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An intellectual production source of impact and evolution of our programs

Because we are convinced that intellectual production (academic research, applied research, studies...) contributes to the orientation of the knowledge of societies in the making and that it contributes permanently to the evolution of our teaching programs and of the responsible practices of Artificial Intelligence in companies and Society, aivancity contributes, through various initiatives, to bring a scientific and critical reading of AI practices:

 

Our research projects

 

An IA research program in ethics

Ysens de France, Associate Professor aivancity, studies the impact of the development of so-called intelligent technologies in the field of security and defense. She is also involved in reflections on the emergence of AI in society. Her research work contributes to the construction of an efficient legal framework for the development and use of these technologies.

Emmanuel Goffi, also an associate professor at Aivancity, conducts work in the field of ethics applied to various areas. His work focuses on the ethics of international relations with a focus on the use of autonomous combat systems in contemporary conflicts. He is currently working on the ethical evaluation of new technologies and more specifically on the various current and future uses of artificial intelligence (AI).

 

Design of sustainable, autonomous and low-energy consumption intelligent connected systems

A research project within the framework of the doctoral thesis of Hugo Hadjur, , assistant professor at aivancity, in co-supervision with the ENS de Lyon and under the co-direction of Doreid Ammar, Professor and Academic Director of aivancity and Laurent Lefèvre, Professor and INRIA/ENS de LYON research fellow.

In line with the development of the Internet of Things (connected objects), this project focuses mainly on connected beekeeping. With pollinating insects threatened with extinction due to the intensity of the current agricultural and industrial model with pesticides, “concretization”, pollution and global warming, this thesis project aims to develop an innovative beekeeping system capable of automatically diagnosing the health of a hive thanks to the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (AI), while ensuring compliance with the constraints of the beekeeper's profession and design (maximising the use of resources, minimising energy costs). The development of automatic learning algorithms (machine learning), capable of managing several data flows generated by a connected hive, will be essential to help protect bees and maintain their role in maintaining the ecological balance and the biodiversité́.

 

Our research, diffusion and promotion partners

 

epf arts et metiers

 

aivancity has made two academic partnerships with two engineering schools, EPF and Arts et Métiers, in which research collaborations will be developed with industrial players. They aim to set up company chairs or research contracts in the fields of AI and Data Science.

A "customer perspective", i.e. applied research, will be favoured. This may be an upstream project for a company (prospective analysis for the implementation of AI solutions, feasibility and impact of integrating AI solutions into management, etc.), or a downstream project (consultation, evaluation, business case, etc.). It may also involve projects with strong societal implications.

 

The Aivancity Observatory of responsible practices of Artificial Intelligence, in partnership with Viavoice and the GCF

The deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionise companies and societies. Consciously, enthusiastically, worried, or with real strategies: how will this adoption take place, and what will be the consequences ?

Strategies, cost structures and training will be impacted in companies. All internal professions are concerned: production, finance, purchasing, legal, human resources, logistics, marketing, sales, customer relations, etc.

Consequently, the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), the strategies deployed, the expected goals, the desired transformations, the training thought through and its ethical implications become central questions.

The perceptions and imaginary associated with artificial intelligence (AI) also need to be questioned, as well as the fields in which AI transforms daily life and its ethical implications.

It therefore appears essential to have a tool for monitoring and measuring the transformation of ecosystems linked to artificial intelligence (AI) within companies and society.

Therefore, aivancity School for Technology, Business & Society Paris-Cachan, in partnership with Viavoice and the GCF, is setting up the aivancity Observatory of responsible AI practices in France.

This observatory aims to :

  • Identify the phenomena of acceptability or apprehension relating to the development of artificial intelligence in companies and society,
  • Identify the actors concerned by these developments,
  • Understand the needs and expectations in terms of skills to accompany this transformation,
  • To perceive the degree of maturity of the different actors in terms of responsible AI development.

The first edition in 2021 of the observatory of responsible practices in artificial intelligence (AI), will focus on a sample of 400 company managers from SMEs with 20 to 500 employees.

- Representativeness by quota method applied to the sector of activity and the size of the company.

- Interviews will be conducted by telephone with appointment scheduling.

 

Our recent publications :

- Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, by Emmanuel Goffi "Ethics applied to AI must relate to the real world and everyday problems. It requires fundamental knowledge, often fascinating, allowing a rigorous reflection on the stakes of the development and use of AI. It must be approached like all other academic subjects: with rigor".

- Artificial intelligence technologies, Cross interview of Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni and David Cressey "University research and application in companies are two essential aspects of progress in artificial intelligence, each of which approaches this new object of study - its ethical and technological implications - in its own way, in order to draw all the threads from it and continue to innovate".

- The professions of Artificial Intelligence and Data par by Christophe de Beauvais "Making a success of an AI project was therefore above all a question of combining the skills of several players: the core competence of a "data scientist" will never be the evaluation of data - from the point of view of its societal and regulatory stakes - but he cannot ignore this field. »