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South Korea: Stanford University inaugurates its smart city research centre

Stanford University announced the establishment of the Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus in the city of Incheon, outside of Seoul. The research center is located in Songdo Smart City, a business district also in Incheon. The new building will serve as a test bed to hel...

AI for Industry 2021″ Challenge: Aquila Data Enabler and ISAE Supméca win

Aquila Data Enabler, a French consulting firm specialized in artificial intelligence, in collaboration with the Quartz laboratory of ISAE Supméca, won the “AI for Industry 2021” challenge. This challenge was co-organized by the Île-de-France region and Dassault Aviati...

Thales publishes its annual report on cyberattacks and enterprise cloud environments

Thales, the technology group specializing in aerospace, defense, ground transportation and security, has released the 2021 edition of its Global Data ThreatReport. With the help of 451 Research, a research and consulting firm, a study was conducted around several areas related to...

Chaintrust raises €2.5 million to deploy its AI solution for accountants

Chaintrust, an accounting entry start-up, has announced that it has raised €2.5m from investment firm Eurazeo and Euler Hermes, a credit insurance company. The firm has designed a solution to automate the entire accounting entry of purchase invoices using artificial intelligence....

The Manutan Group carries out a digital transformation of its supply chain and its information system

The Manutan Group, a BtoB e-commerce player specialising in the distribution of equipment and supplies to businesses and local authorities, launched a new fully automated warehouse last January. This centre is operated by its subsidiary Papeteries Pichon, which sells school suppl...

Cnaf’s IT department renews all its intellectual service contracts

Managed by the Caisse nationale des Allocations familiales (Cnaf), the family branch is present throughout France thanks to its network of 101 family allowance offices. The Family branch is one of the five components of the general social security system Social Security scheme, a...

AI in Health: Researchers focus on federated learning to protect medical data

AI systems in the medical sector are numerous: they are exploited to improve the process of mesothelioma diagnosis, to detect cardiac arrhythmias or to find a treatment for Huntington’s disease . However, for these models to work, it is necessary to obtain protected medical...

Dataiku’s cloud and big data solution is available on Microsoft’s Azure marketplace

Dataiku, a French data science company, has developed an analytics and data science platform that helps companies make a more intuitive transition to artificial intelligence. This platform is now available on the Microsoft Azure marketplace. Companies that are already Microsoft A...

EU lags far behind in artificial intelligence and blockchain

On June 1, the European Investment Bank (EIB) published a detailed reportaround artificial intelligence and blockchain. The document reports that the European Union is responsible for only 7% of the global annual investments made around these two technologies, unlike China and th...

Valérie Pécresse speaks out on the use of artificial intelligence for video protection in public transport in Ile-de-France

In an interview given to France Info, Valérie Pécresse, outgoing president of the Île-de-France region, raised the issue of artificial intelligence and facial recognition in public places. She announced that she was in favour of video protection in public transport coupled with t...

Cybersecurity: DataDome announces a $35 million round of funding to strengthen its teams

DataDome, a cybersecurity company, announced that it has raised $35 million from Elephant, and its historical investor ISAI. The firm is known for its Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that uses artificial intelligence to protect the data of companies suffering from fraud com...

Edge AI: the fast-growing technology that blends artificial intelligence and edge computing

According to ResearchAndMarkets forecasts, the commercial use of artificial intelligence could potentially generate up to $1.8 trillion by 2027. While the global market for Edge AI software is only expected to reach $3.1 billion by 2027 according to the Research Dive report, it i...

WHO deploys virtual assistant called Florence to help smokers quit

As part of the World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has multiplied initiatives to fight against smoking. The dissemination of digital tools and exploitation of artificial intelligence are two of the aspects on which the WHO wishes to rely to fight against tob...

UK: Royal Navy uses artificial intelligence for the first time at sea

The Royal Navy, the British navy, has used artificial intelligence at sea for the first time. It was during the “Formidable Shield” exercise, currently taking place off the coast of Scotland, that AI was exploited by the maritime component of the UK army. Two applicat...

Berger-Levrault and Inria sign a strategic partnership to develop innovative solutions

Berger-Levrault, a French Tech company specialized in software publishing, and Inria, have entered into a strategic partnership. The two institutions have signed a framework collaboration agreement with a view to accelerating the development of innovative solutions based on the e...

