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Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Self-supervised learning paves the way for a common-sense AI

In March 2021, the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) laboratories unveiled a new computer vision model developed in cooperation with the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria). The particularity of this model, named “SEER” (for Self-supERvised), is that it has been pretrained on one billion random, unlabelled Instagram images, thanks […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

MWC 2021: With Pikeo, 5G Networks Switch to the Cloud and Become Autonomous

Previous generations of mobile networks were largely based on more monolithic and confined proprietary solutions, but 5G allows greater openness and flexibility, building on the advantages of cloud architectures and open-source technologies. Preparing the Networks of the Future Established technologies in the world of IT and service platforms are now being applied to networks: automation, […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Word of innovation

PINNs

The inventors of PINNs define them as “neural networks that are trained to solve supervised learning tasks while respecting any given law of physics described by general nonlinear partial differential equations”. Indeed, algorithms do not necessarily take into account the physical principles governing the systems to which they are applied. Yet, the behaviour of these […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Datavenue challenge: The Dona Care connected watch monitors the health of senior citizens

What is Life Plus’s story? Since late 2015, Life Plus has been developing technologies to prevent frailty in people over the age of 65. Our solutions aim to prevent people from becoming frail and, ideally, prolong independence. There are around 20 people in our company, all from a variety of backgrounds but most are technically […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Wi-Fi 6 connects busy home environments

Over the course of its successive versions, the 802.11 standard, which specifies the characteristics of wireless local area networks, or Wi-Fi, has expanded its capabilities, particularly in terms of speed. Some generations stand out as notable technological leaps, and this is the case with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax standard). A standard tailored to high-density environments Hélène […]


Research  /  Blog

Personality derived from data can revolutionise smart services

New generation services are currently being developed at Orange Labs. The ideas that have been generated deserve to be shared in order to provoke reflection about the future ahead. One such new concept is a self-personalised service — a service that is aware of the user’s personality. This idea can both revolutionise the thinking behind […]


Research  /  Video

Detecting and characterising cognitive and affective states

  As Laetitia Gros points out at a conference at Orange’s 2021 Research Exhibition, this is in line with a very obvious trend: an increasing number of tools for measuring emotions (EEG or electroencephalographic headsets and watches) are soon to be available on the market. A question mark remains over the relevance of these tools, […]


Research  /  Video

Artificial intelligence that is gentle, sensitive and distributed

  The incredible progress made with Artificial Intelligence (AI) inspires hope that solutions may be found to some of humanity’s problems, for example problems relating to health or the environment. It does, however, also raise many fears, including the fear that a surveillance society is being created. Henri Sanson’s presentation looks at three major current […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Towards a less data and energy intensive AI

“It’s not who has the best algorithm that wins, it’s who has the most data.” This aphorism from artificial intelligence (AI) researcher Jean-Claude Heudin shows just how essential data is in machine learning. Deep learning algorithms in particular require a huge amount of annotated data (for supervised learning mode). However, data production is a long […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

AI breaks the sound barrier

The story of artificial intelligence and text recognition dates back many years, but sound recognition is a much more recent endeavour and, as a field of research, is still in the teething stages. The subtleties of sound are a major challenge for machines in terms of assimilation, and understanding those subtleties can be very difficult. […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Auditing AI: when algorithms come under scrutiny

Transparency of algorithms is an essential component of an ethical and responsible artificial intelligence. The concept has emerged in response to the growing use of AI systems in sensitive areas and their impact on the lives of individuals as well as on society as a whole. While AI is a powerful tool for fighting inequality, […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

International crisis prevention, management and resolution: the assets of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies make it possible to spot patterns in large, heterogeneous datasets, and to anticipate certain phenomena. They are also powerful tools for finding solutions to certain global problems that are as urgent as they are complex. They are being used more and more by government institutions and humanitarian and development organisations at […]