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Collaboration with Google to push for AI research

École Polytechnique and Google France announce the creation of an International Academic and Research Chair in the field of artificial intelligence, to make Franfce a global leader.
30 March 2018

This new Chair, funded by Google France, aims to support the training of a new generation of talents in artificial intelligence, in terms of training, research and international outreach. The new Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Visual Computing Master’s program of École Polytechnique, offered in partnership with Inria, ENSTA ParisTech and Télécom ParisTech, will benefit from support as it welcomes its first class in September 2018. Google France will offer students opportunities in its research internship programs. AI awareness seminars in ethics and law, as well as roundtables and workshops, will also be conducted to allow students to succeed in the professional world and in scientific research in the field of AI. École Polytechnique’s research projects in artificial intelligence will be also supported by the Chair through the funding of a position of a young professor-researcher with the potential to tackle the new challenges presented by AI.

For Jacques Biot, President of École Polytechnique, “This 25th Chair reflects our institution’s ability to work in close interaction with the business world in order to advance knowledge for the benefit of society, and to foster the employability of our students. It is an additional piece in the powerful device deployed by l’X to support the development of artificial intelligence. We thank Google, which support demonstrates its interest in our training and research at the best international level.”

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According to Sébastien Missoffe, Google France Managing Director, “France has all the assets to become a champion in the field of digital technologies, and we are determined to contribute to its success: by opening our research center in artificial intelligence in Paris, the 3rd in the world, we wish to collaborate with the French scientific ecosystem. The creation of this Chair in collaboration with École Polytechnique will strengthen the French ecosystem and enable artificial intelligence to benefit to everyone.”

Olivier Bousquet, head of machine learning research at Google Research Europe, comments: “The Artificial Intelligence & Visual Computing Academic and Research Chair aims to combine Google researchers’ skills with the culture of academic excellence of École Polytechnique in order to train the next generation of researchers in artificial intelligence and make France a leading country in this field.”

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