Category Artifical Intelligence IA

Report Erasmus-Descartes conference on AI

On the 15th and the 16th of November 2018, the Netherlands and France organised a conference on Artificial Intelligence. This conference, called Erasmus-Descartes, gathered over 50 experts and 250 attendees in Paris. The Erasmus-Descartes conference is an annual bilateral event aimed at strengthening existing partnerships and identifying new opportunities for joint action. As the 2017 […]

Justin Trudeau and Navdeep Bains at G7 conference

France and Canada officially announce partnership on responsible AI research

In March 2018, during the G7 Ministerial meeting on Preparing Jobs of the Future, Canadian minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, said AI to have a key part in the country’s economic growth strategy and thus wanted to put together a group that would do research on the societal and economic impacts […]

MIT’s “Innovators Under 35” EU Summit in Paris reaffirms European innovative potential

On any given day, the halls of the world’s biggest start-up campus, Station F, are filled with enthusiastic entrepreneurs and tech-prodigies. This time was no different and yet it was: on the 4th of December, MIT Technology Review, in partnership with BNP Paribas, organised their annual “Innovators under 35” Europe summit. Each year 35 carefully […]

AI doet intrede bij de Franse overheid

Op 21 novembre jl maakte de Franse staatssecretaris voor digitale zaken, Mounir Mahjoubi, de winnaars bekend van een call door en voor de Franse overheid die als doel heeft om publieke diensten dankzij AI te verbeteren. “Van de 52 ingediende dossiers zijn er zes geselecteerd voor 2019”. Mounir Mahjoubi was bijzonder ingenomen met dit succes. Deelname aan […]

The national French AI strategy reveals detailed research plans

In March 2018 France presented its national AI strategy “AI for Humanity”, based on a report by Villani, and declared they had allocated a 1,5 billion euros budget over Macron’s term – which is another 4 years. On the 28th of November, France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs – Mounir Mahjoubi – and Minister […]

AI & Ethics: France organizes public consultation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to change the world as we know it. On the one hand, it can improve our lives for the better. By learning from our (vast amounts of) data, AI can provide innovative solutions to complex problems. Precision medicine and autonomous driving are on the horizon. On the other hand, […]

France accelerates AI Strategy by appointing national coordinator: Bertrand Pailhès

Last March president Macron presented the report “AI for Humanity”, the French strategy to becoming a leading country in the field of artificial intelligence. The government has been actively gathering the right people, funds and information to launch the plan (see the timeline below). On Monday the 24th of September an important next step was […]