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Last line before the World AI Cannes Festival

In one month, from April 14 to 16, 2022, will be held the first edition of a new global event dedicated to artificial intelligence: the World AI Cannes Festival. An event that aims to bring together AI players and to shed light on the impact and interest of AI for both businesses...

The OPECST adopts a report “For a realistic, balanced and respectful open science of academic freedom

The Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST) adopted, during its meeting of Wednesday, March 9, 2022, a report “For a realistic, balanced and respectful of academic freedom open science”, presented by the deputy Pierre H...

Volvo Sweden adopts Phyron’s smart technology for its used cars

Volvo Sweden announced on March 8 that it has signed an agreement with Phyron, a Swedish company that pioneered video technology. Thirty used car dealers with the Volvo Selekt quality label will use Phyron’s intelligent solution as part of a nationwide pilot project, which ...

Ukraine: Clearview AI makes facial recognition technology available to Kiev

According to a statement from Hoan Ton-That, CEO of Clearview AI to Reuters, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense began using his company’s facial recognition technology on Saturday, March 12. Indeed, the U.S. startup has offered to help Ukraine discover Russian attackers, fig...

DRONE VOLT announces the acquisition of the assets of the Danish company VIKING DRONE

DRONE VOLT, an international player in the fields of professional civil drones and embedded artificial intelligence, announced on March 2 the acquisition of the assets of the Danish company VIKING DRONE. The latter is specialized in the manufacture of connected drones for develop...

European Artificial Intelligence Week from March 14 to 18, 2022

Why is AI sometimes called “the new electricity”? How can AI improve healthcare? What are the European Union and its member states doing to ensure trust and legality without curbing innovation? How can artificial intelligence be used ethically and responsibly? How can...

Tesla Model 3 cabs from the G7 cab company are back on the road in Paris

On December 11, a terrible accident involving a Tesla Model 3cab from the G7 company killed one person and seriously injured 20 others in Paris. The company immediately reacted and suspended the 37 vehicles of the same model from its fleet until the causes of the accident are cla...

Visual Behavior launches its first Hackathon around computer vision, the HackVision

Visual Behavior is organizing its first Hackathon in Lyon around computer vision on April 1, 2 and 3, 2022. The HackVision is open to all: engineers, students, project leaders, business people or inventors. Meet at MBway Lyon’s brand new campus LE CUBIIK (1 rue Pierre Bourd...

Datacraft, a club dedicated to data scientists, launches a digital escape game

Datacraft, a club dedicated to data scientists and their companies, whose mission is to contribute to the efficient and responsible use of data, has just announced the launch of a digital escape game to raise awareness of the challenges of a data/IA project. This unique Club mode...

Artificial Intelligence in the service of insurance: Matmut Group announces a partnership with Zelros

At the end of February, the Matmut group, one of the leaders of the insurance market in France, announced its partnership with Zelros, an independent B2B software publisher developing Artificial Intelligence for the insurance and banking insurance industries. Zelros will allow Ma...

Robotics: the STAR surgical robot performs laparoscopies autonomously

In 2016, a team at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), had demonstrated in a study that STAR, a surgical robot, could adapt to the subtle movement and deformation of soft tissue to perform precise and consistent sutures. Simon Leonard, an assistant research professor in JHU’s W...

IMADIS: Artificial Intelligence for teleradiology in emergency services

IMADIS, a Lyon-based company specializing in remote radiology for emergencies, announced on March 2 the upcoming opening of two new on-call centers in Clermont-Ferrand and Dijon, adding to the five already present in the region, which work for some 100 institutions (in Lyon, Sain...

Inflection AI, a new software company founded by Reid Hoffman, Mustafa Suleyman and Karén Simonyan

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of the professional social network LinkedIn, Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Deepmind, and Karén Simonyan, formerly a Deepmind researcher and deep learning expert, have co-founded a new Artificial Intelligence-focused software company, Inflection AI, whic...

Quebec: Yoshua Bengio awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor

Kareen Rispal, the French ambassador to Canada, presented the eminent AI researcher Yoshua Bengio with the insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur française on Monday, March 7, in recognition of his scientific contribution and his humanitarian commitment. The Quebec-ba...

FNAC DARTY accelerates its digital transformation with Google Cloud.

Fnac Darty said in late February that it had entered into a new cloud and data partnership with Google, which will enable it to accelerate its digital transformation and thus improve its online services. In addition, the group has begun testing Google’s “Cloud Retail ...

