birmingham, UK, the city council has partnered with start-up Urban Intelligence to undertake a review to identify the best land for new housing. In the country’s second most populous city, the need for housing has increased by 35%, making it important to build new homes ...

How is NASA leveraging machine learning to calibrate its telescopes and get quality images?

Since 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been actively working to provide high definition images of the sun. To achieve this, they have been operating a solar telescope for more than a decade whose lenses and sensors are gradually degrading as scientists use ...

Free Software Foundation points the finger at GitHub Copilot as unacceptable and unfair

Last month, GitHub announced the launch of its GitHub Copilotcode generation tool. This extension to Visual Studio Code leverages AI to help developers code more easily. Recently, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) expressed its opinion around this system which it considers ̶...

BeachBot, the autonomous robot that fights against beach pollution by collecting cigarette butts

In August, many people go to the beach to spend a good holiday. The salt water, the sea air, the fine sand… in which we can unfortunately find cigarette butts thrown on the ground, which is far from being beneficial for our planet. To try to put an end to this pollution, tw...

How are deep learning and neural networks used to analyze marine biology data?

Quebec researchers have harnessed artificial intelligence, specifically deep learning, to better understand the diet of the Northern Gannet, a seabird native to the North Atlantic. They connected a miniature camera, a GPS and a dive recorder to some of the animals in Bonaventure ...

French startup Dataiku raises $400 million to bring AI and data into the enterprise

Dataiku, whose cloud and big data solutionis available on Azure, Microsoft’s market space, has announced that it has raised $400 million from investment fund Tiger Global. With this new financing, the French unicorn is now valued at 4.6 billion dollars. Its objective: to st...

IBM and the Michael J. Fox Foundation harness machine learning to fight Parkinson’s disease

Last May, IBM presented its new artificial intelligence developmentsat the Think 2021 Conference. A new AI model was designed by the firm to help predict the progression of Parkinson’s disease. With the support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the goal of this tool is to b...

RADRFIRE: an interactive tool using satellites and AI to help firefighters fight forest fires

During hot periods, a plague threatens national parks and green areas: forest fires. Whether in France or, as is currently the case in Greece, Turkey, Sicily or the United States, hundreds of fires can occur in these areas and firefighters as well as nearby residents are the firs...

An advance in the understanding of the mechanisms of response to danger thanks to artificial intelligence

A team of researchers from Inserm and the University of Bordeaux at the Neurocentre Magendie have studied the interdependence of two brain regions: the basolateral amygdala and the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex. These two areas would be involved and work together in the implement...

South Africa & Australia: AI recognized as inventor in two patent filings

It’s a court decision that seems quite historic: an artificial intelligence called DABUS, designed within the framework of “The Artificial Inventor Project”, has been recognized as an “inventor” on the occasion of a patent application. The South Afri...

Metron raises €18 million and acquires Dapesco to enhance its offer for a low-carbon industry

French cleantech company Metron announced a few weeks ago that it had raised €18 million in funding from the investment fund OGCI Climate Investments. Other investors in the Series B round included SK Gas, BNP Paribas, STATKRAFT Ventures and BREED REPLY. In parallel, the company ...

Yandex launches the NeurIPS 2021 Shifts Challenge, a competition open to machine learning experts

As part of the NeurIPS machine learning conference, Russian internet company Yandex announced the launch of the “Shifts Challenge.” The company is launching its three-part competition to solve the problem of shifting distribution in machine learning. Until October 17,...

Elon Musk announces the official date of Tesla AI Day, an event dedicated to AI and recruitment

It was in a tweet that Tesla’s CEO and SpaceX’s CEO, Elon Musk, announced the date of Tesla AI Day. This event will aim to share all the progress and innovations in the development of software and hardware in the automotive field, related to artificial intelligence. T...

The challenge for sawmills: optimising material yield while making the transition to Industry 4.0

The material yield is one of the main problems of sawmills. This is particularly the case for Tarteret Philippe SA, which specializes in hardwoods such as oak. The company has called on innovation and artificial intelligence and will benefit from the help of the Troyes and Aube C...

A look back at the launch of the “Women TechEU” pilot programme for women-led start-ups

The European Commission last month launched “Women Tech EU”, an EU programme supporting deep tech start-ups led by women. The initiative is part of Horizon Europe, the new European innovation and research programme that follows Horizon 2020. The aim is to help these n...

A machine learning model to identify shipwrecks in underwater archaeology research

Leila Character, a doctoral student in geography at the University of Texas at Austin, has developed an AI model capable of recognizing wrecks on the seafloor. The system uses photographs taken by ships and aerial images to identify underwater debris. This project was made possib...

University of Zurich researchers develop algorithm to improve drone performance

A team of researchers at the University of Zurich has developed an algorithm that has enabled an autonomous drone to move faster than drones flown by human pilots. The quadrotor (a rotary-wing aircraft with four rotors) with this algorithm calculates optimal trajectories over tim...

Launch of the call for projects for the eighth edition of the i-Nov innovation competition

The winners of the twenty-third edition of the i-Lab competition, the second edition of i-Phd and the seventh edition of the i-Nov competition were announced in July 2021. The time has come to launch the eighth call for i-Nov projects. 10 themes have been defined, including Digit...

United States: The National Science Foundation announces the creation of 11 institutes dedicated to artificial intelligence research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the creation of eleven new National Institutes for Artificial Intelligence Research. With this nearly $220 million initiative, NSF now has dedicated AI centers in 40 states across the United States. Seven research areas around AI wi...

The innovation network 1Kubator raises €9 million to accelerate its development and presence in France

1Kubator, the French innovation network, has announced that it has raised €9 million in parallel with its investment in the capital of Groupama. With this new financing, the company wishes to continue its development on the French territory, but also to reinforce its presence wit...

