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Text Messaging Peaks

Text Messaging Peaks | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Text messaging and text messaging revenue has fallen for the first time in the U.S., according to mobile analyst Chetan Sharma's latest report.

He tells us, "the dip in volume coincided with revenue dip as well which didn't happen previously. Typically, when this happens, it is an indication that the peak might have been reached and the curves will decline from here on out."

The reason text messaging and revenue is down is that more people have smartphones, which have apps that help users avoid carriers texting services.
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Open Compute Keynote de Philippe Dewost a USI 2015 Unexpected Sources of Inspiration - Philippe Dewost's light sources

Open Compute Keynote de Philippe Dewost a USI 2015 Unexpected Sources of Inspiration - Philippe Dewost's light sources | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

L'édition 2015 de la Conference USI (Unexpected Sources of Inspiration) s'est tenue début Juillet au Carrousel du Louvre et a confirmé son statut de meilleure Conference Tech sur Paris, combinant un site exceptionnel, une audience de plus de 1200 participants très diverse et de très bon niveau, et une palette de speakers dans plusieurs disciplines délivrant une quarantaine d'interventions sur les deux jours. La Caisse des Dépôts était de nouveau partenaire de cette édition avec plus d'une cinquantaine de participants dans le cadre de son programme de transformation digitale.

François Hisquin, CEO d'Octo et Curateur de la conférence, m'avait demandé d'intervenir sur la thématique d'Open Compute, dont la contribution aux enjeux de la transition énergétique n'est toujours pas correctement appréciée en Europe alors même que nous hébergeons des entreprises extrêmement talentueuses dans ce domaine.

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Intervention de Philippe Dewost, Président d'honneur du CHECy, lors de la conférence USI 2015.

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Stanley Robotics lève 3,6M€ pour déployer son robot voiturier à l'international

Stanley Robotics lève 3,6M€ pour déployer son robot voiturier à l'international | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
La start-up parisienne Stanley Robotics vient d'officialiser une levée de fonds de 3,6 millions d'euros auprès d'Elaia Partners, de Bpifrance (via le fonds Ville de demain) et d'Idinvest Partners. Fondée en 2015, Stanley Robotics a développé un robot voiturier baptisé Stan. L'automate est le fruit d'une dizaine d'années de R&D, les fondateurs ayant travaillé précédemment dans un laboratoire de recherche dédié aux technologies des véhicules autonomes. L'objectif de cette augmentation de capital est de déployer sa solution à l'international.Testé à l'aéroport de Roissy-Charles-de-GaulleDepuis le mois de février dernier, Stan est expérimenté dans deux parkings de l'aéroport de Roissy. "Il suffit au conducteur de garer sa voiture dans un box dédié à l'entrée du parking, puis de s'enregistrer sur un automate à proximité. Une fois le véhicule isolé du public, le robot se met en position, repère les pneus, s'ajuste à la longueur de la voiture, la soulève, puis la transfère", expliquent nos confrères de L'Usine Nouvelle. Le système est par ailleurs connecté au billet d'avion du conducteur et connaît donc sa date de retour. De cette façon, le robot ramène le véhicule dans le box situé à l'entrée du parking en temps voulu.Stocker 50% de véhicules supplémentairesSi ce service de voiturier autonome facilite l'arrivée et le départ des voyageurs stationnant leur véhicule sur de longues périodes dans les aéroports, il propose surtout des avantages significatifs aux gestionnaires des parkings. Selon les créateurs de Stan, ce service autonome permettrait d'optimiser le stationnement des véhicules et ainsi de stocker 50% de voitures en plus.D'après la start-up, les avantages de sa solution ne se limitent pas au seul gain d'espace. Elle permettrait de repenser entièrement la conception de nouveaux parkings où la présence du public serait interdite. Les contraintes réglementaires seraient alors significativement allégées, ce qui permettrait de diviser par deux le coût d'une place de parking, détaille L'Usine Nouvelle.Cap sur l'internationalLa start-up, qui emploie actuellement 25 collaborateurs, entend déployer sa solution dans d'autres régions du monde. "D'autres projets sont en cours de développement en France et à l'étranger. Le premier d'entre eux sera lancé d'ici la fin de l'année", indique-t-elle. "Europe, Amérique du Nord, Asie, Golfe… Nous regardons attentivement toutes les zones où le trafic aérien va exploser dans les prochaines années", précise Stéphane Evanno, COO et cofondateur de Stanley Robotics. La pépite parisienne n'est toutefois pas la seule à développer ce genre de service. En Allemagne, par exemple, le robot Ray, mis au point par l'entreprise Serva Transport Systems, a été testé à l'aéroport de Düsseldorf dès juillet 2014.
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Un très bel investissement du Fonds "Ville de Demain" souscrit par la Caisse des Dépôts et géré par sa filiale Bpifrance dans le cadre du PIA.
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How my research in AI put my dad out of a job – Snips Blog

How my research in AI put my dad out of a job – Snips Blog | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Back in 2007, when London was booming as the financial capital of the world, a new field called “algorithmic trading” was emerging. In essence, it is about leveraging Artificial Intelligence to place…
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Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index

Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Key Network Statistics

Bitcoin's current estimated annual electricity consumption* (TWh)= 12.79
Annualized global mining revenues = $1,425,461,447
Annualized estimated global mining costs = $639,742,471
Country closest to Bitcoin in terms of electricity consumption = Mozambique
Estimated electricity used over the previous day (KWh) = 35,054,382
Implied Watts per GH/s = 0.332
Electricity consumed per transaction (KWh)= 110
Number of U.S. households that could be powered by Bitcoin = 1,184,708.00
Number of U.S. households powered for 1 day by the electricity consumed for a single transaction = 3.71
Bitcoin's electricity consumption as a percentage of the world's electricity consumption = 0.06%

*The assumptions underlying this estimate can be found here.

