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News from World Summit AI 2019 – Axionable Opens an Artificial Intelligence Research Lab in Montréal

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France-based Axionable, which specializes in data and artificial intelligence (AI) strategies for business, is taking advantage of Co-founder and CEO’s Gwendal Bihan’s presence at the World Summit AI to announce the opening of a laboratory in Montréal. The company plans to hire some 50 new employees over the next two years—a rate of growth comparable to that of its Paris team since it began operations in 2016—to carry on the lab’s activities, which will focus exclusively on applied research and implementing AI projects.

“Opening a facility in Montréal was a natural choice for us,” said Bihan. “The city is now one of the top global centres of AI research. We are eager to work alongside the world’s most renowned researchers and to be part of a booming ecosystem that includes industry leaders as well as promising start-ups.”

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Axionable helps its clients and partners harness the full value of their data through best practices in AI and the latest industry innovations, including image and video analysis, natural language processing, stand-alone devices, predictions and recommendations. The company’s expertise focuses on banking and insurance, media, distribution and industry applications.

The company also offers businesses a full range of support services, from needs identification to delivering AI solutions that have a real impact on their performance and business models. Axionable’s mission is to provide lasting, responsible solutions that take ethical and societal issues into account.

Axionable has already started talking with potential partners in the Montréal ecosystem and taken steps to recruit the necessary talent, particularly experts in AI (automatic learning, deep learning), information technology and communication. Their mandate will be to define and implement effective and responsible AI and data strategies for the company’s clients in Europe and North America.

“We are undertaking this international expansion phase not long after the company was founded, and it would not have been possible without the support of organizations like Montréal International, Investissement Québec and Business France. This is a wonderful opportunity that will enable us to pursue our phenomenal growth, and it marks the dawn of a very exciting new era for the entire team,” added Bihan.

Montréal International, Greater Montréal’s economic development agency, welcomes the arrival of this new AI player that will strengthen a one-of-a-kind collaborative ecosystem and support the digital transformation of Québec businesses. “Quite a number of foreign companies are investing in the area. The team has supported over 30 AI projects in the past two years, totalling $500 million. Montréal stands out not only due to its concentration of deep learning researchers, but also by how much consideration it gives to the social and ethical impacts of AI,” said Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Axionable’s arrival in Montréal, a development that speaks to the solidity of Montréal’s AI ecosystem,” stated Investissement Québec President and CEO Pierre Gabriel Côté. “This new lab will provide further stimulus for the technological revolution taking place in Québec and create a great many highly specialized jobs. We are proud to have played a role in showcasing the advantages of choosing Montréal for this key player in the AI industry and to have provided help and guidance with investing here.”

“The Québec government is pleased to welcome Axionable’s arrival in Québec,” said Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie. “The government is working to increase its economic influence abroad in order to attract more direct investments like the one announced today. We will continue to build on these successes.”

 

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First Steps into a Parallel Virtual Reality Universe powered by Blockchain with Artur Sychov (Somnium Space) at TCE2019 Prague

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Founder and CEO of Somnium Space will have a keynote presentation about a bold and visionary concept at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

Earlier this year, Somnium Space announced that they are super excited and busy building a bold vision of turning virtual into reality as we create an open, social Virtual Reality world.

The team is excited because ever since the beginning, their true vision is to create a world which will fulfill even the wildest dreams of everyone who decides to join (as well as their childhood dreams) and fully immerse its citizens into parallel reality.

In order to achieve their mission, there are several important parts of puzzle which have to be gradually implemented in order to create a true alternative reality world which come under the forms of:

  1. Stunningly looking, constantly changing persistent Virtual Reality environment (world) which can be explored by thousands of people at the same time.
  2. Ability to create, build and express yourself and, share and explore creations of others.
  3. Fully own and monetize your creations. Be a true and the only owner of your creations. Make money by selling your items in the open and independent marketplaces. Be a part of fully working economy.

All those steps mentioned above are crucial for a world which will exist for hundreds of years from now. The team at Somnium Space has already implemented Step 1 where people are currently enjoying themselves inside their persistent and beautiful VR World. The amazing team has already developed a fully functioning world full of events, gatherings and fun places to explore. People are enjoying live concerts, educational talks and sports competitions or simply sitting in the park and watching birds flying by…

This may sound like one of the recent movies that has shaken up the VR industry, but you need to experience it yourself to believe it.