Intel discusses semiconductor shortage forecast and damage control strategy

The computer industry is currently experiencing a particular crisis: a shortage of semiconductors, which are essential for the production of certain components or the operation of connected devices. The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented factories, especially those in Taiwan, the co...

Spain: a project for a European centre for artificial intelligence to compete with European infrastructures

In Spain, an ambitious project around AI is tending to take shape. A group of private investors, led by the owners of the Basque teleoperator Dialoga Group, wants to build a European center for AI in the province of Alava in the Spanish Basque Country. The aim is thus to help Eur...

Supervised and reinforcement learning to help robots adapt to any environment

Through Rapid Motor Adaptation (RMA ),Facebookis making progress in adapting robots to their environment in order to develop their motor skills. Adapting robots to an environment just like a human can do in everyday life Humans can walk with relative ease over rocks, through mud,...

Cinema and Deepfake: zooming in on lip sync with foreign language dubbing

Deepfake is a technique based on artificial intelligence that allows audio or video files to be superimposed on other existing files in order to reproduce a person’s voice or change their face and thus make them say things or do things that they have never done. This techno...

AI and Geopolitics: the AIDA Committee of the European Parliament proposes its innovative approach on the subject

The Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) committee linked to the European Parliament proposes a study on artificial intelligence and European diplomacy. Entitled “The Governance of Artificial Intelligence as a New External Policy of the European Union”, the...

Data sets: Kili Technology raises $25 million

Kili Technology, a startup that helps companies run high-performance, large-scale artificial intelligence projects with its tools, has announced a $25 million round of funding from Balderton Capital and its original investors, Serena Capital and Headline. This comes six months af...

Survey: focus on the global machine learning market for the period 2020-2027

Verified Market Research, an agency specializing in market research, has published its survey on the machine learning market as well as its deployment by companies. A market valued at $2.4 billion in 2019 and expected to reach $47.3 billion by the year 2027, growing at a CAGR of ...

Over ten years of cooperation between Thales and ONERA to automate mine-hunting drones

For more than ten years, ONERA and Thales have been working closely together on a project related to artificial intelligence. ONERA is conducting research into intelligent systems for the French military ecosystem and more specifically into the automation of mine-hunting drones. ...

European Parliament adopts resolution for better data governance and sharing

Data governance has been a recurring topic since the announcement of the new AI regulation by the European Commission. At the end of May, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on AI and data in culture, education and audiovisual. During the month of July, the European Parl...

Generalization of health data sharing: launch of the digital component of the Ségur de la santé

Two billion euros: this is the amount that will be devoted to health professionals and software publishers in the field as part of the digital component of the Ségur de la santé. This project is intended to be a real accelerator of the digital health roadmap to generalize the sha...

Inkbit wants to democratize 3D printing on a large scale thanks to artificial intelligence

3D printing company Inkbit announced it has raised $30 million in a Series B round led by Phoenix Venture Partners LLC (PVP). The startup usually produces a 3D printer that can correct printing errors throughout the process using artificial intelligence. With this funding, the fi...

Google introduces Google Cloud Armor, a service to protect applications from DDoS attacks

Google Cloud introduced its adaptive protection feature called Google Armor . This new machine learning-based protection service will aim to help businesses protect their Google Cloud applications and tools against DDoS attacks up to the highest level: level 7. The tech giantR...

Robotic process automation and machine learning: the bet of hotels to boost tourism

UiPath, a company specializing in robotic process automation, has leveraged its technology to develop several automation processes for the tourism industry. This sector is one of those that has been hit hard by the Covid-19 health crisis. Several aspects will be subject to potent...

Atos and Graphcore Announce Partnership to Develop High Performance Computing Solutions

On the one hand, Atos, a French specialist in digital transformation, which earlier this month presented its new computer vision platform, but also its ThinkAI solution to boost AI applications. On the other side, Graphcore, whose Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) microprocessor...

DeepMind and EMBL: a major breakthrough in human proteome analysis using artificial intelligence

DeepMind, a technology company and subsidiary of Google, has announced its collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) with the aim of providing the most complete and accurate database possible on human protein structures. NamedAlphaFold , it should allow ...

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Deep learning app could help diagnose HIV more easily

A research team of experts from the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) and University College London (UCL) has harnessed artificial intelligence to improve the ability of health workers to diagnose HIV. They used deep learning algorithms and combined them with immunochromato...

BCPE Group announces its innovation plan BPCE 2024 to accelerate its digital transformation

Over the past twelve years, the BPCE group has undergone a profound transformation. However, no period has acted as a revelator and accelerator of the trend than the one linked to the health crisis due to Covid-19. On 8 July, the joint body of the Banque Populaire and the Caisse ...

Atos launches its computer vision platform for multiple use cases

During the 2021 edition of the Atos Technology Days, Atos unveiled its new Atos Computer Vision Plateform.This platform is dedicated to the analysis of videos and images thanks to AI. Users of the system will be able to use computer vision to process and analyze very large amount...

Focus on the “Women & AI” charter of the InterElles Circle for a responsible and non-sexist AI

Two years ago, the “Women & AI” pact of the Cercle InterElles was launched with the objective of proposing to companies to commit to a responsible and egalitarian AI. Currently, the signatories are sixteen companies from the scientific and technological world: CEA...

How have startups adapted to the decline in investment in the world of artificial intelligence?

According to global technology market advisory firm ABI Research, funding in AI through venture capital fell by 33.9% in 2020 compared to 2019. This and many other findings come from the firm’s 2020 AI investment analysis report. Several interviews were conducted and the do...

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