Station F: big businesses and startups all under one roof

Welcome to Halle Freyssinet, a former freight depot converted into a giant startup incubator. Re-named Station F, today the 34,000m² premises hosts the young French startups close to Xavier Niel’s heart. Whilst small companies are the building’s lifeblood, they’re not alone. Big businesses have also set up camp in this innovation hotbed. So why are small and large companies alike working together, and what does the digital French Touch landscape look like?   Continue reading

The ‘Cognitive Services’ bringing AI to business applications

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Have you ever wondered to what extent your business applications might benefit from functions based upon artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning? This question has long seemed irrelevant given the complexity of implementing these algorithms, but things have changed. Take the example of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, which offer access to an effective image recognition engine via a hosted service. Continue reading

Hololens, or ‘teleportation’ at the service of business

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With Hololens, Microsoft has designed a headset which enables interaction with virtual images and objects which are projected as holograms into the user’s field of vision. The developers describe the concept as mixed reality, which borrows from both augmented reality and virtual reality. What does it really involve, and what kind of uses could it lead towards? Continue reading

Aviation and Space Industry: Conclusive Report and Future Projections

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On 13 April 2017, the biggest players in the aviation and space sector came together for a press conference to present the market report for 2016. The event was organised by GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales), and directors of both large companies and smaller associations posted satisfying results for 2016. The past year has been particularly fruitful in terms of revenue, orders and hiring figures. The panel also presented its projections for horizon 2020.  Continue reading