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Research blog / Research

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 […]


Research blog / Artificial Intelligence

Benefits and challenges of a machine learning system in managing email overload at work

The growth of email use at work since the 1990s has resulted in a continual increase in the number of messages exchanged. Many studies on this increase have shown the adverse consequences on workers and their performance (“cognitive overload”, interruptions, fragmentation of work, or stress [1, 2]). To reduce these consequences, many technological and organizational […]


Research blog / Research

DAGOBAH: Make Tabular Data Speak Great Again

From table data to knowledge “Information is not knowledge”[1]. Albert Einstein famous quote is based on the assumption that knowledge can only be gained from experience. If we apply this though to tabular data –that can be assimilated to raw information-, this implies it will be meaningless without people expertise (experience) in the corresponding domain. […]


Research blog / Artificial Intelligence

Your smartphone can hand you useful information on a plate

Imagine a meeting where you could instantly have access to information about the people, organisations and places mentioned by the other participants. Imagine a meeting where the documents needed to resolve a problem could automatically be made available to you with only your smartphone and a connection to an online service. This is a real […]


Research blog / Artificial Intelligence

Data sharing and processing: the new Tower of Babel?

To enable businesses to draw on the value of their data by sharing it, Orange is developing a common vocabulary for describing data sets.


Research blog

On the correct use of formal and informal communication in the analysis of informal economic activities

Are digital tools going to be used to formalise informal relationships so as to modernise the economy? The sector studied here is that of the sale of car spare parts.


Research blog / Internet of things

The future of smart buildings with Thing’in

The management of complex systems such as buildings requires going beyond connected object-centric approaches based on the Internet platforms of today's Objects.


Research blog / Internet of things

How to collect feedback about things and explore a graph-based quality management – aka “Let’s make the world great again”

The Feedchain not only processes the information contained in the feedback, but also supports purchasing decisions based on the feedback previously collected.


Research blog / 5G

Web-R, a tool for designing the networks of the future

Developed by Orange, Web-R is a decision-aid tool for the placing problems that may be encountered by network architects.


Research blog / Artificial Intelligence

The meaning beyond words: searching for similar questions in forums

How to improve the pertinence of search engine results? The answer from Orange’s researchers, winners of an international challenge on semantic analysis.


Research blog / Internet of things

Thing’in, the things’ graph platform

Thing’in, the integrative research platform initiated by Orange, is a “graph of things” whose nodes are things and physical entities of all kinds.


Research blog

The AI Paradox

Fake news, hype … it’s perhaps a misnomer to call AI, intelligence. Whatever, it becomes more and more complicated to see what is behind AI acronym. As we are embracing a new area of decision process, what can we expect from this seventy years old technology? How far the AI based services could change our lives?