École Polytechnique and Google France partner to launch AI research chair

- Leadership - Apr 05, 2018

The French higher education and research institute, École Polytechnique, has partnered with Google France to create an International Academic and Research Chair.

The Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing Chair has been funded by Google France and is part of the President of France’s, Emmanuel Macron, plans to place the nation as a leader of artificial intelligence (AI) research.

“This 25th Chair reflects our institution’s ability to work in close interaction with the business world in order to advance knowledge for the benefit of society, and to foster the employability of our students,” noted École Polytechnique’s President, Jacques Biot.

“It is an additional piece in the powerful device deployed by l’X to support the development of artificial intelligence.”

“We thank Google, which support demonstrates its interest in our training and research at the best international level.”


The chair aims to support new talents within the AI field, through training, research, and international outreach.

The chair will introduce the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Visual Computing Master's program – in partnership with Inria, ENSTA ParisTech, and Télécom ParisTech – as well as internship programs, seminars on ethics and law, and workshops.

“France has long maintained a scientific culture of excellence and has contributed to the spread of knowledge around the world,” stated the Managing Director of Google France, Sébastien Missoffe.

“It has all the assets to become a champion in the field of digital technologies, and we are determined to contribute to its success: by opening our research center in artificial intelligence in Paris, the 3rd in the world, and we wish to collaborate with the French scientific ecosystem.”

“The creation of this Chair in collaboration with École Polytechnique will strengthen the French ecosystem and enable artificial intelligence to benefit to everyone.”

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