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Research  /  Blog

Better interactions with automatic emotion recognition

Introduction Inspired by Isaac Asimov’s novel “The Positronic Man,” the film “Bicentennial Man” tells the story of Andrew the robot, played by Robin Williams, who is gifted with a unique mind. The robot evolves over time, developing more and more human abilities. In this film, the robot’s first wish for its transformation is to get a […]


Research  /  Blog

Behind the scenes of chatbot production

But behind these systems, sometimes referred to as examples of “artificial intelligence”, is a hybrid method of production combining automation and human control. Indeed, chatbots are devices that require a phase of knowledge expansion and then continuous supervision of the system. With this in mind, we examine how this human work is organised around algorithmic […]


Research  /  Blog

How do you write to a chatbot?

Djingo Pro, the support bot for pros Facebook opened Messenger to bots in 2016 and in doing so marked the rise of the chatbot. Specialist marketing and customer relations publications are interested in this new means of interaction that seems to combine the advantages of automation with the warm and open nature of conversation (see […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Health, safety, and comfort at the heart of people flow management

The need to limit the number of people in a particular place so as to slow down the spread of COVID-19 has brought people-counting technologies to the fore and, more broadly, those of flow analysis and management. In the post-lockdown context, many museums, shops, businesses, etc. are turning to these technologies to apply physical distancing […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

5G enables real-time applications for business

“5G is coming! Good news?” This was the thought-provoking title of one of the sessions at SIDO 2020, a European event dedicated to the IoT, AI and robotics, which took place in early September in Lyon. Jehanne Savi reiterates her contribution: “One thing is certain; real-time applications are growing. Some studies suggest that, within five […]


Data  /  Word of innovation

GAIA-X

Run by the Franco-German couple since August 2019, the GAIA-X project aims to build a data-sharing space, supported by and promoting, in particular, sovereign European cloud solutions, so as to provide companies with an alternative to the American and Chinese digital giants. The objective is not to build a new platform but to federate existing […]


Data  /  Article

Gaia-X, cloud services to promote European sovereignty

As announced on 4 June ahead of an official launch date at the end of September, the Gaia-X Foundation is formed by leaders in French and German industry, such as Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, SAP, BMW, Atos, EDF, Safran and Orange, among others, as well as two academic institutes — Institut Mines-Télécom and Fraunhofer (a German organisation […]


Data  /  Word of innovation

Multicloud

Multicloud is a new step in the take up of the cloud by companies. As its name suggests, this approach consists in calling on several public cloud providers or using public and private clouds together. The benefit? By not putting all its eggs in one cloud, a company can gain availability and security as it […]


Research  /  Blog

The use of social robots in mental health: what ethical issues?

As well as helping to navigate the ethical issues of social robotics, mental health is one of the few fields in which this technology has actually been deployed, with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and Alzheimer’s disease considered the most widespread and most promising use cases [2], in the same logic of resorting to artificial sociability […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Energy efficiency: AI for mobile networks

Each generation of mobile telephony networks coincides with a leap forward in energy efficiency per bit transported, the gains of which are estimated at a factor of 10 during the transition from one generation to the other. 5G is no exception to this rule and, from the infrastructure design stage, introduces new levers for technical […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Telecoms networks well-equipped to deal with traffic peaks.

Networks today are based on IP (Internet Protocol), with all usages (voice, internet data, TV, video) and data being carried in the form of IP packets on fibre optics and managed by routers. Network congestion occurs when the number of data packets to be transported from a source to a destination exceeds its capacity. In […]


Data  /  Folder

Folder: Blockchain, from promises to results

Blockchain technology could profoundly alter the performance of many sectors of the economy, starting with banking, insurance and logistics. Concrete use cases are being planned. However, few players have developed revolutionary solutions and the potential of blockchain technology is still difficult to grasp.