Second Plenary Meeting

The second COMPRISE plenary meeting was held on December 05-06, 2019 in Bordeaux. We welcomed three advisory board members who are Frédéric Peak (DYDU), Mario Fritz (CISPA) and Kaspars Grosu (Children’s Clinical University Hospital, Riga).

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COMPRISE @VoiceTech’2019!

Emmanuel Vincent from INRIA gave a great presentation, at VoiceTech, about the major scientific and technological challenges in speech processing that we are facing today. COMPRISE as an initiative done by our Consortium members was presented in this context!

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COMPRISE @Rue89 Strasbourg!

Emmanuel Vincent from INRIA was invited for a debate entitled “What voice assistants really know about us?”. Emmanuel explained the idea behind the COMPRISE project by highlighting the need to create a methodology that will protect the users’ data, in order to ensure their privacy. This was broadcast via the Rue89 Strasbourg media! Check…

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Voice-based applications for E-Health

Healthcare has been one of the countless beneficiaries of the revolutionary advances that widespread computing has brought. Fast, efficient data organisation, storage and access that have greatly sped up the medical enterprise, yet many low hanging fruits remain hanging. Chief among those is the increased application of technologies that can…

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Workshop for Children’s hospital!

Our partner Tilde has organized a workshop for Children’s hospital. The workshop covered two main topics: (1) eventual use-case scenarios for two Tilde/COMPRISE demonstrators and (2) availability of data for system training and testing. Participants got brief introduction of the COMPRISE project and its objectives as well as the underlying technologies of the…

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Participation @Global forum on AI for humanity!

Emmanuel Vincent from INRIA has been invited to participate at the Global Forum on AI for Humanity (GFAIH)! Experts from AI, social sciences, humanities, and engineering, as well as innovators, economic actors, policy makers and civil society representatives were all at GFAIH in order (i) to reach a common understanding of the perspectives…

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A new presentation of COMPRISE @CCS’2019!

As part of COMPRISE, the work “Private Protocols for U-Statistics in the Local Model and Beyond” [James Bell, Aurélien Bellet, Adria Gascon, Tejas Kulkarni] has been accepted for presentation at two workshops part of CCS’2019: Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP) and Privacy Preserving Machine Learning (PPML). Congratulations to our team!…

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COMPRISE @Science festival

Emmanuel Vincent, Irene Illina, and Brij Mohan Lal Srivastava demonstrated the privacy-driven voice transformation technology developed in COMPRISE as part of the Science festival at Université de Lorraine! It was a great interaction between INRIA’s members and several groups of junior high school students, students and staff of Université de Lorraine…

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Our partner Dietrich Klakow from USAAR has been invited to participate at the EC expert consultation on language technologies workshop!

Our partner Dietrich Klakow from USAAR, expert in the field of language technologies, has been invited to participate at the EC expert consultation on language technologies and web accessibility! He gave an elevator pitch highlighting what can be realized within the next 10 or 20 years  in the domain of language technology.  

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Voice-based applications for E-commerce

Ethics in retail Our partner Intermarché is one of the biggest food retailers in France, Belgium, Poland and Portugal. Intermarché is an ethics-centered retailer that aims to promote ethical values at all levels of the company from the production of goods to the customers’ basket through the whole supply chain…

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Personal Data: Concept and Categorisation

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across the European Union. The new Regulation provides a broader definition of personal data with respect to its predecessor, the Data Protection Directive (DPD), and has rapidly become a standard for the processing of personal data not…

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Voice assistants: is someone listening to us?

In July 2019, the Flemish news outlet VRT published an article revealing that internet giant Google employs thousands of people around the globe to listen to recordings of the customers – mostly unbeknownst to them. This came as quite a shock given that an almost identical report was previously published by the…

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First Plenary Meeting

The first COMPRISE plenary meeting was held on June 11-12, 2019 in Madrid. We welcomed three advisory board members who are Frédéric Peak (DYDU), Alice Coucke (Snips), and Félicien Vallet (CNIL). Plenary Meeting Invitation Letter Plenary Meeting Agenda

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COMPRISE @Showcase H2020 and INEA

COMPRISE was presented at the “Showcasing Language Technology in H2020 and CEF Telecom Projects” workshop that was held on the 26 of April 2019 in Brussels. The workshop introduced Digital Service Infrastructures and their stakeholders at Member State level to language technology related projects in the H2020 program and in CEF…

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