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Baker McKenzie strengthens partnership with SparkBeyond to accelerate digital transformation

International law firm Baker McKenzie has decided to create a team dedicated to leveraging machine learning and data science for legal expertise. This initiative is part of its “Reinvent” innovation program and follows the digital transformation pilot project develope...

Axis Communications shifts strategy to accelerate integration of AI into its solutions

Axis Communications, a leading provider of network and IP video solutions, today announced a new strategy to accelerate the integration of artificial intelligence into its offerings. The company aims to provide tailored offerings by adopting AI-related technologies. A dedicated p...

How does SambaNova provide tools for companies to leverage artificial intelligence?

Back in April, SambaNova announced that it had raised $676 million through a Series D round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the Japanese holding company’s investment fund. The funding was used, among other things, to develop its innovative “Dataflow as a Service”...

1,000 industry leaders questioned in artificial intelligence survey

Google Cloud conducted a surveyof 1,000 executives in industry around the acceleration of AI integration in the industry. The survey indicates a significant increase in the use of AI and digital tools by industry professionals following the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it also sho...

Cloud and big data: NetApp announces acquisition of French start-up Data Mechanics

Cloud and data-centric software company NetApp has announced the acquisition of Data Mechanics, a French provider of a platform dedicated to big data processing and analytics in the cloud. With this acquisition, NetApp aims to integrate the French start-up’s Apache Spark to...

Spain: creation of the IndesIA consortium to promote artificial intelligence in industry

Six major Spanish and Spanish-based companies have just launched IndesIA: a national strategic consortium. This project has been established to promote the use of data and AI in Spanish industrial companies with the support of pioneering organisations in the field such as the Bas...

The European Commission publishes its report on the deployment of national strategies around artificial intelligence

While announcing the creation ofa Joint Cyber SecurityUnit in Europe, the European Commission published its report on the national strategies of EU member states, as well as those of Norway and Switzerland on artificial intelligence. The pooling of all these strategies was carrie...

The French National Authority for Health unveils its 2021-2024 strategy on the use of health data

On a daily basis, healthcare professionals collect, compile and manipulate a significant amount of data. With the aim of better exploiting data to understand practices, the French National Authority for Health is launching a strategy on the use of data for the period 2021-2024. T...

Consumer survey: Will chatbots and AI replace humans in customer relations?

Botnation, a French platform for creating scalable chatbots, conducted a survey among consumers and professionals to find out how they view new technologies and artificial intelligence. 1,956 consumers as well as 1,058 professionals in contact with customers were questioned on se...

Andrew Ng launches the Data-Centric AI Competition, a challenge focused on improving data sets

Through their collaboration, DeepLearning.AI and Landing AI have launched the Data-Centric AI Competition: an artificial intelligence challenge. Participants will be asked to improve a dataset according to a fixed pattern with the goal of improving the performance of machine lear...

Automated recognition systems in public spaces: EDPS and EDPB call for a ban

Last April, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS ) expressed his reservation on facial recognition, in relation to the regulation on artificial intelligence proposed by the European Commission. On 21 June, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) announced the adoption ...

European Commission announces the creation of a Joint Cyber Security Unit in Europe

The European Commission has recently announced its intention to create a new specialised cybersecurity unit. The Commission wants to combat the growing number of serious cyber security incidents that can affect public services and the lives of businesses and citizens in the Europ...

Canada: four new artificial intelligence projects supported by the Scale AI cluster

Four new AI-related technology projects will be supported by the Canadian investment and innovation cluster Scale AI. Worth C$35 million (€24 million), they bring the total number of announced projects to more than 150 and increase investment to more than C$200 million (€135 mill...

For a year, the Haute-Garonne has been using artificial intelligence to maintain its departmental roads

In all French departments, assessing wear and tear on departmental roads is a real challenge: Haute-Garonne is no exception with its 6,000 km of roads. To solve this problem, the departmental council of 31 signed an agreement with Vaisala, a company specializing in the design of ...

ABBYY expands its open source development library for machine learning

ABBYY, a multinational software design and “digital intelligence” company, is expanding the capabilities of its open source development library NeoML. This initiative aims to support developers in the design and deployment of artificial intelligence models and more pa...

