A national strategy at the service of French engineering
Confiance.ai is the technological pillar of the Grand Défi “Securing, certifying and enhancing the reliability of systems based on artificial intelligence” launched by the Innovation Council. It is the largest technological research programme in the #AIforHumanity plan, which is designed to make France one of the leading countries in artificial intelligence (AI).
Federating the driving forces
The Confiance.ai programme brings together a group of major French academic and industrial players in the fields of defence, transport, manufacturing industry and energy who have decided to pool their cutting-edge scientific and technological know-how.
The programme relies on strong engineering know-how and mathematical culture combined with excellence in artificial intelligence to build a sturdy trust in critical systems. In this, it is the symbol of the French cultural approach to the validation of artificial intelligence.
Tackling the challenge of AI industrialisation
The very large-scale deployment of industrial systems integrating AI is a crucial stake for industrial and economic competitiveness and national sovereignty.
The Confiance.ai programme therefore has a strong ambition: breaking down the barriers associated with the industrialisation of AI and equipping French industrial players with methods adapted to their engineering and built on independent technological bases.
The originality of the programme lies in its integrative strategy: it addresses the scientific challenges related to trustworthy AI and provides tangible solutions that can be applied in the real world and are ready for deployment in operations.
A common roadmap to support the deployment of a trustworthy AI
The community’s ambition is materialised and structured around 5 axes: characterisation of AI, trustworthy AI by design, data and knowledge engineering, mastering AI-based system engineering and trustworthy AI for embedded systems. Throughout the programme, the partners will also focus on addressing a number of scientific challenges, such as the construction of trustworthy AI components, the construction of data/knowledge to increase trust in learning, and the trust-generating interaction between the user and the AI-based system.
The first milestone of the strategy identified in the AI Manifesto
In 2019, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance and 8 French industry stakeholders signed a manifesto to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of the industry. Confiance.ai is the first operational implementation and will contribute to gathering a critical mass of skills to support the deployment of trustworthy, explainable and even certifiable AI.
In partnership with
With the support of
Les partenaires fondateurs du collectif
Les partenaires associés du collectif
The collective in a few figures
ETP involved over 4 years
large industrial groups
sites: Paris-Saclay and Toulouse
In April 2022, the Confiance.ai program launched a call for expressions of interest aimed at the research community in the Humanities and Social Sciences, which works in particular on trust artificial intelligence. Eleven proposals were studied to finally retain four...
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