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Ever since its inception Bitcoin’s trust-minimizing consensus has been enabled by its proof-of-work algorithm. New sets of transactions (blocks) are added to Bitcoin’s blockchain roughly every 10 minutes by so-called miners. While working on the blockchain these miners aren’t required to trust each other. The only thing miners have to trust is the code that runs Bitcoin. The code includes several rules to validate new transactions. For example, a transaction can only be valid if the sender actually owns the sent amount. Every miner individually confirms whether transactions adhere to these rules, eliminating the need to trust other miners.

The trick is to get all miners to agree on the same history of transactions. Every miner in the network is constantly tasked with preparing the next batch of transactions for the blockchain. Only one of these blocks will be randomly selected to become the latest block on the chain. Random selection in a distributed network isn’t easy, so this is where proof-of-work comes in. In proof-of-work, the next block comes from the first miner that produces a valid one. This is easier said than done, as the Bitcoin protocol makes it very difficult for miners to do so. In fact, the difficulty is regularly adjusted by the protocol to ensure that all miners in the network will only produce one valid bock every 10 minutes on average. Once one of the miners finally manages to produce a valid block, it will inform the rest of the network. Other miners will accept this block once they confirm it adheres to all rules, and then discard whatever block they had been working on themselves. The lucky miner gets rewarded with a fixed amount of coins, along with the transaction fees belonging to the processed transactions in the new block. The cycle then starts again.

What kind of work are miners performing?

The process of producing a valid block is largely based on trial and error, where miners are making numerous attempts every second trying to find the right value for a block component called the “nonce“, and hoping the resulting completed block will match the requirements (as there is no way to predict the outcome). For this reason, mining is sometimes compared to a lottery where you can pick your own numbers. The number of attempts (hashes) per second is given by your mining equipment’s hashrate. This will typically be expressed in Gigahash per second (1 billion hashes per second).

 

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Bitcoin as a country would rank #82 between Mozambique and Slovenia in terms of energy consumption !

 

Fascinating and uptodate index with a trove of data for any of those who want a better insight on "the energy issue" posed by Bitcoin Mining, with several comparisons helping you to seize and frame notions such as TeraWatthour (TWh) per year.

 

And as a bonus, a very clear explanation of what mining is about and why proof of work has been designed as such.

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Bitcoin as a country would rank #82 between Mozambique and Slovenia in terms of energy consumption !

 

Fascinating and uptodate index with a trove of data for any of those who want a better insight on "the energy issue" posed by Bitcoin Mining, with several comparisons helping you to seize and frame notions such as TeraWatthour (TWh) per year.

 

And as a bonus, a very clear explanation of what mining is about and why proof of work has been designed as such.

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Un nouveau moteur de recherche français à la poursuite de Google

Un nouveau moteur de recherche français à la poursuite de Google | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Presque vingt ans après la naissance de Google, en 1998, il reste toujours des courageux pour vouloir concurrencer le géant de la Silicon Valley. Après Qwant, un autre moteur de recherche français, baptisé Xaphir, a discrètement été mis en ligne fin mars. « Google et ses alternatives, Baidu, Bing ou Yandex utilisent le PageRank, qui consiste à faire remonter les pages les plus populaires. L’utilisateur est enfermé dans une bulle de la connaissance qui l’empêche, par exemple, de voir qu’Arsenal n’est pas seulement un club de foot », explique Eric Mathieu, son PDG fondateur.

Xaphir est la contraction de la lettre « x » qui désigne l’inconnue en mathématiques et du saphir, la pierre précieuse, mais aussi le nom d’un livre de la connaissance qui, selon « une légende très ancienne », aurait été remis aux hommes par l’Eternel, précise l’entrepreneur. Ce moteur d’un nouveau genre entend ouvrir à l’internaute les portes du monde en lui offrant, pour chacune de ses demandes, des résultats de recherche très diversifiés.

« Un moteur humaniste »

L’internaute tape un mot-clef puis, en fonction des réponses, ajoute ou retire très simplement dans la boîte de recherche certains des résultats qui apparaissent, qu’il s’agisse de pages Web, d’images ou de vidéos. « Nous voulions sortir de la recherche par mots-clefs. Notre moteur permet de combiner “n” documents en “n” dimensions. Nous rajouterons ensuite la voix, les coordonnées géographiques, etc. », explique Eric Mathieu, qui présente Xaphir comme « un moteur humaniste », dont l’objectif est « d’offrir impartialité, diversité et universalité".

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Les principes fondamentaux des moteurs de recherche n'ont pas évolué depuis 20 ans, ni en termes d'interface utilisateur, ni en terme de modèle.

Xaphir est intéressant sur ces deux plans qu'il combine d'ailleurs : c'est le processus de recherche itérée qui définit le contexte et non l'inverse.

Le moteur n'a pas nn plus besoin de connaître le profil de l'utilisateur, ni pour enrichir son graphe de connaissance à partir de la recherche en cours, ni pour servir à terme une offre publicitaire contextualisée.

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About.com Shuts Down and Changes Its Name to Dotdash

About.com Shuts Down and Changes Its Name to Dotdash | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
About.com, which predates Google’s search engine, is rebranding its company as Dotdash after splitting into a group of subject-specific sites over the past year. The About.com site is being retired.
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After Yahoo!, another dotcom glory bites the dust and rebrands itself ; launched in 1997, About.com served as a general purpose site covering a range of topics; the IAC-owned property will now oversee several vertical sites such as Verywell and The Spruce
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A Handy Guide to the 15 Years of Hard Work Behind #FrenchTech’s Overnight Success…

A Handy Guide to the 15 Years of Hard Work Behind #FrenchTech’s Overnight Success… | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

If you ask a passerby about France, you are likely to get bombarded with clichés — you’ll get the wine, the cheese and the baguette thrown back at you within 30 seconds. If you’re lucky, you may get something on Camus or Baudelaire (but then you have really lucked out, so do pinch yourself). French tech is probably the last thing that would come up in the conversation. This, though, has been quietly, and rapidly, changing — the tech scene in France is gaining massive traction.

 

Now, it would be untrue to say that this is a completely new trend and that tech investors have entirely neglected France. Many, like ourselves, have been a fixture at the (sadly defunct) LeWeb, we invested in early French startups like Seesmic and Jolicloud, were avid readers of Rude Baguette (and its author’s subsequent thoughts and insights), and its predecessor Tech Baguette. After all, the first institutional round of Criteo was over 10 years ago. What has really changed, though, is the rate of change. France is rapidly entering an acceleration. So watch your backs, Silicon Valley, Sentier is after you!

 

Conscious of the accelerating pace of change in France, which we first flagged publicly in our 2016 State of European Tech Report, a large portion of the Atomico team headed to Paris last week to meet the with start-ups, investors and the wider founder and tech community.

 

Did I mention we are really excited about French tech? L-R Bryce Keane, Sophia Bendz, @nzennstrom, Yann de Vries, Evgenia Plotnikova (that’s me :-)), dmhynes, Niall Wass and alexis bonte

 

Have we seen a tipping point, a déclic? The indications are clear. France is now challenging the UK as an investment destination, having surpassed Germany for the first time in years. $2.7 billion was invested in France in 2016, up 63% on the previous year, vs $2.1bn raised by German start-ups in the same period and $3.7bn invested in the UK. With €472m already put to work across 169 rounds to date (according to Dealroom.co), 2017 is looking good. I, for one, tend to think that although the pace of change is accelerating, conditions for it have been fertilizing the French soil for a number of years.

 

Below are some of the reasons I think the time is now ripe for French entrepreneurs to take centre stage.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Great «paper» with a trove of valuable insights.

 

Given this, it is paradoxical to see 2 significant omissions :

 

1/ La French Tech was born from a Government initiative in 2013, heralded by former Minister Fleur Pellerin (now founder of Korelya Capital) following a report ordered by the Prime Minister to Caisse Des Dépôts (disclosure : I wrote it with a Shadow Advisory Board including Tariq, Richard, and a few others).

Fleur Pellerin came up with the brand, secured 215 M€ public money from the Investments for the Future Program, and gave responsibility to Caisse Des Dépôts to deploy.

 

2/ Speaking of public money, the “paper” also misses one of the key reasons for La French Tech and its funding rises : since 2010, a huge amount of public money has been injected in sustaining French Startups, both directly and indirectly (funds of funds). The Investments for the Future Program (again) is deploying 2+Bn € of investment money into funds, covering from early stage to growth capital. (Disclosure: I represent Caisse des Depots as the sole LP in these various funds).

They have invested either as an LP (in 25 seed funds nation wide, as well as in growth funds like Partech, KeenSight, Sofinnova to name a few), or as a minority co-investor in dozen of startups like Scality, Netatmo, SigFox, Actility, Ynsect to name a handful…

 

All these investments are since 2012 operated by Bpifrance, the French Public Investment Bank (and Caisse des Depots’s larger subsidiary)

Such massive public money injection had therefore created an equally massive leverage effect.

 

Both points should hence have deserved IMHO a mention in this remarkable post as well as Bpifrance...

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The giant ships that ship other ships through the shipping lanes

The giant ships that ship other ships through the shipping lanes | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Behold, the Blue Marlin, a “semi-submersible heavy lift ship” that is capable of hoisting and transplanting other, full-sized ships (that is ships as big or bigger than a US Destroyer-c…
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Astronomy: Strange signals from the sky may be signs of aliens - Or maybe something equally weird, but not alive | The Economist

Astronomy: Strange signals from the sky may be signs of aliens - Or maybe something equally weird, but not alive | The Economist | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
ON AUGUST 24th 2001 the Parkes Observatory, in Australia, picked up an unusual signal. It was a burst of radio waves coming more or less from the direction of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a miniature galaxy that orbits the Milky Way. This burst was as brief as it was potent. It lasted less than 5 milliseconds but, during that period, shone with the power of 100m suns. It was, though, noticed by astronomers only in 2007, when they were poking around in Parkes’s archived data. As far as they can tell, it has never been repeated.Similar unrepeated signals have since been noted elsewhere in the heavens. So far, 17 such “fast radio bursts” (FRBs) have been recognised. They do not look like anything observed before, and there is much speculation about what causes them. One possibility is magnetars—highly magnetised, fast-rotating superdense stars. Another is a particularly exotic sort of black hole, formed when the centrifugal force of a rotating, superdense star proves no longer adequate to the task of stopping that star collapsing suddenly under its own gravity. But, as Manasvi Lingam of Harvard University and Abraham Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics observe, there is at least one further possibility: alien spaceships.Specifically, the two researchers suggest, in a paper to be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, that FRBs might be generated by giant radio transmitters designed to push such spaceships around. With the rotation of the galaxies in which these transmitters are located, the transmitter-beams sweep across the heavens. Occasionally, one washes over Earth, producing an FRB.This idea is not completely mad. Human rocket scientists have toyed with something similar, in order to overcome one of the biggest problems of spaceship design: that a craft propelled by a rocket motor must carry its fuel with it. Fuel has mass. That mass must be moved by more fuel—which adds more mass to the craft, which thus needs still more fuel. And so on. For this reason, 90% or more of a conventional rocket’s launch mass is its fuel.It is possible, though, to separate the fuel from the craft. That is the principle behind a solar sail, which employs the gentle pressure exerted by sunlight to propel a vehicle. A nippier alternative is to use focused light beams to provide the pressure. Yuri Milner, a Russian billionaire with a long-standing interest in science, is paying for research into such a machine. He proposes to drive a tiny probe to Alpha Centauri, one of Earth’s nearest stellar neighbours, using banks of powerful lasers.Dr Lingam and Dr Loeb suggest FRBs might be the result of vastly bigger takes on the same principle, except that they employ the radio portions of the electromagnetic spectrum rather than visible light. The two researchers have worked out what would be needed if the transmitter behind such a burst were solar-powered. They calculate that the amount of sunlight falling onto a planet about twice the size of Earth, and at the right distance from its star to have liquid water on its surface, would yield enough energy to accelerate a spaceship weighing a million tonnes or so to a speed close to that of light before the propulsion beam became too attenuated to propel it any faster. This would be perfect for ferrying large numbers of beings from one star system to another, as long as there was an equivalent device at the other end to slow the craft down again.To check whether such a machine is technologically plausible, the two researchers calculated that the necessary planet-sized array of radio transmitters could be kept cool by nothing more exotic than ordinary water. So, as far as they can see, while building such a machine would be a heroic feat of engineering, nothing in the laws of physics actually forbids it.Saying that the features of FRBs are consistent with their being signs of an alien space-propulsion system is not, of course, the same as saying that this is what they actually are. One early explanation of pulsars—regular cosmic radio signals first observed in 1967 was that they were alien radio beacons. They later turned out to be caused by fast-spinning neutron stars. For physicists, though, that explanation was almost as interesting. A neutron star is one whose protons and electrons have merged with each other to create neutrons. These, together with the star’s pre-existing neutrons, result in an object that has no atoms in it. Since atoms are composed mostly of empty space a neutron star, instead of being star size, is just a few kilometres across. If FRBs turn out to be even a fraction as curious as that, most astronomers would forgive them for not being artificial.
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As we are not on April 1st, and The Economist's reputation is at stake, this is worth a read. Even if we are alone...
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Self-Driving deal ? Intel lines up $15B Mobileye acquisition

