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Archiving Big Data beyond 2040: DNA as a candidate
#Digital

15 October 2020

Archiving Big Data beyond 2040: DNA as a candidate

Datacenters, including the “cloud”, store humanity’s digital big data on hard disks and magnetic tapes whose limited lifespan requires expensive copies to be made every five to seven years; they devour resources such as land, electricity, water and scarce materials. In comparison, storage at a molecular scale in a polymer such as DNA could have […]

COVID-19 Crisis –  Accelerating the digital transformation: for a more agile and less dependent France
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15 June 2020

COVID-19 Crisis – Accelerating the digital transformation: for a more agile and less dependent France

NATF Position paper The situation of confinement into which our country and a large part of the planet has been plunged has led to an acceleration in the use of digital techniques to compensate for the limitation of travelling. This acceleration has been accompanied by a remarkable appropriation of the available digital resources by citizens […]

Resurgence of artificial intelligence and machine learning
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06 April 2018

Resurgence of artificial intelligence and machine learning

In a report voted in plenary session on 14 March, the NATF deems it necessary to build an “AI plan” at European and national level that will make it possible to reinforce investments in computing resources and technological research. The Academy recommends supporting and encouraging a responsible approach to AI that aims to simultaneously develop […]

Big data: a change of paradigm
#Digital #Industry and services

08 December 2015

Big data: a change of paradigm

The National Academy of technologies of France (NATF) invites French public authorities to intensively develop training schemes in Big Data techniques Big Data represents a change in paradigm such that public authorities would be advised to accompany the movement, notably in terms of education/training schemes and the major companies should be made more aware of […]

Energy and carbon prints effects of ICTs on energy consumption round the world
#Digital #Energy

04 December 2015

Energy and carbon prints effects of ICTs on energy consumption round the world

What is the impact of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) on the energy consumption levels of Society today and what are the Greenhouse Gas emissions from the ICT domain as a whole? The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) conducted hearings of numerous French and non-French experts to assess the energy and environmental balance […]

Technology and climate change several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy #Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Digital #Education - Formation - Employment - Work

10 November 2015

Technology and climate change several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt

Advice Note adopted by vote by the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) in Plenary session, November 4, 2015 Ever since the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) was established [2000], it has dealt with the relationships – in its academic reports, advice notes and recommendations – between technology and the economic, social […]

Large Socio-Technical Systems. EDP Sciences, 2014
#Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Energy #Digital #Technologies, Economy and Societies

01 March 2014

Large Socio-Technical Systems. EDP Sciences, 2014

Large scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSTSs) operating over networks (such as the electricity system , the railways , the airspace system , Internet…) have radically changed our daily lives over the past few decades and also transformed the way our Societies work . They represent a phenomenon that is conducive to enthusiasm , which contributes to […]

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