Tuesday, June 7, 2022, was a historic day for Einden and the Ephoto Dam solution.
In collaboration with the XLIM research institute and with the support of the French National Research Agency (ANR), we opened “DAMIA Lab”, the 20th “LabCom”, a joint laboratory of the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS), and the first one dedicated to digital asset management 🚀. DAMIA Lab is a joint research and development laboratory for indexing and search using artificial intelligence.
We hosted at our offices all of the stakeholders involved to present to them the main areas of research. We would like to thank Virginie Laval, President of the University of Poitiers; Pierre Roy, Europe and Collaborative Public Finance Manager at the CNRS’ Business Relations Department (DRE); Pierre de Souffron, Scientific Project Manager at the ANR; and Stéphane Bila, CNRS Research Director and XLIM Laboratory Director, for their support and for attending the event.
As part of the European campaign for digital sovereignty, Einden and the XLIM research institute are working together to advance the state of the art in the area of DAM and to develop new, ambitious features for the Ephoto Dam solution. It’s a public-private partnership that will allow the two entities to share their human, financial, and material resources, as well as combine their expertise in imagery and machine learning.
Starting in September, Einden will host at its offices a doctoral researcher, a search engineer, and university students focusing on artificial intelligence. The main areas for research and development will be semi-automatic indexing and new methods based on AI and augmented search. As such, this project will help train future search engineers in Poitiers, France, while also responding to industrial challenges through the Ephoto Dam solution.
With this one-of-a-kind R&D program, Einden is working harder than ever to respond to the needs of its users. Research and innovation are at the very heart of the strategy for the Ephoto Dam solution.