PRIORITY: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – A STRUCTURAL PROJECT FOR THE SECTOR
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Cédric Villani’s report was published in March 2018 and forms the basis for the French strategy for Artificial Intelligence, rightly considered to be the current new technological revolution. The aim is not to be left behind by the United States, China or even the United Kingdom, Canada or Israel, currently the main players in this field.
The electronics sector has the opportunity for true leadership in the development of dedicated AI processors and capitalising on French skills in the field of algorithms through cooperation with the various universities and laboratories involved.
To contribute to the goal of French and European independence, a first target for the sector is to make the best use of existing strengths in public and private research to develop software based on Hardware and ecosystems developed in France. French research is at the forefront in terms of its researchers in mathematics and artificial intelligence, but scientific advances need help to be transformed into industrial and economic applications through cooperation between universities, engineering colleges, research centres and electronics companies.
ACTIONS AND TOOLS
Equipping France with the right technologies
Through the skills development project, the sector will focus on training in the field of Artificial Intelligence and in the sector will contribute to the stated objective of improving national skills and tripling the number of French people trained in Artificial Intelligence across industry within three years, including application sectors. It is therefore very important for industry and research to participate in 3AI.
Develop, in partnership with the previously-mentioned application sectors, specific exchanges on requirements for software and Hardware and for a platform to meet the specific needs of using the accumulated data in a specific sector.
Regarding the industrial sector and its transition to industry 4.0, the role is important here too: for example, improving the ergonomics of workstations, optimising the operation of a factory, planning a production line, fault prediction, virtualising processes emulating the manufacturing process in real time, human-robot cohabitation, etc.