AI fundamentals

François Laviolette (Université Laval)
Pierre Latouche (Université Paris Descartes)
T. Nagellen (Orange)
Charles Bouveyron (Université Côte d’Azur)
Frédéric Précioso (Université Côte d’Azur)
Fabien Gandon (Université Côte d’Azur)
Fundamentals (2)Jean-Charles Régin (Université de Côte d'Azur)
Alexandre Muzy (Université de Côte d'Azur)
Serena Villata (Université de Côte d'Azur)

AI fundamentals

AI & Biology / Genetics

Jean-François Deleuze (Director of CNRGH d'Evry)
Fabian Theis (Institut Helmholtz Munich)
Yves Agid (Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière)
Olivier Marre (Institut de la Vision)

AI & Biology / Genetics

AI & Health

Nicholas Ayache (Université Côte d’Azur)
Nicolas Padoy (Université de Strasbourg)
Michael Auffret (Median Technologies)
Olivier Clatz (Therapixel)
Marco Lorenzi (Université Côte d’Azur)
Nikos Paragios (CentraleSupélec)

AI & Health

IA & Economy

Philippe Aghion (Collège de France)
Frédéric Marty (Université Côte d’Azur)
Gontran Peubez (Deloitte)
Erik Marcadé (SAP)

IA & Economy

AI & mobility

Laurent Pilati (NXP)
Marion Mesnage (Amadeus)
Jean-Marc David (Renault)
Vassilissa Lehoux-Lebacque (NAVER LABS)
Cyrille Bataller (Accenture)

AI & mobility

AI & Digital Humanities

Milad Doueihi (Université Paris Sorbonne)
Ludovic Lebart (Telecom Paritech)
Damon Mayaffre (Université Côte d’Azur)
Laurent Vanni (Université Côte d’Azur)
Bruno Bachimont (Université de technologie de Compiègne)

AI & Digital Humanities

AI & Space

Françoise Combes : Observatoire de Paris & Collège de France
Rémi Flamary : Laboratoire Lagrange - Université Côte d’Azur
Romain Hugues : Thales Alenia space & IRT St Exupéry, Toulouse
Elena Cuoco : ENS Pise & European Gravitational Observatory
Balazs Kégl (CNRS) : Université de Paris-Saclay

AI & Space

AI & Vision

Patrick Perez (Valeo)
Diane Larlus (Naver Labs)
Adrien Bousseau (Université Côte d’Azur)
François Brémond (Université Côte d’Azur)
Valentin Vielzeuf (Orange)
Luc Robert (Bentley)

AI & Vision

AI & Education

Baruch Schwarz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Federica Minichiello (CIEP)
Nathalie Colombier (Educlever)
Catherine Faron (Université Côte d'Azur)
Marc-André Girard (Director at Collège Beaubois à Montréal)

AI & Education

AI & Cognition

Xavier Vasques (IBM, Laboratoire de Recherche en Neurosciences Cliniques)
Paul Smolensky (Microsoft Research AI & Johns Hopkins University )
José Luis Bermudez (University Texas A&M)

AI & Cognition

AI & Telecom

David Gesbert (Head of the Communications Systems Department of EURECOM)
Erol Gelenbe (Chair Professor in the EEE Department at Imperial College London)
Satish Jamadagni (VP of Network Planning Engineering, Reliance Jio)
Mostafa Essa (RAN AI-Data Analytics Distinguished Engineer at Vodafone)
Peter Harrison (Network Analytics Practice Head at Nokia)

AI & Telecom

Impact of AI on enterprise

Erik Marcadé (SAP)
Charles de Sabran (Altedia)
Cyrille Bataller (Accenture)
Lionel Lapras (HPE)
Kamel Mekhnacha (ProbaYes)
Greger Ottosson (IBM)

Impact of AI on enterprise

AI & Society

Nicolas Bouzou

AI & Society

AI & Human

Laurence Devillers (Université Paris Sorbonne)

AI & Human

Master Classes

2 sessions of 3 Master Classes in parallel, 2h30 each, performed in the morning (starting at 10AM) & in the afternoon (starting at 14PM).
The content of the sessions is similar in the morning & in the afternoon.
You can choose 1 Master Class' topic in the morning & choose another Master Class' topic in the afternoon.
Master Classes' topic :
- Infuse AI @scale in you business with IBM Watson Studio
- SAP Predictive Analytics
- Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

Master Classes

Show #Softlove

#Softlove relate 24h de la vie d’une femme à travers le regard avisé et éperdu de son assistant numérique. Un système intelligent connaît tout de la personne dont il a la charge exclusive, l’accompagnant à chaque instant de son quotidien. À toute heure du jour ou de la nuit, cette entité invisible et omnisciente est programmée pour anticiper ses désirs. Or, cette machine est douée d’affect et tombe secrètement amoureuse...