Protect 44 partners with ZEBOX to create the next generation of supply chain start-ups.

Project44, a leader in supply chain visibility, announced on March 1 a new partnership with ZEBOX, an international center for acceleration and innovation in logistics and Industry 4.0. The project44 platform will make its network and technology available to startups participatin...

International Women’s Day 2022 online event: Is AI advancing gender equality?

This March 8, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, a virtual panel discussion will be held from 5-6pm to explore the unique opportunities and challenges that AI presents for women’s working lives. The discussion will be based on the new joint report by U...

Metabiot: Artificial Intelligence for a better diet

On February 28, during the International Agricultural Show, Olivier Faron, General Administrator of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and Roger Genet, Director General of Anses signed a framework agreement for the creation of the contract unit (USC) “Met...

Presidential election: Will Artificial Intelligence influence the votes?

ACADYS announced on March 3rd that, via its Beyond Data Sciences business unit dedicated to data intelligence, it will deliver a weekly analysis of the speeches, statements and writings of the main declared candidates until the second round of the presidential election. The firm ...

Can Artificial Intelligence evolve in the image of living beings?

Charles Darwin, in his theory of evolution, argued that all living species have evolved over time from a single or few common ancestors. Thus, animals have an embodied intelligence: the adaptation of their morphology to their environment has allowed them to accomplish complex tas...

Loamics and MyDataModels will collect, process and analyze medical data to improve patient care

The Côte d’Azur and Rouen Universities in partnership with the Department of Teaching and Research in General Medicine (DERMG) have announced that they have chosen the companies Loamics and MyDataModels for the processing and analysis of medical data. This decision was made...

Launch of HFactory, EdTech start-up developed at the Hi! PARIS Center dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

On September 15, 2020, the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris) and HEC Paris announced the creation of Hi! PARIS, an interdisciplinary research and teaching center dedicated to AI and Data Science. Less than 18 months later, the EdTech SaaS company HFactory, developed in t...

Canada: Simon Fraser University team develops miniature humanoid robots to measure blood pressure

A team from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, led by Woo Soo Kim has announced its latest healthcare technology development that allows miniature humanoid sensing robots to take a patient’s blood pressure with a simple touch. The study, published in the j...

Motional and Via launch on-demand robot cab service in Las Vegas

On October 27, 2020, Motional, a global leader in driverless technology, and Via, a pioneer in public mobility solutions, announced a partnership that aims to develop a platform for on-demand shared public rides. On February 24, the two companies launched the partnership’s ...

University of Technology Sydney team improves brain-machine interfaces with carbon-based biosensor

Thought-controlled robotics has seen some very important innovations in recent years, particularly in the medical field. A team from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) led by Prof. Francesca Iacopi explored the use of epitaxial graphene (EG) grown on silicon carbide on sil...

Sanofi and MIS join forces to diagnose rare diseases using Artificial Intelligence

On February 24, Sanofi announced that it had joined forces with Medical Intelligence Service (MIS) to develop AccelRare, an Artificial Intelligence solution designed to reduce the time spent by patients suffering from rare diseases. This solution, which is based on MedVir, a pre-...

Meta reveals how it intends to build the metaverse thanks to Artificial Intelligence

On January 20, Meta presented “data2vec”, the first high-performance self-supervised algorithm for speech, vision and text. Four days later, Mark Zuckerberg announced the construction of the AI Research SuperCluster(RSC), one of the fastest AI supercomputers today and...

VirtaMed and Memic join forces to develop a new robotic virtual reality training simulator

VirtaMed, a global leader in medical simulation training, and Memic Innovative Surgery Ltd (Memic), a medical device company with proprietary surgical robotic technology, announced on February 22 a partnership to develop virtual reality simulations for surgeons training on Memic&...

“We are (all) Marianne”: creating the French woman through artificial intelligence

It’s a tradition in France: each president chooses his “Marianne”, the symbol of the French Republic that will then appear on postal stamps. For the next five years, the Obvious collective, which uses AI to create artworks, is planning a new Marianne more repres...

Fiber optics, one of the keys to achieving carbon neutrality, according to IDATE DigiWorld

IDATE DigiWorld, the European digital think-tank, is organizing a conference dedicated to green fiber at the Mobile World Congress: the “Green All-optical Network Forum”. Since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015, a growing number of countries and companies hav...

