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The Hackathon in artificial intelligence for security and sustainable development starts on May 13 at ISEP

On May 13, the Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence will start at the Institut supérieur d’électronique de Paris (ISEP). It is organized by the AI and Security Chair and the Big Data and AI for the Environment Chair, in partnership with the Gendarmerie Nationale, the United...

The AFRIF 2021 thesis prize awarded to Ignacio Rocco

The AFRIF (Association Française pour la Reconnaissance et l’Interprétation des Formes) awards each year its thesis prize. The objective of this award is to highlight and encourage the best doctoral work on these topics and to boost research in the field. The AFRIF 2021 the...

Cybersecurity training: how to become a level 2 SOC analyst?

Cybersecurity is now a top priority in business. Cyber attacks are increasing and becoming more sophisticated, even though IT has become crucial. That’s why many organizations are setting up a Security Operations Center (SOC). A SOC 2 analyst certification course is a great...

Congo: Launch of ARCAI, an artificial intelligence research center in Brazzaville

Inaugurated at the end of February by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, ARCAI, a new research center dedicated to artificial intelligence, is located at the University of Kintele in Brazzaville, the capital of the country. Funded by the ECA (Economic Commission for Afr...

Researchers at Fraunhofer IEM present RoboGrinder, the first intelligent grinding machine

Currently, although entrepreneurs are aware of the potential of artificial intelligence to increase their competitiveness, many are hesitant to take the plunge, doubting the reliability of AI solutions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic System Design (IEM) aims to build tr...

HIATUS, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) program, to authenticate and protect text authors

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), an organization within the U.S. Director’s Office, has a mission “to push the boundaries of science to develop solutions that enable the IC (Intelligence Community) to do its job better and more effectively...

Anthropic, an AI security and research company, has completed a $580 million fundraising round

Anthropic, an AI security and research company, aims to reduce the risks and increase the potentials of AI. It raised its first round of funding of $124M in the year of its founding in 2021. It just announced a $580M round led by Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, with participation ...

Neuroscience: the Prada Foundation presents the exhibition “Human Brains: It Begins with an Idea” in Venice

In 2018, Fondazione Prada set up a multidisciplinary project in the field of neuroscience that aims to explore the human brain, grasp the complexity of its functions… These reflections have given birth to “Human Brains”, a program of exhibitions, online debates,...

CNRS, Constellium and Grenoble Alpes University join forces to create a joint laboratory dedicated to the aluminum of the future

To meet the challenges of sustainable development, all sectors of industry must reduce their environmental impact, while the metallurgy sector is focusing on innovation in alloys and manufacturing processes. The Constellium group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of alu...

Cybersecurity, Music, Industry 4.0 and local authorities: discover the new ActuIA, the artificial intelligence magazine

In the new issue of ActuIA, the magazine of artificial intelligence, available on newsstands and by subscription (digital and paper versions), you will find many topics such as the use of AI by local authorities, cybersecurity, industry 4.0 or even patents in AI and how AI transf...

Ecopia AI and Airbus Announce Extension of Partnership to Provide Global 3D Vector Maps

On March 4, 2021, Ecopia AI and Airbus announced a partnership to deliver next-generation digital maps on a global scale. On May 5, the two companies announced an expansion of this partnership that will produce a high-precision, three-dimensional vector representation of the real...

Launch of the Franco-German AIOLOS project, a platform for detecting epidemics caused by respiratory viruses

The objective of AIOLOS, a real-time multi-source data collection platform based on AI and predictive modeling, is to detect an epidemic linked to a respiratory pathogen at the very first signs, monitor its progression, take appropriate measures and assess their impact. The proje...

Nevers Agglomeration optimizes the operation of its drinking water networks thanks to artificial intelligence

At the beginning of April, during the AI Festival in Cannes, Nevers Agglomeration and the LACROIX group signed an experimentation project focused on innovation and artificial intelligence dedicated to water networks. This agreement, which is part of the development strategy of an...

Oracle releases new study on AI and environmental, social and governance criteria

The new study by Oracle and Pamela Rucker, CIO Advisor, Instructor at Harvard, titled “There is no Planet B: How business and technology can help save the world,” found that regardless of where people live, they are demanding more progress on environmental, social and...

Call for papers for the TRACT conference: “Literary translation and artificial intelligence: theory, practice, creation

TRACT (Centre de recherche en traduction et communication transculturelle), one of the five teams of the PRISMES-EA 4398 research unit at Sorbonne Nouvelle, is planning to organize the conference ” Literary Translation and Artificial Intelligence: Theory, Practice, Creation...