Show #Softlove

Sophia Antipolis

Europe's leading technopole, Sophia Antipolis has 2,300 companies and more than 36,000 employees, but above all, it is a remarkable ecosystem of large companies, a rich network of start-ups, state-of-the-art laboratories and academic excellence who are working within an exceptional 2400 hectare environment.

Today, it reaffirms the pioneering identity that characterized its creation in 1969 and is naturally positioned as a flagship of artificial intelligence, that supports the many key technologies on which Sophia has built its reputation.

Sophia Antipolis

Program

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
09:00AM to 09:45AM
Opening Official Ceremony
SophiaTech Campus, 930 Route des Colles, 06410 Biot Sophia Antipolis, France

Session details will be published soon.

10:00AM to 01:00PM
Master Class "Infuse AI @scale in your business with IBM Watson Studio" Master Class
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Master Class "Infuse AI @scale in your business with IBM Watson Studio"

Reminder:

2 sessions of 3 Master Classes in parallel, 2h30 each, performed in the morning (starting at 10PM) & in the afternoon (starting at 14PM).
The content of the sessions is similar in the morning & in the afternoon.
You can choose 1 Master Class' topic in the morning & choose another Master Class' topic in the afternoon.
Master Classes' topic :
- Infuse AI @scale in you business with IBM Watson Studio
- Practical Data Science using Google Cloud
- Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

10:00AM to 01:00PM
Master Class "Practical Data Science using Google Cloud" Master Class
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Master Class "Practical Data Science using Google Cloud"

Reminder:

2 sessions of 3 Master Classes in parallel, 2h30 each, performed in the morning (starting at 10PM) & in the afternoon (starting at 14PM).
The content of the sessions is similar in the morning & in the afternoon.
You can choose 1 Master Class' topic in the morning & choose another Master Class' topic in the afternoon.
Master Classes' topic :
- Infuse AI @scale in you business with IBM Watson Studio
- Practical Data Science using Google Cloud
- Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

10:00AM to 01:00PM
Master Class "Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur" Master Class
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Master Class "Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur"

Reminder:

2 sessions of 3 Master Classes in parallel, 2h30 each, performed in the morning (starting at 10PM) & in the afternoon (starting at 14PM).
The content of the sessions is similar in the morning & in the afternoon.
You can choose 1 Master Class' topic in the morning & choose another Master Class' topic in the afternoon.
Master Classes' topic :
- Infuse AI @scale in you business with IBM Watson Studio
- Practical Data Science using Google Cloud
- Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

10:00AM to 01:00PM
AI fundamentals Technical Session & Poster
SophiaTech Campus, 930 Route des Colles, 06410 Biot Sophia Antipolis, France

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has currently a high visibility thanks to its promising applications such as autonomous cars or personalized medicine. AI is in fact the convergence of decades of research in different scientific fields: Computer Science, Statistics, Optimization, …. This session will focus on the methods and algorithms that build the current and future AI. The current issues of AI, for which new research programs are necessary, will be also discussed.

Pierre Latouche
Frédéric Précioso
10:00AM to 01:00PM
AI & Biology / Génétics Technical Session
Espaces Antipolis, 300 Route des Crêtes, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France

Sky-rocketing developments in biosciences is well illustrated by the sudden and profound out-pacing of Moore's Law which observed for DNA sequencing after 2008 with the advent of 'next-generation' technologies. The resulting deluge of data led to novel approaches to treat biological data, largely powered by artificial intelligence approaches. A very active period of investigation is now on, which will generate novel resources to observe the living, and will also represent a wonderful source of inspiration for other fields of sciences, including data science.

02:00PM to 05:00PM
Master Class "Infuse AI @scale in your business with IBM Watson Studio" Master Class
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Master Class "Infuse AI @scale in your business with IBM Watson Studio"

Reminder:

2 sessions of 3 Master Classes in parallel, 2h30 each, performed in the morning (starting at 10PM) & in the afternoon (starting at 14PM).
The content of the sessions is similar in the morning & in the afternoon.
You can choose 1 Master Class' topic in the morning & choose another Master Class' topic in the afternoon.
Master Classes' topic :
- Infuse AI @scale in you business with IBM Watson Studio
- Practical Data Science using Google Cloud
- Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

02:00PM to 05:00PM
Master Class "SAP Predictive Analytics" Master Class
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Master Class "SAP Predictive Analytics"