Opening of the Franco-Bavarian AI-CUP challenge “AI for a better world” on March 9

At the beginning of 2021, President Emmanuel Macron and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder pledged to intensify cooperation between Bavaria and France in the field of technology and innovation. In this context, on October 23, the launch of an Artificial Intelligence competition...

MORAI raises $20.8 million to develop simulation tools for autonomous cars

MORAI, an automotive simulation platform based in Seoul, South Korea, announced in early February, a $20.8 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Korea Investment Partners with KB Investment and Korea Development Bank, with existing investors Naver D2 Startup Factor...

The government presents the “Innovative Medical Devices” plan for France 2030

Last October, Emmanuel Macron presented France 2030, a 30 billion euro investment plan for a dozen sectors of activity including digital, hydrogen, batteries, space, health and culture. The goal is to enable France and Europe to regain their independence in the industries and ski...

Thales launches new IoT connectivity solution for smart devices

Thales has been delivering trusted IoT solutions to its customers for more than 20 years. In early February, it announced the launch of a new IoT connectivity solution: Cinterion® ELS62. Applications such as connected security systems, medical devices, smart meters… will be...

MIT research team speeds up vehicle routing with machine learning

Delivery companies face the challenge of routing their vehicles: finding the shortest route to deliver goods to reduce fuel costs. The more delivery points there are, the more complex it is to find the ideal route. Algorithms have been designed to address this problem for a few h...

Researchers from the University of Antwerp study the role of T-cells using Artificial Intelligence

A team of researchers from the University of Antwerp wanted to know if certain white blood cells, the T lymphocytes, played a role in the immune response to vaccines. Using Artificial Intelligence, they were able to show that CD4 T cells accelerate immunity after a primary vaccin...

Epitech Technology and Point One Navigation partner for a training program for the development of autonomous cars in France

Epitech Technology, a leading school for IT expertise and innovation, and Point One Navigation, a leader in autonomous systems, announced on Tuesday, February 22, the creation of a development training program on the theme of high-precision positioning in autonomous applications,...

Data law: European Commission proposes measures for a fair and innovative data economy

This Wednesday, February 23, the European Commission adopted the proposal for new rules on fair access to and use of data, otherwise known as the Data Act. While the Data Governance Regulation, presented in November 2020 and approved a year later, creates the processes and struct...

Belgium: Liège-based start-up OSIMIS announces a new round of financing of 1.6 million euros

Three years after raising €2.3 million, Osimis, a Liège-based start-up that provides solutions for clinical teams and software vendors in the field of medical imaging, announced in early February a new round of financing of €1.6 million from existing shareholders (W.IN.G, Noshaq,...

World AI Cannes Festival (WAICF) announces the nominees for the “Cannes Neurons Awards

World AI Cannes Festival (WAICF), the event that will bring together professionals and the general public from April 14 to 16, at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, around the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence, announces the nominees for the “Can...

Artificial intelligence at the service of marine biodiversity: start of an unprecedented international scientific challenge

As the One Ocean Summit reminded us of the urgency of preserving the oceans, the French National Research Agency (ANR), in co-financing with the French Development Agency (AFD), is organizing a scientific challenge with the ambition of responding to the challenges of marine biodi...

The European Commission launches the second calls for proposals of the “Digital Europe” program

The European Commission launched this Tuesday, February 22 the second round of calls for proposals of the program “For a digital Europe” after having adopted three work programs on November 10, 2021 and launched the first calls at the end of the same month. The calls ...

Google study: Applying differential privacy to large-scale image classification

Experiments have shown that language models trained on email datasets can encode sensitive information in the training data and thus can reveal a specific user’s data. To alleviate this issue, most data scientists use federated learning. Google AI researchers decided to app...

Researchers at UBCO in British Columbia have developed a system to improve human-robot interactions

UBC Okanagan (UBCO) is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers at the Advanced Control and Intelligent Systems Laboratory are working to develop systems that allow humans and robots to interact safely and effectively. It has just developed a system to improve th...

Prioréno, Artificial Intelligence for the energy renovation of public buildings

In France, public buildings are responsible for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. To help local authorities implement an effective energy renovation policy, the Banque des Territoires will set up an AI tool: PRIORENO, which will make it possible to measure which buildings should b...