Microsoft Build 2021: “Power Apps Idea” NLP feature announced to make coding easier

The 2021 edition of the Microsoft Build conference took place from May 25 to 27, 2021 online. The opportunity for the multinational to present some of its new technology and artificial intelligence. The firm presented its latest programming tool called Power Apps Ideasthat allows...

Cybersecurity: The start-up HarfangLab raises 5 million euros to develop and market its EDR software

Cybersecurity start-up HarfangLab has announced that it has raised €5 million, including €3.5 million from Elaia. The French company is known for having developed an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) software that blocks ransomware. These cyber attacks are quite regular in Fr...

Artificial intelligence model disproves some mathematical conjectures

In mathematics, a conjecture is a result that seems to be true, but for which no proof has been found: this is what makes it different from the theorem or property that can be proven in all cases where it is applicable. A Tel Aviv University postdoc specializing in machine learni...

A call for projects will be launched on artificial intelligence to complement the ASTRID programme

The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Defence Innovation Agency (AID) will launch from mid-June, a call for projects targeted on artificial intelligence. The objective is to support research projects whose subject could be suitable for the civilian and defence sectors...

Franco-Quebec cooperation: several projects focus on digital technology and artificial intelligence

As part of the 68th program of the Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise (CPCFQ) and the 11th program of the Fonds franco-québécois de coopération décentralisée (FFQCD), an investment of C$2.2 million will be dedicated to supporting 107 Franco-Quebec cooperation ...

The ETS of the University of Quebec hosts two chairs on artificial intelligence in health

The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), part of the Université du Québec network, has announced the upcoming arrival of two new research chairs specializing in AI applied to health. The Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé (FRQS) is funding these chairs to the tune of C$...

Sport, AI jobs, industry: where to find the new issue of ActuIA, the artificial intelligence magazine

On sale in newsstands and in digital version, the new issue ofActuIA, the magazine of artificial intelligence, is available since mid-May. If you want to get the paper version, here is the list of newsstands offering it and if you prefer the digital version, go to our shop . In t...

Fico and Corinium survey looks at responsible AI in business

FICO known for the “Credit score/FICO Score,” an indicator used to predict credit issues, has released a report titled “The State of Responsible AI.” The document is the results of a survey conducted with the help of business intelligence firm Corinium aro...

MoveNet by TensorFlow: the machine learning model analyzing the human body posture

Ronny Votel and Na Li of Google Research announced on the Tensorflow blog the release of a new posture detection model called MoveNet. The model is compatible with TensorFlow.js , the Javascript port of Tensorflow. The platform is capable of analyzing an image to provide accurate...

Automated warehouse services market to double by 2025

Interact Analysis, a company that specialises in market research on automation processes, has published a report on companies that specialise in the maintenance and implementation of automated warehouse equipment. The study shows that warehouses are becoming increasingly automate...

Silver Valley has carried out a study on the use of digital technology by people aged 60 and over

More than 1,500 people over the age of 60 took part in an online survey on the use of digital technology by seniors. This study was conducted between May 18 and 21, 2021 by Silver Valley, a group of actors seeking to meet the needs and uses of the elderly, and by HappyVisio, a st...

Atos and Thalès create Athéa, a company specialized in big data solutions for defense

In a partnership, Atos and Thales have announced the creation of Athéa, a company that will aim to develop a platform around big data and AI for players in the defence, security and intelligence sectors. The tool should address public and private actors. With this creation, these...

Sitra investigated the use of digital services and the exploitation of the data economy in Europe

In a survey conducted by Taloustutkimus and Sitra among the general public and businesses in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and France, two reports have been published. These studies focused on the use of digital services and the future of European companies in the data econom...

China: AI reportedly used to analyze emotions of Uyghurs under duress

In a BBC article, a software engineer claimed to have installed cameras with facial recognition in police stations in China’s Xinjiang province. The software, which detects emotions through artificial intelligence, is said to be being tested on the Uighur people in a move t...

Total collaborates with Everysens to operate its rail logistics software

Everysens, a Lille-based company that publishes several supply chain visibility solutions, has announced the signing of a partnership with Total, the French energy group. The aim of this international contract is to deploy a Transport Management System (TMS) software dedicated to...