Reminder:

2 sessions of 3 Master Classes in parallel, 2h30 each, performed in the morning (starting at 10PM) & in the afternoon (starting at 14PM).
The content of the sessions is similar in the morning & in the afternoon.
You can choose 1 Master Class' topic in the morning & choose another Master Class' topic in the afternoon.
Master Classes' topic :
- Infuse AI @scale in you business with IBM Watson Studio
- SAP Predictive Analytics
- Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

02:00PM to 05:00PM
Master Class "Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur" Master Class
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Master Class "Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur"

Reminder:

2 sessions of 3 Master Classes in parallel, 2h30 each, performed in the morning (starting at 10PM) & in the afternoon (starting at 14PM).
The content of the sessions is similar in the morning & in the afternoon.
You can choose 1 Master Class' topic in the morning & choose another Master Class' topic in the afternoon.
Master Classes' topic :
- Infuse AI @scale in you business with IBM Watson Studio
- Practical Data Science using Google Cloud
- Hyperbase, a web toolbox for text mining and deep learning - by BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

02:00PM to 05:00PM
AI & Economy Technical Session
SophiaTech Campus, 930 Route des Colles, 06410 Biot Sophia Antipolis, France

La diffusion rapide de nouvelles technologies faisant appel aux algorithmes d’intelligence artificielle (IA) a de profondes et multiples répercussions sur l’économie.  Si les prouesses technologiques qu’il rend possibles ne cessent d’étonner, voire d’émerveiller bon nombre d’observateurs, le rythme d’apparition de ces innovations ravive également les craintes d’un remplacement progressif de l’homme par la machine et la menace que le progrès technique pourrait faire peser sur l’emploi. Cette question est bien entendu au cœur des préoccupations des économistes, mais elle ne doit pas éclipser les autres interrogations engendrées par cette nouvelle révolution technologique. Quelle seront les conséquences de ces technologies sur les inégalités de revenu ? Comment l’utilisation d’algorithmes d’IA par les plateformes numériques va-t-elle influencer les comportements stratégiques des acteurs économiques, modifiant ainsi l’organisation des marchés et les mécanismes de concurrence ? Comment la diffusion de ces technologies va-t-elle bouleverser l’organisation interne des entreprises ? Ce sont toutes ces questions, et bien d’autres encore, qui seront mises en débat lors de cette session.

Gontran Puebez
02:00PM to 05:00PM
AI & Health Technical Session & Demo
Espaces Antipolis, 300 Route des Crêtes, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France

The « AI & Health » session has the objective to provide an overview of the current and future developments and applications of artificial intelligence in the context of Medicine. The models and algorithms of artificial intelligence have already revolutionized some fields of Medicine, such as Radiology. AI methods may be of significant help in Medicine where masses of heterogeneous and complex data are collected everyday in order to improve the patient diagnosis and treatment. AI methods can also be used efficiently to design hospital policies or avoid expensive and invasive exams. 

08:00PM to 11:00PM
AI & Society Public event
Palais des Congrès de Juan les Pins, 60 Chemin des Sables, 06160 Antibes

This conference for the general public will be an opportunity to review the economic, societal and political impacts of the development of artificial intelligence (see N. Bouzou's book On entend l'arbre tomber mais pas la forêt pousser). The place of robots in society and in the world of work (should we be afraid of them, should we see an opportunity there?), the necessary induced mutations (cf. Work is man's future), these are some of the questions that will be addressed during this evening.

Thursday November 8, 2018
09:00AM to 12:00AM
AI & mobility Technical Session
Amadeus - 485 Route du Pin Montard, Sophia Antipolis

In the area of Mobility, the future emergence of connected, intelligent autonomous vehicles is a true game changer, in multiple areas such as worldwide energy management, quality of air ecology, as well as social models. Artificial Intelligence is one of the key enabling technologies leading this transition. What are the forces in presence? What is the current status of experiments in this complex domain? What are the potential showstoppers?

Attending this session, the audience will discover the future world of Mobility, and meet the best industrial and university specialists of AI applied to transportation.

09:00AM to 12:00AM
AI & Digital Humanities Technical Session & Round Table
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Today, AI with neural networks presents a new way forward in the social sciences in the context of digital humanities. The ability of these AI methods to model and describe objects allows different interpretive schemas. In particular, the treatment of textual data by deep learning allows us to discover linguistic patterns which remain invisible by using conventional statistical methods. Yet the interaction is also two-way since the social sciences are used to explain the mechanisms involved in neural networks so as to open the black box of AI and find how it can so precisely learn to recognize and classify textual data automatically.

