Research


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Video Compression: A Neural Network Challenging the Conventional Approach

The rules were clearly defined so that innovations in the scientific community could be judged on the same criteria: some 100 videos of several seconds each needed to be compressed to 1 Mb/s, while retaining the best possible quality. Thirteen candidates submitted their coding for testing, with players from around the world, both in industry and […]


Data  /  Article

DNA, hard drive of the future for our digital data?

The molecule that supports the genetic heritage of living organisms, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contains all the information necessary for an organism to function. Since the works of American physicist Richard Feynman in the late 1950s, scientists have also been planning to use it as the support for human knowledge. In theory, it is quite simple: […]


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 […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Using AI to monitor movement promises to improve home care

By 2050, there will be two billion people in the world aged 60 and over, which is twice as many as in 2020 (source: WHO). In addition, there are currently 40 million people affected by severe disability. For all these people, receiving sufficient health care at home while maintaining a level of autonomy is a critical yet […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

The connected car crosses national borders

What potential barriers are there to the connected self-driving car? Every year, technological developments in this field bring us closer and closer to the highest level of autonomy — vehicles that can drive themselves, without drivers or passengers. But this progress has a very real limit in the form of national borders. The question of […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

The race is on to build the quantum internet

“Quantum Key Distribution”, or QKD, will undoubtedly be the first technology to make practical use of the potential applications of quantum physics outside the laboratory. Such is the three-year goal set by the European project entitled OpenQKD, which brings together research centres and industry partners from thirteen different countries. For Europe, OpenQKD is a pilot […]


Data  /  Article

Quantum computing is breaking down the barriers of cryptography

When postulating that the number of transistors on a chip would double every year, cofounder of Intel Gordon Moore predicted that the industry would reach a physical limit around 2020, that of the size of atoms. Quantum physics, which studies atom behaviour, is being called upon to extend “Moore’s law”. Applied to computing, the quantum […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Reinforcement learning: a powerful AI in ever more areas

From the game of go to autonomous driving, through industry, the applications of reinforcement learning.


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

X-AI: understanding how algorithms reason

Democracy issue and scientific challenge, today explainable AI constitutes a new field of research.


Networks and IT  /  Article

The connected mobility of tomorrow: smooth journeys managed from end-to-end

New forms of mobility are emerging. Orange is taking a keen interest, participating in events such as the recent Movin’On Summit and conducting research in the field.


Networks and IT  /  Article

MWC 2019: a 5G network with multiple service instances: Network Slicing proves its worth

Orange demonstrates network slicing on a 5G end-to-end standalone network, as well as how to support different use cases at the same time with appropriate service levels.


Artificial intelligence  /  Video

Artificial voices are being humanised and entering our everyday lives

Thanks to the development of technologies, voice assistants’ voices are becoming human to the point of being indistinguishable.