Trium Forum – Four schools, one meeting

 

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the 30th edition of the Trium forum will be held, organized by 4 major general engineering schools:

  • ENSTA
  • Schools of MINES
  • Ecole des Ponts
  • ENSAE

ENSTA Paris is the oldest engineering school in France, founded in 1741. Today, it trains scientific and technical engineers in four major sectors: transportation, energy and the environment, mathematical engineering and complex systems engineering.

The MINES ParisTech school trains very high-level engineers, driven by innovation, research and entrepreneurship in several fields (geosciences, applied mathematics, finance…).

The Ecole des Ponts ParisTech offers a demanding education in terms of science, technology and economics and allows its students to open up to the world.

ENSAE is the only school that trains engineers specialized in economics, finance, actuarial science, statistics and data science.

 

All 4 train the future engineers of tomorrow in various fields ranging from civil engineering, energy, banking, insurance, auditing, consulting…

 

Novelis will be on site at the Parc Floral de Paris for a 100% recruitment day by offering 2 internship / pre-hiring offers:

  • Design and Development Engineer
    Our research and development engineers are required to work on the implementation of new business features on the products marketed by Novelis.

As part of this internship, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in architecture and technical expertise and to be supported by experienced technical managers. Want to become a technical expert, technical project manager or project director? We offer you personalized support in your career development.

 

  • R&D / Innovation Engineer
    Our R&D / Innovation Engineers work in our R&D Laboratory on our “Smart-programming” research program. The objective of the program is to automatically and intelligently transform a document in human language, such as specifications, into a final Web application ready for production.

You will work on innovation topics around Smart Automation (coupling AI and OCR) and on concrete customer projects. You will have the opportunity to have a real impact and even to publish your work in a scientific file. You will be able to increase your skills in Machine Learning and data analysis and become a Data Scientist or Lead Data Scientist.

 

The Trium forum in a few figures

Created in 1991 – 4 major schools with a research budget of 55M€ and more than 700 graduates per year – 3000 visitors – 207 companies

 

For its 30th edition, the Trium forum will be held in a hybrid format with the day of October 19 in person and the day of October 21 remotely, on the Seekube platform.

The main advantage of this type of format is that students will be able to register in advance on the platform, submit their CVs and make appointments with the companies that interest them. For the companies, this gives access to an extremely rich library of resumes.

 

This is a great opportunity for Novelis to come and exchange with this new generation of engineers who are entering the job market. Andrea Pothuon, HR Manager and El Hassane Ettifouri, CIO of Novelis will be on site to meet the students of these 4 great schools. They will be able to answer all the students’ questions about career planning and present the different professional opportunities we offer at Novelis.

 

Download our recruitment brochure to discover all our career opportunities.

Discover also the interview of Hossem El Bedoui who shares with us his vision of the company.

“Joining Novelis is to make a reliable bet on the future, it is to join a young, dynamic company with a lot of ambition in its growth strategy. It’s a bit like joining a firm “of the future” in the sense that we are really working on disruptive technologies, cutting-edge RPA technologies, automation… in short, a segment of the consulting market that is booming, very buoyant, and that inspired my confidence.”

 

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ENSEIRB-MATMECA 2021 Ingénib Forum

Novelis meets the future engineers of the digital world

 

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the Ingénib forum will take place at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Informatique, Télécommunications, Mathématique et Mécanique de Bordeaux. This year, it will be held in a special format, as it will be a hybrid event, offering participants the opportunity to exchange ideas both in person and virtually.

 

As a partner of the event, Novelis will come to the school to propose to the students 2 offers of end of studies internships / pre-employment:

  • Design and development engineer
    Our research and development engineers are required to work on the implementation of new business functionalities on the products marketed by Novelis.
  • R&D / Innovation Engineer
    Our R&D / Innovation Engineers work in our R&D Laboratory on our “Smart-programming” research program. The objective of the program is to automatically and intelligently transform a document in human language, such as specifications, into a final Web application ready to go into production.

