FCAI is a community of experts that brings together top talents in academia, industry and the public sector to solve real-life problems using both existing and novel AI. Founded by Aalto University, University of Helsinki and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, FCAI is one of the Academy of Finland Finnish flagships, hubs of top-level research with important impact.
The DATAIA Institute and the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) have launched a partnership aimed at fostering joint AI initiatives between the two countries.
Cooperation will initially concentrate on two major fields in artificial intelligence: AI and neuroscience, and machine learning and signal processing.
As members of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), Europe’s scientific AI network, both institutes seek to strengthen joint academic initiatives between France and Finland, by supporting visiting professor programmes and student exchanges alongside other actions.
During the visit of the Quebec Prime Minister, Philippe Couillard, in Paris, the two institutes signed, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Chambre du Commerce et de l'Industrie, a memorandum of understanding for the strengthening of science and innovation partnerships between France and Quebec.
DATAIA and IVADO, the Quebec institute for data valorization, recognize the close thematic proximity of their actions and the interest of a strategic and sustainable collaboration on responsible AI. They agree to develop joint actions aimed at strengthening scientific and innovation synergies. According to Nozha Boujemaa, director of the DATAIA Institute, "it is a strategic and structuring alliance around responsible AI between academic and industrial collectives".
The partnership agreement between the two parties aims to develop multi-year exchange programs between DATAIA and IVADO.
The DATAIA Institute and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), in partnership with the the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) and the French Embassy in Japan, organized a France-Japan workshop on "Data Science and AI, Core Technologies and Applications For a New Society".
Around 150 people involved in data science research attended this symposium organized in July 10-12, 2018 in Paris. Were attending the research directors of the prestigious CREST programs of the JST: "Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration" and "Advanced Application Technologies to Boost Big Data Utilization for Multiple-Field Scientific Discovery and Social Problem Solving" (equivalent of the ERC winners senior in Japan) as well as the supervisors of these programs: Pr. Kitsuregawa, Pr. Tanaka with Pr. Hagita Supervisor of the program "Intelligent Information Processing Systems Creating Co-Experience Knowledge and Wisdom with Human-Machine Harmonious Collaboration".
The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and Artificial Intelligence, and the DATAIA Institute signed a partnership agreement on 5 July 2018 to promote collaboration between France and the UK.
The agreement was announced by Digital Secretary Matt Hancock during a visit to Paris as part of a package of measures to strengthen links between the UK and French digital industries.
Turing and DATAIA are pursuing collaborative research projects in areas of common interest such as fairness and transparency in algorithm design and implementation. They also work together to share knowledge and expertise between France and the UK, offering researchers mobility to spend time at each institute and organising workshops and joint calls for projects.