01:00PM to 02:00PM
Pitch entreprises
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Session details will be published soon.

02:00PM to 05:00PM
AI & Space Technical Session
Amadeus - 485 Route du Pin Montard, Sophia Antipolis

The « Space & AI » session has the objective to give an overview of the current and future uses of artificial intelligence in astrophysics, remote Earth observation, and space exploration. The size of the data collected by satellite missions (Gaia, Euclid, Lisa to name a few) or ground observatories (such as the future radio interferometer SKA) unveils new computational challenges. In cosmology, machine learning algorithms have already proved their efficiency for automatic galaxy classification. The hunt for gravitational lenses through huge surveys, for unusual exoplanets, and even now for gravitational waves through noisy signals, are other examples of challenges for which AI, thanks to its outstanding performance in pattern recognition, will soon become essential. Exploiting satellite images for tasks such as risk detection and management or a better agricultural or urban use is another topic for which AI already plays a major role. We hope this session will contribute to unveil to the neophyte the benefits AI can bring in these fields.

02:00PM to 05:00PM
AI & Cognition Technical Session
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Artificial neural networks – artefacts or natural objects in the guise of a machine?

In the mid-1980s, connectionism introduced the idea of a more "brain-style" computation into Cognitive Science. As a result, artificial neural networks implemented in machines tried to reproduce certain properties known from the workings of biological neurons, namely connection weight and activation threshold. Today, what is called Artificial Intelligence and especially Deep Learning are based on this architecture and have produced spectacular results offering a wide array of applications.

The purpose of this session is to assess to what extent exactly the promise of bio-inspired technology has been fulfilled :

  • are current machines running efficiency-hunting artefacts that have sacrificed the mimicking of biological workings, or are they still on the biological track?
  • what direction is being taken by the next generation of machines that are currently being made in research labs? Are they only after output-oriented efficiency, or is increased bio-inspiration a promise for the future, even if this comes at the cost of losing efficiency?
  • what (if anything) does "brain-style" computation tell us about the (human) cognitive system? Is what was advertised as being "brain-style" truly close to how computation works in the brain? And in any case do we expect the workings of the cognitive system to be in any way similar or identical to what the brain does? If not, how and where exactly do the brain and the mind meet?
05:00PM to 06:30PM
I.A. et Télécom Round table
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence has recently received much attention as a key enabler for future 5G wireless networks. In essence, AI will play a role in (i) designing the future networks as well as (ii) enabling novel use cases powered by such networks.

We will introduce some of the key research in the domain, on how AI is used to configure, optimise, and dynamically manage such networks.

The attendance will be able to have a general view of how AI is powering today's and will power tomorrow’s telecommunication networks.

05:00PM to 06:30PM
Fundamentals (2) Technical Session
Amadeus - 485 Route du Pin Montard, Sophia Antipolis
08:00PM to 09:00PM
AI & Human Public event
Palais des Congrès de Juan les Pins, 60 Chemin des Sables, 06160 Antibes

Simulation of emotions by Robots
Establishing a social and emotional relationship with machines is no longer just a science fiction author's dream, but an emerging theme for many researchers, including Laurence Devillers' team at LIMSI-CNRS. These robots and chatbots will live in our homes and also share a story with us. Our empathy capacities can lead us to delude ourselves on the real capacities of robots, their irruption in our lives requires an ethical reflection. Manage portlets

09:00PM to 10:30PM
Spectacle #Softlove Performance
Palais des Congrès de Juan les Pins, 60 Chemin des Sables, 06160 Antibes

#Softlove relate 24h de la vie d’une femme à travers le regard avisé et éperdu de son assistant numérique.
Un système intelligent connaît tout de la personne dont il a la charge exclusive, l’accompagnant à chaque instant de son quotidien. Administration domestique, assistance professionnelle, conseils sur des offres commerciales avantageuses, alertes à l’égard de risques imminents. À toute heure du jour ou de la nuit, cette entité invisible et omnisciente est programmée pour anticiper ses désirs. Or cette machine est douée d’affect et tombe secrètement amoureuse...

Habitué aux formes techno-réflexives, le Clair Obscur s’associe aujourd’hui à l’auteur Eric Sadin sur un nouveau cycle de spectacles et de laboratoires : DYS_LAB / Des utopies aux dystopies technologiques.

Publié en 2014 #Softlove franchit une nouvelle étape qui nous (r)amène au théâtre, ou plutôt à une forme plus (con)textuelle, dans un format un peu particulier cependant : il s’agit du monologue d’une Intelligence Artificielle, qui détaille en creux la vie d’une femme, bien vivante et contemporaine.