RATP: The Gare de Lyon station is equipped with an artificial intelligence device to improve traffic flow

The Régie autonome des transports parisiens (RATP) has been experimenting since May 25 with an AI-based tool at the Gare de Lyon station on line 14 of the Paris Metro. This is a flow management aid: the aim is to make movement on the platforms more fluid and prevent any risk of h...

Artificial intelligence: can facial expression recognition be universal?

In every country in the world, to express our feelings, emotions or sometimes even an idea, we use certain facial expressions. However, these typical mimics of non-verbal conversation are open to question: are they the same in different contexts in different parts of the world? G...

Facebook updates Dynabench, its NLP model evaluation platform, with Dynaboard

This week, Facebook offered a new feature called Dynaboard. This platform allows for comprehensive and standardized evaluations of natural language processing (NLP) models. This tool updates Dynabench , an AI benchmarking model already specialized in NLP models. Dynabench , the p...

Designing more ethical Machine Learning algorithms and models: 3 questions to Michael Kearns

Michael Kearns, Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, works in machine learning, algorithmic game theory, and quantitative finance. An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Ass...

Germany: Bundestag approves new legislative framework for autonomous vehicles

While the British governmenthas authorized the presence of level 3 autonomous vehicles on public roads, it is now Germany’s turn to propose a first legal framework around these transport systems. On May 19, the Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, approved a...

Launch of the call for thesis projects of the COFUND “AI4TheSciences” of PSL University

On May 18, the University of Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL) launched the second edition of its COFUND “Artificial Intelligence for the Sciences” call for thesis projects. Initiated in 2020, AI4TTheSciences will award 26 thesis grants to AI or big data processing s...

The SCS cluster launches the third edition of its “AI & Cyber Challenge 2021” competition

The SCS cluster, an ecosystem of nearly 300 industrial players, large groups, SMEs and start-ups, is launching its “AI & Cyber 2021 Challenge” competition. This challenge is launched to all entrepreneurs capable of proposing a solution that can respond to the secu...

The National Digital Ethics Committee gives its opinion on autonomous vehicles

In a letter written on July 15, 2019, the former prime minister, Edouard Philippe, asked the president of the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) to set up an approach regarding ethical issues in several scientific fields, including artificial intelligence. On May 20, t...

One year after the official announcement of GAIA-X: what is the status of the European cloud computing project?

Almost a year ago, France and Germany announced the official launch of GAIA-X: a project that originated in Germany during 2019 and aims to provide an efficient, competitive and secure cloud computing offering for the European Union. Initially supported by 22 French and German co...

The European Parliament adopts a resolution on AI in culture, education and audiovisual

On May 19, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on artificial intelligence. In parallel to the announcement of the new regulation of the European Commission on AI, this text will intervene in the fields of education, culture and audiovisual. These three areas are very reg...

Artificial intelligence market in 2026: ResearchAndMarkets’ forecast

ResearchAndMarkets, an Irish group specializing in market research, has been offering a reporton artificial intelligence since May 24. The document presents an evaluation of the global market for artificial intelligence, that of AI platforms and forecasts for the period 2021-2026...

DELPHI: an MIT framework using machine learning to estimate the impact of a scientific article

Two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a framework using artificial intelligence. Based on machine learning, this software infrastructure was designed to predict the impact of a new technology by analyzing scientific articles published i...

Towards 1-nanometer etching: the challenge of researchers at MIT, NTU and TSMC

Earlier this month, IBM announced its new 2-nanometer chipaimed at high performance. In a close collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Taiwan University (NTU) and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), several researche...

Avanseo raises €10 million to help VSEs obtain business loans more easily

Business lending fintech Avanseo has announced that it has raised €10m from French investment fund Newfund. The brand, which focuses on Very Small Enterprises (VSEs), will develop the first closing of its debt fund. Thanks to a 100% digital platform, a financing request can be ma...

NIST proposes the development of a methodology to assess our confidence in artificial intelligence models

Last month, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia conducted a studyshowing that people were more likely to trust opinions given by an algorithm than those given by a crowd of individuals. More recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has pr...

