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AI Strategy

In March 2018, The President of the French Republic presented his vision and strategy to make France a leader in artificial intelligence (AI). The French AI strategy is entitled AI for humanity (France, 2018a) and has been developed on the basis of the AI policy report (France, 2018b) prepared by French deputy Cédric Villani.

The main objectives of the French AI strategy as highlighted by the French President are to:

  • Improve the AI education and training ecosystem to develop and attract the best AI talent;
  • Establish an open data policy for the implementation of AI applications and pooling assets together;
  • Develop an ethical framework for a transparent and fair use of AI applications.

To this purpose, the French government will dedicate €1.5 billion to the development of artificial intelligence by the end of 2022, including €700 million for research.

France AI Strategy Report


AI Landscape

The AI Landscape (2009 - 2018) Dashboard and AI Worldwide Ecosystem in 2009-2018 report provide an overview and analysis of the European AI landscape includingincluding:

  • research centres,
  • testing facilities,
  • data infrastructures,
  • firms,
  • start-ups and digital innovation hubs (DIH).

Explore the AI Landscape dashboard for your country to discover:

  • who are the key players,
  • in which technologies they specialise,
  • how they are distributed,
  • how they are connected to each other,
  • how innovation spreads through the network,
  • which technologies are consolidating.

France AI Landscape 

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