SCAI launches a series of webinars called “AI in action” on the diverse application fields of AI. Each webinar will take place in English on Zoom one Tuesday per month at 4pm (Paris time). For each webinar, one renown expert will present how AI is implemented in his/her field of expertise and will be able to exchange with the public. The webinars last approximately one hour and are aimed at a large audience: students, professionals, managers, engineers…

The webinars are free. You can register via Eventbrite (not mandatory). 

The first webinar on February 23rd will deal with the topic: “Ethics of AI:  The ethical issues of conversational agents” and will be presented by Laurence Devillers.
Laurence Devillers is professor in artificial intelligence at Sorbonne University since September 2011, and she is conducting her research at LIMSI (Laboratoire d’Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l’Ingénieur), where she has been leading a team since 2004 on "affective and social dimensions in spoken interactions". She previously taught computer science and in particular artificial intelligence in the Computer Science department of the University of Orsay. She also worked after her PhD at Stanford Research Institute in Paris. Since 2015, she has been a member of CERNA, the Allistène's Commission of reflection on research ethics in digital sciences and technologies. She participated in the writing of the report on the ethics of research in robotics, she directed the report on the ethics of research in machine learning, and she is currently coordinating a report on the ethics of research on conversational agents. She holds a PhD (1992) and a habilitation to direct research (2006) in Computer Science. Her research activities have included 3 main periods: speech recognition (1989-1994), human-computer dialogue systems (1995-2002) and affective computing (2001- ).