 

100 participating companies, 1400 student-engineers, 6 high-level specialist engineering courses:

  • Electronics
  • Computer science
  • Embedded electronic systems (work-study program)
  • Mathematical and mechanical modeling
  • Telecommunications
  • Networks and information systems (work-study program)

 

“These topics are at the heart of societal issues and meet strong business demands: smart transportation, digital technologies for health and well-being, connected objects, artificial intelligence, cyber security, etc.” Pierre Fabrie, Director of ENSEIRB-MATMECA

 

This forum is an opportunity for us to meet students, to offer them our internships and to present them our know-how through a conference about Artificial Developer. This conference will be animated by Mehdi Nafe – CEO of Novelis and former student of the school and El Hassane Ettifouri – CIO. They will also be accompanied by Linda Mefidene – HR Manager, present to talk about career opportunities at Novelis.

 

This hybrid format allows students to learn about the companies present at the forum beforehand and to propose appointments. For the companies, it allows them to have access to all the CVs of the students present on the day, even after the event.

 

A few words on the main principles of the training courses offered at Enseirb Matmeca

 

  • To allow all students to have access to training in accordance with the reality of the market and turned towards innovation
  • To leave a large place to the autonomy of each student and to team work
  • To be open to the international scene and to prepare for the business world

 

The evolution perspectives at Novelis

 

This forum is an opportunity for us to meet students, to offer them our internships and to present them our know-how through a conference about Artificial Developer. This conference will be animated by Mehdi Nafe – CEO of Novelis and former student of the school and El Hassane Ettifouri – CIO. They will also be accompanied by Linda Mefidene – HR Manager, present to talk about career opportunities at Novelis.

We have developed a broad pyramid of skills, with a level of excellence recognized in the market. The investments in training and the projects we have won allow Novelians to work on the most innovative technologies and to constantly improve their knowledge.

Thus, we offer various certification training courses (Blue Prism, ABBYY FlexiCapture, NICE, scrum…) throughout the year to increase the skills of all our employees.

As part of the Design and Development Engineer internship, you will be able to gain skills in architecture and technical expertise and be accompanied by experienced technical managers. Do you want to become a technical expert, technical project manager or project director? We offer you personalized support in your career development.

As part of the R&D / Innovation Engineer internship, you will work on innovation topics around Smart Automation (AI and OCR coupling). By working on concrete customer projects, you will have the opportunity to have a real impact and even publish your work in a scientific file. You will be able to increase your skills in Machine Learning and data analysis and become a Data Scientist or Lead Data Scientist.

 

Discover the interview of Olivier Chosson, Director of Operations at Novelis, who talks about our company culture, our ambitions and the qualities needed to join our team!

 

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Novelis, partner of the NICE Interactions Paris 2021 event

On Wednesday, October 6th, attend the largest live event dedicated to new generation Customer and Employee Experiences with NICE and Novelis!

 

An event dedicated to the future of customer experience with the program :

  • Customer use cases,
  • Speeches from industry professionals and analysts,
  • Best practices related to the installation of the latest innovations that are transforming the contact center market.

In short, all the keys to success to master the new challenges of customer relations and to reinvent your relationships with your employees.

 

Interactions Live is THE conference to discover the latest technological advances in customer and employee experience.” NICE.

 

As a sponsor and preferred automation partner of NICE, we will be attending the live talks and will be available after the event to answer any questions you may have about cloud, digital, analytics, AI and automation related to managing your customer and employee experiences.

 

Inspiring speakers

 

Each year, this event dedicated to the new era of customer and employee experiences provides an opportunity to take stock of new advances in CX.

NICE Interactions gathers leaders and experts of the sector who come to share their ambitions and their vision on the various themes and innovations that are transforming the market.

 

Meet leaders such as AMARC, Armatis, Canal+, Teleperformance. Mr. Michel-Edouard Leclerc will also be present to discuss the role of customer culture in corporate strategy.

In total, more than 1,000 customer relations professionals will be remotely connected!

 

Novelis customer relationship management expert

 

At Novelis, we offer our expertise in customer relationship management with a pragmatic approach, integrating both the management of key processes (complaints, support, account management…) and the functional dimension (IVR, CRM, Unified Desktop, sentiment analysis, voice…).