Bulgaria: Launch of INSAIT, Institute of Computer Science and Technology, supported by Google, AWS and Deepmind

At the beginning of April, INSAIT, an institute for computer science, artificial intelligence and technology, created in partnership with the technological universities ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne, was launched in Sofia, Bulgaria. It will benefit from the financial support of th...

AI in health, precision medicine and multiple sclerosis: interview with Stanislas Demuth, PhD student in bioinformatics

Finalist of the Alsatian edition of “My thesis in 180 seconds”, Stanislas Demuth, a doctoral student in bioinformatics (Inserm – University of Strasbourg) is working on the application of computer technologies to multiple sclerosis (MS) care. We talked with him ...

Business France and Bpi France unveil the winners of the 3rd edition of the Impact Germany program

In collaboration with Bpifrance, the Bavarian State Economic Department, the law firm Mazars in Germany, Moove Lab (the mobility startup gas pedal at Station F founded by MOBILIANs and Via ID), NetMedia International, Smarketer GmbH, and the city of Düsseldorf, where it is based,...

Council and European Parliament reach provisional political agreement on digital services legislation

At the end of January, the European Parliament adopted the draft Digital Services Act (DSA), which aims to make the Internet a safer place for European citizens by holding platforms to account. Negotiations with the European Council led to a provisional agreement at the end of Ap...

The call for proposals for the International Symposium on Digital Creation, ISEA2023, is launched

ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art) is one of the most important international artistic and technological events. It takes place every year and will be held this year from June 10 to 16. In 2023, ISEA will take place from May 16 to 21 in Paris, co-organized by Le Cub...

Event: Johnson’s Business Transformation Conference to be held June 20-22, 2022

On June 20, 21 and 22, 2022, the new business transformation conference organized by Johnson will be held in Paris. On this occasion, the media unveils its new program, designed with experts to deliver a range of sessions adapted to the current difficulties encountered in busines...

The European Parliament adopts the recommendations of its special committee on artificial intelligence

This Tuesday, May 3, the European Parliament adopted the final recommendations of its special committee on artificial intelligence in the digital age (AIDA). The MEPs highlighted that the use of artificial intelligence has enormous advantages in dealing with the problems of clima...

Focus on MintT, a Belgian medical start-up with international ambitions

MintT (Medical Intelligence Technologies) is dedicated to helping elderly people age in the best possible conditions and keep their autonomy as much as possible. It has developed ISA, a solution for detecting and preventing falls, which is already used in hospitals, nursing homes...

Area42, Reply’s development center, where technology becomes reality

On April 28, 2022, Reply, a company specialized in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media, inaugurated its new applied research center in Turin focused on the development of the most innovative technologies. The cutting-ed...

Franceinfo invites you to test and evaluate its automatic subtitling solution

The number of deaf or hard of hearing people in France is estimated to be around 6 million, making a film accessible to them through subtitling is much simpler technically than doing so for live broadcasts. France Televisions’ teams have tackled this problem and have develo...

Artificial intelligence and sports: mouthguards are becoming more and more connected

Mouthguards, which are designed to prevent the jaw from closing abruptly during a violent impact, not only protect the teeth, but also reduce the risk of jaw fracture, concussion, cervical vertebrae injury or loss of consciousness. Several models of smart mouthguards have been te...

Le Global Challenge Call for Code 2022 est lancé

On April 26, David Clark Cause, who is spearheading the Call for Code in partnership with IBM, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, and the Linux Foundation, announced the launch of the Global Challenge Call for Code 2022. Since its inception in 2018, more than 50...

Genomics: ProfileView, an innovative computational approach for the functional classification of protein families, presented by Sorbonne University

Proteins are present in all living cells where they perform a multitude of functions. Some of them play essential roles in various fields such as human health, biology or biotechnology. To discover them, a research team from the Computational and Quantitative Biology Laboratory (...

Using artificial intelligence, Meta can build its data centers with low-carbon concrete

In 2018, Meta committed to minimizing its environmental footprint and is targeting net zero emissions for its value chain in 2030. However, it has plans to build eight data centers. To reduce the carbon emissions this one will generate, META’s team, with the help of Lav Var...

