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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...

GitLab acquires UnReview, a machine learning tool to help developers fix their code

Forge software and DevOps platform GitLab has announced the acquisition of the UnReview application. This recommendation tool leverages machine learning to improve the user experience for developers who want to verify the code they’ve designed. By the end of 2021, UnReview ...

Reclaim Your Face: the European Citizens’ Initiative against biometric data surveillance

June 3 and 4, 2021 saw the organisation of the tenth European Citizens’ Initiative Day, a totally digital event this year. These two days were set up by the European Commission to highlight the actions taken by European citizens on several themes: health, politics, economy,...

The DRIAS conference will discuss the ethical, legal and technical responsibilities of AI tools in health

June 21 and 22 will take place the DRIAS (Law, AI and Health) Colloquium, an initiative co-organized by the Institute for Research in Computer Science and Random Systems (IRISA). This event will be held online to discuss the technical, ethical and legal responsibilities in the us...

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...

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