 

In order to improve team performance, employee satisfaction and customer experience, we offer our teams of experts with process robotization solutions (RPA), chatbots or voicebots for document dematerialization and OCR projects.

 

We are committed to making Smart Automation accessible to all organizations, which is why we do our best to combine our technologies in accordance with your IT roadmap.

 

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Novelis unveils its new brand identity with a more colorful and modern logo!

Novelis Digital Innovation becomes Novelis

 

Paris, September 20, 2021Novelis, a French technology company at the forefront of AI research, specializing in innovative architectures and operational efficiency of business processes, is revamping its logo and brand identity. To mark the occasion, the company is embarking on a major global redesign of its website (to be discovered soon).

 

Created in 2017, Novelis is a hybrid structure halfway between startup, consulting firm, publisher and service company. At Novelis, innovation is reflected in daily investments, both in disruptive technologies and in the work carried out in their internal R&D Laboratory. The latter is financed by their service activities up to 1/4 of the turnover.

 

The company currently employs more than 80 people and has an international presence, supporting some 50 customers in their business challenges.

 

A new logo for a new brand identity

 

 

The choice of the company name is not insignificant, Novelis is inspired by the word “innovation”. The challenge was to bring out this value visually and graphically, to create a simple, modern and memorable logo.

 

It’s not easy to put the word innovation in an identity visual, so the idea here was to use a symbol that represents the essence of that innovation and since this is a Tech-oriented company, what better than the <code /> ?

 

As for the choice of colors, they give the logo depth by establishing a visual link with Novelis’ values and personality: dynamic and passionate. They represent the multicultural side of the company, which strives to look for talent all over the world, from Latin America to Africa to Europe, hence this mesh of colors.

 

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Artificial intelligence and medical science: what disruptions for tomorrow?

Artificial intelligence or AI is a multidisciplinary computer science that can predict conclusions without any direct human intervention.

To do this, it needs :

 

  • Several algorithms;
  • Deep & Machine Learning;
  • Heuristics ;
  • Correspondence models;
  • Cognitive computing.

 

AI was primarily designed to provide solutions to complex problems that humans are not 100% capable of solving.

How has AI made its way into medicine today and how will it revolutionise the world tomorrow?

 

Artificial Intelligence and medicine: a promising start

 

AI is now being used in a number of areas ranging from agriculture to automotive, medicine and healthcare services. It took several years before AI and e-health knowledge engineering could be proven in medicine and biology. Some AI-based projects related to healthcare have even attracted more investment than those in other sectors of the global economy.

40% of pharmaceutical and life sciences companies say they have already deployed AI technologies and are satisfied with the results.

Quite encouraging.

 

But what is the reality? Hospitals and clinics often have vast amounts of medical data at their disposal. But how do we process all the data intelligently without the risk of missing out on information that is crucial to the quality of care?

When confronted with too much information, information overload leads to misinformation and this can lead to dysfunctional decision-making throughout the organisation.

AI will thus be able to intervene in the process by modelling and analysing data to predict diseases and find cures, notably thanks to: innovative treatment materials; the estimation of life expectancy; the speed of diagnoses; and finally the rapid understanding of correlations between certain factors and our health conditions.

From the data and with the help of Deep & Machine Learning, AI-based computing power can predict significant trends.

 

How is AI used in medicine today?

 

AI-based solutions in the medical field are growing rapidly and are above all very diverse. Here are some classic examples:

 

  • Automatic appointment scheduling;
  • Registration in medical centres;
  • Digitisation of medical contracts and records;
  • Automatic vaccine reminders for children and pregnant women;
  • Algorithms for personalising drug doses;
  • Or improved genomic editing.

 

Let’s focus on the 4 main applications of AI in medicine today, which have been very successful in recent years:

 

  1. Automatic diagnosis of diseases: With the growing progress of deep learning, diagnosing a disease is now easier and faster. Powerful models can now detect complex diseases such as cancers or ophthalmic pathologies with the same precision and accuracy as medical professionals.
  2. Rapid production of medicines: The pharmaceutical and drug distribution industry remains one of the most expensive economic sectors, both for states and citizens. But with the advent of AI in the analytical processes of drug manufacturing, data processing is becoming more efficient, saving hundreds of millions in investment and years of work.
  3. Personalize the treatment: The personalization of treatments is a very complex statistical work that AI manages to automate. Thanks to this work, it will be able to help better understand and anticipate the reactions of patients to a given treatment. Thus, with the analysis of all these characteristics, the algorithm is able to predict the treatment best suited to the patient according to his pathology.
  4. Improving gene editing: With AI, the development of RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) has accelerated, allowing impressive genomic editing by introducing genetic material into cells. The use of genome editing implies unprecedented possibilities for treating certain diseases.

