France is AI was launched in 2016 when realizing that France was not perceived as a key hub for Artificial Intelligence locally or abroad, despite its tremendous assets and vibrant community.
The initiative espouses an ecosystem philosophy, with the desire to be as inclusive as possible from Research labs, startups, VCs, large corporations or anybody involved in Artificial Intelligence: By the ecosystem, For the ecosystem.
The initiative has 4 key objectives:
1. Build a dynamic landscape of the AI ecosystem, with the input of the community
2. Organize the annual “France is AI” conference to celebrate the ecosystem as well as exchange on the latest research, applications or debate the societal implications
3. Support local initiatives w/ any financing raised during “France is AI” (By the ecosystem, For the ecosystem)
4. Build bridges with the other AI hubs (US, Canada, UK, Switzerland and China)