Self-Driving deal ? Intel lines up $15B Mobileye acquisition | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Intel inked a deal to acquire Mobileye, which the chipmaker’s chief Brian Krzanich said enables it to “accelerate the future of autonomous driving with improved performance in a cloud-to-car solution at a lower cost for automakers”.

 

Mobileye offers technology covering computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localisation and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. The deal is said to fit with Intel’s strategy to “invest in data-intensive market opportunities that build on the company’s strengths in computing and connectivity from the cloud, through the network, to the device”.

 

A combined Intel and Mobileye automated driving unit will be based in Israel and headed by Amnon Shashua, co-founder, chairman and CTO of the acquired company. This, Intel said, “will support both companies’ existing production programmes and build upon relationships with car makers, suppliers and semiconductor partners to develop advanced driving assist, highly-autonomous and fully autonomous driving programmes”.

 

 

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Intel is going mobile (again), and this time in the car.

The target (the Israeli Mobileye) was a former Tesla partner until September 2016 when they broke up "ugly".

In terms of volumes, according to Statista, some 77.73 million automobiles are expected to be sold by 2017 and global car sales are expected to exceed 100 million units by 2020 : depending on the growth of the autonomous vehicle segment, it will still be a fraction of the (lost) smartphone market, even if the price points are expected to be somewhat different...

The bet and race are now between vertical integration and layering the market. Any clue who might win ?

 

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Intel is going mobile (again), and this time in the car.

The target (the Israeli Mobileye) was a former Tesla partner until September 2016 when they broke up "ugly".

In terms of volumes, according to Statista, some 77.73 million automobiles are expected to be sold by 2017 and global car sales are expected to exceed 100 million units by 2020 : depending on the growth of the autonomous vehicle segment, it will still be a fraction of the (lost) smartphone market, even if the price points are expected to be somewhat different...

The bet and race are now between vertical integration and layering the market. Any clue who might win ?

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Fully homomorphic encryption, or how to perform operations over encrypted data | Orange Research blog

Fully homomorphic encryption, or how to perform operations over encrypted data | Orange Research blog | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Can we outsource medical analysis without giving away our medical information? Can we do biometrical identification without revealing our characteristics? Can we make statistics on data that we do not know? Yes we can, thanks to a cryptographic mechanism called “homomorphic encryption”.

Cryptography has known many transformations over the years. Many centuries ago, it was first used to protect military and political communications. Though very simple, the mechanisms then devised are still the foundation of current cryptography. The introduction of the computer during Second World War considerably increased the computation capacity. This increase reflected on cryptography in the late 70’s, when public key cryptography was invented. Cryptography became a thriving scientific field. Numerous academic works were produced, commercial standards were set and cryptographic algorithms began to secure our daily life. Today, cryptography is everywhere: in our credit cards, in our phone communications, in our internet browsing, etc.
But new services are today under deployment, such as mobile services, cloud computing, BigData or IoT. These services generate and process a huge amount of personal and sensitive information. As users become more and more concerned about their privacy, and industries want to protect their sensitive data, a new challenge arises for cryptography. Indeed, if this data was to be simply encrypted, processing it would be impossible. This leaves users and service providers with a dilemma: choose between usability and confidentiality of these sensitive data. Here comes fully homomorphic encryption!

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Here is a fantastic "paper" by Orange Research that deciphers homomorphic encryption in a very clear way, and outlines its future and challenges.

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22 Companies Leveraging Blockchain for Identity Management and Authentication

22 Companies Leveraging Blockchain for Identity Management and Authentication | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Among the variety of non-financial use cases, blockchain technology can be applied to identity applications in areas such as digital identities, passports, e-residency, birth certificates, wedding certificates, IDs, online account logins, etc. Creating an identity on blockchain can give individuals greater control over who has their personal information and how they access it.

By combining the decentralized blockchain principle with identity verification, a digital ID can be created to act as a digital watermark which can be assigned to every online transaction of any asset. Here are some of the pioneers in building blockchain-based identity management and authentication solutions for cross-industry applications

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Interesting array of use cases at the crossing of trust and privacy.

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Interesting array of use cases at the crossing of trust and privacy.