 

What future for Artificial Intelligence and medicine?

 

The healthcare sector is evolving as AI and Machine Learning gain popularity. Studies show that spending on AI in the medical sector is expected to increase by 48% at an annual rate between 2017 and 2023.

 

Several predictions can be made about the impact that AI will have on healthcare in the near future. Here are some of them:

 

  • Integrating the mind with the machine: AI-supported brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) may soon be able to enhance motor function in some patients. Controlling the body by thought would be a significant advance in the world of AI and health.
  • Better radiology tools: AI-enhanced radiology tools will provide sufficient accuracy to replace tissue samples in the near future.
  • Electronic Health Records 4.0: EHRs allow to compile all data (social, clinical, psychological…) of a patient to determine the risk of disease and find a possible treatment as soon as possible. However, it is sometimes difficult for a doctor to analyse all the data efficiently and draw up an assessment quickly. AI comes into play here by automating the completion of EHRs and helping to reliably predict disease risk by identifying hidden connections between data sets.

 

According to BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, an AI was able to analyse the clinical notes of 55,516 EHRs comprising 150,990 notes and identified 3,138 prostate cancer patients in just 8 seconds. 8 seconds! Imagine how long it would take a human to achieve the same result?

 

  • Reducing the risk of antibiotic resistance: EHR data could also be used to identify and anticipate infection patterns and warn patients at risk, even before they develop symptoms.
  • More accurate analysis of pathology images: Since AI is able to scan images to the nearest pixel, researchers may be able to identify details and nuances invisible to the human eye.
  • Further use of immunotherapy in cancer treatment: AI will be able to analyse a complex set of data about a patient’s unique genetic make-up. The ultimate goal would then be to target the ideal therapy to eradicate the disease as quickly as possible.
  • A mobile lab for quick and easy diagnosis: Ideal for people who are isolated or unable to travel to hospitals or clinics. How does it work? Simply enter the patient’s symptoms on the connected mobile device. The “mini lab” will analyse the data and announce the samples that need to be taken (saliva, urine, blood, etc.). The analyses will then be sent to a health professional who will be able to make a complete diagnosis quickly and remotely.

The next few years will be crucial for Artificial Intelligence and medicine. If technical advances continue to progress at this rate, the growth of innovative technologies in medicine will be pharaonic!

 

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Speed-meetings with ESGI students – work study program

This Thursday, September 16, 2021, will be the 4th and last 100% digital speed-meeting of the year for ESGI, the leading school for computer engineering.

 

For the first time this year, Novelis will be partnering the event to offer students support in their training through two IT work-study courses:

  • Design and development engineer
    Our design and development engineers are required to work on the implementation of new business functionalities on the products marketed by Novelis.
  • R&D / Innovation Engineer
    Our R&D / Innovation Engineers work in our R&D Laboratory on our “Smart-programming” research program. The objective of the program is to automatically and smartly transform a document in human language, such as specifications, into a final Web application ready to go into production.

 

The ESGI 2021 speed-meeting was attended by 45 companies, 70 work-study offers and 350 participants for all 9 specialization streams.

 

“The speed meeting is a great event for both students and companies.

It is an opportunity for them to transform opportunities into a work-study program with one of our partner companies. They appreciate this type of session because it confronts them with what can be done in the world of work, but also the organization of the Corporate Relations Officers to coordinate everything. These days are a win-win situation for both students and companies.”

Mickaël Zamord – Corporate Relations Officer and Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data stream at ESGI.

 

During this half-day event, Amine Bentahir (Head of Growth & Development) and Walid Dahhane (CTO) will be present to meet with engineering students from the different streams.