The project doesn’t stop here as the two other steps need to be implemented and there are also some incredible ideas that involve the use of blockchain and a decentralized economy.

But, in order to hear more about this bold vision is being converted into reality, you need to attend Artur Sychov’s keynote presentation which will take place during PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019).

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PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019) will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague.

About Artur Sychov

Artur is a Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has worked as an investment trader for many years before becoming a serial entrepreneur. Previously he has founded several startups and holds patents for hardware inventions which he has implemented into the market. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Worlds which will bring society to the next evolutionary level.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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Learn more about Voice Authentication, Speaker Verification and Fraud Detection with Paul Morris (Phonexia) at TCE2019 Prague

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A representative of cutting edge Czech company from Brno to present voice biometrics and speech analytics technologies at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

Wondering what voice biometrics is? Well, we have a short answer to it. Voice biometrics works by digitizing a profile of a person’s speech to produce a stored model voice print or template.

The tones collectively identify the speaker’s unique voiceprint. Voice prints are stored in databases in a manner similar to the storing of fingerprints or other biometric data.

Speech analytics is the process of analyzing voice recordings or live customer calls to contact centers with speech recognition software to find useful information and provide quality assurance. Speech analytics software identifies words and analyzes audio patterns to detect emotions and stress in a speaker’s voice.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, Paul Morris, Business Development Manager at Phonexia, will explain more about how Phonexia’s technology works during a keynote presentation.

Paul will present how a brand new generation of Voice Biometrics technology from Phonexia allows users such as banking, insurance, and telco call and contact centers to be able to quicken and streamline customer interaction, improve overall the customer and employee experience, reduce unnecessary costs, heighten efficiency, increase security and detect fraud.

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About Paul Morris

Paul is Business Development Manager for Phonexia, a cutting edge Czech company from Brno that has many years of experience in developing voice biometrics and speech analytics technologies. Having grown up in the UK and studied European Studies and German at Manchester University, he moved to Central Europe, specifically to Poland then his mother’s birthplace of the Czech Republic where he has lived and worked for the last 18 years in the Construction and IT software industries. He has consistently worked for Czech companies who have been best of the breed in their fields on a global level.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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Kin Ecosystem confirmed as General Sponsor at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019 Prague

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Digital ecosystem of apps provider becomes General Sponsor at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019) takes place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague and is designed to bring both delegates and knowledge together by creating the excellent environment for networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

We are honored to announce that the team at Kin has decided to support the event as General Sponsor.

By joining the conference, you can network and learn more about how you can increase app acquisition, retention, and monetization by leveraging blockchain technology with Ariel Shahar (Business development at Kin Ecosystem).

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Here are a few details about the Kin and Ariel Shakar:

About Ariel Shahar – Business development at Kin Ecosystem

Ariel is a corporate entrepreneur, business developer with 10 years of experience working for top ad-tech companies. Generated business activities who reached $100M+ year.

Active investor, mentor, and advisor for blockchain companies since 2013.

 

About Kin Ecosystem

The Kin blockchain is built to scale for mass usage and supports an Ecosystem-wide digital economy where app developers and mainstream consumers make millions of micro-transactions.

App developers anywhere can seamlessly integrate the Kin SDK into their platform and become active partners in the Ecosystem’s growth. When developers join the Kin Ecosystem, they benefit from the Kin Rewards Engine (KRE). The KRE incentivizes app developers to create engaging user experiences and pays them when users spend Kin within their apps.

Kin gives app developers, content creators, and users a new way to earn real value from their contributions to the shared digital space. With Kin, people earn and spend by being active in the Ecosystem. Everyone in the Ecosystem contributes to building a fairer digital world where people work together to succeed together.

The Kin Ecosystem isn’t just a new, digital economy. It’s a digital community. App developers and their users tie the Kin Ecosystem together by earning and spending the Kin cryptocurrency in exchange for digital experiences, products, and services.

You can learn more about Kin on their official website, kin.org

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