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You will find here the programme of DATAIA Institute seminars.
DATAIA seminars
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Stuart Russell - Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence 

Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley, inaugurated the series of seminars organized by the DATAIA Institute on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence 

I will briefly survey recent and expected developments in AI and their implications. Beyond these, one must expect that AI capabilities will  eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have suggested? And, if so, what can we do about it?  While some in the mainstream AI community dismiss the issue, I will argue instead that a fundamental reorientation of the field is required. Instead of building systems that optimize arbitrary objectives, we need to learn how to build systems that will, in fact, be beneficial for us. I will show that it is useful to imbue systems with explicit uncertainty concerning the true objectives of the humans they are designed to help, as well as the ability to learn more about those objectives from observation of human behavior. 

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Corinne Gendron - L'IA, entre éthique et société 

The second seminar of the DATAIA Institute took place on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 16:00 at the Alan Turing Building in Palaiseau, animated by Corinne Gendron, holder of the Chair of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development of the Université du Québec à Montréal, and Professor in the Strategy, Social and Environmental Responsibility Department of the School of Management Sciences, on the theme "AI, between ethics and society".

Avec la progression de l’utilisation des algorithmes dans une multitude de champs d’activité, des questions se confirment et des inquiétudes surgissent : opacité, conséquences imprévues, vide juridique, régulation hors de la loi… pourrons-nous garder le contrôle de notre propre création ? Comment s’assurer que cet outil qui paraît si puissant qu’on l’a gratifié du terme « intelligence » reste au service du bien collectif ? Au-delà des enjeux liés à leur technicité, un regard sociologique sur les algorithmes situe leur développement, leur utilisation et leur promotion dans une société traversée par des rapports sociaux qui mobilisent diverses idéologies. Penser l’éthique ou la responsabilité sociale des algorithmes suppose donc au préalable de saisir les logiques qui président à leur développement et les acteurs qui les portent. Quant à l’arrimage avec le bien commun, il sera tributaire du degré de régulation, de transparence et de contrôle qui viendront sceller un compromis avec les sceptiques et les opposants.

"Ethical issues, law & novel applications of AI" seminars
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Within the framework of its Master "Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Visual Computing", the LIX, with the support of DATAIA, organizes every Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm seminars about "Ethical issues, law & novel applications of AI".

All the dates

  • October 2 - Toward Responsible and Safe AI, Nozha Boujemaa, Dr Inria, director of the DataIA institute (Data Sciences, Intelligence & Society) (room Sophie Germain).
  • October 16 - From artificial intelligence to computational ethics, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Sorbonne University, Lip6, Chairman of the COMETS (CNRS Ethical Committee) (room Sophie Germain)
  • October 23 - Facial recognition: from early methods to deep learning, Stéphane Gentric, Research unit manager, IDEMIA (room Gilles Kahn)
  • November 13 - Google's AI principles, Ludovic Peran, Google Paris (room Sophie Germain)
  • November 20 - Unsupervised Learning on Homogeneous Manifolds, Lie groups and Structured Matrices based on Information Geometry and Souriau Lie Group Thermodynamics, Frederic Barbaresco, THALES (room Sophie Germain)
  • November 27 - Law and ethics of autonomous robots, Nathalie NEVEJANS, Lecturer in Law, University of Artois (France) (room Gilles Kahn).
  • December 4 - Machine learning ojectives for individual fairness, Nicolas Usunier, Facebook (room Sophie Germain)
  • January 8 - AI@Inria (Research in Artificial Intelligence at Inria). Bertrand Braunschweig, directeur de coordination du programme national de recherche en intelligence artificielle 
  • January 15 - Use of personal data and ethics: Vision & challenges from the industry, Sarah Lannes, Research engineer, IDEMIA
  • January 22 - From data protection to data empowerment : how can humans keep the upper hand? Geoffrey DELCROIX, Direction des technologies et de l’innovation, CNIL
  • January 29 - Fighting blindness with bionic eyes, Vincent Bismuth, Pixium Vision.
  • February 12 - Kernel methods for genetics - Jean-Philippe Vert, Google Paris.
  • February 19 - Is ethics computable? - Milad Doueihi, philosopher specialist of digital sciences, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • March 5 - Learning Prosthetics Design : Function, Shape, Style - François Faure, Anatoscope
  • March 12 - Gender issues in AI, chatbots & robots - Laurence Devillers, LIMSI & Paris-Sorbonne University
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