France-Japan Symposium on Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence 2017

October 25th, 2017 - PARIS


After the computerization of enterprises in the 1980s and the networking of their information systems in the 2000s, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a decisive step in the exploitation of digital data. The current global situation of AI is based both on relevant academic basic research, on an abundance of achievements attesting to the maturity of technologies and on the enthusiasm of all the actors who work in this field: researchers, teachers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and funders.

In order to gather research and business actors in the field and affirm the collaboration between French and Japanese actors, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) and the Embassy of France in Japan, the Embassy of Japan in Paris, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria) co-organize a day of talks, meetings and debates on Wednesday October 25th 2017, in the Paris region.

    Three themes will be addressed:
  • Technologies for Artificial Intelligence and in particular elements related to machine learning and deep learning,
  • The links between Social Sciences and Artificial Intelligence, to cover in particular the questions of trust, appropriation and ethics in the algorithms and the data they process,
  • The situation of innovation and start-ups offering solutions in applications related to Artificial Intelligence.

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Welcome & Presentation of the interest of French-Japanese collaboration

Official from the Embassy of France in Japan - Jean-Christophe AUFFRAY (Science & Technology Counsellor)

Official from the Embassy of Japan in France - Toshihiko HORIUCHI (Minister of the Embassy of Japan in France)

9:10Overview of France's strategy in AI
Alain BERETZ, Directeur Général
Direction Générale de la Recherche et de l'Innovation
Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation en France
9:20Overview of Japan's strategy in AI [PDF]
Nobuyuki TAJIRI, Director-General
Institute for Information and Communications Policy
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan
Session 1Technologies for Deep Learning & AI
9:30 - 9:50 Vision for automotive driving [PDF] Quoc-Cuong PHAM (CEA List)
9:50 - 10:10 Generalization error analysis of deep learning and its application to network structure determination Taiji SUZUKI (The University of Tokyo)
10:10 - 10:30 Industrial Machine Intelligence Frédéric OBLÉ (Worldline by Atos)
10:30 - 10:50 Enriching human intellect and creativity - AI technologies "NEC the WISE" [PDF] Satoshi MORINAGA (NEC & AIST)
10:50 - 11:10 Challenges for responsible and Ethical Data Sciences Nozha BOUJEMAA (DATAIA Institute)
11:10 - 11:40Break & discussions
Session 2Societal Impacts of Artificial Intelligence
11:40 - 12:00 AI policy and ethics in Japan Arisa EMA (The University of Tokyo)
12:00 - 12:20 Promises and Pitfalls of AI for Understanding Society Ivaylo PETEV (CREST-CNRS, ENSAE)
12:20 - 12:40 Social Impact of AI and Evolution of Human Being [PDF] Osamu SUDOH (The University of Tokyo)
12:40 - 13:00 Human-Machine interaction and affective computing Laurence DEVILLERS (LIMSI-CNRS)
13:00 - 14:30Lunch Break
Session 3Industry, innovation and startups in AI
14:30 - 14:50 AI applications for multi-modal human behavior understanding Tomokazu MURAKAMI (Hitachi)
14:50 - 15:10 Using AI to drive innovation in industry and wider society [PDF] Alexis VAN (Fujitsu France)
15:10 - 15:30 AI in the fight against money laundering and terrorism funding [PDF] Guillaume PRUNIER (Flaminem)
15:30 - 16:00Break & discussions
16:00 - 16:20 Is AI replacing Data Science in large companies? [PDF] Jérémy HARROCH (Quantmetry)
16:20 - 16:40 Artificial Intelligence – Industrial Challenges Philippe MOUTTOU (Thalès)
16:40 - 17:20Roundtable, Debate, Q&A - Speakers and participation from the audience
17:20 - 17:30Closing remarks & speech

[tba] : "to be announced"

[tbd] : "to be defined"

[tbc] : "to be confirmed"

Venue & Access

Lycée Henri IV, 23 Rue Clovis, 75005 Paris, FRANCE

General Information

Registration is mandatory

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  • Language: English
  • Organizers:
    • Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation
    • Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives- CEA Tech
    • Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria)
    • Department for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in Japan
    • Embassy of Japan in Paris