Mastercard and Microsoft partner to fight credit card fraud

Cyber attacks on bank cards are the most common. To counter them, Mastercard and Microsoft have decided to join forces: Mastercard’s Digital Transaction Insights will include Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection artificial intelligence (AI) technology. This partn...

Sacha, the first conversational artificial intelligence in sexual health

At the end of March, HF Prévention, a national health prevention association, announced that it had created the first conversational artificial intelligence dedicated to sexual health, with the support of Gilead Sciences, a laboratory specializing in HIV testing. The virtual advi...

Saagie and LITIS announce the creation of a joint laboratory dedicated to AI

At the end of February, Saagie and LITIS announced the creation of L-LiSa, a joint laboratory dedicated to artificial intelligence. Fourteen employees work in this labcom, co-directed by Romain Picot Clemente (Saagie R&D Manager) and Clément Chatelain (Lecturer at INSA Rouen ...

Sanofi announces partnership with McLaren Racing to improve production lines

On Tuesday, April 26, Sanofi announced a partnership with McLaren Racing ” to accelerate the efficiency and performance of its production facilities and to support the company’s industrial ambition with a level of excellence corresponding to the best international sta...

Anap announces the launch of a platform to share AI solutions deployed in nursing homes

In early April, Anap (the French national agency for supporting the performance of healthcare and medico-social institutions) announced the launch of a national platform to share artificial intelligence solutions deployed in healthcare institutions. It is possible to consult, for...

ELSA project: effective learning of social affordances for human-robot interaction

Affordances (from the English verb to afford) are properties of the environment or of an object in it, which, when perceived, allow humans or animals to know how to act in a given context. ELSA is a Franco-Austrian research project that aims to study the learning of social afford...

For Google, automatically generated content is contrary to the guidelines it has given to webmasters and considered as spam

Google Search Central regularly offers office hours on YouTube where anyone can ask Google experts questions in a video call, regarding SEO or Google search (crawling, indexing, duplicate content, pagination…). During a recent Google SEO office hour, John Mueller, Search Ad...

Restoring consciousness through deep thalamic stimulation

Neuroscience researchers and clinicians from the CEA, Hôpital Foch, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Inserm and Collège de France have been working for five years to prove that deep brain stimulation can restore consciousness when it is impaired. The research, ...

IBM z16, the new IBM platform that brings artificial intelligence and cyber resilience to the hybrid cloud

Financial institutions and individuals alike are increasingly falling victim to cyber-attacks, the most common being credit card fraud. The IBM z16 unveiled in early April could help them protect themselves from this. This new mainframe, launched just over 2 years after its prede...

CNRS expands its presence in Canada with the creation of two new laboratories

Scientific cooperation between Canada and France is well established, and the CNRS is a stakeholder. On April 25, it announced the creation of two new Franco-Canadian laboratories in addition to the four already established in Canada. These two “International Research Labor...

Cyber Campus: anticipating the evolution of cyber attacks to be able to counter them

In early February, Bruno Lemaire inaugurated the “Cyber Campus,” housed in 26,000 square meters of a tower in La Défense. Initiated in 2019 by Emmanuel Macron, it brings together representatives of cybersecurity companies, government departments, research institutes s...

Sopra Steria and IBM announce the launch of the Sopra Steria Alive Intelligence offer in France

At the end of March, Sopra Steria and IBM announced the launch of the Sopra Steria Alive Intelligence (SSAI) offering. The new artificial intelligence services that make up this offer will be hosted, operated and secured in France for companies and public bodies throughout Europe...

Deep learning: researchers at Johns Hopkins University present a new approach to predicting heart attacks due to cardiac arrhythmia

There are many applications of artificial intelligence in healthcare, with heart attack prevention in particular being the focus of much research. A team at Johns Hopkins University is proposing a new deep learningapproach that combines neural networks and survival analysis to pr...

AFNOR publishes a strategic roadmap on artificial intelligence standardization and invites companies to contribute

As part of France 2030, the French government has launched a Grand Challenge aimed at ” Securing, certifying and making reliable systems based on artificial intelligence,” led by the General Secretariat for Investment (SGPI) and funded by the Plan d’Investisseme...

Facial recognition: focus on the Prüm II proposal on automated data exchange for police coordination

On May 27, 2005, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Prüm Treaty (named after the German town where the event took place), also known as “Schengen III”. On December 18, the European Commission published its ” Propo...

Creation of the first digital cancer research laboratory: “Michel Laudet

At the beginning of April, the Toulouse Cancer Research Center (CRCT) and the Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research (IRIT) announced the creation of the first digital cancer research laboratory. Named “Michel Laudet” in honor of the famous Toulouse computer ...