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Appel à candidatures pour les Prix de l’innovation 2017 « Le Monde » - Smart Cities

Appel à candidatures pour les Prix de l’innovation 2017 « Le Monde » - Smart Cities | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Fort du grand succès d’une première édition au printemps 2016, Le Monde organise deux concours, l’un pour les candidats des pays membres de l’Union européenne, l’autre ouvert aux candidats des autres pays du monde, tous porteurs de projets en matière d’innovation urbaine.

Ces prix sont ouverts aux projets entrés dans une phase de réalisation, qu’ils émanent de particuliers, d’associations, d’entreprises ou d’organismes publics ou privés.

Les candidats doivent postuler à l’une des six catégories suivantes:

· Innovation urbaine : innovation technologique appliquée à la ville.

· Participation citoyenne (Prix Le Monde-Inta) : décerné à un processus dans lequel les citoyens assument un rôle dans l’élaboration et la gestion des espaces et services urbains physiques et/ou virtuels ;

· Habitat : projet innovant en matière d’espace de vie urbain (résidentiel, bureaux, matériaux nouveaux, etc.) ;

· Mobilité : projet facilitant une circulation à dimension plus humaine et plus économe ;

· Energie : projet visant à réduire l’empreinte carbone des villes ;

· Action culturelle : innovation sociale et numérique de dimension culturelle et urbaine.

Les candidatures européennes sont à envoyer (en français, en anglais ou en espagnol) à smartcities@lemonde.fr, avant le 19 février 2017 à minuit.

Les candidatures des pays non-européens sont à envoyer (en anglais si possible) à smartcitiesint@lemonde.fr avant le 2 avril 2017 à minuit.

Les éléments à envoyer pour postuler sont les suivants :

· un lien vers une vidéo de trois minutes maximum qui présente la solution;

· un texte de 3 000 signes maximum avec un descriptif de l’initiative, son ou ses objectifs, la nature de l’innovation, le calendrier prévu, les acteurs, le coût et le financement ;

· un document officiel justifiant de votre identité et de l’existence juridique de votre structure.

Un jury international composé de personnalités qualifiées examinera les candidatures et choisira les lauréats. Chacun des six prix est doté de 1 000 euros. Le jury sélectionnera parmi l’ensemble des candidats le lauréat du Grand Prix Le Monde- L’Atelier BNP Paribas, doté de 2 000 euros.

Les prix européens seront remis le 7 avril 2017 à Lyon. Les prix internationaux seront remis à Singapour début juin


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La CDC sera cette année partenaire des Prix Le Monde Smart City. N'hésitez pas à candidater pour :

  • Le Prix européen : remis en avril à Lyon,
  • Le Prix « monde » : remis en juin à Singapour
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Renault reprend les activités de R&D françaises d'Intel dans le logiciel embarqué

Renault reprend les activités de R&D françaises d'Intel dans le logiciel embarqué | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
En s'emparant des activités de R&D dans le logiciel embarqué basées en France d'Intel, leader mondial des semi-conducteurs, la marque au Losange réalise le doublé. Le constructeur accélère clairement dans la voiture connectée, et redore son blason dans son pays d'origine où il vient sauver des emplois.
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Le retour de la Deep Tech dans le viseur des Corporates !
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Ector lève 2 millions d’euros pour déployer son service de voituriers à l’international

Ector lève 2 millions d’euros pour déployer son service de voituriers à l’international | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
La start-up Ector, qui propose un service de voiturier à la demande dans les gares et les aéroports, a bouclé un tour de table de 2 millions d’euros. Le fonds Ville de Demain, géré par Bpifrance dans le cadre du Programme d’investissements d’avenir (PIA), 123 Investment Managers, ainsi que Via-ID, un fonds de développement de Mobivia Groupe (Norauto, Midas…), et Day One Entrepreneurs & Partners ont participé à l’opération. En décembre 2015, la jeune pousse avait bouclé un premier tour de table de 500 000 euros.Le marchéFondée en 2013 par Manoël Roy, Jonathan Grandperrin, Charles Raymond et Thomas de Longvilliers sous la marque Smart Park, Ector a développé un service de prise en charge des véhicules dans les aéroports et les gares. Les utilisateurs réservent la prestation en ligne sur la plateforme Web ou l’application mobile. A leur arrivée au dépose-minute de la gare ou l’aéroport, un voiturier récupère la voiture pour la stationner dans un parking de proximité, où elle peut bénéficier de services d’entretien (nettoyage, plein d’essence, contrôle technique…). Au retour du voyageur, la voiture est restituée au dépose-minute pour gagner du temps. Lancé fin 2015 à Orly et Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle, le service dessert désormais 13 hubs (8 aéroports et 5 gares) en France et en Europe. Sur son segment d’activité, Ector doit faire face à des acteurs comme Drivy, TravelerCar et OuiCar, qui proposent la location de voitures entre particuliers, ou encore Stanley Robotics, qui a conçu un robot-voiturier capable de garer des voitures dans les parkings.Les objectifsCe nouvel investissement doit permettre à la start-up parisienne de consolider sa position sur le marché français et de mettre les voiles à l’international. Dans ce sens, elle prévoit de renforcer ses effectifs avec des profils commerciaux, techniques et opérationnels. Prochainement, la société lancera son service dans de nouvelles villes, à commencer par Marseille et Bordeaux.
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Un nouvel investissement du Fonds "Ville de Demain" souscrit par la Caisse Des Dépôts et géré par sa filiale Bpifrance dans le cadre du Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir.Ravi pour eux à la fois comme client et comme souscripteur du Fonds !
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Salesforce created an algorithm that automatically summarizes text using machine learning

Salesforce created an algorithm that automatically summarizes text using machine learning | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

This year, people are expected to spend more than half their day reading e-mail, articles, or posts on social media, and it’s only going to get worse. To help solve this problem, researchers at Salesforce have developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to produce “surprisingly coherent and accurate” summaries according to MIT Technology Review.

