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why

We are committed to create purpose with Artificial Intelligence
At Axionable, we believe that enterprises addressing societal challenges as part of their core strategy achieve a competitive edge. We also believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are not only supporting the business but are now part of the business.

Our mission at Axionable is to help companies create sustainable value by using AI responsibly, with positive and measurable impact for their business and the communities. We build AI with purpose, working together with our clients and a diverse ecosystem of Academia, NGO & Governments.

We believe in both Sustainability and AI as a clear link to business value
Starting at home, our 4 commitments to Axionable’s sustainable growth are:
100%
of our revenues aligned with UN Global Goals by 2021
-50%
on our carbon footprint by 2020
x2
gender diversity by 2020 for a better empowerment of woman
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black-list controversy activities: tobacco, liquors, defense & fossil energies

how

We deliver sustainable value from the Executive Committee to the Cloud
To reach our goals, we have developed an exclusive end-to-end approach to deliver sustainable value, relying on our 3 proprietary assets:
A unique strategic canvas to help C-level identify sustainable sources of value and design science-based solutions to real business problems.

We combine proven sustainable strategy theories with robust strategy consulting frameworks and design thinking methodologies.

Our Sustainable Strategy team is led by our founding Chief Executive Officer Gwendal Bihan.

An Applied Research lab dedicated to Artificial Intelligence for sustainable purposes.

We leverage the best of French and Canadian Artificial Intelligence Academia and our presence in Montreal, home to a thriving machine and deep learning ecosystem and highly respected researchers such as the Turing award winner Dr. Yoshua Bengio.

Our Sustainable Research team is led by our Chief AI Scientist Dr. Alexis Hannart.

A suite of responsible AI solutions for AWS, GCP & Azure Cloud infrastructures, relying on 6 key principles: explainability for compliance, inclusive AI, privacy, human in the loop, robustness and GreenAI.

We offer a one-stop-shop to deploy AI responsibly, leveraging our proven development framework, 4 highly customizable tools and strong partnerships with leading cloud & software editors.

Our Sustainable Solutions team is led by our founding Chief Technology Officer Laurent Wlodarczyk.

what

We solve real Business problems and create Positive Impact for Society
We focus our energy on 7 use cases, all related to United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, where we found AI is proven to create positive impact at scale:
The latest improvements in AI technologies now supports well-being and quality of life at work by predicting social risks situation. Sexual & moral harassment, burnout, isolation, … Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now able to flag psychological risks. Such AI could provide social impact for Human Resources within any enterprise, as well as for insurers & healthcare players, with a careful attention on personal & health data management. In the manufacturing & transportation sectors, computer vision technologies (AI applied to images and videos) flags risky postures and behaviors of operators.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well-being*
Climate change impacts socioeconomic systems across the globe. The rise of temperature combined with huge hazards such as floods, hurricanes or heat waves are generating chronic & hard to forecast risks for enterprises and organizations.Machine Learning algorithms, fueled with open data massively available in this field (weather forecast, satellite images, …).We offer AI services & solutions for manufacturers, transport operators, insurers and other players to better anticipate these risks, and avoid disasters for their stakeholders: employees, plant neighbors, clients, suppliers, etc.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities*
The financial services industry is currently at a cornerstone, with a profound mutation of its core model. Beyond managing ESG as a risks, a strategic approach to sustainability for the financial industry is a powerful competitive advantage and differentiation.For retail banks & wealth manager, a responsible & inclusive approach to risks, powered by unbiased & fair AI models, is a tremendous opportunity to provide finance services such as payments facilities, loans or mortgage to new segments of clients.For corporate bankers, asset managers and custodian banks, the scoring of assets over environmental and social metrics is the new norm. Responsible indexes proliferate (DJSI, MSCI, FTSE4Good, Indice Stoxx® Global ESG Leaders, CDP, Oekom, Vigeo Eiris, ATM just to name a few), calling for an in depth analysis of their strengths & weaknesses to drive competitive advantages.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities*
For each step of the supply chain, AI is proven to drive efficiencies, differentiation & societal outcomes. Upstream, AI is key to align the suppliers with the responsible sourcing strategic of the enterprises. Predictive KYS (Know Your Supplier) is powerful to help identify the appropriate suppliers & de-risk the sourcing process. Deeper in the manufacturing process, AI application can suggest more sustainable alternative to molecules. As an example, we have developed an AI scanning the global patents & scientific publications databases, using NLP (Natural Language Processing) to identify an alternative corpus of molecule consuming less in terms of water and / or power supply. Downstream, AI helps decarbonize the goods freight transport. With models inherited from proven operational research methods, AI optimizes the routes of trucks, trains & cargos, thus reducing CO2 emissions. AI also optimize the offer – demand matching, with advanced predictive forecasting of the demand.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure*
AI offers an infinite number of ways to optimize how our society produce, trade, transport, consume and recycle energies such as electricity and heat. To accelerate the adoption of renewable energies, AI is an enabler of smart grids, a way to cope with a large number of scattered power generation plants such as windmills or solar panels. Inside renewable energy infrastructures, AI support the predictive maintenance of electronic and physical equipment. AI can also support energy & utilities companies in their fight against sabotage and vandalism by offering effective computer vision based security to protect valuable assets and grids and reduce the need for on-site security staff. For the construction & real-estate industry, data, analytics and artificial intelligence offer prescriptive tools to build high environmental standards as a differentiator or just to comply with the regulations. The electricity traders enjoy advanced forecasting of power demand to avoid shortage and ensure a smooth trading of electricity. For the consumer, AI is embedded into smart home appliances and smart meters, to help a responsible management of electricity, heat and water or prevent home accidents.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and Clean energy*
Some predict AI will create a massive number of jobs, other assume the opposite and consider AI as a threat for rule-based jobs. For sure, AI is the 4th industrial revolution and deeply impacts the way we work. Latest advances in machine and deep learning, combined with other technologies (AR, VR, IoT, …) dramatically shifts the repartition of the tasks done by human, the ones done by the machine and the ones done by “augmented” human. To adopt a sustainable approach to AI-transformation, companies must insource the reconversion & re-skilling of workforce to AI, previously often considered as externalities.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education*
Fake news and political ad-targeting are proliferating across the Internet and social networks, with a proven influence on democracy. AI solutions such as Natural Language Processing technologies help NGO and media players flag fake news. Education on how social media analytics & AI work is key to raise awareness of the populations. AI is also a powerful boost to the development of the subscription based business model in the media industry thanks to informed value based strategies, churn prediction analyses ...thus encouraging media independence and pluralism.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions*
*The United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

our clients

We work with more than 35 clients, mainly in the industrial, banking, insurance, media, luxury, real estate and health sectors. Among them:
Paris
13 rue des Arquebusiers
75003 Paris
Montréal
1275 Avenue Des Canadiens-De-Montréal
Montréal, QC, H3B 0G4