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05 Jul 2021
We are proud to announce that Gilles Boulianne, senior researcher in speech processing at CRIM, is one of the recipients of a 2021 Discovery Grant awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This five-year grant will allow Gilles Boulianne, who holds more than 20 years of experience in applied research...
30 Jun 2021
  The impact of climate change on agriculture According to a study on the state of Canadian agriculture, 84% of people surveyed believe climate variability has a significant impact on their operations. Of the climate factors that affect agricultural operations, extreme and unpredictable weather is the most cited. Source: Ag Working Group – Outreach Survey...
11 Jun 2021
The impact of climate change on our health As many as 85% of Quebecers are concerned about climate change, according to a Leger poll released at the end of 2020. Climate change is having an impact on health and may hinder provincial strategies dedicated to improve quality of life: With climate events such as extreme heat comes an increase in emergency hospitalizations, transport by ambulance and even deaths;...
15 Apr 2021
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) announces a multilateral cooperation agreement with 16 post-secondary institutions and organizations in Quebec, including CRIM. CRIM is proud to be part of an initiative to support practical learning and accelerate talent integration and foster the digital shift within SMBs. This agreement will make it possible to train new...
13 Apr 2021
Deep Fake Anonymous Face
Powered by the latest technological advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning, deepfakes offer automated procedures to create fake content that is harder and harder for human observers to detect¹. The technique was developed in 2016 in the research community and gained public attention when fake X-rated videos putting in display public figures appeared on...
10 Mar 2021
The chatbot market is exploding. Three years ago, there were as many as 300,000 chatbots on Facebook. Comm100, a Canadian provider of customer service and communication products, reveals that its chatbots are handling over 25,513 conversations monthly. Their customers come from a variety of sectors: banking, education, health and consumer products. According to Gartner, a chatbot...
12 Feb 2021
drones
Multimodal Emotions and Stress Detection in UAV Operators Using Deep Learning Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drone operators perform a demanding job with many challenges. As UAVs become increasingly autonomous, this allows a reduction in the number of personnel in command during missions. However, this also poses safety challenges, as control and supervision periods are...
09 Feb 2021
Social Media: a new book tackles privacy, security and disinformation issues head-on Montréal, February 9, 2021 – How can we ensure that the social media we use or contribute to respects and protects individual privacy? Which policies should be used to authenticate profiles? To what extent can information published on a personal account be trusted? These...
01 Feb 2021
The Puzzle of Street Furniture Inventory Park benches have a reasonable life span of 20-25 years depending on events, weather, floods, vandalism, etc. Inventory updates can become a baffling problem because of the wide definition behind street furniture, as wide as a city map! According to the City of Ottawa, street furniture is a collective term used to describe functional elements installed in the public right-of-way for the...
14 Jan 2021
Nitrogen fertilizer: The Farmer’s Worst Enemy Since the 80’s, farmers have been making intensive use of nitrogen fertilizer, which has a negative effect both on the environment and human health. According to the UN Environment Program 2020 Study, nitrogen is both “too heavily used in some places – leading to environmental disasters – and poorly distributed in others – leaving the...