France is AI Conference 2019

Program 2019


When : October 23rd (one day)

This 4th edition brings together Researchers, Entrepreneurs, VCs and Executives to celebrate the French AI ecosystem.

Challenges are in front of us : technology, business, societal impact – and network !

TRACK – Technology and Science
Audience: Developers and Researchers

Keynotes and panels from top AI researchers on Machine Learning, Deep Learning et Reinforcement Learning – and talks from Heads of AI Labs at large corporations incl. MILA, ENS, Inria, Naver, Google, …

TRACK – Applications and Business
Audience: Corporate Executives, VCs, & public officials

Masterclasses – Health & Industry


Where : STATION F, Paris (France)


Bernard Ourghanlian

CTO & CSO at Microsoft France

Bertrand Pailhes

AI Coordinator for France

Cedric O

Minister for Digital Affairs

Chloe Agathe-Azencott

Researcher at the Centre for Computational Biology (CBIO) of Mines ParisTech, Institut Curie and INSERM

Emanuele Levi

Senior Partner at 360 Capital

Emmanuel Chiva

Director at French Defense Innovation Agency

Emmanuel Touboul

Managing Director @ Roland Berger Tech Ventures

Francis Bach

Researcher @ INRIA

Gilles Mazars


Director of Samsung Advanced Innovation Lab Paris

Henri Verdier

French Ambassador for Digital Affairs

Jamal Atif

Full Professor of Computer Science at Université Paris-Dauphine and head of the MILES team

James Weatherall

Vice President of Data Science and AI, R&D at AstraZeneca

Jean Ponce

Research Director at INRIA

Jean-Loup Loyer

Group Head of Data Science & Engineering @ Eramet

Julien Molez

Group Data & AI Innovation Director

Justine Cassell

Associate Dean for Technology Strategy and Impact in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and Co-Director of the Simon Initiative

Laetitia Cailleteau

Managing Director & Global Lead for Conversational AI at Accenture

Laurent Ach

Manager of Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris

Maria Vakalopoulou

Assistant Professor at CentraleSupélec, University of Paris-Saclay

Matthias Oehler

Chief Data Officer

Naila Murray

Scientific Director at Naver Labs

Natalia Neverova

Research Scientist @ Facebook FAIR Paris

Nicolas Brien

CEO of France Digitale

Nicolas Papernot

Research Scientist at Google Braim

Noe Lutz

TensorFlow Lead EMEA @ Google

Olivier Bousquet

Head of Machine Learning Research @ Google Europe

Pekka Sivonen

Executive DIrector, DIgital Transformation @ Business Finland

Pierre-Adrien Hanania

Global Perform AI Offer Leader for Public Sector

Sebastien Guibert

VP Head of French AI Center of Excellence at Capgemini

Stephane Mallat

Professor @ College de France

Stephanie Allassonniere

Professor, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, School of medicine, Paris Descartes University

Steve Jarrett

Vice President Data and AI @ Orange

Thomas Boué

Policy General Director, EMEA @

Thomas Strottner

Head of Bus Dev @ Brighter AI

Thomas Wolf

Chief Science Officer @ Hugging Face

Vianney Perchet

Professor at ENS-Paris Saclay & Researcher Scientist @ Criteo

Yoshua Bengio

Founder & Scientific Director of MILA and A.M. Turing Award 2018

Zofia Trstanova

Machine Learning Engineer @ Criteo

Quantum Computing Study

In 2019, France is the second European country in term of quantum startups. This is what the study « Quantum computing : ready for a huge leap ? » reveals, carried out by France digitale and the firm Wavestone.

Of all technological waves, quantum computing might just prove to be the most powerful. At
present, this breakthrough technology remains a relative unknown, concentrated in the hands of several big tech players, despite its apparently massive potential for application.

It’s time the life forces of the digital ecosystem seized it. We hope this work will provide the foundations of a common framework.

The study will be presented at the fourth edition of the France Is AI conference, France’s biggest IA event.

Click to read the study:


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Yves Raimond

Time, context and causality in recommender systems

Florence d'Alche Buc

Structured ouput learning with abstention

Laurent Ach

How a large company thinks about reinventing itself with AI

Julie Grollier

Nano neurons and synapses for future AI

Luc Julia

Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

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