Digital


Augmented Planet / Data

Selective data sorting against dark data

According to a study by Veritas, 52 % of company data stored on servers is never used. This inert data is what is known as dark data. This can be data collected within the frame of an abandoned project or data that complies with regulatory compliance requirements and that has not been deleted within the legal […]


Better me / Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence as a tool for digital inclusion

How is digital exclusion manifested today in France? Today, the phenomenon is well-known and the studies carried out on this subject describe converging tendencies. Digital exclusion concerns slightly more than 15 % of the population. It is due to several factors. First and foremost, it is territorial: 50 % of non-internet users live in municipalities of less […]


Research blog / Internet of things

Scanning and scalability are the two challenges facing a global directory of things

Thing in the future is an integrative research platform dedicated to the Internet of Things. Its purpose is to index connected and unconnected physical-world things and to create relationships between each of them. To simplify the jargon, in Thing in the future, these digital twins of physical things are called avatars. Thing in the future […]


Better me / Innovation

Baah Box: find the right muscle!

When a person has the use of only one limb – either from birth or as a result of an accident – it can be difficult to know which muscle to use to operate a prosthetic. Myoelectric prostheses are very pricey – €17,000 to €60,000 – and prior to implant, they require training that puts […]


Smarter society / Research

Advertising, video, short formats: digital is changing literature

The spread of IT into our everyday lives as of the 1980s, followed by the advent of the web in the 1990s, have led to a “reconfiguration” of literary creation, according to Marcello Vitali-Rosati, a professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Montréal and chairholder for the Canada Research Chair on […]


Better me

Identity, the foundations of digital services

Mobile ID, a multi-carrier initiative, allowing users to share their data seamlessly and reliably with online services.


Augmented Planet / Prospective

How digital can make cities more resilient

Is the “smart city” outdated? The resilient city integrates and protects what matters in the running of a city… starting with its inhabitants.


Smarter society / Innovation

Mahali ensures e-commerce in Africa is properly addressed

This addressing web app by Orange is tailored to local practices to facilitate online sales through a simple location service for places with no address.


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

Beyond IoT: Digital Twins and Cyber-Physical Systems

Digital twins originated from the special requirements of a few critical systems. They aim at providing a comprehensive and accurate numerical replica of some advanced.


Smarter society / Innovation

Smart mobilities: the automation of trains is on track

For its autonomous train project, the SNCF is testing technologies that will transform the traveller experience of years to come.


Augmented Planet / Prospective

Digital technology: an environmental opportunity or challenge?

Digital technology could make our energy systems more connected, smart and sustainable, but its energy use is soaring. How to explain this paradox?