Google Fellowship 2018
Éric Fleury is taking up the position of head of the Inria Paris research centre as of 1 April 2018. Appointed by François Sillion, Inria's acting CEO, he succeeds Isabelle Ryl who is joining the institute's directorate-general as Deputy CEO for Transfer and Industrial Partnerships.
What kind of impact does the city noise have on tigers and other zoo occupants? Helsinki Zoo and Forum Virium Helsinki, the innovation unit of the City of Helsinki, are using smart technology to study the noise experienced by animals and its impacts in collaboration with Inria, the French national research institute on digital sciences and technologies and Ambiciti, a global environmental data service startup company.
Scientific culture: Inria is at the Palais de la Découverte with an area dedicated to digital technology
On 13 March, the Palais de la Découverte will open its new permanent exhibition on computer science and the digital sciences.Organised in partnership with Inria, it offers a panoramic view of these disciplines. Vincent Blech, museographer for Universcience, and Laurent Viennot, research director at the Inria centre in Paris and scientific curator, tell us how the project came together.
Barely four months after the introduction of Metronaut, its first mobile application, Antescofo, a startup spun off from Inria’s Paris research centre, is one of the five finalists in the Entertainment and Content Technologies category of SXSW’s Accelerator Pitch Event. What is Metronaut’s goal? Making artificial intelligence available to musicians so they never have to play alone.
The start-up Deepomatic, which develops a visual recognition solution, is joining the AI Factory programme - as revealed on Tuesday by Microsoft France during the presentation of its 2018 roadmap. The role of Microsoft AI Factory is to stimulate the emergence of French champions of artificial intelligence.
‘Semaine du Son’
An environment that is too noisy can be a source of stress for students.Tohu-Bahuthas set itself the goal of raising awareness among secondary school and sixth-form students with regard to noise pollution. This mobile application enables students to measure noise in the different areas of their school.Tohu-Bahut will be tested for the first time at the Semaine du Son (Week of Sound). This project, which originated during a hackathon, has been implemented thanks to the partnership between Réseau Canopé, Inria, the start-up Ambiciti and with the support of the GMF.
Here they tell us about their involvement
On 12 January 2018 François de Rugy, president of the French National Assembly, appointed Serge Abiteboul as a member of the Arcep's (French Telecommunications and Posts Regulator) College, with effect from 15 January 2018.
As of today, the third edition of the Alkindi competition, organised by the associations Animath and France IOI - and backed by Inria - is taking place. This year, the competition is under the patronage of the Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Mr Mounir Mahjoubi. Matthieu Lequesne, PhD student with the Secret team, CNRS researcher Razvan Barbulescu and Fabrice Rouillier, head of the Ouragan team and chairman of Animath, will be present to facilitate this event.