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Bodyguard.ai and Ankama: moderating online video games

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In a LinkedIn post dated August 22nd (see below), Bodyguard.ai, based in Nice and Paris, announces a partnership with Ankama, a major player in online video gaming

The partnership between Ankama and Bodyguard.ai covers online moderation for the gaming world. With the introduction of the WAVEN game and the ongoing popularity of DOFUS titles, this collaboration promises to provide over a million players with a more secure gaming experience. This partnership reflects Ankama’s commitment to ensuring a healthy online environment for its community while preserving the competitive and lively interactions that players cherish.

Bodyguard.ai: technology combating online toxicity

Born from the collaboration between Matthieu Boutard and Charles Cohen, Bodyguard.ai provides an artificial intelligence-based solution designed to detect and moderate hateful and toxic content online.

Having already proven itself by notably protecting the Professional Football League from online toxicity, this startup stands out for its innovative approach to moderation.

“n 2022, Bodyguard.ai secured a funding round of 13 million euros, allowing it to expand its ambitions. The company particularly aims to extend its offerings to multiple languages and is considering further integration into the emerging web 3.0 sector.

Ankama: the giant of French video gaming

“Since the launch of DOFUS in 2004, Ankama, an independent French company, has established itself as one of the main players in the creation, publishing, and distribution of entertainment works worldwide. With over 100 million accounts created, the group has diversified its creations, ranging from video games to mangas, as well as animated films and series.

With the Krosmoz (a transmedia fantasy fiction universe), Ankama has successfully developed a rich transmedia universe that appeals to vast communities In 2020, the company even set the European crowdfunding record for an animated series by raising over 1.5 million euros for the production of the fourth season of WAKFU. In 2023, the company continues its momentum with new content, including “La Dernière Aventure du Comte Lance Dur”, the fourth season of WAKFU, and the upcoming release of the WAVEN game.


Cultural and Creative Industries – Nice Côte d’Azur

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