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Pre-information on the ARQUS Workshop on Artificial Intelligence & Digitalization

The Universities Lyon 1, Lyon 3 and Saint-Étienne organize a large workshop on the theme “Artificial intelligence and Digitalisation”. We invite academics and researchers from all career stages and all disciplines coming from the Arqus universities to participate.

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The 3-days conference will take place in Lyon in January 2022 (17-19).

Topic of the conference

The advances of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have led to a considerable growth in many domains: research, economics, health, ethics and law. This implies some significant transformations in the technologies based on AI systems but also numerous societal impacts.

The objective of this workshop is to promote exchanges on various aspects of AI. On the one hand, a first goal will consist in discussing advances in core AI methods technologies such as Machine Learning, Robotics, Trustworthy AI, Neuro-symbolic AI, Hybrid AI, AI & ethics. A second objective will be to cover some applications and associated societal impact, including but not limited to, AI & Health, AI & Environment, AI & Transport, AI & Society, AI & Energy, Responsible AI, AI & law.

Interested in the workshop from Lyon/St-Etienne Universities

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Theme from the Federation of the computer science labs in Lyon (FIL) and associated Labs
  • Research labs in Ethics and Law
  • Research teams in AI and Health (Hospices Civils Lyon)
  • Research teams in AI and Applied Sciences

The workshop will be organized around presentations of ongoing projects or already existing Arqus collaborations and shorter presentations on specific topics/research. It will give participants the opportunity to share interests and goals, exchange ideas and identify common interests that might lead to future joint research activities. The goals of this event are also to develop cooperation in between the Arqus European University Alliance members with a particular emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches, plan future answers to E.U. funded calls for projects, develop student exchanges (lecture semesters, research internships, PhD co-directions, etc.).

Funding is available for travel and accommodation costs for participants from Arqus universities within the framework of the Arqus European University Alliance. Please contact the Arqus Officer at UiB katrine.hansen@uib.no.

Requests for more information and declaration of intent shall be sent before November the 14th 2021 at Anne.Giroir-Fendler@ircelyon.univ-lyon1.fr & romain.thinon@univ-lyon1.fr