Korean researchers harness deep learning to improve scanning electron microscopy

A research team consisting of experts from Pohang University of Technology (POSTECH) and the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) have developed a technique that can detect and improve the quality of unattended scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images. To do so, they expl...

Launch of DRONES4SEC, a European sovereignty federation for security drones

This 22 June 2021 sees the official launch of the European Federation – Action Tank – DRONES4SEC. This European action tank aims to bring out innovations and experiments throughout Europe with the support of the European Union. Seven members are at the origin of the p...

Artificial intelligence in corporate customer service: the Axys Consultants survey

In its second edition of the barometer to better understand the impact of AI and digitalization on customer service, Axys Consultants surveyed players in this sector to identify their organization and the place these technologies take in customer support. More than a hundred cust...

Data Legal Drive survey on the digitalization of companies and the application of the RGPD

The company Data Legal Drive, specialist in the edition of compliance software with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has conducted a study on data protection in several areas, including health, education, banking and insurance. The firm has conducted several surveys...

11 thesis projects related to artificial intelligence will receive support from the Occitania region

Voted by the last permanent commission of the Occitania region, a budget of 8 million euros will be allocated to support 159 thesis projects. This aid will be offered over the period 2021-2024. The Occitan doctoral students and their projects have been selected according to sever...

Launch of the International Artificial Intelligence Technological Collective of the Francophone Village at Vivatech

The Village Francophone, a driving force behind the federation of French-speaking delegations at national and international events, launched its AI collective on Tuesday 16/06 at VivaTech. Led by Isabelle Galy, the coordinator of ClusterIA (the association of companies and player...

Tractable, a specialist in computer vision solutions for insurance companies, becomes a unicorn

Tractable, a company developing artificial intelligence systems for claims and accident management, has just raised $60 million from Insight Partners and Georgian, two private equity firms. This fundraising will allow the firm to accelerate its growth and will finance the develop...

TALia: the onepoint and Télécom Paris research laboratory on natural language processing

Télécom Paris, an engineering school specializing in digital technology, and onepoint, a French company specializing in digital transformation, will be launching a research laboratory together. Called TALia, it will be dedicated to natural language processing with the aim of huma...

The CETI project: understanding the language of sperm whales using artificial intelligence tools

Understanding the language used by animals is one of the challenges facing some scientists: this is the case of Denise Herzing, who studies the language of dolphins through the Wild Dolphin Project. The Cetacean Translation Initiative (CETI) aims to listen to and understand the l...

A competition organized by Euratechnologies to innovate around deeptechs and space

From June 28 to July 2, the start-up accelerator Euratechnologies will organize a special DeepTech and aerospace hackathon. Participants will have to find the best start-up idea to innovate in these two fields. Satellite geolocation, data processing, weather data, precision data,...

With TextStyleBrush, Facebook makes it possible to substitute texts while respecting their style in real time

After presenting a deep learning method for AI models to forget certain information and its findings in computer vision and supervised learning, Facebook AI recently unveiled TextStyleBrush, a research project that can replace text with other text while maintaining the style and ...

Thales integrates two solutions in Google Workspace to protect user data

Thanks to a partnership with Google, Thales announces the integration of its CipherTrust Manager and SafeNet Trusted Accesssolutions to encrypt Google Workspace documents. Google’s suite of AI-powered cloud collaboration and productivity applications has been available to e...

Devoteam announces the acquisition of Integrity to strengthen its cybersecurity offer

Devoteam, a consulting firm specializing in digital strategy, technology platforms and cybersecurity, has just announced the acquisition of Integrity, a cloud-based services platform, expert in Pentesting as a Service (PTaaS). The aim of this acquisition is to consolidate Devotea...

Astek and Craft AI present their machine learning solution for cybersecurity

As part of their partnership, Astek and Craft AI presented their first solution in the field of cyber security. The company specializing in engineering, technology and information system consulting, and the French AI start-up, have together developed an authentication system base...

SoftBank Vision Fund and Speedinvest launch the second edition of the Emerge accelerator program

The European investment fund Speedinvest and the investment fund SoftBank Investment Advisers have announced the launch of the second edition of the Emerge accelerator program. The objective is to promote entrepreneurs and start-ups with a diversity background in the technology s...

