The masks worn by teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic has caused difficulty in learning to read for pupils who find it hard to discriminate language sounds. This has been proved by researchers from the Loria (Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications; Université de Lorraine-Inria-CNRS), the Laboratory of Cognitive Psychology (Aix-Marseille University-CNRS) and the University of Geneva. They carried out a study on pupils aged 5 to 7 years which was published on May 12th in electronic format and June 9th in the print journal L’année psychologique/Topics in Cognitive Psychology.
The European project AI-PROFICIENT (Artificial Intelligence for Improved PROduction efFICIEncy, quality and maiNTenance) is coordinated by the Université de Lorraine and is made up of a multidisciplinary consortium of 10 industrial and academic partners from France, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Finland and Serbia.
A cybersecurity partnership agreement will be signed on January 20th 2020 at the CISPA computer security research centre in Saarbrücken.
In December 2019, 40 French projects out of a total of 173 were awarded “Research and Teaching Chairs in Artificial Intelligence” following a call for projects launched by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Two projects are from the Lorraine region. Zoom in on Steve Kremer, Inria Research Director at the Loria, one of the selected projects’ coordinators.