The objective is to exchange with these future IT geniuses and to share with them the different opportunities we offer within the company. This speed-meeting format with express interviews in 15 minutes allows students to get past the CV barrier and to quickly expose their skills and know-how.

 

A few words about the school

 

ESGI prepares its students for all IT professions through its 9 specializations:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  • Computer security
  • Systems, networks and cloud computing
  • Management and consulting in information systems
  • Software architecture
  • Mobility and connected objects
  • Web, blockchain, 3D & video game engineering

 

ESGI’s company relations department assists students on a daily basis in their search for a work-study program and in their professional development. This is an important and dear element to Novelis because we are committed to developing the skills of the students we take on.

 

We have developed a broad pyramid of skills, with a level of excellence recognized on the market. We offer various certification courses (Appache Kafka, ABBYY FlexiCapture, NICE, scrum…) to help all our employees improve their skills.

 

We make sure to accompany our students in their evolution on subjects around architecture, technical expertise, Machine Learning and data analysis alongside experienced technical managers. We offer them the opportunity to work on customer projects to enable them to put into practice the knowledge they have acquired in the field.

 

And that’s not the only thing we have in common with ESGI. The school is also equipped with numerous laboratories and is built on a very close relationship with the business world. We also have our own internal research laboratory, in partnership with the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, where our PhDs are currently working on fundamental research on AI and NLP.

 

Discover the interview with El Hassane Ettifouri, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the R&D Lab at Novelis

 

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Novelis, sponsor of the European reference event: Big Data & AI Paris 2021

On 28 & 29 September, come and unleash the full power of your data and re-imagine the realm of possibility of Artificial Intelligence with Novelis.

This leading European event on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence will allow professionals to go further in their thinking and to discover in a concrete way the contribution that Big Data and AI can have on a large number of businesses.

 

As a sponsor of the event, Novelis will welcome visitors on stand S25 in the Startup village to present its work and expertise in Artificial Intelligence.

 

A real innovation hub bringing together 150 exhibiting companies – 15,000 professionals – 50 media partners around 350 conferences and workshops

 

The result of the merger between two key tech events in France and Europe, Big Data Paris and AI Paris have become one and the same, given the close links between the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence markets.

 

This event dedicated to the advances in AI and Big Data has been concentrating for 10 years a set of quality contents thanks to the intervention of important actors of the sectors and the sponsorship of innovative companies, such as Novelis. Indeed, more than 150 companies representing Big Data and AI, large accounts as well as young companies and innovative start-ups, will be present to challenge each other during conferences and workshops on various subjects: feedback, expert courses, demonstrations of innovative solutions, current and future Tech-oriented sessions.

More than 15,000 professionals will also be present. This is a great opportunity to exchange with various profiles during networking, to create partnerships or to spot potential talents.

 

Artificial intelligence at the heart of the event’s challenges

 

Once again this year, the event will focus on Artificial Intelligence and it is on this point that Novelis will intervene and bring its expert view.

At Novelis we believe in scientific research to advance new technologies and for this we invest up to ¼ of our turnover in R&D. It is in this sense that our R&D Lab continues to make progress on disruptive technologies as part of our partnership with the AI Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris.

 

During a 30-minute conference, Mehdi Nafe, CEO of Novelis, and Abdelkader Rhouati, PhD Researcher and Software Architect, will speak about the challenges of Artificial Intelligence and its advances by presenting one of the works of our R&D Lab: AIDA (Artificial Intelligence for Development Assistant) – a smart-programming solution integrating AI & NLP.

 

-AIDA by the Novelis R&D Lab

What if 60% of your IT projects were automatically generated thanks to Artificial Intelligence? AIDA is the first squad of smart agents to support developers in their daily work.

The solution is capable of exchanging in natural language with developers to generate code and thus create applications.

 

Extract from the conference:

 

In this session, come and discover the first squad of smart agents to support developers in their daily work. Based on the model of an IT team, our specialised agents are materialised in micro-services to collaborate with developers and simplify their development tasks based on human language specifications. AIDA assists developers in four areas: application architecture, front-end development, back-end development and database development.

 

 

You can find the full presentation at the event on site and online.