Il s’agit là de porter notre réflexion sur la dématérialisation progressive de nos vies et la délégation de plus en plus grande de nos décisions à des systèmes algorithmiques. Dans un présent anticipé, ou un futur proche, à l’heure du big data, des systèmes prédictifs, smartphones et tablettes, objets connectés, bracelets biométriques, deep learning et applications diverses, Siri©, Viv©, Snips©, Hello Google, Amazon Echos©... Une inversion critique est franchie : c’est acquis, nos ordinateurs suivent et nous coachent désormais dans tout notre quotidien et nous leur déléguons massivement de nouvelles tâches de notre travail, de notre corps, de notre cerveau...

Pour quelle paresse ? Pour quels enjeux? Bienvenue au XXIe siècle...

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Friday, November 9, 2018
08:30AM to 11:30AM
AI & Vision technical Session
INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles, 06902 Valbonne, France

The "AI & Vision" session will provide an overview of the current and future developments and applications of artificial intelligence in the context of Vision. The impressive advances in Computer Vision have yielded systems for recognizing objects in images, to autonomous cars recognizing pedestrians, road signs, traffic lights, or other vehicles, and advances in many other domains such as robotics, medical domain, or artistic creation.

08:30AM to 11:30AM
AI & Education Technical Session & Demo
SKEMA - 60 Rue Fedor Dostoïevski, 06902 Valbonne

During this session “AI & Education”, we will demystify the capabilities of artificial intelligence in education. We will differentiate human intelligence and its learning potential from computer programs assisting this human intelligence in its learning. The different presenters will offer concrete examples for the audience to experience so that they can reflect on the potential of artificial intelligence in education as well as future uses which could be developed. To deal with the risks of the mystification of artificial intelligence, we will develop a critical and creative approach regarding the digital world. Such an approach is necessary so that people – both children and adults – understand the techniques being used that attempt to simulate human intelligence.

01:00PM to 02:30PM
AI & Enterprises Round table
SKEMA - 60 Rue Fedor Dostoïevski, 06902 Valbonne

Topics :

  • What is the quantitative impact of AI on Worldwide GDP ?
  • Hat are the qualitative impact of the deployment of AI on innovative companies’ metiers
  • How AI transform the processes, the organizations of companies ?
  • Will there be an impact on employment (positive, negative), will there be an impact educationdisciplines (some becoming obsolete, some others requiring quick development)
  • How does AI impact the Future of Work ?
Lionel Lapras
03:00PM to 04:00PM
Closure Official Ceremony
SKEMA - 60 Rue Fedor Dostoïevski, 06902 Valbonne

Session details will be published soon.

Committees

Scientific committee

Barbry Pascal • Bouveyron Charles • Brisswalter Jeanick • Delhaye Etienne • Descombes Stéphane • Flamand Pascal • Gaertner Julien • Mayaffre Damon • Musso Patrick • Passot Thierry • Pécou Elisabeth • Précioso Frédéric • Romero Margarida • Scheer Tobias • Simplot David • Tressols Florence • Vieville Thierry

Steering committee

Université Côte d'Azur • Inria • Communauté d'Agglomérations de Sophia Antipolis • Sophia Club Entreprises • Telecom Valley

Accommodation

Lunches will be available on premises every day
Sophia Summit special offer at Espaces Antipolis, Wednesday (16€ - 22€ TTC)
Reservation : +33 (0)4 93 00 60 62
Hôtel Contact Prestation Code Prix
Beachcomber Sophie Mezemmeroune
04 92 96 68 78
reservation@hotel-resort-frenchriviera.com
Chambre Supérieure + Breakfast SOPHIA_SUMMIT_2018 125€
Golden Tulip Hotel Yannick Trombone
06 11 13 48 60
adjoint@goldentulipsophiaantipolis.com
Chambre Standard + Breakfast Sophia Summit 120€
Mercure Réception
04 92 96 04 04
H1122@accor.com
Chambre individuelle + Breakfast Sophia Summit 110€ (+1.30€)
IBIS Hotel Réception
04 93 65 30 60
H0711@accor.com
Chambre individuelle + Breakfast Sophia Summit 87€ (+1€)

Registration

We remind you that because of the “Vigipirate Attentat” system and of other regulations in effect at the university, registration is required for this event. Any person not present on the registration list will be refused entry to the meeting/conference/seminar/event. You must be ready to provide proof of your identity.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Thursday November 8, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Sophia-Summit 2018 is a free event open to participants, funded by CASA, Université Côte d'Azur and the event's official partners.