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Instituts interdisciplinaires d'intelligence artificielle (3IA) : les résultats définitifs

Morgane Hamon (*) - 24/04/2019

Dans le cadre du programme national pour l’intelligence artificielle (IA), l’État a décidé de soutenir la constitution d’un réseau composé d’un petit nombre d’Instituts Interdisciplinaires d’Intelligence Artificielle (3IA) avec lesquels l’ensemble du potentiel français en IA aura vocation à interagir. Après audition par un jury international, les résultats définitifs de l’appel à manifestation d’intérêt 3IA ont été rendus publics ce mercredi 24 avril 2019 par la ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, Frédérique Vidal et le secrétaire d'État chargé du Numérique, Cédric O. Les projets des sites de Grenoble « MIAI@Grenoble-Alpes », de Nice-Sophia Antipolis « 3IA Côte d'Azur », de Paris « PRAIRIE» et de Toulouse « ANITI » ont été retenus. Inria participe donc à trois des quatre projets retenus.

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AI and defence

The Minister of the Armed Forces makes artificial intelligence a strategic national defence priority

Magalie Quet (*) - 10/04/2019

On Friday 5th April, the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research centre welcomed the visit of Ms Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, as she unveiled the ministry's strategy in relation to artificial intelligence. Bruno Sportisse, CEO and managing director of Inria, Jean-Yves Berthou, director of the centre, and Bertrand Thirion, interim director of the Institut de Convergences DATAIA, introduced them to examples of the latest technology developed by partner members of the institute.

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Internet des Objets

RIOT: the “Linux” of the Internet of Things enters its maturity stages

Citizen Press (*) - 9/04/2019

Emmanuel Baccelli and Alexandre Abadie, members of the Inria team Infine will be giving a demonstration of the RIOT operating system at SIDO (Salon de l’internet des objets) on 10th and 11th April 2019. This open source operating system designed for the internet of things (IoT), which boasts an ever-growing community of users, saw the launch of its first commercial applications last year.

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New keyboard standard - Mikko Raskinen/Aalto University

Human computer interaction

Reinventing the AZERTY keyboard

5/04/2019

To make it easier to write in French and to enable the use of all regional and European languages, while devising a more ergonomic design - this was the three-pronged objective assigned to the standard on the French keyboard, published in early April by the AFNOR. Let’s take a look back at what was an unusual project in the company of Mathieu Nancel, research fellow at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe centre and member of the team of researchers who designed the optimisation tool that was central to the project.

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Irène-Vignon-Clémentel - © Inria / Photo G. Scagnelli

Interdisciplinarité

Applying numerical simulation to surgery

Com CRI Paris (*) - 3/04/2019

Built on cooperation between researchers in biological fluid dynamics, mathematical modelling specialists and doctors, the Reo project team came to an end in December 2018. This is an opportunity to look back on the research into congenital heart diseases and liver surgery that Irène Vignon-Clémentel, senior researcher at Inria Paris, conducted over more than 12 years in that multidisciplinary team.

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Cybersecurity

SPARTA: a consortium for strengthening cybersecurity research, innovation and training in Europe

DCom - 3/04/2019

Cybersecurity is a serious and urgent collective challenge. Cyber threats, closely linked to the digitisation of society, increasingly affect our lives. It is therefore essential to ensure the European Union’s digital security and strategic autonomy by strengthening its most significant capacities. This challenge demands the coordination of the EU’s greatest skills to achieve common objectives in research and innovation.

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SIDO 2019

Inria to present its demos at SIDO, the leading event for the IoT, AI and robotics

28/03/2019

For its 5th edition, SIDO, a cornerstone event in the world of IoT, is aiming to break down the barriers between different disciplines, combining the IoT, AI & robotics. Inria will present fourteen demos on 10th and 11th April in Lyon, including 5 start-ups, demonstrating the way in which these new companies are able to boost the economic impact of ambitious research projects.

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Anne-Marie Kermarrec Chevalier de la légion d'honneur Inria / photo N.Lacaux

Distinction

Anne-Marie Kermarrec, a Rennes-based researcher turned entrepreneur, is made a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur.

Nathalie Lacaux - 28/03/2019

In 2015, after thirteen years managing the project team ASAP at the Inria Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique research centre, Anne-Marie Kermarrec launched the start-up Mediego, bringing to life in a business context two decades’ worth of research into large-scale distributed systems. On Wednesday 27th March, she was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur, recognition for her glittering career as a researcher-turned-entrepreneur.

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Exposition ROBOTS

Exhibition

A new permanent exhibition on robotics at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Morgane Hamon - 27/03/2019

The new permanent exhibition called Robots at Cité des Sciences opened on 2 April 2019. Spanning 900m² at the heart of the exhibition space, Robots challenges the very definition of robotics. Three Inria researchers, Serena Ivaldi, Jean-Pierre Merlet and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer were closely involved in designing this exhibition.

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Anatole Lecuyer Anatole Lecuyer, Inria director of research

Distinction

The 2019 IEEE VGTC award for virtual reality goes to Anatole Lecuyer

Nathalie Lacaux (*) - 26/03/2019

Anatole Lecuyer, Inria director of research, picks up the “IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award ”. Set up in 2005, this international prize is recognition for his research into the use of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and pseudo-haptic feedback in virtual reality (VR).

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