RATP partners with Systran to offer passenger announcements in several languages

Thanks to a strategic partnership, Systran’s technology has been chosen by the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) to carry out the TRAD.IV.IA project. The objective is to better inform foreign travellers who do not speak French or speak little French, especially...

PFIA 2021: Fourteenth edition of the artificial intelligence platform announced

The AFIA, Bordeaux INP, the University of Bordeaux and INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest are joining forces to organize the fourteenth Artificial Intelligence Platform (PFIA 2021) from June 28 to July 02, 2021. The previous editions were held in Palaiseau (1999), Grenoble (2001), Laval (2...

Dydu publishes its survey on conversational robots and selfcare tools

Dydu, a company specialized in conversational robots, has just published the results of the fifth edition of its annual survey on chatbots, callbots and voicebots. The aim of this survey is to provide some benchmarks around digital solutions related to conversational robots. Budg...

The European Commission launches 11 partnerships to address the ecological and digital transition

With the aim of boosting investment in research and innovation and addressing major climate and sustainability challenges, the European Commission has announced the launch of eleven European Partnerships with Industry. The European institution wants to make Europe the first clima...

United States: a working group will propose its recommendations to the National AI Research Resource

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the formation of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task (Task Force). This task force will write the roadmap that will direct the research, desi...

Training for novices in artificial intelligence: the Institut Montaigne offers its training

The Institut Montaigne is developing a training program in French, accessible to all for free on the OpenClassrooms website. Since April 2020, it is possible to train around artificial intelligence: definition, identification of its challenges and opportunities and description of...

Medical logistics: a system takes into account the environment to move in emergency situations

Several researchers at the University of California at San Diego have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can be implemented on robots. This code can take into account the medical environment in which it is located: it counts the number of people in a predefined s...

EU ministers want to guarantee freedom of expression and combat the impact of AI

A Council of Europe ministerial conference took place on 10 and 11 June 2021 with freedom of expression as its main topic. The decline in the safety of journalists and the impact of artificial intelligence, as well as the massive digitisation in the media and information environm...

Data protection, digital transformation, insurtech: Coverd reveals the results of its survey

Coverd, a technology company specializing in nomadic object coverage, has chosen to focus on the digital transformation taking place in the insurance sector. The French insurtech conducted a survey on a field that is increasingly using technological innovations to facilitate poli...

Artificial intelligence, oncology and immunology: AP-HP and Owkin present their results

Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and Owkin, a technology start-up specializing in AI and federated learning for research and clinical development, have announced the latest results of their strategic collaboration at ASCO 2021. These include the development o...

MIT research team develops smart textile fiber that stores and analyzes data

Several researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a fibre with digital capabilities using an artificial neural network. It will be able to detect, store, analyze and deduce activity while sewn onto a garment, such as a shirt. It could be used to...

My thesis in 180 seconds: Paul Dequidt, PhD student in AI, winner of the national final

“Ma thèse en 180 secondes” is a popular science contest allowing PhD students from all over the French-speaking worldto present their research topic in three minutes in simple and understandable terms. The French final of this 2021 edition was organized by the Centre ...

Switzerland: Idiap strengthens its research strategy in artificial intelligence by signing an agreement

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SEFRI) and the Idiap Research Institute have announced the signing of an agreement for a new research strategy in Switzerland. Thanks to this, about 60 jobs in the AI sector will be created and interdisciplinary ...

OVHcloud announces preparations for its IPO in the fall of 2021

This Monday, June 14, OVHcloud announced the preparation of its IPO for the fall. The company wants to accelerate its growth in order to better compete with the American cloud giants. The company is planning to list on Euronext Paris and wants to strengthen its position in the Eu...

Energia Tech 2021: a hackathon to develop solutions for renewable energy

On September 16 and 17, 2021 will be held the Energia Tech Hackathon, a collaborative challenge around renewable energy. Registration is open until June 20 . The objective for competitors will be to propose innovative digital solutions to better measure, save, produce and distrib...

Hackathon: Veolia and the Tara Ocean Foundation launch the first Plankthon Challenge

The Tara Ocean Foundation and Veolia will organize a hackathon on June 25, 26 and 27. This will be the first edition of the “Plankthon Challenge”, an ecological hackathon where students from all over the world will be able to participate. The objective: to use their s...

