France at the Forefront of AI research, portrait of Yann LeCun co-recipient of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award
The consulate hosted a conference France at the Forefront of AI research last month, honoring Yann LeCun, a French-American computer scientist and the co-recipient of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his work on deep learning
Yann LeCun founded the NYU Center for Data Science in 2012 and became the first director of Facebook AI Research in New York in 2013.
In 2016, Yann LeCun was visiting professor of computer science at Collège de France in Paris. He is well-known for his work on machine learning and convolutional neural networks, which are widely used today for image, video, speech and text understanding with such applications as content filtering, autonomous driving, and medical image analysis. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award, and honorary doctorates from IPN Mexico and EPFL. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and has held research positions at the University of Toronto, AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T Labs-Research, and the NEC Research Institute, prior to joining NYU in 2003.
The General Consulate of France in New York was honored of Yann LeCun presence on the occasion of the conference “France at the Forefront of AI research”. We are all the more proud that Yann LeCun is ambassador of the French Tech New York.
In March 2018, during the AI for Humanity Summit held at College de France in Paris, President Emmanuel Macron presented his vision and strategy and announced his ambition to make the country a "leader in artificial intelligence", based on Villani’s recommendations on research, data and ethics.
On the occasion of the conference “France at the forefront of AI research” honoring Yann LeCun, Bertrand Braunschweig – coordinator of the national AI research strategy, French institute for research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria) – has presented France’s AI strategy and assets. France’s excellent research labs, the dynamism of its startup ecosystem and the quality of its databases (Health, energy, transportation…) make France a leader in AI. This position will be reinforced by the new strategy put in place by the government. You are invited to (re)discover the presentation Bertrand Braunschweig has given on May, 30th, on the occasion of the conference co-organized by the Consulate General of France in New York and the French Embassy.
Villani’s report : https://www.aiforhumanity.fr/
Bertrand Braunschweig’s presentation: