IoT


Digital culture  /  Article

Vendée Globe 2020: innovation at the service of speed

On November 8th, 2020, 33 skippers set sail to tackle the “Everest of the seas”. This year again, the aim is clear: to break speed records. Armel Le Cléac’h, winner of the previous edition, made his round-the-world trip in 74 days. In 2020, the competitors hope to make it in less than 70 days. To achieve […]


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. […]


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 […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Monitored telephone poles with IoT

Currently, maintaining these poles to guarantee customers receive a high-quality service is a largely reactive process. As part of a project led by Orange, specialist companies perform year-round testing on the poles to ensure the quality of this infrastructure. But when adverse weather events or accidents occur, it is often the residents, local authorities or […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Connected or even self-driving: The future of cars with 5G

For over a decade, Orange has been at the forefront of research on connected mobility based on cellular networks. Thanks to its commitment to national and European collaborative projects, i.e. SCOOP, it has been possible to shape and sculpt the future of vehicular communications. This endeavour subsequently saw a shift in focus to 5G applications […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Innovation at the service of smart waste management

An essential component of the “smart city”, smart waste management with digital and technological innovations enables public bodies and specialised businesses to find new answers to the challenges of the ecological transition and competitiveness. Optimising waste collection thanks to the IoT Based on the “smart bin” concept – sensors installed on waste containers measure their […]


Research  /  Blog

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 […]


Digital culture  /  Article

At the heart of CES 2020

What was new at the Consumer Electronic Show that took place in Las Vegas from 6th to 9th January? An overview with Olivier Ezratty.


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Big Data, algorithms and AI, the tools of tomorrow’s insurance?

The opportunities and the issues of the use of Big Data and algorithms in the insurance sector.


Internet of things  /  Podcast

What about free will in a world that is assisted by data and connected objects?

The point of view of Christine Balagué, full professor of the Good in Tech Chair, on the question of free will in a world of data and connected objects.


Data  /  Article

Blockchain improves food traceability, from farm to fork

What is the food blockchain promising? To make supply chains more secure, transparent, and efficient.