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Moving towards the democratisation of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Digitalisation is no longer an option. Since remote working has become the norm, companies need to find new solutions to optimise their business processes and gain efficiency. The pandemic and the acceleration of digitalisation have made Robotic Process Automation (RPA) a key element for organisations. According to a Gartner report, by 2022 90% of large companies will have implemented an RPA project into their operation.

With the democratisation of remote working, it becomes necessary to simplify the daily lives of employees. Today, too many tasks are still repetitive or unstimulating. Who hasn’t wanted to completely automate worthless ‘copy & paste’ from one form to another, when this task has sometimes to be performed more than 10 times a day? By putting together these different tasks and  “processes”, we can create an activity, which makes Robotic Process Automation a relevant solution.

 

Turnkey Smart Automation

By implementing Smart Automation solutions, companies can not only reduce their costs, but also allow their employees to focus on their core business: value generating tasks.

Heineken is an interesting use case with its “Automation First” strategy. In 2011, starting with the simple observation of the urgency to standardise IT systems of all service centres employing more than 73,000 people, the company focused on the selective automation of its processes at the end of 2015. Heineken decided to couple RPA with other technologies (image recognition, text mining, etc.) to find the right balance for human/machine interactions.

By 2019, Heineken had 150 software robots in production within different areas, implementing Machine Learning and AI algorithms. Without going into detail about the amount of man-hours saved by implementing this ‘Automation First’ strategy, Vincent Vloemans, from Heineken’s Global IT for Finance Business, confirmed a significant impact. “It is quite surprising, but the most significant RPA benefit is the elimination of human error. It increases the accuracy of process data, the accuracy of controls and the compliance of processes”. In concrete terms, a request that used to take 1-2 weeks to process can now be answered within 24 hours. Large CAC 40 companies are already familiar with this Smart Automation strategy. What about mid-sized organisations?

 

Making automation accessible to all

With a double digit annual growth rate, the Smart Automation market seems to be booming. However, structuring data, digitising documents and optimising business processes through OCR technologies or NLP algorithms can be time-consuming, difficult to implement or too costly for SMEs and SMIs. However, this type of companies has the same growing need to streamline internal processes and automate some tasks.

The role of all digital players is to help make innovations accessible to all organisations regardless of their size. The particular role of RPA players is to imagine new technological and economic models that can help to remove obstacles for implementing Automation in human-sized organisations.

An automation project can involve all departments of an organisation, from finance to human resources and purchasing. For example: within an HR department, the onboarding of new employees can be easily automated. The time needed for completing this task, which involves various cross-functional departments, can be reduced from 80 to 5 minutes.

Moreover, the “Agence de services et de paiement” (service and payment agency) was keen to provide support for industrial SMEs and SMIs wishing to implement RPA projects, by providing investment aid up to €320,000 for transforming towards the future industry.

 

What future for Smart Automation?

According to Gartner, the RPA (Robotic Process Automation) market is expected to grow by 19.5% in 2021, compared to 2020. And this number should remain in double digits until at least 2024.

In 5 years, we can imagine a large democratisation of access to automation: the most complex processes will be carried out in human-machine interaction. As a result, humans will have more time to focus on high value-added tasks related to creativity and innovation. Freeing activities from superfluous tasks will optimise and improve value creation, reflection, collaboration and exchanges.

Imagine if the machine could call on the user when needed, if it could learn from employees actions to reproduce behaviour rather than precise, preconceived tasks. AI-based approaches would then logically merge with automation and thus erase all the variations that can be found in the execution of the same task. This would usher in a new era, where interactions between information systems would be achieved via automation at scale and where, of course, the notion of the ‘citizen developer’ would become obsolete. In this new era, machines would be able to learn and reproduce uniformely processes carried out in slightly different ways by several business users.

The relationship to work would be completely changed, the traditional working day would be over. The era of “work time” would be over, giving way to that of “work value”. Value and collective intelligence would be free to support the evolving of uses. 

This access’ democratisation to automation will bring about some changes: We can imagine that in just a few days it will be possible to become “RPA Ready”. Everyone will be able to have transparent access to their digital/robotic workforce, from their mobile, in real time and from anywhere.

 

By Mehdi Nafe, CEO of Novelis and Benoit Cayla, Artificial Intelligence Analyst at Blue Prism. Posted in IT Social (article in French) – Media of IT trends & uses, Tech and Business.

 

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Novelis is hiring! Discover our Welcome to the Jungle page

We are pleased to announce the publication of our Welcome to the Jungle career page! More than ever, we want to strengthen our teams of technical and operational experts to achieve our goals.

This page reflects the image of Novelis: in addition to offers, you will find information on the values and culture we share with our employees on a daily basis as well as video interviews with 5 Novelian.

From 50 employees at the end of 2019 to 60 at the end of 2020, Novelis now has more than 80 employees and we do not intend to stop there! Created in 2017, our ambition is to become a reference company in Smart Automation and Artificial Intelligence in the coming years. To achieve this, we have decided to focus on human resources and we are constantly looking for new talent.


What kind of profiles do we hire?

All types of profiles. Both technical and operational. Automation Architects, Java Developers, RPA Consultants, Technical Experts, Engineers, but also IT Business Developers, Sales people, Account Managers, Scrum Masters, are some of the positions available at Novelis (see all the offers).

In addition, we have a scientific research and Artificial Intelligence branch in the R&D Laboratory division R&D Lab, for which we are looking for numerous PhDs and technical experts. Since our creation, we have invested considerably in scientific research to be at the state of the art in AI and to develop the technologies of tomorrow.

Beyond technical skills, Novelis is looking for employees who can develop real careers. Our employees share the same values: collective spirit, high standards and innovation. The company’s ambition, through all these shared values, is to involve all employees over the long term, from trainee to engineer.

Our recruitment policy knows no boundaries! We look for talent wherever it can be found. It is the diversity of our employees, their backgrounds, their personalities and characters, and their geographical origins that make up the undeniable wealth of Novelis teams.” Linda Mefidene, Human Resources Manager – Novelis.


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SQL Generation from Natural Language: A Seq2Seq Model – Transformers Architecture


Novelis technical experts have once again achieved a new state-of-the-art in science. Discover our study SQL Generation from Natural Language: A Sequence-to-Sequence Model Powered by the Transformers Architecture and Association Rules, puplished on Journal of Computer Science.


Thanks to the Novelis Reasearch Team for their knowledge and expertise.


Abstract

Using natural language (NL) to interact with relational databases allows users of any background to easily query and analyze large amounts of data. This requires a system that understands user questions and automatically translates them into structured query languages ​​(such as SQL). The best-performing Text-to-SQL system uses supervised learning (usually expressed as a classification problem) and treats this task as a sketch-based slot filling problem, or first converts the problem into an intermediate logical form (ILF) and then converts it Convert to the corresponding SQL query. However, unsupervised modeling that directly translates the problem into SQL queries has proven to be more difficult. In this sense, we propose a method to directly convert NL questions into SQL statements.

In this research, we propose a sequence-to-sequence (Seq2Seq) parsing model for NL to SQL tasks, supported by a converter architecture that explores two language models (LM): text-to-text transfer converter (T5) ) And multi-language pre-trained text-to-text converter (mT5). In addition, we use transformation-based learning algorithms to update aggregation predictions based on association rules. The resulting model implements a new state-of-the-art technology on the WikiSQL data set for weakly supervised SQL generation.


About the study


“In this study, we treat the Text-to-SQL task with WikiSQL1 (Zhong et al., 2017). This DataSet is the first large-scale dataset for Text-to-SQL, with about 80 K human-annotated pairs of Natural Language question and SQL query. WikiSQL is very challenging because tables and questions are very diverse. This DataSet contains about 24K different tables.

There are two leaderboards for the WikiSQL challenge: Weakly supervised (without using logical form during training) and supervised (with logical form during training). On the supervised challenge, there are two results: Those with Execution Guided (EG) inference and those without EG inference.”


Journal of Computer Science – Volume 17 No. 5, 2021, 480-489 (10 pages)


Journal of Computer Science aims to publish research articles on the theoretical basis of information and computing, and practical technologies for implementation and application in computer systems.

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