Automatic summarization would be a particularly useful technology for Salesforce, which produces a variety of customer-service focused products. The company notes that the resulting summaries could be used by sales or customer service representatives to quickly digest e-mails and information, which would allow them to spend more time focused on their customers.

To that end, Salesforce is turning to machine learning to find ways to summarize longer blocks of texts, which it could eventually incorporate into its products. The company announced that it made two breakthroughs in natural language processing, introducing a new, “contextual word generation model,” and a “new way of training summarization models.” Together, the two advances allow researchers to automatically create summaries of longer texts that are accurate and readable. The company acquired a deep learning outfit MetaMind last year, which was behind the research.

Automatic text summarization works in two ways: extraction or abstraction

The researchers explain that automatic text summarization works in two ways: extraction or abstraction. With extraction, computer can draw from pre-existing wording in a text, but it’s not very flexible. Abstraction allows the computer to introduce new words, but the system has to understand the original article enough to be able to introduce the right words.

This is where deep learning neural networks come into play. They processing numerous examples of sentences and words to spit out new representations of each phrase, which allow the system to interpret texts and introduce its own words. The researchers let their model to look back at the text it’s working off of for additional context. It also looks back at earlier generated examples, to ensure that it’s not repeating itself.

Salesforce’s approach uses two teaching methods: teacher forced and reinforcement learning

The other breakthrough concerns how the researchers train the system to learn and improve itself. They used two approaches: teacher forcing and reinforcement learning. Reinforcement learning is a method that draws inspiration from how animals learn, and been used to teach Google’s DeepMind how to play video games. In this instance, the model is allowed to generate a sequence of words, and the result is then scored with an automated evaluation metric known as ROUGE (Recall-Oriented Understudy for Gisting Evaluation). The algorithm updates itself with higher scores, leading to better outcomes with future summaries. Teacher forcing is when the results are scored word by word off of an established reference, which provide “very decent results,” but which doesn’t allow for much flexibility.

Researchers found that “ROUGE-optimized RL helps improve recall...and word level learning supervision ensures good language flow, making the summary more coherent and readable.” Scored against this system, they found that their joint model scored higher than other approaches, and Richard Socher, Salesforce’s chief scientist, noted that he didn’t think that he’d ever seen “such a large improvement in any [natural-language-processing] task.”

The results are pretty astonishing: the researchers provided several examples, showing the original article, a human-generated summary, and a summary generated by their own model, and in each case, the summaries are considerably shorter than the original text, but contain the essentials in a readable form. Despite their advances, there’s still considerable work to be done in this field: MIT Technology Review spoke with Kristian Hammond, a professor at Northwestern University, who noted that the advance “shows the limits of relying purely on statistical machine learning,” but that it’s a step in the right direction.

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Les chariots robots de Balyo en route pour la Bourse

Les chariots robots de Balyo en route pour la Bourse | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Spécialiste de la robotisation des chariots de manutention, le français veut lever entre 30 et 50 millions d’euros sur Euronext.

Ils sont aux entrepôts de manutention ce que la voiture autonome est à la route : les chariots robotisés, capables de déplacer palettes et cartons sans intervention humaine, promettent de révolutionner le monde de la logistique. Le français Balyo, l'un des pionniers de ce nouveau secteur, a déposé mercredi son document de base auprès de l'AMF. L'entreprise espère lever « entre 30 et 50 millions d'euros » sur Euronext Paris, selon son PDG, Fabien Bardinet, qui espère réaliser l'introduction en Bourse « avant le début de l'été ».

Fondé en 2005, Balyo fournit des systèmes robotisés à deux fabricants de chariots élévateurs, l'américain Hyster et l'allemand Linde, plus connu en France sous la marque Fenwick. Le français conçoit des logiciels et un boîtier de contrôle qui, associés à des capteurs laser, transforment des chariots classiques en véhicules de manutention autonomes, pour déplacer et stocker les palettes en hauteur. Le tout sans nécessiter de système de guidage intégré au bâtiment (réflecteurs, peinture au sol...), car ils cartographient automatiquement leur environnement. Un système de sécurité leur permet de détecter les humains et les obstacles dans un rayon de 360 degrés.

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Un très bel investissement du Fonds Ambition Numérique, souscrit par la Caisse Des Dépôts dans le cadre du Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir, et géré par notre filiale Bpifrance.

Bravo à Fabien Bardinet et à toute son équipe !

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Orange s’associe à Facebook pour le lancement d’un accélérateur de start-up centré sur l’innovation des infrastructures réseau

Orange s’associe à Facebook pour le lancement d’un accélérateur de start-up centré sur l’innovation des infrastructures réseau | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Facebook et Orange, en tant que membres du Telecom Infra Project (TIP) lancent au sein de l’Orange Fab France un nouvel accélérateur « Telecom Track », conçu spécifiquement pour soutenir les start-up centrées sur le développement des infrastructures réseau.
Les start-up sélectionnées seront accompagnées par Orange et bénéficieront d'un accès à son réseau mondial de ressources ainsi que du soutien des Ecosystem Accelerator Centres du TIP (TEAC) et de Facebook.
Orange collabore avec le TIP* et Facebook afin de soutenir des start-up centrées sur l’innovation des infrastructures réseau en lançant le nouveau « Telecom Track » dans le cadre de son programme d'accélération Orange Fab en France. Ce partenariat recherchera les meilleures innovations et talents du secteur, soutiendra et conseillera les start-up avec l’aide des experts Orange, TIP et Facebook, et facilitera en parallèle la création de réseaux et les opportunités d’investissement internes et externes.