Amazon continues to refuse to let law enforcement use its facial recognition tools

In a statement on May 18, 2021, Amazon announced that it is extending its ban on U.S. police operating its facial recognition software Rekognition. Law enforcement is being denied access to the tool due to controversies related to the potential for discrimination that its use cou...

Google I/O: Vertex AI, the new Google Cloud MLOps Platform, announced

Since May 18, Vertex AI from Google Cloud is available: this MLOps platform allows to deploy AI models as well as to maintain them. The tool aims to simplify the process of creating and deploying machine learning models. The Vertex AI announcement comes during the annual Google I...

AI for Tomorrow and The Good AI launch Horizon AI: a series of events dedicated to students

With the aim of helping students and young graduates to better understand the challenges of the world of artificial intelligence, AI for Tomorrow & The Good AI have joined forces to launch Horizon AI. This is a series of interactive lectures, live on YouTube or Instagram, in ...

VineScout: an autonomous vineyard observation robot developed by the Polytechnic University of Valencia

After a French company called on CEA List to develop a machine learning modelto sort corks, it is the turn of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) to propose an innovative robot in the world of wine growing. This new agricultural machine exploits artificial intelligence, ...

STMicroelectronics Acquires Cartesiam, a Software Vendor Specializing in Machine Learning for the IoT

The Franco-Italian multinational STMicroelectronics is keen to get involved in the world of artificial intelligence, as demonstrated by its presence in the Industrial Council on Artificial Intelligence Research (ICAIR) and its involvement in the design of the “Software Repu...

Gartner conducts a survey on the use of artificial intelligence in the financial sector

Ina surveyconducted by Gartner, 300 CFOs were asked about the investments they would make in artificial intelligence. The context related to the COVID-19 pandemic was taken into account in the questions asked to financial executives. The importance for companies to invest in arti...

A brain-machine interface allows disabled people to write with their minds

Researchers at Stanford University have designed an innovative brain-machine interface (BMI). This direct neural interface will allow the user to write words by thinking about how they would have written them in handwritten letters. This new technology could make it easier for pe...

Elements of AI: Finland aims to train European citizens in the basics of artificial intelligence

An initiative launched by Finland aims to train at least 1% of EU citizens in the basics of artificial intelligence. The Elements of AI training will allow each person who wants to learn more about AI. 22 EU countries took part in this project coordinated with the help of the Uni...

Chile: What does the unanimous vote on the bill on the exploitation of neurotechnologies mean?

The Chilean Senate recently unanimously approved a draft constitutional reform. The purpose of this text is to establish a legislative framework for the protection of mental integrity and the status of neural data. Chile would thus become the first country in the world to clearly...

Facebook introduces a deep learning method for models to forget certain information

Machine learning and deep learning are two of the most widely used techniques to train artificial intelligence models and use them in the tasks at hand. However, getting them to forget some of the data they have learned is something much more complex. With this in mind, Facebook ...

Google I/O: announcement of the LaMDA chatbot, capable of conversing naturally with a human

After announcing its new TPUs its MUM artificial intelligence technology, Google is introducing its Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) at the annual Google I/O conference. This is the brand’s latest breakthrough in the field of natural language understanding. ...

Google I/O: MUM artificial intelligence technology announced, more powerful than BERT

This 2021 edition of Google I/O, which takes place in streaming from May 18 to 20, is, as we could expect, the occasion of a multitude of interesting announcements in terms of artificial intelligence. On the hardware front, we previously mentioned a new version of the TPU . A sec...

Google I/O: fourth generation TPU announced and exaflopian pods launched

As part of the Google I/O 2021, many new features are announced by the Mountain View firm. One of them concerns the development of its new computing processor dedicated to artificial intelligence. This is the fourth generation of the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) chip, named TPUv4...

CEA and Berkley Lab launch the Desi telescope with the goal of creating a 3D map of the Universe

In the framework of a project led by the Berkley Lab and in which the CEA is a partner, a 3D map of the Universe will be drawn up. This research will help us to learn more about the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe, for which dark energy is the main cause. Thanks [&h...

Intel ISL unveils machine learning model to make video game images more realistic

Video game developers are making virtual worlds as realistic as possible, and some researchers have succeeded in making these environments even more believable. As part of the Enhancing Photorealism Enhancementproject, the Intel ISL research group has created a machine learning m...

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