The Alan Turing Institute signed agreement with the DATAIA Institute to promote collaboration between France and the UK on Thursday 5 July 2018 as part of a package of measures to strengthen ties between the UK and France’s digital industries.
The Turing and DATAIA will pursue collaborative research in areas of shared interest, for example fairness and transparency in the design and implementation of algorithms. They will also work together to share knowledge and expertise between France and the UK, enabling visiting researchers to spend time at each Institute and hosting joint workshops and funding calls.
During the visit of the Quebec Prime Minister, Philippe Couillard, in Paris, the two institutes signed, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Chambre du Commerce et de l'Industrie, a memorandum of understanding for the strengthening of science and innovation partnerships between France and Quebec.
DATAIA and IVADO, the Quebec institute for data valorization, recognize the close thematic proximity of their actions and the interest of a strategic and sustainable collaboration on responsible AI. They agree to develop joint actions aimed at strengthening scientific and innovation synergies. According to Nozha Boujemaa, director of the DATAIA Institute, "it is a strategic and structuring alliance around responsible AI between academic and industrial collectives".
The partnership agreement between the two parties aims to develop multi-year exchange programs between DATAIA and IVADO.
The DATAIA Institute and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), in partnership with the the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) and the French Embassy in Japan, organized a France-Japan workshop on "Data Science and AI, Core Technologies and Applications For a New Society".
Around 150 people involved in data science research attended this symposium organized in July 10-12, 2018 in Paris. Were attending the research directors of the prestigious CREST programs of the JST: "Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration" and "Advanced Application Technologies to Boost Big Data Utilization for Multiple-Field Scientific Discovery and Social Problem Solving" (equivalent of the ERC winners senior in Japan) as well as the supervisors of these programs: Pr. Kitsuregawa, Pr. Tanaka with Pr. Hagita Supervisor of the program "Intelligent Information Processing Systems Creating Co-Experience Knowledge and Wisdom with Human-Machine Harmonious Collaboration".
The Data Science Institute at Columbia University has been supporting the DATAIA Institute project and its strategic plan since 2016.
There are great synergies between the DATAIA Institute project and the Columbia Data Science Institute. Launched in 2012 with the support of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University's Data Science Institute (DSI) is recognized as one of the world's leading research and development institutions. teaching of data science. The Institute forges close collaborations between faculty to promote interdisciplinary research in data science, hires new professors who are leaders in data science, attract interdisciplinary graduate students interested in big data issues, and creates beneficial relationships with industrial partners.