Le « Telecom Track » d’Orange Fab France

Le projet sera géré par Orange Fab France, le programme d’accélération d’Orange pour les start-up, depuis le site d’Orange Gardens, un éco-campus situé à Châtillon, près de Paris entièrement dédié à la recherche et à l’innovation. En contact direct avec les  meilleurs experts d’Orange et de ses partenaires, les start-up pourront aborder  les questions majeures relatives aux réseaux, allant de leur gestion jusqu’aux nouvelles technologies d’accès, et ce dans plusieurs régions.
Les start-up bénéficieront de tous les avantages du programme Orange Fab existant, au sein duquel elles participeront à des ateliers dédiés et des sessions de tutorat avec des spécialistes. Elles recevront un financement optionnel de 15 000 € et auront accès à un espace de travail sur le site d’Orange Gardens, où sont basées les équipes de recherche et d'innovation du Groupe. En complément du support du réseau mondial Orange Fab, les start-up pourront consulter également des experts de la communauté du TIP, des TEAC et de Facebook. Ce cadre leur permettra d’établir des connections privilégiées avec les équipes d’innovation, les partenaires d'investissement et les investisseurs en capital-risque qui pourront leur apporter une expertise plus poussée et des financements potentiels afin de lancer de nouveaux produits et services.

L’appel à projets démarre aujourd’hui et les candidats ont jusqu’au 14 mai 2017 pour soumettre leur candidature. Trois semaines plus tard, les start-up sélectionnées rejoindront le programme d’accélération et auront l’opportunité de participer en juin à un événement de lancement organisé par Orange qui réunira des cadres d’Orange, du TIP et de Facebook, ainsi que des partenaires et investisseurs en capital-risque. Une fois avancées dans le processus d’accélération, les start-up sélectionnées seront invitées à intervenir lors d'un événement des TEAC qui se tiendra à San Francisco à la fin de l’année.
Les candidats doivent être basés en France et les projets doivent être soumis sur le site www.orangefabfrance.fr

« Dans le cadre de l’évolution de notre réseau vers la 5G et les technologies futures, l’opportunité d’innovation au niveau des réseaux est énorme, et il est essentiel de soutenir les grands esprits et les talents qui développeront l’innovation dans le domaine des télécommunications », a déclaré Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Vice-présidente exécutive Innovation, Marketing et Technologies d’Orange. « Nous pensons que notre partenariat avec Facebook et le lancement du nouveau Telecom Track nous permettra d’encourager et de soutenir cette communauté de start-up qui a la possibilité de faire bouger les choses au sein de cet espace et de développer de nouvelles innovations dans les télécommunications. »
« Facebook est impatient de collaborer avec Orange et le TIP afin de soutenir cet accélérateur de start-up », a déclaré Jay Parikh, Directeur Ingénierie et Infrastructure chez Facebook. « En travaillant conjointement, nous espérons aider à identifier et soutenir l’innovation des infrastructures réseau des télécommunications tout en préparant la voie vers de futures découvertes. »  

L’engagement d’Orange Digital Ventures

Afin d’accélérer encore davantage le développement des start-up participantes, Orange Digital Ventures soutiendra ce nouveau « Telecom Track » et apportera des conseils pour le financement ainsi que des opportunités de création de réseau via Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) à travers ses partenariats d’investisseurs. Orange Digital Ventures contribue d’ores et déjà activement à la transformation du paysage des télécommunications à travers son portefeuille d’investissements, et pourra éventuellement contribuer au financement de certaines des start-up participantes.

*Orange fait partie du Telecom Infra Project (TIP), une initiative mondiale centrée sur l’ingénierie qui vise à transformer l’approche traditionnelle afin de construire et de déployer des infrastructures réseau de télécommunications.

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Enfin un opérateur télécom qui s'intéresse de plus près et de manière visible et assumée à l'Open Hardware, au projet OCP, et au Telecom Infra Project, et ce en s'appuyant sur des startups ! Il aura fallu 4 ans pour évangéliser et labourer le terrain.

En dehors d'Horizon Computing Solutions et AirLynx, quelles sont les autres startups à router vers Orange Fab et Orange Digital Ventures ?

Nous assistons à la fin du cycle des architectures hardware propriétaires ; qui sera le RedHat de cette nouvelle révolution ?

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Actility raises $75M to fuel LPWA expansion - Mobile World Live

Actility raises $75M to fuel LPWA expansion - Mobile World Live | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network specialist Actility raised $75 million in new capital, as it looks to enhance its portfolio of industrial IoT solutions across different verticals, accelerate in the US and boost its position in China.

The company, which is a co-founder of the LoRA alliance and developed its global IoT solutions on the LoRaWAN standard, raised the capital as part of its Series D funding round, which attracted a group of new investors; Creadev, Bosch and Inmarsat.

Actility said a second closing later this month would see additional strategic investors join the company “in support of this over-subscribed capital raise”.

It already counts major players as backers including KPN, Orange Digital Ventures, Swisscom and Foxconn, after raising $25 million in its Series C funding round, completed in 2015.

Actility bases its offering around its ThingPark platform, which it said is powering “most national and large scale LPWA rollouts worldwide”.

The company revealed the platform had also grown more industrial, to not only support the LoRaWAN standard, but also other standardised LPWA technologies including LTE-M and NB-IoT.

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Un très bel investissement du Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir via le Fonds #EcoTechnologies souscrit par la Caisse Des Depots pour le compte de l'Etat et de l'ADEME, et géré par notre plus grosse filiale Bpifrance. Et une superbe équipe emmenée par Olivier Hersent, Mike Mulica, Christophe François et Boris Lacroix.

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Très bel ascension de la techno #LoRa
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Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI

Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. These enhancements could improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computing devices.

Musk has hinted at the existence of Neuralink a few times over the last six months or so. More recently, Musk told a crowd in Dubai, “Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.” He added that “it's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output." On Twitter, Musk has responded to inquiring fans about his progress on a so-called “neural lace,” which is sci-fi shorthand for a brain-computer interface humans could use to improve themselves.

