Artificial intelligence made in France

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On June 6th and 7th, the AI Paris by Corps Agency took place in the heart of the University City, in partnership with the State Secretariat for Digital and Innovation and brought together more than 1200 people.

Technological advances and frequent developments have taken hold in the daily lives of businesses, as well as homes, with the arrival of connected objects, Artificial Intelligence and all the new needs that need to be met.

During these two days, participants were able to take part in exchanges where 35 speakers spoke during keynotes and plenary sessions, for example, on topics such as the prospects of the AI market, roundtables, presentations or feedback, an exhibition, business meetings and trophy awards.

Among the topics covered:

“What boost for AI in France?”

“State of the Art of Artificial Intelligence”

“What can we do in Machine Learning today?”

The event has the support of many partners such as Thales, DC Brain, Invenis and Immersive Robotics,who provide exchanges and experience sharing with the people who took part. Speakers including Thierry BEAUVAIS of the Thalès Group, Vice President for Research, Technology and Innovation; Benoit BOUFFART of, who is the director of product and innovation; and finally Alexandre LAGACHE of the AG2Rgroup, who is the technical director.

These very large companies, some with an international reach, have very large research and development budgets. In the Bordeaux region, AI also attracts both “mature” and innovative startups: names like Immersion, VitalBase or Gablys, which are already promising a bright future.

Immersion was founded in 1994 and is based in Bordeaux. It is now a European leader and is one of the world’s leading players in 3D technology through immersion and collaboration, particularly in the service of industry and research. Focused on innovation, and working with state-of-the-art equipment, Immersion’s teams offer solutions-oriented services, 3D achievements, and product sales through an e-commerce interface.

VitalBase is more oriented towards the IOT (Internet Of Things) with the creation of connected objects for the Silver Economy. The company was founded in 2000, and has developed a connected wristband that prevents falls and assists the elderly. It is thus placed in this economic and technological environment dedicated to the support of our seniors, a sector in full expansion.

Finally, startups like Gablys can help people who are a little dizzy, with a keyring, a smart key door that avoids the loss of objects that tend to easily stray… This company was founded in 2014, and is focused, like VitalBase, on creating connected objects that are supposed to improve daily life.

Many other companies are beginning to turn to artificial intelligence, especially within Bordeaux incubators, which have significant potential for development and outreach at the national and even international level. The Parisian impulse could simply set an example for a future event dedicated to Bordeaux…

Audrey Kozaczka – Bordeaux Business



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