Station F, the world’s largest startup campus which opened its doors in Paris earlier this year, has welcomed seven new startups into its ranks as part of Microsoft’s AI Factory program.
Entering the campus in September, the startups will be supported by Microsoft in a number of ways, being mentored by the tech company for one year, during which time they’ll have access to guidance and expertise from Microsoft and Inria (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) researchers.
Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus program – which helps startups and companies by providing software licensing, technical support and Azure credits – will also be available, as will advice on the promotion and marketing of the startups’ various solutions.
“We are very proud to welcome these startups that contribute to the development of Artificial Intelligence technologies in order to accelerate the digital transformation of organizations,” explains Christophe Shaw, director of the Division Commercial Software Engineering from Microsoft France.
“By accompanying these seven mature start-ups, we want to stimulate the creation of an AI community within Station F, thus accelerating the deployment of a true French ecosystem of artificial Intelligence bringing innovation beyond Borders.”
Meet the startups
The Microsoft AI Factory program at Station F reinforces the support already deployed for several years by Microsoft with the French startups ecosystem, in partnership with 13 incubators located throughout France.
The seven new startups already selected by Microsoft within Station F are:
Recast.AI: Developing a collaborative platform allowing developers to easily create bots with conversational interfaces.
AB Tasty: Focusing on providing user experience customization solutions (A/B testing).
DC Brain: Offers an Artificial Intelligence solution dedicated to the problems of operating networks of physical flows such as energy or fluids through graphs, machine learning and Elasticsearch.
Scortex: A smart machine vision specifically focusing on a software and hardware solution for industrial companies that combines two technologies – computer vision and deep learning.
Craft AI: Offers Artificial Intelligence APIs for creating services that continually learn. Thanks to Craft AI, applications and connected objects offer a user-friendly experience and can automate complex tasks.
Case Law Analytics: Provides tools for mathematical quantification of legal and judicial risk. Case Law Analytics offers the range of possible decisions, with the probabilities and the associated amounts.
Hugging Face: A Franco-American startup which has developed an application of the same name capable of carrying out a discussion replicating that of a human being aged 14-19 years.
Five of these start-ups will also participate in the AI Hackademy at Microsoft Experiences on 3/4th October in Paris.
Created as an area of exchange entirely dedicated to furthering the development of Artificial Intelligence technologies, the AI Hackademy will provide two experiential courses consisting of some thirty projects developed from these advanced technologies.
Numerous talks and workshops will also be organized in this context around the opportunities related to the development of Artificial Intelligence as a whole.