These types of brain-computer interfaces exist today only in science fiction. In the medical realm, electrode arrays and other implants have been used to help ameliorate the effects of Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and other neurodegenerative diseases. However, very few people on the planet have complex implants placed inside their skulls, while the number of patients with very basic stimulating devices number only in the tens of thousands. This is partly because it is incredibly dangerous and invasive to operate on the human brain, and only those who have exhausted every other medical option choose to undergo such surgery as a last resort.

This has not stopped a surge in Silicon Valley interest from tech industry futurists who are interested in accelerating the advancement of these types of far-off ideas. Kernel, a startup created by Braintree co-founder Bryan Johnson, is also trying to enhance human cognition. With more than $100 million of Johnson’s own money — the entrepreneur sold Braintree to PayPal for around $800 million in 2013 — Kernel and its growing team of neuroscientists and software engineers are working toward reversing the effects of neurodegenerative diseases and, eventually, making our brains faster and smarter and more wired.

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We are getting closer, totally unprepared : individuals, philosophers, society and even worse, politicians and policy makers are dramatically lagging behind, showing very limited interest, attention and focus...

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Why Microsoft Says ARM Chips Can Replace Half of Its Data Center Muscle

Why Microsoft Says ARM Chips Can Replace Half of Its Data Center Muscle | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
A few announcements that came out of last week’s Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara and the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco however showed that while Intel’s lead may be massive, it’s under bigger threat than may have appeared.
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Wintel coming to an end. ARM's rise in the server space was forecasted yet totally misunderstood in France. Hoping that we will draw the lesson and look way more seriously into OpenRisc-V.

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Kalray Announces the Release of an Efficient Manycore Processing Solution Dedicated to Deep Learning

Kalray Announces the Release of an Efficient Manycore Processing Solution Dedicated to Deep Learning | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Roundingout its embedded technology offer, Kalray has expanded its processingcapabilities to the world of artificial intelligence. The company is introducinga highly optimized deep learning solution targeting embedded applications likeautonomous cars, avionics, drones, robotics and more. The solution is capableof supporting all of the most commonly-used deep learning neural networks andframework, such as GoogleNet, Squeezenet, CAFFE and more.

Kalray’s deep learning solution includes:

  • MPPA®2-256 Bostan manycore processor:industry-recognized 288-core processor
  • Kalray Neural Network (KaNN): deep learningsoftware tool used in the development and evaluation of neural networks on MPPA®.KaNN is compatible with all commonly-used deep learning networks.

In terms of pure performance, Kalray is able to leverage the288 cores of its MPPA®2-256 Bostan processor in order to efficiently processnotoriously compute-heavy deep learning algorithms. To do this, the solutionuses the extensive on-chip memory of the Bostan processor and it spreads thecompute-heavy aspects of deep learning – data dependent layers and weightparameters – across the MPPA®’s numerous cores. The result is particularlyefficient processing – up to 60 frames per second while running “GoogleNet”– outperformingthe most efficient GPUs addressing today’s embedded market.

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Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Joins Actility Board

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Joins Actility Board | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Actility, the industry leader in low power wide area networking, today announces that Tom Wheeler, former chair of the US Federal Communications Commission in the Obama Administration, has joined the Actility Board. Wheeler is a passionate advocate to the development of internet solutions that increase productivity, believing that the value-add in Web 3.0 will come in leveraging information collected from connected sensors that enhance business processes across all industries, and monetization will no longer be driven only by targeting content at consumers. Wheeler’s appointment demonstrates Actility’s determination to achieve a leading role in that Web 3.0 future

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Une très belle participation du Fonds Ecotechnologies (souscrit par la Caisse des Dépôts pour le Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir et géré par sa filiale Bpifrance) recrute une pointure à son Board. Il va falloir leur faire rencontrer Accor ...

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22 Companies Leveraging Blockchain for Identity Management and Authentication

22 Companies Leveraging Blockchain for Identity Management and Authentication | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Among the variety of non-financial use cases, blockchain technology can be applied to identity applications in areas such as digital identities, passports, e-residency, birth certificates, wedding certificates, IDs, online account logins, etc. Creating an identity on blockchain can give individuals greater control over who has their personal information and how they access it.

By combining the decentralized blockchain principle with identity verification, a digital ID can be created to act as a digital watermark which can be assigned to every online transaction of any asset. Here are some of the pioneers in building blockchain-based identity management and authentication solutions for cross-industry applications

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Interesting array of use cases at the crossing of trust and privacy.

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Interesting array of use cases at the crossing of trust and privacy.

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Facebook IPO versus Snap IPO

Facebook IPO versus Snap IPO | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Just looking at numbers :)It’s probably irrelevant to compare those two separeted events. 5 years have passed, there are two times more smartphones and Facebook has successfully managed to become a highly growing & profitable company through incredible strategic moves: Instagram, Oculus, Whatsapp just to name a few.In May 2012, Facebook was valued 104 billions, after having raised 2.5B in venture capital and 16B at the IPO. Many people said it was overvalued. Now it’s easy to say it, but I remember at the time how impressed I was by the moves of Mark Zuckerberg and how obvious it felt to me that Facebook would be worth more than 200B in less than 2 years. It actually happened. And it’s now worth close to 400B.
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Alexa, Stop Making Life Miserable for Anyone With a Similar Name!

Alexa, Stop Making Life Miserable for Anyone With a Similar Name! | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant is creating chaos for people called Alexis, Alex and Alexa; TV sitcom tried to order milk — Life has been complicated ever since Alexa Sussman and her parents started using Amazon's Echo and its built-in ‘Alexa’ assistant.“Alexa, stop!” Joanne Sussman screamed in her living room.Immediately, the computer living inside her Amazon Echo speaker stopped playing her favorite music station. Simultaneously, Mrs. Sussman’s 24-year-old daughter, Alexa, froze on the stairs.
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AI first collaterals : girls named "Alexa", "Siri", or "Cortana". Unless we (or the IA giants) do something, these names will disappear from the charts soon while existing humans wearing these names will experience a nightmare.The short term winner ? "OK Google" as no child has been given such name... yet.
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