FairCarboN, Priority Research Program and Equipment (PEPR) which aims at carbon neutrality

Launched at the beginning of April, the FairCarboN priority research program and equipment (PEPR) ” Carbon in continental ecosystems: levers and trajectories for carbon neutrality”aims to develop the contribution of continental ecosystems to climate change mitigation ...

Blue Brain project: EPFL researchers draw 3D neurons using mathematics

It is estimated that the human brain has between 86 and 100 billion neurons. Scientists from the Blue Brain Project at EPFL have created an algorithm that needs only a few examples to generate a large number of single cells, using algebraic topology, a field of mathematics. With ...

EPFL researchers propose an open platform for chemical data management

Chemistry laboratories generate a significant amount of data. However, some of it is still in paper format and is difficult to access in its entirety. Three scientists from EPFL present a modular open science platform to manage the large amounts of data produced in chemistry rese...

Transvalor and CentraleSupélec sign an industrial research contract dedicated to AI

In early March, Transvalor, a leader in materials shaping simulation, and CentraleSupélec, through its French Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI Hub), signed for the first time a prefiguration contract for industrial research dedicated to AI, with the aim of expl...

Videtics announces a €2 million fundraising

Videtics, a French company that publishes video analysis software based on artificial intelligence and deep learning, announced that it has raised €2 million in funding from several investors and BPI France. This new investment will allow the company to recruit new developers and...

Capgemini and Peugeot Sport partner to develop the Peugeot 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar

Peugeot Sport has partnered with Capgemini to accelerate and optimize the development of its hybrid hypercar, the Peugeot 9X8, which competes in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), an international motorsport competition that includes several races, including the 24 Hours...

O’Reilly releases its 2022 report on enterprise AI adoption

O’Reilly, a training and learning platform, conducts an annual survey regarding AI adoption in businesses. Last December and January, it asked recipients of its newsletters to answer a questionnaire on this topic. Participation was lower than last year, perhaps due to the e...

Laiye, a leader in intelligent automation, announces the acquisition of Mindsay, an enterprise chatbot and voicebot platform

Laiye, a global leader in intelligent automation software, announced on April 14 that it has acquired Mindsay, a leading European chatbot and voicebot platform for businesses. The addition of conversational artificial intelligence will move Laiye closer to its goal of becoming th...

Quebec City: Génome Québec and Université Laval launch Genovalia, Quebec’s first non-human genomics data development center

On April 12, Génome Québec and Université Laval announced the launch of Genovalia, the first center for the production, processing and valorization of non-human genomic data in Quebec. The goal of this center is to support genomic research, from pre-project planning to data devel...

Salsify’s CXM platform raises $200 million in Series F funding

On April 13, Salsify, a Commerce Experience Management (CXM) platform that enables manufacturers, distributors and retailers to improve the customer experience, announced a $200 million Series F funding round led by TPG, a global leader in alternative asset management. The round,...

Audacia and Starburst announce the launch of Expansion, a new investment fund dedicated to aerospace and defense start-ups

On Tuesday, April 12, Charles Beigbeder, founding CEO of asset management company Audacia, and François Chopard, founding CEO of aeronautics gas pedal Starburst, announced the launch of Expansion, a new Venture Capital fund designed to finance French and European startups in the ...

Robotics: which jobs will disappear with robotization?

A team of roboticists from the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and economists from the University of Lausanne has developed a method that calculates the probability that a job will be automated by robotics. This tool also suggests less risky job changes. The study...

Rwanda inaugurates the first African Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) dedicated to research and development in artificial intelligence

On March 31, in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in the presence of President Paul Kagame, the Rwandan Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation and the World Economic Forum inaugurated the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, C4IR. Its role is to pro...

Event: Big data and AI on the agenda of the Summer camp of the University of e-health of Castres-Mazamet

A space for transdisciplinary meetings, from telecoms to patients, via big data and artificial intelligence, the University of e-health is celebrating the 16th edition of its Summer camp in Castres-Mazamet this year, with the following theme: “E-health: a five-year period t...

Autonomous cars: a massive transformation powered by AI is underway

Yole Développement, a research and strategy consulting firm, and its partner System Plus Consulting have been analyzing the semiconductor industry for several years, particularly in the field of automotive applications. OnMarch 23, they published a study entitled “Automotiv...

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