The Confiance.ai Forum, which was held over two days, October 5 and 6, at the IRT Saint Exupéry Toulouse in the B612 building, was attended by more than 400 people (both face-to-face and remote), members of the program and experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
On October 5, during this 1st day reserved for the members of the program, David Sadek Chair of Executive committee, Confiance.ai – Thalès, Magali Vaissière, President – IRT Saint Exupéry, Agnès Plagneux-Bertrand, Vice-President in charge of Aeronautics and Space – Toulouse Metropole, Nadia Pellefigue, Vice-President in charge of Higher Education, Research, Europe and International Relations – Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region , Julien Chiaroni, Grand Challenge Director “Securing, certifying and making reliable AI-based systems” – SGPI and Paul Labrogère, CEO – IRT SystemX, opened this Forum.
On October 6, world-renowned speakers such as Yoshua Bengio, Scientific Director, Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute and Maximilian Poretschkin, Director of the AI Certification Project, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, animated these 2 days, punctuated by workshops on the key themes of the program :
Workshop 1: Can artificial intelligence systems be made more robust?
Chair: Frédéric Jurie, AI expert, Safran
• Stéphane Canu, INSA ROUEN
• Elvis Dohmatob, FAIR
• Jalal Fadili, ENSICAEN
• Teddy Furon, Inria
• Cédric Gouy-Pailler, CEA
• Hatem Hajri, IRT SystemX
Workshop 2: Data for Machine Learning: how to ensure good predictions acting on training data?
Chair: Georges Hébrail, Head of « Data Science and Interaction » science team, IRT SystemX
• Johanna Baro, IRT SystemX
• Laure Berti-Equille, IRD Espace-DEV Montpellier
• Raphaël Braud, IRT SystemX
• Flora Dellinger, Valeo
• Camille Dupont, CEA
• Stéphane Herbin, ONERA
Workshop 3: Explainability of AI: recent research, technological achievements and what can be done within the Confiance.ai programme?
Chair: Bertrand Braunschweig, Scientific coordinator, Confiance.ai
• Nicholas Asher, ANITI – CNRS
• Thibaut Boissin, IRT Saint Exupéry
• Fosca Gianotti, Information Science and Technology Institute
• François-Marie Lesaffre, SopraSteria / Aerospace Valley
• Pierre Marquis, Université d’Artois / Institut Universitaire de France / CRIL
• Michèle Sebag, CNRS / Académie des Technologies
At the end of our closing session animated by the Prefect Renaud Vedel, Coordinator for French National AI Strategy, Yannick Bonhomme, Program Director, Confiance.ai – IRT System X, Emmanuelle Escorihuela Chair of Steering committee, Confiance.ai – Airbus and David Sadek Chair of Executive committee, Confiance.ai – Thalès, Thomas Dalgaty was awarded for his poster “Is active learning better than random selection for real-word tasks?“.
About Confiance.ai Program
The Confiance.ai programme brings together a group of major French academic and industrial players in the fields of defence, transport, manufacturing industry and energy who have decided to pool their cutting-edge scientific and technological know-how.
Coordonate by the IRT SystemX, it gathered Airbus, Air Liquide, Atos, le CEA, EDF, l’Inria, Renault, Safran, Sopra Steria, l’IRT Saint Exupéry, Thales, l’IRT SystemX and Valeo and it is materialised and structured around 5 axes: characterisation of AI, trustworthy AI by design, data and knowledge engineering, mastering AI-based system engineering and trustworthy AI for embedded systems.
The Program involve 400 people over 4 years in Paris Saclay (IRT SystemX site) and Toulouse (IRT Saint Exupéry site) for €45M of budget.