SYSTEMX integrates Milvue’s AI solution into its PACS to support medical imaging

Milvue, a company specializing in AI solutions for radiology, and SYSTEMX, a medical imaging software company, have announced a partnership. This partnership aims to integrate one of Milvue’s solutions called SmartUrgences into SYSTEMX’s PACS Backboneplatform. This in...

McDonald’s relies on data science and machine learning for its digital transformation

For several years, technologies related to big data and AI have been exploited by the famous fast food chain, McDonald’s. The multinational announced to strengthen its exploitation of machine learning and data science. The firm claims to have provided more than fifteen use ...

Francophone village at Vivatech: six questions to Isabelle Galy

The fifth edition of VivaTechnology will take place from June 16 to 19 online, with a public day on June 18. It will also feature the Village Francophone. This platform allows French-speaking companies to showcase their tech solutions, especially in AI. Several themes will be add...

Orange, Generali, Sanofi and Capgemini launch Future4care, a start-up accelerator

Orange, Sanofi, Capgemini and Generali have announced the creation of a European start-up accelerator called Future4care. The aim is to help start-ups rapidly develop digital healthcare solutions and deploy their tools to make them available to patients and healthcare professiona...

GEO: a solution to automate the analysis and visualization of corporate accounting data

Global Entreprise Observer (GEO), the digital financial and accounting audit and control solution, has announced the deployment of its offer within the EXCO Fiducaire du Sud Ouest group (EXCO FSO). The GEO tool automates the analysis, control and visualisation of a company’...

Teradata Vantage: A Data Storage Platform to Help Enterprises Move to the Cloud

In a partnership, Deloitte, a company providing audit, consulting, tax and advisory services, and Teradata, a technology company specializing in multi-cloud data, have launched an initiative to ensure that their customers can leverage the Teradata Vantage tool. The goal is to suc...

The Ministry of Solidarity and Health continues its actions in the framework of the AI & Health project

In 2019, the strategic contract of the health industries and technologies sector was signed by several ministries: Health, Higher Education, Economy & Finance, as well as by several actors of the health industries and technologies sector: CFDT, FO and the strategic committee ...

Scaleway offers its new range of virtual instances, based on AMD processors

Scaleway, a European Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, has announced the launch of its new range of virtual instances called Enterprise Instances . They leverage the high-performance AMD EPYC 7003 series processor generation to run. The...

Deepmind launches AndroidEnv, a reinforcement learning platform for Android

DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence subsidiary, has announced the development of its new AndroidEnvtool, an open source reinforcement learning (RL) platform for the Android ecosystem. It allows RL models to interact with a wide variety of applications and services th...

Dealing with the ethical and societal issues of AI: 3 questions to Hélène Chinal and François Taddei

Impact AI, a collective of reflection and action made up of a group of actors in the field of artificial intelligence, united around two common objectives: to address the ethical and societal issues of AI and to support innovative and positive projects for the world of tomorrow, ...

Purdue University develops 3D mechanical parts database for ML/DL models

Many researchers use machine learning to train computers to recognize objects visually, but few allow themselves to use this learning method for mechanical parts: brakes, clutches, engines, nuts, bolts, gearboxes, etc. And for good reason, the available data sets are scarce. To r...

Voice Lab raises €4.7 million to develop a marketplace for voice solutions

The Voice Lab, a French association dedicated to voice, has announced that it has obtained 4.7 million euros in funding from Bpifrance, the French public investment bank. These funds will enable the company to take a further step in the development of an independent voice offer. ...

ESSEC and Kantar Public surveyed the data professions in major French groups

Kantar Public, a research and consulting firm specializing in public policy services, conducted a survey on data-related jobs, in partnership with the École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales (ESSEC). Between March 25 and April 21, 2021, 104 managers of human res...

Armenia: national artificial intelligence strategy announced to assert itself in the sector

At the beginning of June, the Armenian Prime Minister, Tigran Avinyan, spoke about the artificial intelligence strategy that Armenia wishes to put in place. Several topics were discussed: fundamental research, applied research, infrastructure, public sector, private sector, train...

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