USA: IRS finally abandons ID.me facial recognition

In early January of this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. federal government agency that collects income and miscellaneous taxes, implemented recognition through ID.me for U.S. taxpayers who wish to view child tax credit and advance credit payments, expanding th...

Supporting AI research projects in the creative industry: the example of the Quebec PIXEL-IA grant

Through artificial intelligence, the Quebec government wants to propel Quebec companies towards the adoption of new, more efficient, more current and more competitive production methods. As part of Partner IA, PROMPT, an industrial research cluster (RSRI) specializing in the new ...

Jaguar Land Rover and NVIDIA announce partnership

Last year, Jaguar Land Rover announced its “Reimagine” strategy to produce all its models in 100% electric mode by 2030, intending to create a new environmental and societal standard. To this end, it has opened up collaborations, the latest of which it has just announ...

China: artificial intelligence to replace prosecutors?

An artificial intelligence, currently being tested by the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate, Pudong District, could replace prosecutors in China. Based on oral descriptions, the algorithm has been trained on the eight most committed crimes in the city and would give a 97% pro...

Synapse AI 7 podcast: Humanoid robots

For this 7th episode of Synapse AI, Mathieu Barreau invites us to meet Hiba Asri, who develops HIYAM, a humanoid robot. Perceived as the very symbol of artificial intelligence in the popular imagination, humanoids have always fascinated. For some roboticists, they represent the H...

The Ile-de-France region has accredited 9 major areas of research and innovation

Multidisciplinary scientific networks, created at the initiative of the Ile-de-France Region, the Major Interest Domains (DIM) aim to federate Ile-de-France research teams around shared themes. Nine new areas of major interest have been approved and will receive funding for the p...

The Hospices civils de Lyon, INRIA and the Claude-Bernard University of Lyon join forces to invent the health and hospital of tomorrow

The Hospices civils de Lyon (HCL), the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria) and the Claude-Bernard University of Lyon (UCBL) signed a framework agreement on December 1 to create an artificial intelligence (AI) development center and a p...

Nuclear fusion: DeepMind and the Swiss Plasma Center control plasma with AI

Nuclear fusion, with its potential to provide clean, renewable electricity, is at the heart of work by researchers around the world. A team of scientists from the Swiss Plasma Center at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and DeepMind has developed a new method for co...

Canada: BrainBox AI, winner of the 2021 Tech For Our Planet Challenge, signs a global distribution agreement with ABB Group

BrainBox AI, a Montreal-based Canadian startup pioneering predictive and self-adaptive technology for commercial buildings, announced in late January a global distribution agreement with ABB, a leader in cutting-edge technologies. ABB, a lead investor in a late October 2021 fundr...

WHO proposes strategies to prevent ageism in artificial intelligence

Ageism is age discrimination affecting young (especially in Europe) and aging people. The WHO, after publishing the “Global Report on Ageism”, in which it proposes strategies to prevent and counter ageism, has just published a new policy brief, “Ageism in Artifi...

Morpho Labs, an open-source blockchain software company, has raised €1.2 million in funding

Paris-based startup Morpho Labs raised €1.2 million in late 2021 to accelerate its growth. This young company counts more than thirty investors worldwide, in addition to Business Angels, Semantic Ventures and Nascent participated in this round. The funding will allow Morpho Labs ...

Focus on Basegun, the artificial intelligence weapon recognition tool

In 2020, the Central Weapons and Explosives Service (SCAE) of the Ministry of the Interior initiated the digital transformation of the public policy of weapons and explosives control. The Weapons Information System (WIS), a tool of this transformation, lists weapons owners and wi...

Launch of AIDD4H, Artificial Intelligence LabCom for drug discovery

The University of Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Oncodesign and SATT Sayens announce the launch of a joint laboratory (LabCom), created by the CIAD laboratory (University of Burgundy and Belfort-Montbéliard University of Technology) and the biopharmaceutical company Oncodesign. The LabC...

Africa : IDRC to catalyze the ecosystem of AI innovators through research grants

In 2020, IDRC and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) launched the Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa (IAPD Africa) program. This program aims to support the AI community and policymakers in developing responsible, ethical, and equitable...

Focus on “SageMaker Canvas” by Amazon, a “no code” tool for business analysts

At its Re:invent conference, at the end of 2021, Amazon Web Services unveiled a large number of new features for its SageMaker service dedicated to Machine Learning on the Cloud with the main objective of opening up access to ML and AI to as many people as possible. Among them, S...

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