inventors of artificial Intelligence
More than 20 years of R&D in KDD (Knowledge Discovery from Data) & AI
who we are
Created in 1998 by the founding president Prof. Zyed ZALILA, INTELLITECH is a French Research and Development company. His objective is then to create a company specializing in the design of intelligent systems, developed Fuzzy Mathematics, his research discipline and which he teaches at UTC (Université de Technologie de Compiègne).
Naturally situated in Compiègne, INTELLITECH has grown over the years with a team of R&D engineers all graduates of UTC, laureates in this discipline and strongly involved in the development of the company to achieve the common objective, that to make INTELLITECH a pioneer company in Fuzzy Artificial Intelligence.
Driven by the desire to offer innovative and efficient solutions, scientifically based and easy to use, INTELLITECH’s research engineers develop advanced mathematical approaches and design proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms combining Fuzzy theory and Inductive Machine Learning to offer a unique, complete and operational AI solution.
INTELLITECH is thus meeting the strategic challenge of the Automatic Discovery of Robust and Explicable Predictive Knowledge, essential to strengthen the automation of decisions in critical and strategic processes and so-called autonomous systems.
INTELLITECH was initially active in the automotive sector to design intelligent driver assistance systems, and has diversified the field of applications of its solutions over time.
The results of Fuzzy AI research conducted since 1988 by Prof. Zalila found their first applications in the development of several Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), aimed at making driving safe, economical and comfortable. the INTELLITECH team initially distinguished itself in 1990 in the design of the first RENAULT autonomous vehicle operational on open roads.
The xpark! system, the first operational automatic parking system, is the invention-property of INTELLITECH [WO 0174643], the result of eleven years of R&D. This system allows the vehicle to park automatically and perfectly in a changing environment. It reproduces the parking strategy of an expert driver, especially in very constrained situations: small spaces, narrow streets, erroneous perception or change of the environment, any kind of obstacles… Tested in more than 45,000 real situations in Europe, our prototype xpark !, presented as a world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt in 2005, was the first rolling vehicle to offer such a high level of service.
All of these driver assistance systems are actually fuzzy “hand-built” expert systems, and the use of Fuzzy Mathematics gives them the ability to automatically adapt to user and to environment, just as a human driver would do. But their design requires long trial and error cycles before being fully operational.
But what if, instead of proceeding through these trial and error cycles, we could automatically generate such expert decision systems?
In 2002, INTELLITECH began to develop its xtractis approach, and to concentrate all its R&D efforts in the field of Predictive Modeling for the automatic discovery of Robust and Explicable Decision Systems. The idea was to design a universal solver allowing to automatically carry out the work of designing intelligent systems with efficiency, whatever the field of application, thanks to Augmented Fuzzy AI and the unique concept of Fuzzy Relations order N.
Like any breakthrough innovation based on new mathematical concepts, xtractis has been making its way for a few years by taking advantage of the latest hardware technologies dedicated to high performance computing, to establish itself as a reference solution for a robust and explainable AI.
Key dates & distinctions
that made the history of INTELLITECH
Doctoral thesis UTC (University of Technology of Compiègne) in mathematics: “Theory of Fuzzy Relations of order N” by Zyed ZALILA.
Creation of the UTC course: SY10 – Fuzzy Logic: “Concepts and Applications” by Zyed ZALILA.
Foundation of INTELLITECH in 1998, spin-off of UTC, a 100% private R&D company, for the design of intelligent systems.
Launch of the internal xpark! R&D project, automatic parking system in a parking space. – First xpark! patent – FR 2806998. Development of the xpark! Simulator.
Internal R&D project “Maestro”: intelligent multi-zone fuzzy thermal regulator for a habitat, self-adaptive to residents and the environment.
International extensions of xpark! patent – WO0174643. Demos of the xpark! simulator to tiers 1 and 2 automotive manufactureres. ANVAR innovation financement for the xpark! project.
Launch of the internal xtractis R&D project: Robust Predictive Modeling software robot.
Internal R&D project “Follower“: autonomous golf caddy.
Extension of xpark! automatic parking on the cob and in battle.
First models of customer liking and of sensory expert from instrumental measurements / formulations.
xtractis for Product Design (cheese, wine).
World premiere of xtractis (USA): 1st winning benchmark (tomatoes use case).
First French presentation of version 1 of the xtractis Modeling Robot.
First applications of xtractis in Sensory Engineering (mobile telephony, food industry).
xtractis for Product Design: more than 900 variables to characterize cat petfood.
Rolling prototype xpark!: the first vehicle having such a benefit / performance. World premiere at IAA 2005 (Frankfurt Motor Show).
2005 Prize of the Economic Press of Picardie in the category “Innovative Company of the year” rewarding its efforts of innovation of very high level
2006 Researcher of the Year Award as part of the French New Economist’s “Men of the Year” awards
2008 Frost & Sullivan Awards: xpark! Best Product Innovation in automotive safety systems.
“Jury’s Favorite” Award as part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Nord de France 2012
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Nord de France 2011 and 2012 awards, rewarding the 50 fastest growing independent technology companies in Haute-Normandie, Picardie and Nord-Pas de Calais.
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 and 2012, rewarding the 500 fastest growing independent technology companies in the Europe / Middle East / Africa region.
to be continued…
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