A Dynamic Transformation of the Ecosystem

Public Policies in Action

The national strategy for artificial intelligence (SNIA), initiated in 2018, has entered its second phase as of 2022. This phase focuses on integrating AI into the economy and enhancing industrial competitiveness. The SNIA aims to bridge the gap between AI supply and demand while emphasizing training and research. To support this, a substantial investment of 560 million euros in public funding is allocated to establishments of excellence, covering all levels of diplomas.

Centers of Excellence in Research and Training

Under the France 2030 investment plan, 360 million euros are designated over five years to nine “AI-clusters,” or centers of excellence in AI research and training. These centers include the MIAI Cluster at Grenoble-Alpes University, the SequoIA project at the University of Rennes, the 3IA Côte d’Azur institute, Aniti at the University of Toulouse, and Enact at the University of Lorraine. This investment reflects a commitment to achieving comprehensive territorial coverage and ensuring that AI advancements benefit the entire nation.

Investments to Anchor AI Across All Sectors

Beyond the SNIA’s designated funding, France 2030 aims to integrate AI across various sectors. Notably, the health sector sees over 50 million euros committed to training professionals in AI applications. The transport sector benefits from the CO2 CKPIT project, which focuses on diagnosing CO2 emissions. In the recycling industry, the Precidia project by Pellenc Selective Technologies is noteworthy for its use of AI to automate optical waste sorting. These targeted investments illustrate a broader ambition to embed AI within diverse industries, thereby fostering innovation and sustainability.

In summary, the national strategy for AI and the France 2030 investment plan represent significant efforts to enhance AI integration, research, and training across France. These initiatives aim to position France as a leader in AI technology, driving economic growth and industrial competitiveness while ensuring that advancements in AI are accessible and beneficial to all sectors of society.

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